Friday, May 8, 2015

Review: Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden

Beyond All Dreams

Beyond All Dreams is another riveting read by author Elizabeth Camden.  In this one we have Anna O’Brien working as a map librarian at the Library of Congress in 1897.  A bit of a lonely woman, she has one dear friend and an estranged aunt that she visits infrequently.  Having had her voice damaged due to an unfortunate childhood accident, Anna likes to stay quietly too herself working on the requests given to her by the congressmen.  Then one fateful day she is called to sit in on a hearing where she and a certain congressman from Maine, Luke Callahan, have a memorable first meeting.  Luke is a very hard working politician who is dealing with raising his nephew and controlling his anger which has plagued his family line for years.  Determined not to follow in his late father’s footsteps and not to forgive him either, he is instantly intrigued by this quiet librarian with an alluring voice.  Deciding that she is the perfect match for him, he intends to pursue and court her.  She on the other hand has reservations.  But when she uncovers some wrong information concerning the Navy’s records of the ship that her father supposedly sank with, she turns to Luke for help.  Neither of them would ever have guessed what they have begun to uncover.  This was a sweet romance and I really liked Luke’s tenacity and how he would not give up and let Anna go.  The mystery in this story and why exactly the government would go to such great lengths to prevent Anna from knowing the truth about what happened to the ship her father sailed on kept me turning the pages quickly.   Again, I really enjoy Ms. Camden’s books and her very unique characters and their situations.  I have received this book for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. (TBCN) and the opinions are my own.

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