Beyond All Dreams

Beyond All Dreams

Large Print - 2015
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Anna O'Brien leads a quiet life as a map librarian at the Library of Congress until she stumbles across the mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. Thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, she turns to Congress for help. Luke Callahan was a powerful congressman before his promising career was shadowed in scandal. He joins forces with the winsome librarian, and they are soon embroiled in secrets more perilous than they ever imagined.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410476463
1410476464
Characteristics: large print.
521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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LadySade
May 19, 2016

The first book I read from Elizabeth Camden started off really well but in the end the suspense folded like a plastic summer chair. Thus, I was not sure what to expect from this book.

This was a lovely story, the plot was interesting and the characters believable. . BUT I was still disappointed with the overall mysterious revelation. I confess that, I was expecting something more sinister to happen given the reaction the heroine sustained from the navy when she unearthed inconsistences in their report. However, I will agree that the mystery flowed well with the events of that time.

I really like the characters in this book, especially the hero. He is a confident, handsome, successful man who is passionate about his beliefs and is not afraid of adversity. (SPELLS LEADER) Moreover, a man who is deeply intellectual, possess lively wit, straightforward and is romantic. I wondered who gave Elizabeth Camden inspiration to create this character? Granted, he had these wild moods which had to be ‘calmed by the ever gracious heroine but those details were only written for the reader to like her better..and to have a woman bring a perfect balance to her man.

I did like the heroine except At the end I admit I started to get annoyed with her.

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VV17
Sep 21, 2015

Having a degree in history, Elizabeth Camden adds many terrific historical details to her works. The setting is described very nicely and the era developed accurately. Looking beyond the historical aspect, about halfway through the story, there is a dramatic shift in the characters' development. This shift causes the reader to loose some faith in the author's narrative ability; however, the plot continues to pull the attention of the reader. Overall, this book is a nice read.

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nidofito
Aug 28, 2015

Overall, Beyond all Dreams was not exactly what I was expecting which was both a good and bad thing because, while I enjoyed all the characters, the mystery, the romance and the politics, it was a bit dull and boring as well, which was disappointing.

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LadySade
Apr 27, 2016

I may look skinny and weak, but if you hurt Anna, I will metaphorically kill you, burn your village, and sow your fields with salt. Is that clear? Pg 165

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