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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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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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Excellent Story!

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

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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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  • Michelle Trew
  • 12-09-17

I loved it

This is my second favorite of the author's books; "The rose of Winslow street" is my fav! I have a Romanian connection so enjoyed that one so much. This book is equally entertaining, funny and romantic (romance all above board!). I wish i could be more like Sophie! And i loved the conversion part of the story by Quentin. A real 'God' book! An excellent read.