Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book Review: Beyond All Dreams

Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden

This is the second book I have read by Elizabeth Camden.   Her story lines are very similar.  The time periods are different so most of the details are different, but characters and plot are very similar.    This story is set in Washington, D.C. in 1897.  The main characters are all connected to government jobs.  The main story takes place while the  new library of congress is being built.  Hearing the description of the new building had me longing for another trip to our country's capital.    The book was enjoyable to read, and the characters are well developed.  There is enough mystery in several of the characters past to make you not want to put the book down.  You will spend a good part of the book rooting for Anna to  figure out what happened to her dad.   As with most Christian historical fiction the love story is the central part of the dialogue.   Anna & Luke come from very different worlds but seem to bond over their love of books.    One of the most intriguing parts of the book for me was how Anna was treated at her job because she was a woman.  As a woman it made me realize how many things I now take for granted that our ancestors worked so hard for.   If you want a quick and enjoyable read I would recommend this book.

I received this book free to review for Bethany House Publishing.  I receive no compensation for my review. 

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