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Thursday, October 10, 2019

NO DISTANCE TO GRAND BY REGINA SCOTT

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ABOUT THE BOOK

                                   
A DISTANCE TO GRAND 
(AMERICAN Wonders Collection, #1)

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 4.25  ·   Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  50 reviews
When a spunky photographer wrangles her way onto an 1871 survey crew of the Grand Canyon she thinks nothing can stand in her way. But her mind changes when she finds out she'll be working alongside the one man she doesn't want to fall in love with.


MY REVIEW


Don't you love how time doesn't seem to change anything? Like for instance the Grand Canyon?
I can cause I've been there. It's gorgeous!! I didn't want to leave. My family and I went in 2005 and we went other places that year as well. I've never been truly fascinated like I was with the Grand Canyon. It was just wow!! A trip of a lifetime as they say.
Well, totally not true. This author was able to take me back to 1871 with her vivid descriptions that I felt like was there again!
I loved that she has added just the right amount of mystery like what happened to Ben's father who disappeared on another expidition before him.
I liked Ben. I thought he was the right person for the job that was at hand.
Surveying for future pioneers.
I like another character too and her name was Meg.
Her character was indeed the most interesting! I liked that Meg wasn't most women.
I wonder what she'd say today about our camera's that we have now? Especially on our cell phones!
As for Meg and Ben, sometimes it takes a little more maturity to finally realize what you have or a little more "growing" up to do. Maybe it's God's timing that things fall into place. He's never lateTo.
The ones I felt sorry for were the natives who were here 1st and were being pushed back to make room for the so called movement West. It's no wonder that they were hostile!
I liked that she features a cougar or mountain lion in the story too! To my idea it made the story even more exciting!
I strongly recommend this book and I'm hoping there will be more in this series!
My thanks to Netgalley. NO compensations were received. All opinions are my own!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Regina ScottRegina 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 had learned a bit more about writing such as vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, she got serious about her novel writing. The Unflappable Miss Fairchild was her first novel to be published (March 1998).

Besides her novels, Regina Scott has had published three Regency novellas ("The June Bride Conspiracy" in His Blushing Bride, "Sweeter Than Candy" in A Match for Mother, and "A Place by the Fire" in Mistletoe Kittens). Two of her novels, A Dangerous Dalliance and The Twelve Days of Christmas, have been translated into German. A Dangerous Dalliance and The Incomparable Miss Compton have been translated into Italian. Starstruck and Perfection have been translated into Dutch.

Regina Scott and her husband are the parents of two sons. They reside in the Tri-Cities of southeast Washington State and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. Born in 1959 and raised in the Seattle area, Regina Scott is a graduate of the University of Washington. She comes by her writing talent naturally--both her parents are excellent writers in their vocations as teacher and electrical technician. Her mother envisioned the plot for "Sweeter Than Candy," the novella which was written as a tribute to her.

Regina Scott is a devout Christian and a decent fencer; owns a historical, fantasy, and science fiction costume collection that currently takes up over a third of her large closet; and has been known to impersonate an independent consultant specializing in risk communication.

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