Sunday, October 24, 2021

A View Most Glorious By Regina Scott

A View Most Glorious
by Regina Scott
Publisher: Revell
Series: American Wonders Collection
ISBN: 9780800736415

I started this series with book two first and then read book one! As always, out of order, but thankfully this series has books that can stand alone. Revell sent me the book for review.


Reluctant socialite Coraline Baxter longs to live a life of significance and leave her mark on the world. When her local suffragette group asks her to climb Mount Rainier to raise awareness of their cause, she jumps at the chance, even though she has absolutely no climbing experience. If she can do it, any woman can do it. And after her mother issues an ultimatum--that Cora marry the man of her mother's choosing if she fails--Cora must do it. But she can't do it alone.

Noted mountain guide Nathan Hardee initially refuses to help Cora but has a change of heart when he sees what is at stake. He knows enough about the man Cora's mother has chosen to know that the headstrong young woman should have nothing to do with him, much less marry him.

These unlikely partners may just discover that only together is the view most glorious.

My Review:

A View Most Glorious was such a terrific story! It was fun getting to know Cora and Nathan. I have to admit, it was fun seeing my name as a character throughout the story. Obviously not intentional, but who wouldn't love seeing their rarely used name in a book?

Since each of the stories in this series have been different I was thrilled to see this was set in one of my favorite places to have lived - Washington State. It's funny the things you might not think about until you read them in a fictional setting such as a woman wanting to climb Mount Rainier ne Mount Tacoma to gain support for the suffrage movement! Such a terrific premise. I loved Cora's determination to see this task through.

I also thoroughly enjoyed Cora's stepfather, Mr. Winston. He's the guy all of us readers want in a story with a young lady who is trying to break the mold. His support of her made me cheer. On the other hand, her mother made me roll my eyes more often than I care to admit. Sakes alive that woman!

I wish we didn't have to talk about Cash Kincaid, but that insufferable man won't be deterred throughout this story and had I been with Cora during her trek, I would've kept an eagle eye on that fella. Like Cora, he made my blood boil.

On the opposite side is Nathan, who has left society and is asked by Cora and her stepfather to guide them up the mountain. He's become a rugged man who has no desire to guide a pristine socialite up the mountain. His father-like friend, Waldo, helps him see what's at stake by denying them. Watching him change as he learns about Cora's grit and determination is delightful!

I enjoyed how the author made it so easy to picture how difficult of a climb it must be as they went from one point to another. Imagining climbing a mountain back in the late 1800s was easy to do from the writing. How had it must've been back then, especially for a woman to accomplish such a task!

An important piece of the story is Cora's faith journey. I loved how through Nathan's quiet example she learns how to have a personal relationship with God. It makes my heart happy when characters understand how important a personal relationship with God is.

About the Author:

Regina Scott is the author of more than fifty works of warm, witty historical romance, including A Distance Too Grand--named one of the top ten romances of 2020 by Booklist--andNothing Short of Wondrous. 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 thirty years live south of Tacoma, Washington, on the way to Mt. Rainier.


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