Nothing Short of Wondrous – Lone Star Lit

About the Book

1021 HEATHER Series Spotlight 3 of 4Title: Nothing Short of Wondrous
Author: Regina Scott
Series: American Wonders Collection, Book 2
Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Romance
Synopsis: In 1886, the U.S. government gave control of Yellowstone, the country’s first national park, to the cavalry to stop predation by poachers, hunters, and vandals. Mrs. Kate Tremaine is all for the change. The young widow and her late husband held the lease to operate one of the hotels in the park. She has raised her six-year-old son among God’s wonders and knows every inch of the mountainous park like the back of her hand. It is her home, and she has vowed to protect it.
Lieutenant William Prescott needs someone of Kate’s caliber more than he knows. Congress has appropriated funds for only one guide, who is required elsewhere in the park, and the cavalryman is having some trouble finding his way around much less tracking down the troublemakers. As Kate and her son help him, he doesn’t dare give in to the tender feelings she raises in him. A tragic mistake eight years ago nearly derailed his career and made him question his own abilities. Not even Kate’s encouragement or God’s forgiveness can blot out the stain on his conscience.

When Kate’s son disappears, Will and Kate must work together to rescue the boy and protect the park. In doing so, they may just find that two wounded hearts can lead to one powerful love when God is in control.


My Thoughts

Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott really is nothing short of wondrous! I do not believe I have read anything by Regina Scott before, and now I am wondering how I missed her books! From the very first line:

“What is it about men and danger? Do they all want to die?”

     Regina Scott weaves in a humorous sense of warmth and sarcasm that fully engaged my interest. She is one of the very few authors I have found that has a gift with the way they describe the world around them to make you feel like you are right there in the story. There were such vivid descriptions of Yellowstone National Park, from the colors, the landscape, the smells of the different pools… It was breathtaking, and I am sure the actual park is more so!

     The characters. Kate is your classic frontier woman: strong and courageous.  She is well balanced though, always willing to let others help when she truly needed it. The banter between her and Will, the main male character is a “I don’t want to like you, but I do anyway” type of spark between them. Which is one of my favorites. Also, have you ever heard the saying “women love a man in uniform”? Well, this apply applies to Will in his Cavalry uniform. Talk about tall dark and handsome 😊. Regina Scott really made these characters come to life for me with their descriptions, realistic challenges, and their sense of humor.

“God understood she had work to do, a son to raise, a park to protect. Why did this man make her wonder if there should be more?”

I give Nothing Short of Wondrous 5 out 5 stars for the AMAZING descriptions of Yellowstone National Park, one of my favorite couples this year, and for engaging my imagination throughout the whole story! Regina Scott is definitely on my auto buy list now; readers who enjoy books by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, and Vickie McDonough will love this story!

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

About the Author

Regina Scott is the author of fifty works of warm, witty historical romance, including A Distance Too Grand. She was twice awarded the prestigious RT Book Reviews best book of the year in her category. A devotee of history, she has learned to fence, driven four-in-hand, and sailed on a tall ship, all in the name of research. She and her husband of thirty years live south of Tacoma, Washington, on the way to Mt. Rainier.
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One Comment Add yours

  1. Regina Scott says:

    So glad you enjoyed the book! Thanks for being part of the tour!


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