Review: A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott

A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott
Lilian's Rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks

Well, I was very impressed by this one! A Distance Too Grand, which is book 1 of the American Wonders Collection, is a charming historical romance tale with a twist of a wild frontier sort of lifestyle in it and also a gorgeous cover thrown in as well! I thoroughly enjoyed my first book from Regina Scott and will be looking forward to more!

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.

Let's start off with the writing style. I absolutely loved Regina's writing style. It flows well with the thoughts and personality of the main female character, Megalmost like it was written by the main character, though the book was written in the third personand it really showed off her spunkiness, which is definitely a unique trait of hers and it was fun catching subtle glimpses of it throughout the whole book! Regina really unveils her characters' thoughts and attributes through her writing style, not only with Meg but other as well, including the main male character, Ben.

Regina Scott
I love Ben and Meg so much for different reasons. Meg for her determination, grit, and persistence to live and thrive, and Ben for his solid work ethic, his determination to succeed, and his thoroughness and attention to detail. I also enjoyed how patient and persistent he is in his attempts to win Meg...for the second time, which was a fun twist that I haven't ever seen before in a book! Regina really kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat while I tried to figure out how Ben would win Meg over. I also really, really love and admire how Meg and Ben both pursue their own passions that aren't typical or expected for them in that society; Meg with her photography and Ben with his passion for exploring and being a frontiersman.

In general, I would highly recommend A Distance Too Grand for lovers of very subtle romance as well as epic historical/frontier lifestyle novels. (And come on, a whole novel set in the Grand Canyon!!) I believe this book would be worth a try for pretty much anyone because of the values of faith and determination it conveys, and I'm extremely glad I had the opportunity to read it.

Lilian S. has been a hardcore bookworm since the tender age of 7 and a book reviewer for a couple of years. She is currently a student and in her spare time enjoys singing, graphic designing, and interacting with other Christ-minded readers. A couple of her favorite genres in both books and movies are: Christian contemporary, fantasy, and dystopian. She occasionally enjoys science and historical fiction and likes a good suspense novel as well. Lilian is also an athlete (Ultimate Frisbee, anyone?), a blogger at Green Tea With Books, and founder at reviewer site Stellae Books.

Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a free copy of this book for promotional purposes. A favorable review was not required. This post contains affiliate links.

Lilian S.

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