Elizabeth Camden has a pleasant writing style and an imagination which created an enjoyable story. Until the Dawn is filled with mystery, intrigue, the value of family, tolerance, sin, and salvation. A bit of romance too ;).
This is not a feel good novel but it is an extremely great novel and well worth reading. Even better…Parkinson offers it for free!
As much as I would like to I cannot recommend After the Rain.
This series is like a roller coaster twisting, turning, and occasionally flipping you upside down. I need a visual timeline to make sense of it all, or in this case, multiple overlapping timelines.
Angela Hunt brings biblical persons to life. This is highly evident in the story of Bathsheba whose life is intertwined with King David. You cannot write about Bathsheba without also writing about David. Hunt uses the biblical text as a framework wherein she weaves deductive imagination and biblical narrative into a tapestry of their lives. You feel as if you know David and Bathsheba; you feel their joy and pain.
You will smile, you will laugh, you will rejoice, and you will shed a few tears. You are moved from rapture to despair. You experience with the characters empathy and anger, joy and loss. You see the best of humanity and the worst. All the Light We Cannot See pushes at the depths of your heart.
These kids had a tough lot and absolutely nothing about their lives was sweet and simple. In that regard the plight of orphans or unwanted children today is not really much different.