“Beyond All Dreams” Book Review

Jul 20, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Elizabeth Camden’s book, Beyond All Dreams.


As is my custom, if I could ask Elizabeth one question about Beyond All Dreams it would be — “What made you want to write about the politics in D.C.?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!


From the Back Cover:

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?


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


Elizabeth Camden brought Washington D.C. to life and made me long to visit the Library of Congress. Touring the city with Anna and Luke though, was pretty awesome as well. The characters were lively — engaging me the entire time and making a 4-hour car trip go super fast!

Anna was doing the best she could on her own and how was she to know where the truth would lead her? I loved her determination to make a mistake right and also her divided heart between Luke. Speaking of Luke, he was the sort of gentleman any girl would want. He may have been cocky, but hanging around Anna allowed him to change in his attitude. He was willing to pursue Anna’s heart even after she rejected him.

I loved the conclusion and everything just made me sigh with relief! One of my favorite quotes from the book – “God had sent her someone who was exactly right to inspire her to make full use of the talents she’d been blessed with.”


Other books by Elizabeth I will read next:

Toward the Sunrise: An Until the Dawn Novella

Until the Dawn

The Rose of Winslow Street

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