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RoseAge: Under 18Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A Distance Too GrandOctober 22, 2019RoseAge: Under 18Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4What an interesting story this was by a new-to-me author. A Distance too Grand is a unique take on the post-civil war era in America when the Grand Canyon is being studied.
I found the characters likable and realistic in their hopes and dreams. I really enjoyed how they kept pushing forward despite many obstacles and difficulties in their path.
Can I just talk about the photography aspect? It was so interesting to read about the process and 'experience' the art with Meg. I honestly felt that I was at the Grand Canyon with her and behind the camera, seeing the beauty through the lens with her.
The middle was a bit slow but otherwise, I loved it.
Rating: 4 Stars
Content: 4 Stars
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell as part of the Revell Reads Blogger Program. A positive review was not required. Opinions expressed are completely my own.
Academy2524 Stars Out Of 5New Series begins in the Grand Canyon...October 22, 2019Academy252Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am so excited to start a new series! This new series is an historical fiction series based on the National Parks and wonders of the United States. It is the first book in the American Wonders Collection.
We begin this journey at Fort Wilverton, Arizona Territory in August of 1871. Margaret (Meg) Pero is a woman on a mission. She recently lost her father, a well known photographer among military families and communities. Meg had spent her entire life following him and learning his craft. Photography had been a good job and had taken care of them for many years.
Now, on her own, she must take the skills she has learned from her father and try to make a way for herself. She headed west and sought to join an Army survey team. Her role would be to photograph key areas for the Army. This would become part of their government report of their findings along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. She was very excited to be on the team but was not so sure how a woman would be accepted. She had always just been part of the team with her father. Would she be able to prove herself worthy of such work in a wild territory like Arizona?
Captain Ben Coleridge would be the leader of the survey expedition. This would not have been a problem except that Ben and Meg had a romantic past together. Would they be able to work through this stumbling block? What kind of dangers would they encounter in this wild territory? On top of everything else Ben's father had been missing for several months with no answers. Would Ben be able to find clues to this mysterious disappearance as they traveled into the Grand Canyon?
This is my first book by Regina Scott. I found her writing style to be very descriptive and engaging. Once I moved past the first few chapters I was hooked! I am excited to read more books by Scott and to get to take more adventures in this new series. Find out more about Regina Scott on her website. She has many other books in her repertoire for you to check out. Also, learn more about the series as they release information on their series page at Baker Publishing.
This book was sent to me free of charge from Revell Publishing. I was asked to read it and give an honest opinion. I enjoyed it very much!
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5great historical fictionOctober 22, 2019ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a fantastic story of courage and faith. Both are needed when one is on your own. Meg has lost her father and she needs a job to earn money. Her father had her helping him to take pictures so she knows everything. She decides to help the army photograph the Grand Canyon. She wants to take such great photographs that she can earn money on the photos later. I love the history and the descriptions of the Grand Canyon. I also love the romance also. I received a copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
ReviewsByErin3 Stars Out Of 5Historical romance at the Grand CanyonOctober 22, 2019ReviewsByErinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Determined to make it on her own as a female photographer, Meg Pero manages to receive a contract to accompany an Army survey of the Grand Canyon in 1871. Unknown to her, the man leading the expedition is Captain Ben Coleridge, an old beau whose marriage proposal she once declined. She has no intention of fostering a relationship with him again, as she remains certain she could never be the wife he needs as he ascends through the military ranks.
Although initially hesitant to welcome Meg as part of the survey team, Ben quickly remembers everything he loves about her: her passion and skill at her profession, her beauty, and her ability to make others feel at home. If only she wasn't so careless about her own safety when it comes to capturing the perfect shot with her lens. As he spends time looking out for her, he begins to hope they could rekindle their romance.
Ben has a secondary and secret mission: to find out what happened to the last party of cavalry scouts who were sent to the north rim but never returned. Among the missing is his honored father, whose expectations Ben has spent a lifetime trying to live up to. Can Ben find and save him before the treacherous territory and other dangers of nature make a rescue impossible? Or is it already too late for that?
Mysterious happenings and various misfortunes seem to follow the group as they explore the beautiful canyon. While hoping to rescue his father, Ben wonders if it will even be possible to lead his own team out alive. Meanwhile Meg is forced to reckon with the idea of God at work in His creation and His personal care for her, as He has only been a distant figure in her life before.
There were many things to enjoy about this novel. I love the setting and time period, both beautifully captured on the cover. The author did a good job creating a colorful cast of characters. I would have wished for a deeper plot and more character growth, but it was still an enjoyable historical romance which will appeal to many readers. This is the first book I've read by this author, but when I heard of her American Wonders Collection, I knew I had to check it out. The next one is set in Yellowstone National Park, so I'll have to keep my eye out for its release in 2020.
I received my copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.
PollymissouriAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Scenic grandeurOctober 21, 2019PollymissouriAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Distance Too Grand is the first in the new American Wonder Collection by Regina Scott.
Regina Scott captures the stark beauty of the Grand Canyon with her eloquent prose. The story takes you back in time to 1871 when expeditions were trying to find a way West through the Canyon. The perilous trip was so interesting as were the descriptions of early photography. The small band of explorers met several obstacles which were presented in an authentic way.
Captain Ben Coleridge is leading the group into unknown territory to take samples and chart the territory for a possible road and crossing point. Meg Pero is along to photograph the beauty and grandeur of the iconic landscape. She is fulfilling her deceased father's contract with the Army to document the trip.
Meg and Ben have a shared history from their time at West Point, where her father took portraits of the cadets. It is now five years later and they have both changed. Meg is a feisty woman, determined to make her mark as a photographer in her own right. She is no shrinking violet debutante. Yet she seeks to please society's matrons. Ben counsels her: "There's only One who matters, Meg. And He forgives our mistakes freely. All we have to do is do our best. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks."
This book is adventurous and compelling. It is more than pretty scenery. It is a solidly written historical story with romance and some mystery.
*A copy of this book was provided by Revell Publishers through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*