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?
I have had different opinions about each of this author's books so I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this one. Thankfully I loved it! From the very beginning I was sucked into the mystery of the Culpepper and couldn't wait to find out what really had happened.
Luke and Anna were both fantastic characters and I really loved them! I loved how Luke was so passionate about peace, and how much he cared about those close to him. Then there was Anna with her quiet strength, tenacity, and good heart. They were so perfectly matched and it was beautiful how perfectly they balanced each other out.
I loved how unique both of their jobs were I don't think I've read a book with a map librarian or a congressman as the main characters and it was cool to get a look into that world. I am usually bored by politics but the author did a great job of making it realistic yet not dry and monotonous. Also I'd never really read much about the Spanish-American War so it was really cool to see a bit of the events that led up to it.
Overall this was a fantastic novel full of rich historical detail and a rather sweet love story that I completely enjoyed!
Meet the Author
Elizabeth Camden is the author of six books and a RITA and Christy Award winner. With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. Elizabeth lives with her husband in Florida. Visit her website at www.elizabethcamden.com.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Travel back in time to the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress in Elizabeth Camden's newest release, Beyond All Dreams. 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 is celebrating the release of Beyond All Dreams with a Kindle giveaway and Facebook party on February 17.
- A Kindle Fire
- One copy of Beyond All Dreams