With vivid descriptions of the wonders of Yellowstone, Regina Scott sets the second of her American Wonders Collection in 1886, when the US Calvary was charged with protecting the National Park. Luckily for Lieutenant William Prescott, local hotel owner Kate Tremaine is willing to act as a guide – and a very capable one at that – in exchange for some manual labor making much needed repairs to the Geyser Gateway.
As their attraction grows and the widow’s young son becomes ever more hopeful of a new father, danger threatens the park. From casual vandalism by tourists to intentional harm from poachers, Kate and the soldiers have their work cut out for them. But luckily, there is always the Geyser Gateway’s comfort to fall back on and Alberta’s pies waiting.
With an interesting cast of secondary characters, particularly a set of elderly sisters who make their appearance later in the story, characters and relationships are again center stage – though danger and adventure are never far off, as Kate and Will both have past traumas to face and faith to be renewed.
Recommended for fans of Historical Inspirational Fiction, the grandeur of the American frontier, and strong female characters who ride sidesaddle.
This review refers to a finished copy I voluntarily received from the publisher. A positive review was not required and these are my own honest opinions.
Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott (American Wonders Collection #2) | Revell, October 2020 | paperback, 336 pages
About the Book
It is 1886, and the government has given the US Cavalry control of Yellowstone. For widowed hotelier Kate Tremaine, the change is a welcome one. She knows every inch of her wilderness home like the back of her hand and wants to see it protected from poachers and vandals.
Refused a guide by Congress, Lieutenant William Prescott must enlist Kate’s aid to help him navigate the sprawling park and track down the troublemakers. But a secret from his past makes him wary of the tender feelings the capable and comely widow raises in him. As they work together to protect the park and stand firm through injustice and tragedy, they may just find that two wounded hearts can share one powerful love when God is in control.