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.
writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know
it, she didn’t sell her first novel until she learned a bit more about
writing. Since her first book was published, her stories have traveled
the globe, with translations in many languages, including Dutch, German,
Italian, and Portuguese. She now has had published more than fifty
works of warm, witty historical romance. Regina Scott and her husband of
more than 30 years reside in the Puget Sound area of Washington State
on the way to Mt. Rainier. She has dressed as a Regency dandy, learned
to fence, driven four-in-hand, and sailed on a tall ship, all in the
name of research, of course. Learn more about her at her website.
One winner will receive print copies of all three books in the
American Wonders Collection, a collection of nine vintage-style
postcards from the parks featured (the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and
Mt. Rainier), and a poster that speaks to the heart of the story: The best view comes after the hardest climb. (US only)
Ends November 19, 2021