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. Opposites in every way, Anna and Luke are unexpectedly drawn to each other despite the strict rules forbidding Anna from any romantic entanglements with members of Congress.
From the gilded halls of the Capitol where powerful men shape the future of the nation, 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?
Elizabeth Camden newest book Beyond All Dreams is a dream come true. Well maybe that is taking it a bit far, but lets be honest for a bookworm like myself I have always wanted to work at the Library of Congress. So I lived vicariously through Anna O’Brien in this book.
I loved the the setting obviously. I mean the whole book basically takes place in the Capitol Building and the Library of Congress. What isn’t there to like? Camden has an amazing ability to be history heavy yet still effortlessly weave a wonderful story into the time period of her choosing.
I liked the chemistry between Anna and Luke. The quick wit was rather fun. (It’s one of the many reasons I married my own hubby, he can keep up!) But I also loved the relationship between Anna and Neville. It was sweet and protective and innocent. I loved when Neville stood up to Luke on Anna’s behalf.
I also love how Camden characters always have some sort of flaw. I mean don’t we all have a defining moment that can change us. Luke and Anna were no exception. May I also say that I loved the fact Luke was from Maine, as I have a soft spot for that particular state.
There were just so many things that worked for this book, it is a fun read. All of Camden’s books are fun. I so look forward to reading her next one.
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Bethany House
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.