A Distance Too Grand
series: American Wonders Collection
"Adventure, danger, and romance in a wonderful, fresh setting: the Grand Canyon of 1871. Readers will find much to love."--Julie Klassen, bestselling author
Meg Pero has been assisting her photographer father since she was big enough to carry his equipment, so when he dies she is determined to take over his profession--starting with fulfilling the contract he signed to serve on an Army survey of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in 1871. What she doesn't realize is that the leader of the expedition is none other than the man she once refused to marry.
Captain Ben Coleridge would like nothing more than to leave without the woman who broke his heart. He can't afford to be distracted during this survey, which is a screen for another, more personal mission, one he cannot share with any member of his team.
As dangers arise from all sides--and even from within--Meg and Ben must work together to stay alive, fulfill their duties, and, just maybe, rekindle a love that neither had completely left behind.
"Five stars is not a rating I usually bestow. But Regina Scott's A Distance Too Grand merits it. Lively, realistic, engaging characters. A compelling and intriguing plot with life and death consequences kept me turning pages. I hated to put the book down."--Lyn Cote, Carol Award-winning author
Regina Scott is the author of more than 40 works of warm, witty historical romance. Her writing has won praise from Booklist and Library Journal, and she was twice awarded the prestigious RT Book Reviews best book of the year in her category. A devotee of history, she has learned to fence, driven four-in-hand, and sailed on a tall ship, all in the name of research. She and her husband of 30 years live south of Tacoma, Washington, on the way to Mt. Rainier.
"Adventure, danger, and romance in a wonderful, fresh setting: the Grand Canyon of 1871. Readers will find much to love in A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott."
Julie Klassen, bestselling author
"Five star is not a rating I usually bestow. But Regina Scott's A Distance Too Grand merits it. Lively, realistic, engaging characters. A compelling and intriguing plot with life and death consequences kept me turning pages. I hated to put the book down. Ms. Scott's choice of setting is especially wonderful. This isn't your usual wagon train-type Western. The Grand Canyon exploration by the US Army gives a whole new view of the West and is depicted with great attention to accurate historical detail. If you enjoy a unique romance set in the historic West, this book is for you!"
Lyn Cote, Carol Award-winning author
"I was needing a good book to read and found it with this one. A surveying expedition to the Grand Canyon provides the fascinating backdrop for this story. Regina has done an excellent job of bringing the setting and characters to life. I could see and feel the canyon and picture the characters going about their tasks. A balance of mystery, romance, and adventure with enough factual information that I almost felt I could take over for the heroine. I highly recommend this book."
Linda Ford, award-winning, fan-favorite author of the Glory, Montana, series
"A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott is a grand story indeed. Full of action, adventure, suspense, and danger, this story set in 1871 in Arizona Territory is about an expedition to explore, map, and photograph the Grand Canyon. Led by Corporal Ben Coleridge, the small crew sets out with a woman photographer. Meg Pero has to prove herself and assure Ben, a man who once asked her to marry him, that she is capable at what her father trained her to do. While searching for his missing father, dealing with rugged terrain, and studying flora and fauna, Ben tries to protect Meg from a menacing threat. But he remembers the woman he fell in love with at West Point. Meg remembers the man she left behind to pursue her first love--photography. Soon that love returns as golden and rich as the sun shining over the massive canyon. But Ben and Meg will have to find a way across their own eroded hearts in order to chart their journey together. A splendid telling of a part of the dramatic National Park history of America."
Lenora Worth, author of Their Amish Reunion
"Scott dazzles in the opening to her exciting new American Wonders Collection."
Booklist starred review
"Set against the backdrop of an expanding American West, this first in a new series from Scott will satisfy readers looking for a gentle love story and a gumption-filled heroine ready to explore the world."
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