Please join me in welcoming the always-delightful Regina Scott back to the blog today to chat about her new historical romance, A View Most Glorious!
Regina Scott is the author of more than 50 works of warm, witty historical romance, including A Distance Too Grand and Nothing Short of Wondrous. Her writing has won praise from Booklist and Library Journal, and 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 30 years live south of Tacoma, Washington, on the way to Mt. Rainier. Learn more at www.reginascott.com.
A VIEW MOST GLORIOUS
SERIES: American Wonders #3
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 5, 2021
Reluctant socialite Coraline Baxter longs to live a life of significance and leave her mark on the world. When her local suffragette group asks her to climb Mount Rainier to raise awareness of their cause, she jumps at the chance, even though she has absolutely no climbing experience. If she can do it, any woman can do it. And after her mother issues an ultimatum–that Cora marry the man of her mother’s choosing if she is not successful–Cora must do it. But she can’t do it alone.
Noted mountain guide Nathan Hardee initially refuses to help Cora, but has a change of heart when he sees what is at stake. He knows enough about the man Cora’s mother has chosen to know that the headstrong young woman should have nothing to do with him, much less marry him.
Climbing Rainier will require all of Cora’s fortitude and will lead her and Nathan to rediscover their faith in God and humanity. These two loners make unlikely partners in righting a wrong and may just discover that only together is the view most glorious.
Hi Regina! Welcome back to the blog!
Regina: Apples. I’m from Washington State, home of Wenatchee, the Apple Capital of the World. 😊
Carrie: yum! I love apples!
Regina: Over. I was explaining to my youngest son that he must be flexible when it comes to relationships, including how people like their toilet paper rolled. He was aghast to think anyone would do it any other way!
Regina: Neither. I like lemonade, preferably raspberry.
Carrie: ooo that does sound good! I love the raspberry lemonade at Olive Garden…
Regina: Sandwich, with no meat but lots of veggies and cheese.
Carrie: that sounds like something my mom would like too!
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Regina: Taran Wanderer from Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles. He and his merry band of misfits captured my heart and are one of the reasons I wanted to become a writer, so I could write more stories like that!
Carrie: somebody else just mentioned that series the other day! My husband enjoyed them too. I haven’t read them yet.
Q: If I asked your characters to describe YOU as an author, what would they say?
Regina: That I am a pushy little task master, always trying to order them around, but that they are very pleased they can usually persuade me to see things their way. I find it makes for better books when my characters take over. 😊
Carrie: haha i love that!
Q: Which of your main characters is most like you in A View Most Glorious?
Regina: Probably Nathan Hardee, my hero. Like him, I find comfort in nature. It’s one of the places I feel God most closely. I haven’t retreated to a cabin near the mountain yet, but some days it’s very tempting!
Carrie: ooo that would be my happy place … as long as that mountain cabin has air conditioning and indoor plumbing LOL
Q: Why did you decide to write a series about national parks? Which national park is your favorite to visit?
Regina: I love the national parks—the wonder, the majesty, the history! But I didn’t actually set out to write a series about them. I wanted to write a story about a female photographer at a time when women were just beginning to be recognized in that field, and I wanted to give her something grand to photograph. What grander than the Grand Canyon? When I proposed the book to my publisher, my editor at the time asked me whether I could make the book part of a series set in the history of the national parks. She didn’t have to twist my arm!
As for favorites, I have to pick Mt. Rainier National Park, the gates of which are 45 minutes from my front door. My father loved that mountain, and you might say I grew up on its slopes, as he had us camping or hiking on it nearly every weekend when I was young. Decades later, spotting it looming on the horizon still takes my breath away.
Carrie: Mt. Rainier is gorgeous! And that’s really cool how the series came about 🙂
Q: What is one of your favorite quotes from A View Most Glorious & why do you love it?
Regina: “She was causing a stir. Wouldn’t be the first time.” This is Cora, my heroine, in a nutshell. At a time when women in her social class were seen, at best, as tireless workers for home and charities, or worst, adornment for their husband’s arms, Cora isn’t afraid to stand up for what she wants and what she believes. She isn’t afraid of making a little noise.
Carrie: i LOVE that! I can’t wait to meet her on the pages 🙂
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Regina: In January, I’ll be returning to my beloved Regency period with the start of a new series featuring three sisters and their best friend, who vow to see each other wed by harvest, no matter what. If you’ve read any of my books, you know “no matter what” will likely entail a lot of love and laughter!
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What about you? What makes you want to read A View Most Glorious by Regina Scott?