Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Regina Scott & Nothing Short of Wondrous

Posted November 21, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, giveaway, historical, Regina Scott, romance / 38 Comments

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!

American Wonders Collection #3
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2020
PAGES: 336

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.


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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).

Postcard of the Fountain Hotel;
Frank J Haynes;
No date

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.

Postcard of Fountain Paint Pot;
Frank J Haynes;
No date

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.

Postcard of Norris Geyser Basin;
Frank J Haynes;
Around 1920

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…

Postcard of Mammoth Hot Springs;
Frank J Haynes;
No date

…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.

Mammoth Hotel with stagecoaches;
Photographer unknown;
No date

In other parts of the book, they journey to the Grand Prismatic Spring…

And the quintessential Yellowstone geyser, Old Faithful.

Postcard of Old Faithful Geyser;
Frank J Haynes;
No date

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 or follow her on Facebook (, Pinterest (, or BookBub (

Revell is offering a print copy of Nothing Short of Wondrous to three of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott?

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38 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Regina Scott & Nothing Short of Wondrous

  1. Kay Garrett

    Enjoyed the author’s tour through Yellowstone in 1886! Having been to Yellowstone, I can imagine how it was way back when to where it is today. I’m not sure which would have been the more enjoyable with or without man’s hand in it.

    Love reading inspirational romances and when you had history and Yellowstone into the mix, I’m definitely putting this book on my TBR list. Can’t wait for the opportunity to get lost within its pages.

  2. Roxanne C.

    Regina Scott is a terrific author, and I enjoy her books so much. I would like to see Grand Prismatic Spring someday; that photo is gorgeous.

  3. Suzanne Sellner

    Having never been to Yellowstone, I found the photos and information fascinating. The story sounds exciting as well.

  4. Merry

    I’ve never been to Yellowstone National Park so I would love to learn more about it through the historical aspect of the book.

  5. Pam Lunsford

    I’ve never been to Yellowstone National Park. I loved the pictures and how the story goes with each photo. Whenever I read the book I’m going to look at these photos and know where the characters are.

  6. Perrianne Askew

    I loved seeing the vintage postcards of Yellowstone and one day I would love to visit. I would enjoy reading Regina Scott’s newest offering and taking a bookish trip to Yellowstone.

  7. Lynn Brown

    I like the genre and the fact that she is widowed. The cover is very nice. I love the blue dress. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Patty

    Our family visited Yellowstone when I was a kid, but I wasn’t quite old enough to really remember it that much. Would love to revisit it in story.

  9. Diana Hardt

    Interesting post. I was in Yellowstone many years ago when I was little with my parents, but I don’t remember very much about it. Beautiful cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Debbie Clatterbuck

    What makes me want to read Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott? It’s written by Regina Scott. Enough said, right?!

  11. Vivian Furbay

    Would like to read this to see what problems they run into. I have been fortunate to go to Yellowstone three times in my life. Beautiful park! Could spend several weeks there.

  12. Megan H

    You Yellowstone National Park is a fave.
    Book takes place in a fave time-frame.
    Would love to get to know the charachters!

    Haven’t read that many books by Regina, but I know she used to write for Love-Inspired Historicals.

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