A Distance too Grand by Regina Scott takes readers to the grandeur of the Grand Canyon before it was a protected or navigable place. An accomplished photographer in her own right, Meg Pero is determined to take over her late father’s photography business. First order of business, fulfill a contract joining her to an Army survey team. The problem? Her almost-fiance is leading the team.

Ben Coleridge never got over Meg or the way she turned down his proposal. Now he’s forced to welcome her to his survey team because he has no time to find another photographer. Not that he doesn’t still like her, he does, too much. And that’s the problem. He’s concerned for her safety and journeying into the uncharted territory on the rim of the canyon is anything but safe. Especially considering his own secret assignment.

This was the first book I’ve read of Regina Scott and I loved it! I’ve wanted to read this particular story since it first released last year, but have only recently gotten the chance. It was as good as I hoped it would be. Add in a gorgeous setting and an artist-like photographer in Meg and it was a wonderful book.

I also liked how Ben treated Meg. I can’t go into too much detail without giving away the story, so I’ll just say that he struck a good balance thanks to wise input. Which brings me to the eclectic survey team, a collection of cavalrymen and civilians who add wonderful depth to the story.

The American Wonders Collection continues in book two: Nothing Short of Wondrous, which takes readers to Yellowstone National Park. My review of that book will come Saturday. In the meantime, have you been to the Grand Canyon? It’s on my list of places I want to visit someday.

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