Nov 12, 2021
Author of the American Wonders Collection, Regina Scott combines the beauty and wonder of America's National Parks (before and after they became such!) with the beauty and wonder of romance. In her most recent release, A View Most Glorious, Regina writes of suffragettes and mountain climbing--what a combo, eh?
In this episode, we discussed the series, this story, and especially, the research involved in writing historical fiction during a pandemic!
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As I told Regina Scott, the way she set up a "not like other girls" story really works in a way that many books like this don't. I love that Scott offers reasons for her character to be anxious to do something... to be someone other than your typical western debutante. If such a creature even exists.
Add to that the very modern idea of doing something to make a big splash, and you have a great story. How often does that happen? Expensive dinners to raise hunger awareness. A charity auction for research on a deadly disease. Let's face it. They're a thing.
But more than just a sweet romance, A View Most Glorious offers a glimpse into a part of the American frontier we forget was frontier. The Pacific Northwest.
Not only that, we discussed another series of hers, The Frontier Bachelors. Inspired by the "bride ships," this series sounds awesome.
Take note: Ms. Scott says many of her books have new titles and/or covers!
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 is not successful--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.
Climbing Rainier will require all of Cora's fortitude and will lead her and Nathan to rediscover their faith in God and humanity. These two loners make unlikely partners in righting a wrong and may just discover that only together is the view most glorious.
You can learn more about Regina Scott and her books on her WEBSITE.