Today’s book review features
A View Most Glorious by Regina Scott.
Headstrong Coraline Baxter has worked all her life to be more than the spoiled socialite others expect. When her fellow suffragettes in Tacoma, Washington, suggest that she should climb to the top of Mount Rainier to prove that a woman can do anything, she instantly resolves to do it. And if she can climb Mount Rainier, her mother promises to stop pressuring her to get married to the wealthy Cash Kincaid. All Cora needs is a guide to get her to the top of the mountain.
Nathan Hardee may look like a mountain man, but he once ruled the halls of high society. He left all that behind after his father broke under financial pressure from Kincaid. To best Kincaid now, Nathan agrees to guide Cora up the mountain.
Climbing Rainier will require all of Cora’s strength 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.
A View Most Glorious is the third book in Regina Scott’s American Wonders Collection. In this story, Coraline Baxter is determined to be among the first women to climb Mt. Rainier to prove that if women can climb a mountain, they can surely vote. In order to accomplish that feat, she needs a guide, like Nathan Hardee.
This was such a fun story. I especially loved the climb up the mountain. They, of course, run into dangers that could keep them from reaching the summit, but also supportive friends, many of whom are actual historical figures the author incorporated into the story (see her author’s note for details). The way down, I was more concerned with the romance part of the story so that I couldn’t put the book down for fear Coraline would never get her happily ever after.
If you love the outdoors and reading of (fictional) women who pioneered women’s rights, definitely grab a copy of A View Most Glorious. You don’t have to read the previous two books in the series before reading this one. Each is completely separate. However, I enjoyed those stories, so I highly recommend them, too.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.