Dawn on a Distant Shore
In an icy, untamed world of pristine beauty, a husband and wife are torn apart by fate but reunited forever by a love that can't be broken....An unforgettable love comes alive in this masterful epic of passion, treachery, and adventure....Award-winning author Sara Donati's debut novel, Into the... show more
In an icy, untamed world of pristine beauty, a husband and wife are torn apart by fate but reunited forever by a love that can't be broken....An unforgettable love comes alive in this masterful epic of passion, treachery, and adventure....Award-winning author Sara Donati's debut novel, Into the Wilderness, was hailed as "one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time" (Diana Gabaldon). Now, in an eloquent blend of fact and fiction, Donati re-creates her beloved characters from Into the Wilderness in an enthralling new tale of romance and adventure.Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into their life together at the edge of the New-York wilderness in the winter of 1794. But soon after Elizabeth gives birth to healthy twins, Nathaniel learns that his father has been arrested in British Canada. Forced to leave Hidden Wolf Mountain to help his father in Montreal, Nathaniel himself is imprisoned and in danger of being hanged as a spy. In a desperate bid to save her husband, Elizabeth bundles her infants and sets out through the snowy wilderness and across treacherous waterways on the dangerous trek to Canada. But she soon discovers that freeing her husband will take every ounce of her courage and inventiveness — and will threaten her with the loss of what she loves most: her children. Torn apart, the Bonners must embark on yet another perilous voyage, this time all the way across the ocean to the heart of Scotland, where a destiny they could never have imagined awaits them....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 29th 2001
Pages no: 672
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, 18th Century
Series: Wilderness (#2)
Nathaniel and Elizabeth are happily married, Elizabeth has just had twins. Hawkeye has been imprisoned in Canada and Nathaniel goes to rescue him, when he in turn is arrested Elizabeth goes to rescue him in turn. However the twins are kidnapped and brought to Scotland. Nathaniel is the last of a ...
I love these stories for the mood and the daydream fodder, though the story itself seems to slip past me with little impact. Reminiscent of the Diana's Norman and Gabaldon, an engrossing adventure. On to the next one!
So I should definitely explain why I'm only giving this book a 3. I loved Into the Wilderness because it fit precisely into the very narrow window of my kind of book - which involves a historical love story of two people meeting and falling in love. Obviously Dawn on a Distant Shore could never fit ...
I am so glad I returned to this book and series! After having dnfed it several years after reading about 20% of the print book, I started this book over by audio. The narration is done really well and the story is strong, complex and interesting. The beginning is definitely slow, but after the fi...
I liked this book quite a bit better than the first. I found the characters to be much more believable and lovable. There's still great chemistry between Nathaniel and Elizabeth, but you could really tell how much they love each other. Losing their children solidified that for me. I also loved that ...