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A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott | Book Review by Loraine Nunley #bookreview

Synopsis of the book:

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.

My review:

What an interesting historical story. I really enjoyed learning about early surveying and photography. When Meg had to set up the camera to catch the beauty of the Grand Canyon, I was reminded of how blessed I am to live in a time when I can get full color pictures in a second.

I liked Meg and Ben together. Their romance was very sweet. I loved Meg’s independence and Ben’s strength. I also enjoyed the relationship between Dot and Hank showing a solid marriage in military life.

I did find the story to be a little slow and the resolution with Ben’s mother seemed rushed at the end.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

The historical details about photography

What I didn’t like about this book:

The story was a little slow and the romance, while sweet, was a little underwhelming.

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. At the very least, the historical information is pretty interesting and some readers may be fine with the story pacing.

Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant in the Revell blog tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Regina Scott, author website

Regina Scott, Revell page

-Loraine Nunley

 

2 thoughts on “Book Review: A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott

  1. I had a copy of A Distance Too Grand (from participating in a blog tour) and sent it to my grandmother. I hope she enjoys it!

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