Toward the Sunrise Until the Dawn

What if your dreams were no longer attainable?

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Title:  Toward the Sunrise (An Until the Dawn Novella)
Author:  Elizabeth Camden
Publisher:  Bethany House
Release Date:  October 1, 2015



Julia Broeder is only six months shy of graduating from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania when one small decision spirals out of control and results in her expulsion. Hoping to travel the world as a missionary doctor, her only choice is to return back home . . . or throw herself upon the mercy of Ashton Carlyle. 

Formal and straight-laced, Ashton is not pleased to see an expelled Julia arrive at his Manhattan office. His position as an attorney for the Vandermark family's world-famous shipping empire entails taking care of the Broeders, longtime employees of the Vandermarks. But Ashton has no intention of using his employer's resources in defense of Julia's impulsive and reckless actions.
What Ashton does not expect are a scathing reprimand from none other than the Vandermark family patriarch and the bewildering resistance from Julia herself when he's forced to change his tune. At an impasse, Ashton and Julia are unprepared for the revelations that arise or the adventure that awaits them.

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Elizabeth Camden is a new author for me. However, I've heard amazing things about her books from my fellow avid reader friends, and when I had the opportunity to check her book out, I jumped at it.  Toward the Sunrise is an ebook novella, currently free on Amazon and Christianbook. It's meant to be an introduction of sorts to her next novel, Until the Dawn.  And quite the introduction it is.

We are introduced to the Vandermark estate in the Hudson River Valley in New York, which makes me think of the Vanderbilts.  I've visited several Vanderbilt estates in the past few years and I can imagine the scenery described in Toward the Sunrise. We get glimpses of characters that are sure to be present in the full novel, Until the Dawn, and simply can't wait.  For Julia and Ashton, I enjoyed their story and found humor in their interactions, especially when the goats were involved.  Their romance is one that somehow spanned years, without either one of them knowing, but it gave depth to characters. I actually would love to hear more about them, even in passing in the next book(s) to see how they're doing. Plus there is one question that I hope to have answered more thoroughly.

A lovely introduction that is a fine story in itself.  After reading Toward the Sunrise, you'll want to read the full novel set in a mysterious estate as Dierenpark with a powerful family as the Vandermarks.

Stay tune for my review of Until the Dawn, sometime this week. =) - Update: Review live on 12/21/2015. Click here.

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Photo courtesy of
Ginger Murray Photography

Elizabeth Camden is the author of eight historical novels and has been honored with a RITA Award, Christy Award, and Daphne du Maurier Award. With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida. 

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