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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 sixty 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?
With fluid writing, Camden (With Every Breath) weaves together the history of the fictional Vandermark family, bringing mysterious secrets and past intrigues to the year 1898. Sophie Van Rijn is a dedicated nine-year volunteer for the Weather Bureau with dreams of working in a climate observatory in her hometown of New Holland in the Hudson River Valley. But with surly Quentin Vandermark's sudden arrival at the Dierenpark estate, along with his son and bodyguards, Sophie's weather station and the beautiful mansion she loves are in jeopardy. Quentin is furious with Sophie for turning his home into a tourist attraction and bans her from the formerly unused mansion, only for her to return day after day. Baffled by Sophie's unending cheerfulness, Quentin is drawn to Sophie and is challenged by her to think beyond his belief that if he "can't see it or touch it, it doesn't exist." Although Quentin is harsh and often cruel with his household staff, Sophie and his son ultimately teach him to allow his heart to love again. Camden's delicately written romance spiced with murder, superstition, and ancient secrets will inspire readers with its "love trumps all ills" message.