Historical Fiction

A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott. A Review. Takeover Tour with JustReads

Title: A Distance Too Grand

Series: American Wonders Collection #1
Author: Regina Scott
Publisher: Revell
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2019

About the book

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, but he refuses to wait even one more day to get started. This survey is a screen for another, more personal mission, one he cannot share with any member of his team.
As dangers arise from all sides, including within the survey party, Meg and Ben must work together to stay alive, fulfill their duties, and, just maybe, rekindle a love that neither had completely left behind.

My thoughts

Meg Pero is one determined young lady and with a lot of spunk too. After her father’s death, she’s determined to carry on his legacy and also create one of her own. So she joins the army on their expedition of the Grand Canyon.

I love her spirit and her fight to prove that she had what it took to be on that expedition even though she dreads working with the man whose heart she broke. The things she did sometimes to take a photo had me shaking me head at times. She was truly devoted to her craft.

It was fascinating traveling through the Grand Canyon with the characters as they tried to discover if there was a passable route and also trying to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of Ben’s father.

I loved Ben, he also had his fight to prove to himself and his family that he could do well as a person without their connections. He struggled living under his father’s shadow, and want to show him that being an engineer was just as good as bring in the Calvary.

This was an adventure from start to finish and it pulled me in and kept me turning the pages getting to know these characters and the Canyon with all it’s beauty and dangers.

I loved Ben and Meg. Together they were so real . Their insecurities as individuals the same as any of us would have. Meg not sure she was well suited for Ben because she had no familial connections to the Army and their previous history and Ben determined to show her they were well suited even when he still struggled with deciding whether to lead with his head and not his heart. I enjoyed their interactions and the rekindling of the love story was definitely believable.

A wonderful start to a new series.

I’d definitely recommend this to lovers of historical fiction.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley and JustRead Tours. A favourable review was not required.

About the Author

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she’d learned a bit more about writing. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, and a good kick in the backside from her husband, she got serious about writing. Since then, she’s had published more than 40 clean historical romances for adults and young adults. Her traditional romances have earned praised from reviewers and readers alike.
Regina Scott has learned to fence, driven four-in-hand, sailed on a tall ship, and dressed as a Regency dandy, all in the name of research, of course. She makes her home in the Puget Sound area of Washington State with her beloved husband.

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