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Until the Dawn

Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
Series: Until the Dawn, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Top-Notch Dramatic Historical Romance from a Rising Star

A volunteer for the newly established Weather Bureau, Sophie van Riijn needs access to the highest spot in her village to report the most accurate readings. Fascinated by Dierenpark, an abandoned mansion high atop a windswept cliff in the Hudson River Valley, Sophie knows no better option despite a lack of permission from the absent owners.

The first Vandermark to return to the area in 60 years, Quentin intends to put an end to the shadowy rumors about the property that has brought nothing but trouble upon his family. Ready to tear down the mansion, he is furious to discover a local woman has been trespassing on his land. Instantly at odds, Quentin and Sophie find common ground when she is the only one who can reach his troubled son.

There's a light within Sophie that Quentin has never known, and a small spark of the hope that left him years ago begins to grow. But when the secrets of Dierenpark and the Vandermark family history are no longer content to stay in the past, will tragedy triumph, or can their tenuous hope prevail?

©2015 Dorothy Mays (P)2015 Recorded Books

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  • Terry A. Lunsford
  • 03-02-17

Great book!

Well rounded faith based stories dealing with real life and peoples imperfections! I like how the faith was transforming but not unrealistic or fake

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  • A+D
  • 30-09-16

Excellent Story!

Love, kindness and faith. Change the heart and soul of even the most cynical man.

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  • Kathleen
  • 20-10-19

Preachy and proselytizing

I would recommend this book only to those Christian readers who like stories heavily laden with a Christian message. Although I read some books by Christian writers, this one focused too heavily on the Christian goodness of the heroine and the inspiration of her spirituality to convert the atheist hero into a believer. Also in the need for Christianity to augment the information science produces. Won’t read books by this author again. I don’t read romance to be preached at.

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  • Terra's Mom
  • 15-10-19

Good enough

I enjoyed the historical details. The book was somewhat slow and simplistic with loose ends too easily wrapped up. Still, I enjoyed it.

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  • Love2Read
  • 10-07-19

Sweet story.

This is an inspirational story so it does deal with a bit of religion. If you don't like that, then don't read this story. I found it refreshing without it being too preachy. The story was sweet and deals with a love affair that begins at an unusual beginning. It takes you to an easier time, or should I say slower time when drinking lemonade on a front porch was the thing to do for an afternoon.

The narration is wonderful as well. Stina Nielsen did a good job portraying all the characters.

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  • Peggy Purser Freeman
  • 17-05-19

Love Story for an Atheist

This is a inspiring parable, comparing a Christian, an atheist and a mystic. The plot is so good , the reader might miss the spiral truths Elizabeth Camden weaves into the lives of Sophie and Quinten.

Sophie loves Dierenpark, an abandoned mansion high atop a windswept cliff in the Hudson River Valley,. It has been her home and work in setting up a rooftop weather station for her work with the newly established Weather Bureau. When Quinten arrives to destroy the mansion, God showers the estate with His redeeming love.

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  • priceless pearl
  • 01-04-16

interesting but missing an important point

interesting story unfortunately it misses the truth of how to find a real relationship with God through the blood of Jesus Christ

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