A Distance Too Grand is an attention grabbing historical novel with a Grand Canyon setting. The story revolves around an Army survey crew primarily searching for the perfect place to build a road across the immense mostly unexplored canyon. Meg Pero is a photographer who hopes to take her deceased father’s place on the crew but meets resistance because of her gender. Only because of a time crunch is she accepted to the team who just happens to be led by the very man she once rejected.

This story is not only a tale of second chance romance (you knew that didn’t you?) but is also a riveting account of the hardships and dangers faced by the team as they traveled to the canyon and began their exploration. A steady plot and excellent characterizations made the story a joy to read. As one who has always been afraid of heights, I had to admire Meg’s sometimes daredevil attempts to get the perfect photograph.  A bit of mystery and a thread of faith added the perfect touch.

I thoroughly enjoyed A Distance Too Grand and look forward to future novels by Regina Scott.

I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Meg Pero has been assisting her photographer father since she was big enough to carry his equipment, so when he dies she is determined to take over his profession–starting with fulfilling the contract he signed to serve on an Army survey of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in 1871. What she doesn’t realize is that the leader of the expedition is none other than the man she once refused to marry.

Captain Ben Coleridge would like nothing more than to leave without the woman who broke his heart. He can’t afford to be distracted during this survey, which is a screen for another, more personal mission, one he cannot share with any member of his team.

As dangers arise from all sides–and even from within–Meg and Ben must work together to stay alive, fulfill their duties, and, just maybe, rekindle a love that neither had completely left behind.

Read an excerpt here.


Regina Scott is the author of more than 40 works of warm, witty historical romance. Her writing has won praise from Booklist and Library Journal, and she was twice awarded the prestigious RT Books 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 30 years live south of Tacoma, Washington, on the way to Mt. Rainier.