I signed up to do a blog tour for Litfuse Publicity. The book is “Beyond All Dreams” by Elizabeth Camden. Anna O’Brien is a map librarian for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Her father was a cartographer who died in the sinking of the Navy ship Culpepper. When she finds some information that doesn’t fit the scenario that the Navy portrayed as the demise of the ship and its crew. When she tries to get to the bottom of the discrepancies she is warned by the Navy brass that she’d better not go further with her investigation or risk the consequences.
This story takes place as the Library of Congress is being moved from the Capitol to its own prestigious building. Some in Congress don’t believe that the library is necessary and definitely do not approve of women being in its employ. When Anna hits a dead end in her discovery search, she enlists the aid of a congressman, Luke Callahan, who has his own fights to wage.
This is a good novel showing the early years of the Library of Congress and also the fight for women’s rights. I was sent a free print copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity and Bethany House return for my honest review.
The author is offering a Kindle Fire giveaway. You can access this site at http://bit.ly/1BeFXxc.