Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Beyond All Dreams Book Review

SUMMARY:  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.
     From the gilded halls of the Capitol 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?

REVIEW:  Things are not always as they seem.  What you may know and what the truth is are not always the same.  This is very evident all throughout this novel.  Anna's knowledge of the shipwreck and the truth of what really happened; how Luke and Anna perceived each other; how Anna perceived Neville's landlady, Mrs. Norquist, and what Neville knew to be true; Luke's thoughts about the Speaker of the House;  and more just added to the storyline and to all the twists and turns it took.  My attention was never lost and quite often found it difficult to put the book down.
     I liked this book!  Since I LOVE books and reading, Anna's job in the Library of Congress sounded so fascinating and very interesting.  This is one novel I highly recommend.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House for review without compensation.

Elizabeth Camden is the award-winning author of six books, including Against the Tide, winner of a RITA Award, Christy Award, and Daphne du Maurier Award.  She lives with her husband in Florida and is a research librarian by day while scribbling away on her next novel by night.  Visit her website at

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