What would Coraline Baxter, a young independent suffrage supporting woman, consider as “A View Most Glorious”? Would it indeed be the view from the summit of Mount Rainier, after her historic climb? Or would it rather be the view of a new life she secretly dreams of in the future? Or perhaps, the view she sees as she looks back upon her life as a much pursued reluctant socialite in 1893 society?
Coraline Baxter was determined to make a difference in her world. She was an active advocate of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, one of a few women graduates of Puget Sound University, and a female accountant at her father’s bank. Coraline was making a difference in the society she lived in, so when she was challenged to climb Mount Rainier to raise much needed funds for the Suffrage cause, she set her mind to do so, letting nothing or no one dissuade her.
If you enjoy reading historical romance that includes glimpses of the beautiful nature surrounding Mount Rainier, and the challenges of climbing such a massive mountain in the 1800’s, when doing so was a great feat for anyone, but especially for a woman in those times, then you shall surely enjoy this story.
This story captivated me from the first page to the last. It is one of those reads that pulls you to keep reading to reach the end, yet when you do, you don’t want it to stop. The characters became so real to me that they remain in my thoughts long after I reached the end. Beautifully written, very inspiring, story.
I was given a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Book Company, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and comments are my own.
–Leona J. Atkinson