January 29, 2015

Beyond All Dreams 
 "Beyond All Dreams"
Elizabeth Cambden

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 was intrigued by this book from the beginning.  I have always been fascinated with our nations Capitol and all of the historical buildings that are a part of America's history.  I have even had the pleasure of visiting the Library of Congress a couple of times, which made this book more appealing.

This book is full of history and some facts that I didn't even know!  Not only does it have history, but romance, adventure, mystery and life values.  Luke and Anna are complete opposites, but they are perfect for each other.  The way they would banter back and forth made me laugh.  Although they faced hard times, in the end they allowed their faith to get stronger and help them through it.  

As I really enjoyed reading this historical fiction book, there were some things I didn't appreciate being in a Christian fiction book.  Also, a few times it seemed that the author repeated herself.  

The mystery about her father's disappearance/death kept me guessing until the end.  This book was creatively written and actually took me back to the late 1800's. An enjoyable read.

Read more about the book here.


No comments: