- By Elizabeth Camden

Toward the Sunrise

  • Title: Toward the Sunrise
  • Author: Elizabeth Camden
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Toward the Sunrise 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 wor

    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 homeor throw herself upon the mercy of Ashton Carlyle Formal and straight laced, Ashton Carlyle is not pleaseJulia 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 homeor throw herself upon the mercy of Ashton Carlyle Formal and straight laced, Ashton Carlyle is not pleased to see an expelled Julia arrive at his Manhattan office His position as a junior attorney for the Vandermark family s world famous shipping empire entails taking care of the Broeders, longtime employees of the Vandermark family But Ashton has no intention now of using his employer s resources in defense of Julia s impulsive and reckless actions.What Ashton did not expect was a scathing reprimand from none other than the Vandermark family patriarch or the bewildering resistance from Julia herself when he s forced to change his tune At an impasse, Ashton and Julia never anticipated the revelations that arise or the adventure that awaits them.In this novella, award winning novelist Elizabeth Camden introduces readers to the world of the grand Hudson River Valley estate Dierenpark and the enigmatic Vandermark family Includes an extended preview of Until the Dawn, Camden s full length Dierenpark novel.

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    1. This is a Only Review! Meaning, this review will not be posted on 'Books for Christian Girls'. About this book:“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 homeor throw herself upon the mercy of Ashton Carlyle.Formal and straight-laced, Ashton Carlyle is not pleased to see a [...]

    2. I'm not a fan of novellas, but picked up this one free as a lead in to Until the Dawn. It was a nice stage setting for the full length novel coming in December.

    3. Book #0.5, in Until the Down seriesI am not a huge fan of novellas but I will make exception here. It was just enough of a teaser to see the author style and enjoy her introduction to the series and her characters. By omitting the fluff that no one really cares about, the author has managed to propel an excellent storyline within 100 pages or so. This page- turner for some but maybe not for others brings us to the end of the 19th century in Hudson River Valley and is a good start to the Until Da [...]

    4. I decided to read this before starting in on the book. It's a great little novella, with just enough teaser with the novel's characters to make me ready to run home, grab my copy of "Until the Dawn", and dive right in. I loved both main characters and thought Ashton's father was a dear fellow. And the proposal was so good! I look forward to reading more of Sophie's weather station and what happens when Dierenpark's owners find out about it! If you haven't read Camden's writing before, this is a [...]

    5. Great writing, loved the hero, but the whole thing felt rushed to me, since it's a novella. Also, Julia kind of drove me crazy with how flippant she was being about getting back into school - it's only the opportunity of lifetime, no big deal, haha! It's not really necessary to read it in order to read Until the Dawn, but I still enjoyed it.

    6. This one is really a 3.5 in that I had a believability problem with the heroine's character arc, but loved the hero and of course the writing was excellent.

    7. I'm not big on Novellas. They bug me. You're supposed to pack a whole book into a hundred pages or less? Well this one was 131 pages, so it was, like, half the pages of a regular book, but with lots of content! Really good story without a lot of fluff that few people really care about, like birds flitting among the elm trees, or the red hue of the flowering arbutus along the pathuff I always skip. After all.n't everyone toss the garnish off the dinner plate anyway?This "book" is a prequel, to th [...]

    8. A little confusing at times, but still a good story. I'm curious about Sophie and what's going to happen in her story, so I might read the next book. :)

    9. I did my review for this book on Smart Bitches Trashy Books such a long time ago but I never bothered to add this here. Basically this book is orientalist trash that glamorizes colonialism and slavery so two white people can fall in love. I have some more articulate (and gentle lol) thoughts in this review here.

    10. This novella sucked me right in. It’s the 2nd book I’ve read by this author and I really love her portrayal of America in the early 1900’s. Her characters are spot on, and the plot and love interests just tug at my heart so that I can’t put the book down even if I want to or have to. And when I finish, I can’t stop thinking about the characters and I’m dying to read more and learn what happens to them in the future. Brilliant, me thinks.

    11. I had already downloaded this short book some time ago, but was prompted to read it now by an extremely critical guest review on SBTB, that outlined this novella's Orientalism and neglect of the true problems Far East was experiencing in the late XIX century. I am happy to say I didn't find Toward the Sunrise as racist and marred by Orientalism as the reviewer, but then I'm not American and don't have the critical approach to racism as Americans do. The aim of this novella is never to talk about [...]

