I made a mistake picking up this book at bedtime. Every once in a while there's a book that makes me forget to turn out the light, and I end up paying for it the next day. Beyond All Dreams turned out to be such a book.
I recently finished watching the series West Wing, putting me in a government & politics frame of mind. Beyond All Dreams returned me to the same political setting, but in a pre-Titanic era.
Anna is a librarian in the Library of Congress, Luke is a politician. Their paths cross, and emotions and adventures ensue.
I liked this book because the characters aren't perfect. Old, fat, disabled, damaged, catty, cranky, intimidating... From the main characters to the supporting roles, author Elizabeth Camden creates people who are realistic because of their shortcomings.
This book begs the question, are there things we're better off not knowing? And if so, who gets to decide that for us?
When I finished the book at 3:30 a.m, I was left hoping that Luke and Anna could both overcome their difficult childhoods for the sake of love, and create a healthier home environment for any children they may have.
Travel back in time to the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress in Elizabeth Camden's newest release, Beyond All Dreams. 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?
Elizabeth is celebrating the release of Beyond All Dreams with a Kindle giveaway and Facebook party on February 17.
- A Kindle Fire
- One copy of Beyond All Dreams