Beyond All Dreams
by Elizabeth Camden
-From the back cover-
Anna O'Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across the baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. Thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, her determination outweighs her shyness and she turns to a dashing congressman for help.
Luke Callahan was one of the nation's most powerful congressmen before his promising career was shadowed in scandal. Eager to share in a new cause and intrigued by the winsome librarian, he joins forces with Anna to solve the mystery of the lost ship.
From the gilded halls of the Capitol to the scholarly archives of the nation's finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined. Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they've ever dreamed for their futures?
Another winner from Elizabeth Camden!
Elizabeth Camden's novels are so rich in historical detail and a pleasure to read from page one to the last. I was totally immersed in the world of 1890's Washington DC and I could almost see and touch the Library of Congress.
I loved Anna and Luke's witty words and barbs and I literally laughed out loud at her very first comment to him.
There were many memorable lines in Beyond All Dreams. A couple of my favorites include: “Keeping track of books and protecting them from insect damage, humid air, or pilfering fingers, was her duty. Mr. Callahan was speaking heresy, but his position had merit.” and “...Reading was my liberation, my Magna Carta, from hopelessness and tyranny.”
This Book received a 4.5 Bark rating.
All around Beyond All Dreams was great book. I really liked the characters, the attention to historical detail, and I loved the suspense element with Anna's investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the Culpeper. If I wasn't already familiar with Elizabeth Camden's excellent historical fiction Beyond All Dreams would have hooked me good. A definite must read!
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden a 4.5 Bark rating.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 6, 2015)
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