    12. Toward the Sunrise byElizabeth Camden is a Christian historical romance novella, available in electronic format only. It's a prequel to the full length novel Until The Dawn. Toward the Sunrise is set 1897, mostly at the Dierenpark estate in New York, owned by the wealthy Vandermark family.Julia Broeder is six months away from graduating from medical college when one decision leads to her expulsion. She wants to work as a medical missionary, and the expulsion has thrown a wrench in her plans.Asht [...]

    13. I've enjoyed reading Elizabeth Camden's books ever since I read her debut some years ago, and have read everything by her since. Her newest is a novella that I think sets the stage for her next novel, while simultaneously giving a sweet, quick romance with two characters whose story, though short, I found engaging. I loved how the two main characters, Julia and Ashton, have an interest in Asian culture, which is not something I often seen in the Christian fiction market. As someone who finds Asi [...]

    14. It's been 60 years since any Vandermarks have lived in Dierenpark, their original family estate. But they continue to pay the taxes and the servants, and they especially take good care of the Broeder family. Until now, the Broeder family hasn't been any trouble. But Julia Broeder has been expelled from medical school 6 months before graduating. When she visits the Vandermarks attorney Ashton Carlyle, she gets no sympathy for her predicament and no offer to help her appeal the expulsion.But Nicol [...]

    15. Toward the Sunrise is a sweet fast novella, and a page-turner at that. We are at the end of the nineteenth century and we have a young woman in college near the end of her degree of becoming a doctor.Not only is Julia on the cutting edge of being a woman doctor, she has way too much spunk for one so young. There is something strange about the way she was able to afford to go to medical school. Her father was a groundskeeper at the Vandermark estate, and for some reason one of the lawyers for the [...]

    16. What a great novella! I loved Julia's enthusiasm for life. She's in medical school and gets kicked out after a kindhearted but reckless decision. Ashton is the lawyer she appeals to for help. And she gets quite a different response from him than she expected. The story is enjoyable and sweet. I love the setting and can't wait for Camden's novel Until the Dawn, which is Julia's friend Sophie's story. I'm a huge fan of Elizabeth Camden.

    17. I really love Elizabeth Camden's female characters. All of them are smart and independent. I really admired Julia for doing the right thing even though it got her expelled. Even though this is a novella, the characters were very well developed and the historical world was realistic. This novella also helped introduce the mystery that will be addressed in the next book. I like that Elizabeth Camden's books often have elements of mystery to them. Can't wait to read the next one!!!

    18. Wow! I truly wish I had read this before Until the Dawn. It sets things up oh, so very nicely. It is also a real treat as far as characters! I loved Julia and Ashton's story--their escapades made me smile and laugh. And Ashton has to be one of the most endearing "hero" characters I've read of late. I just couldn't help but like these two.

    19. (3.5)A nice introduction to Elizabeth Camden's upcoming release, Until The Dawn!While reading this novella, I enjoyed an hour of entertainment and spurts of laughter as I got into the story of Julia and Ashton. Now that I've had the chance to get acquainted with some of the characters of Until The Dawn, I can't wait to read more about them!

    20. The protagonist is at one of the best medical schools for women, she dreams of being a medical missionary, is going to school on another person’s dime, only has six months til she graduates AND SHE THORWS IT ALL AWAY BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO RESCUE A DOG. SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? SERIOUSLY. “oh but she felt bad for the dog, it was being abused”. No. I don’t care. No self-respecting woman trying to trailblaze as one of the rare female doctors would THROW AWAY the opportunity of a lifetime because o [...]

    21. Saturday afternoon, I reclined in front of the fan with this week’s Novel Review pick, TOWARD THE SUNRISE. Written by Elizabeth Camden, this novella was pure joy. Ms. Camden’s use of the English language delighted me with the melodic beauty of her prose. Her eloquent voice told a Christian romance that not only was entertaining, but awe-inspiring. TOWARD THE SUNRISE was not a sizzling hot page turner-it was simplistic bliss. Happy Reading!Synopsis:Having spent her youth, reading Marco Polo a [...]

    22. A sweet story full of the idealistic bravery of youth and the courage required when that idealism speaks without wisdom or compassion. The characters drew me, and I want to know more about the families within the story so I've already ordered the next book in this series.

    23. Sweet, Light readI enjoyed this book a lot just because it was a light read that was sweet and short. I liked the fact that it was Christian and I really liked the missionary aspect!!

    24. I usually enjoy Camden but this one was a bit of a stretch for a short story. Not enough time to get to know the characters to the depth you would need to understand their choices and behaviors. With out that, one has a hard time empathizing or even liking them.

    25. Sweet RomanceThis is my first book by the author. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading Until The Dawn the next book in the series.

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