A Distance Too Grand (American Wonders Collection #1)

By: Regina Scott

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: October 1st, 2019

Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Pages: 384 pages

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Lifeway, Christian Book, and anyway else books are sold!

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Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars) 


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.

My Review

I knew as soon as I saw the Grand Canyon and that this book was centered around the Army that I had to get it for a review. Combining two of my favorite things, the military and National Parks! This book did not disappoint!

This book was beautiful and not just because the cover is. I loved it so much! I was hooked from page one and I couldn’t stop reading until I finished. I love stories like this one. I honest to goodness do, Especially the romance aspect of it, but I’ll get into that later!

The storyline and plot were unique and very well done. I highly enjoyed both. I have been to the Grand Canyon before so I could only imagine how these different scenes were playing out in my mind. I love books set in National Parks so that also added to my love for this book.

The characters were darlings and I loved them all so dearly but the villain in our novel, alas. Meg, Dot, Ben, Meadow, Adam, and the other side characters my mind is blanking out on right now, were amazing and I loved reading about them and feeling like I was right there with them at the majestic Grand Canyon years before it became a National Park.

The romance was actually more realistic in this book than others. I loved how Ben pursued Meg constantly even after being denied. That shows true love and a willingness to get hurt for the person you love. One of my mom’s friends actually has a love story like this and it is the cutest! So, I was very happy to read about Ben and Meg’s!!

The faith content was good and not over preachy. It was used just enough and I loved how the characters trusted God throughout this novel.

In conclusion, I will definitely be reading the next books in this series and I will be looking into reading Mrs. Scott’s other books as well!

*FTC: I received this book from Revell through Interviews and Reviews in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own. I was not required to write a positive review*

About the Author

Regina Scott

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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