Nothing Short of Wondrous (American Wonders #2)

By: Regina Scott

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Release Date: October 20th, 2020

Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Pages: 336 pages

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

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


It is 1886, and the government has given the US Cavalry control of Yellowstone. For widowed hotelier Kate Tremaine, the change is a welcome one. She knows every inch of her wilderness home like the back of her hand and wants to see it protected from poachers and vandals.

Refused a guide by Congress, Lieutenant William Prescott must enlist Kate’s aid to help him navigate the sprawling park and track down the troublemakers. But a secret from his past makes him wary of the tender feelings the capable and comely widow raises in him. When her 6-year-old son is kidnapped by a poacher who wants the boy to guide him to the place where the last of the Yellowstone bison congregate, Will and Kate must work together to rescue him, save the bison, and protect the park. In doing so, they may just find that two wounded hearts can share one powerful love when God is in control.

My Review

I really, really enjoyed this novel. I liked the characters, I loved the setting, and I really enjoyed the plot. This book was such a lovely read and I cannot wait for the third one. I always love when books are set in National Parks, especially National Parks that I have been to.

Everything about this book was so well written. I felt like I was there with the characters the whole time due to Mrs. Scott’s vivid descriptions of the setting and her wonderful descriptions of her characters. I saw a lot of myself in Kate. Although I am not as resilient as her, I really connected with her character. Mrs. Scott did a phenomenal job at showing how much Kate cared about Yellowstone, her son, her employees, the hotel, her customers, and her cavalry lieutenant. Speaking of cavalry lieutenant, let me just say that Will’s character was so amazing. I loved watching him grow and become the man that we got to see in the end. I loved how much he cared for his men, Kate, and Danny. He and Kate were so cute, and honestly, you cannot help but root for them. They are just so amazing together.

The spiritual content in this book was good, there was not a whole lot of it, but the little that there was so perfect for this story. I really enjoyed this book a lot and I cannot wait to see where Mrs. Scott brings us next to her American Wonders series!

*FTC: I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. 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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