Monday, January 12, 2015

Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden

From the publisher:
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 is a favorite author of mine.  Her stories have strong men and women.  Unswayed by each other in their personal convictions and yet still able to join forces together for good and love.  There is drama, romance, and God.  The way Elizabeth Camden shares God in her stories is never over powering but shared in a natural way through the lives, thoughts, and conversations of the characters.  Neither Anna or Luke are perfect but both have strengths that will be used in this story.

What I also enjoy about Camden's book is that she shares history that I had not known of, or focused on before and makes me want to visit places and learn more.  The setting of this book is the Capitol and Library of Congress.  Now I want to go and visit these places and really be amazed at all there is there.  Camden obviously took a lot of time to do research for this novel and it shows with her attention to detail and history.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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