Book Review: Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden

I can’t even tell you how thrilling it is to read my favorite authors then get to tell you all about their latest books!

Heaven is going to look a little bit like that for me.

Books, books, and more books!  :)

Oh. Right. The book review…

So…I have a confession to make.

I’ve been a little bored with historical fiction lately.

I know–I know!  It is one of the best-selling genres in Christian fiction, and everybody who’s anybody reads it.

But, I mean, come on.  Boy meets girl, their feelings for each other sizzle like electricity, some huge obstacle gets thrown in their path–you have no idea if their relationship is going to make it–then happily ever after bells are heard soon after they make up.

It wouldn’t be a romance without that blessed formula, and, let’s face it.  I wouldn’t be satisfied if they didn’t get their happily ever after.

But now EVERY romance is is just the SAME. Or so it feels.

Not so with Elizabeth Camden.

Her books are just–different.

Sure, the “formula” is there, but she makes the story so stinkin’ fascinating, you don’t have time to be bored.

History comes alive.  The obstacles she hurls in the hero’s and heroine’s paths are so atrocious, you really don’t think they are getting back together.

And she is one of the very few authors that I read each and any book she writes.

Which brings me to her latest work: Beyond All Dreams.

Anna is a shy, quiet map librarian at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and Luke is a boisterous, loud, and outgoing politician. Exact opposites.

When the Navy threatens Anna for getting involved in something that doesn’t concern her–the disappearance of her father–Luke attempts to stand up for her as her “knight in shining armor,” only to find his hands tied with national secrets.

Their glaringly opposite personalities clash and sizzle in page-turning sparring, and the mystery behind her father’s disappearance keeps the reader glued to the book till the very last page.

I’m telling you, I just couldn’t put this book down.

I loved this book so much, you guys. In fact, I can’t remember an Elizabeth Camden book I haven’t enjoyed.

Thank you, Lord, for authors who make their books come alive and write outside the “norm.”

You can learn more about this exquisite author at

Thank you for taking the time to read my book review, and I hope you take even more time to check out one or more of Elizabeth Camden’s books.  They are lovely!

In Him,


Beyond All Dreams

Beyond All Dreams

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance
Anna, a map librarian at the Library of Congress, and Luke, a congressman from Maine, are polar opposites. Outgoing, flashy, and loud where Anna is quiet, reserved, and shy, Luke is determined to woo the beautiful librarian. The navy threatens all they hold dear when Anna unearths a mystery behind her naval father's disappearance. Filled with witty and lovable characters as well as incredible historical detail (that is not boring in the least), Beyond All Dreams will utterly captivate and warm your heart. Such a good book!
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About the Book

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?

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