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Publisher's Note:

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 i…

A View Most Glorious

by Regina Scott

Overall Book Review:

A View Most Glorious is the third and final installation of the America’s Wonders Collection by Regina Scott.  Each book in the series is completely standalone.  The shared theme is a historical novel located in or near one of our modern National Parks.  The author has clearly done her research and attempts to keep her story in the era in which it is written. The focus is on women who are fighting for equality and who love nature.

The story of Coraline Baxter is fictional, but some of the characters in the story are real.  The author tackles many of the issues confronting women of the day including the suffrage movement and women’s roles in society.  The coverage of these topics provides many historically accurate insights into how women were perceived and treated.  It is a great way to open up this topic to people who do not especially enjoy reading non-fiction, but want to learn more about 1890s America.

The interpersonal relationships in this book were very frustrating at times.  This is due in part to the way women were treated.  Unfortunately it was a very common practice during this time period to focus on the financial and status benefits of a proposed relationship.  Much more could be said on this topic, but it is best for the reader to discover what happens on his or her own.  Suffice to say it does provide many interesting talking points.

Those who are more interested in romance and adventure will find this a great read as well.  It has all the elements a person might desire.  Some intrigue, power struggles, romantic tension and many misunderstanding will keep one engaged until the end.

Review of a copy provided by Revell

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language: None

Violence/Gore:  Man strikes a woman; a woman points a pistol at a man in defense of another.

Sex/Nudity:  Non-married characters kiss and embrace.

Mature Subjects:  

Women’s rights, death of family members.

Drug/Alcohol Use:  

None

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
Rating:
10
Violence/Gore
Rating:
2
10
Sex/Nudity
Rating:
1
10

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About the Reviewer

I primarily read fiction from all genres. I have six children and many happy hours have been spent reading together. I also love quilting, hiking, and camping.