Saturday, October 19, 2019

Book Review - A Distance Too Grand


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. He can't afford to be distracted during this survey, which is a screen for another, more personal mission, one he cannot share with any member of his team.

As dangers arise from all sides--and even from within--Meg and Ben must work together to stay alive, fulfill their duties, and, just maybe, rekindle a love that neither had completely left behind.


Regina Scott is the author of more than 40 works of warm, witty historical romance. Her writing has won praise from Booklist and Library Journal, and she was twice awarded the prestigious RT Books 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 30 years live south of Tacoma, Washington, on the way to Mt. Rainier.


I really enjoyed this book and loved how beautifully the author described one of my favorite places, The Grand Canyon.  She did a lovely job of making the reader feel like they were right there with the main characters, Meg and Bed and their team.

Meg is a professional photographer who learned the art from her famous father. He taught her everything she knows, and when illness forced him to take a back seat, she did photographs in his name, until his death.  Before he died, he signed a contract to photograph this new expedition to the Grand Canyon and Meg is determined to fulfill this contract.

Captain Bed Coleridge is in charge of the team that will go into the Grand Canyon. Meg doesn't realize this until she shows up at the Fort and is confronted by her former love interest when he was at West Point. This brings a lot of tension to the story as we know they still care for each other and we watch as they try to deny this mutual attraction.

The story has a bit of a mystery to it, which I really enjoyed. I also loved the character of Dot, who is the cook and only other woman on the team. I liked how Meg and Dot looked out for each other and were both strong, brave women.

I really liked this book and loved the historical elements to it.  I give it 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me by Revell.  I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

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Blessings - Julie 

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