Into the Wilderness
Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati's epic novel sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden affair between an unconventional Englishwoman and an American frontiersman.It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate... show more
Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati's epic novel sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden affair between an unconventional Englishwoman and an American frontiersman.It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote New York mountain village. It is a place unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered--a white man dressed like a Native American, Nathaniel Bonner, known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village, she soon finds herself locked in conflict with the local slave owners as well as her own family.Interweaving the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati's compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portrait of an emerging America.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 3rd 1999
Pages no: 912
Edition language: English
Series: Wilderness (#1)
Fun historical romance/adventure. This is about as close to a romance novel as I get and I enjoyed that aspect of it (though the sex scenes began to get a little repetitive). For some reason, though it is a really long book, I expected it to mostly consist of a huge drawn out will-they-or-won't-they...
I wanted to like this much more than I actually did. It came highly recommended by a good friend from college, and I'm always sorry when friends and family recommend books to me and I end up not sharing the love. The other reason I really wanted to like this is that it's clear the author did a TON o...
The book had blurbs praising it from romance writers Diana Gabaldon and Amanda Quick and the trade magazine Romantic Times. Not a good sign I'd like it, if this was being marketed to those who frequent the romance aisle. The prose was more readable than most books I've read marketed as romance, even...
It could almost be described as fanfic. This is a story of what happens to Hawkeye of Last of the Mohicans' family a few years later. This story centres around his son Nathaniel. Nathaniel has grown up straddling Native and New cultures and finding that he has more in common with native culture. ...
A straightforward adventure and romance, INTO THE WILDERNESS was all about "What happens next?" for me. As Nathaniel and Elizabeth navigate the social minefield that is their world, I felt like the main characters were utterly open books and the villains were unpredictable black boxes. I didn't kn...