Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness

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Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati's epic novel sweeps us into another time and place...and into a breathtaking story of love and survival in a land of savage beauty.

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, Elizabeth soon finds herself locked in conflict with the local slave owners as well as with 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 portait of an emerging America.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2008, c1998
Edition: Delt trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780385342575
0385342578
Branch Call Number: FIC Donat 3558
Characteristics: 876 p. :,map

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A teacher (like Anne) arrives in a new town to live with her family and meets someone who could change her life.

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Blemenchick Jan 17, 2012

If you liked Diana Gabaldon read Sara Donati


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happycanuck
Mar 10, 2017

For several chapters, the writing seemed stilted and immature. Only the plot kept me going. Surprisingly, the writing greatly improved by midway - almost as if another writer had taken over. Am looking forward to reading more works.

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melmccurdy
Aug 23, 2016

Epic, post-Revolutionary family drama, located in Indian territory and colonists' settlements of upstate New York.
Vivid characters.
Great dialogue.
Beautiful landscape.
Romance, tragedy, hostility, conflict.
Huge plot twist at the end.
Book 1 of a 6 books series.

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savtadina
May 19, 2016

I read the author's book, THE GILDED HOUR, set in NY in the late 1800s and thoroughly enjoyed it, for the well-researched historical setting as well as the stories of the two women doctors, an oddity at the time.

So I was looking forward to this book, but found it disappointing. I enjoyed the historical setting and the characters but I felt I was going from one "soap opera like" disaster to another. I think the author tried to accomplish too much and that some of the characters, including Julian, were just a bit too unbelievable.

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amyccjohnson
Jan 08, 2015

Fans of "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon will enjoy this series. It's a historical fiction with a few guest "appearances" by characters from Gabaldon's "Outlander" series. Easy to read but still with suspense. The only downfall is that the ease at which characters solve their problems are fairly simple to predict.

Chapel_Hill_SarahW Jan 03, 2015

As a huge fan of the Outlander series I was so happy to find this book. The first in the series features a strong female heroine in a wild, new country. It has great historical details, beautiful landscape imagery, and a slow building, intense, passionate love story.

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terrysam
Nov 17, 2014

Would love to get it on Audiobook to listen to in the car or at the gym!!!!

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elos
Jun 29, 2014

Wow, I loved this book. It was a great story and I loved the historical setting. I just discovered it is the first of a series. I'm going right on to the next book.

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IV27HUjg
Dec 17, 2013

Liking this & the research author has put into it for details. The romance is ok, not some trashy bodice ripper. Appreciate author using old Scots language correctly - you ken? Understand?

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JudyGreen51
Aug 25, 2012

Very well written. History, romance, lots of unexpected twists and turns. Kept me hooked in for several late night reads!

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sasie
Jul 23, 2012

This was a re-read for me and I enjoyed it even more the second time than the first. I plan to read the whole series this time. If you like to get lost in a great story, this book is worth looking at.

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