It’s always a treat to welcome Regina Scott back to the blog & today she’s taking us on a tour of 1886 Yellowstone, the setting of her new novel Nothing Short of Wondrous!
NOTHING SHORT OF WONDROUS by Regina Scott
SERIES: American Wonders Collection #3
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2020
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.
touring Yellowstone, 1886 style
by Regina Scott, author of Nothing Short of Wondrous
It was such a pleasure delving into the history of Yellowstone National Park in my October release, Nothing Short of Wondrous, in part because America’s first national park holds so many awe-inspiring sights! My hero, Lieutenant William Prescott, and heroine, Kate Tremaine, end up touring through a good portion of the park in 1886. Here’s a little idea of what they saw.
Kate’s hotel, the Geyser Gateway, is in the Lower Geyser Basin, famous for its paint pots, hot pools, and geysers. I envision the hotel looking a bit like the historical Fountain Hotel (which no longer exists).
Kate is fiercely protective of her wilderness home, and her guests, so she’d be the first to remind you to stay on the path, for your own sake! She first runs into Will near the paint pots.
And realizes Morning Geyser is about to blow!
Will’s impressed with her ability to understand these amazing thermal features, so he asks her to act as a guide to him and his men, in exchange for help around the hotel. One of the first places Kate shows them is the nearby Firehole River.
But their work isn’t just about understanding the natural features and protecting tourists. Poachers threatened Yellowstone in 1886. When Kate and Will first find evidence of a poacher, they travel north to the Norris Geyser Basin in pursuit of the poacher.
Kate has another challenge—a rival hotel company is trying to buy her or scare her out. When that company holds her supplies ransom, she and Will travel up to his commanding officer’s headquarters at Mammoth Hot Springs…
…and the famous National Park Hotel, which leaves Kate nearly in despair at its grandeur until Will reminds her there’s nowhere more like home than her hotel.
In other parts of the book, they journey to the Grand Prismatic Spring…
And the quintessential Yellowstone geyser, Old Faithful.
But perhaps you’d like to see Yellowstone and the story in action.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our tour through Yellowstone in 1886! The vintage pictures come from postcards by F. Jay Haynes, Yellowstone’s first and most beloved photographer. Morning geyser comes curtesy of the National Park Service. The Firehole River comes from Mike Goad, and SteppinStars provided the picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring.
Regina Scott is the award-winning author of more than 50 works of warm, witty historical romance. Her father instilled in her a love of our national parks, and she now lives 45 minutes from the gates of Mt. Rainier. The American Wonders Collection celebrates the rich history of those parks, starting with the Grand Canyon (A Distance Too Grand) and continuing with Nothing Short of Wondrous, both of which earned a starred review from Booklist. You can learn more about her at her website at www.reginascott.com or follow her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/authorreginascott), Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/reginascottpins), or BookBub (https://www.bookbub.com/authors/regina-scott).
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