Headstrong Coraline Baxter has worked all her life to be more than the spoiled socialite others expect. When her fellow suffragettes in Tacoma, Washington, suggest that she should climb to the top of Mount Rainier to prove that a woman can do anything, she instantly resolves to do it. And if she can climb Mount Rainier, her mother promises to stop pressuring her to get married to the wealthy Cash Kincaid. All Cora needs is a guide to get her to the top of the mountain.
Nathan Hardee may look like a mountain man, but he once ruled the halls of high society. He left all that behind after his father broke under financial pressure from Kincaid. To best Kincaid now, Nathan agrees to guide Cora up the mountain.
Climbing Rainier will require all of Cora’s strength 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.
A Most Glorious View by Regina Scott is a unique historical novel. The protagonists have a lot of determination, strength, and courage to find what they want in life. Coraline Baxter is a go-getter. She defies what her mother wants for her. She wants to fight a cause that is dear to her and not one that she is forced into because it is the way. Life for women is not an easy one. Women like Coraline are expected to do what their families plan for them. In doing what makes her happy, Coraline finds not only happiness but also love. A love that can survive despite all of life’s obstacles. This novel was inspirational and entertaining. I rooted for the heroine and hero. Regina Scott writes in a way that completely transports her readers, like me, into her fictional worlds. I completely forget the real world and felt like I have traveled through time.