“Beyond All Dreams” is the latest stand-alone novel by Elizabeth Camden, which is published by Bethany House and will be released on December 30, 2014.
Anna O’Brien would love nothing more than to simply be able to stay tucked away in the map room of the Library of Congress for the rest of her days. She has been fascinated with maps since her father, who was a mapmaker, passed away from a shipwreck.
Luke Callahan is a politician used to getting his way, and is shocked when Anna whispers a rebuke regarding that attitude at a political meeting. She intrigues him though, and he seeks to get to know her by requesting her to do an enormous amount of research for his political campaign. The tables turn when she asks him to look into the mystery of the ship that her father was on when it sank. This seems easy enough, but soon proves to be a task that will drag them both into a mess much better than they ever could have dreamed.
Elizabeth Camden is, most likely, my favorite author, so I did have high expectations for this book. I could tell that this was very well researched, yet that research did not make this book dull in the least. The setting of a library was charming, and very fitting for a book, and the characters had their own quirks that enticed me to continue on with their stories. While I don’t know that anything else Elizabeth Camden writes could ever top her “Lady of Bolton Hill” or “Against the Tide”, I was not disappointed with this latest release.
Thank you to Bethany House publishers for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review.