I have enjoyed this series very much. I love a book that draws me into the story and makes me feel like I know the characters personally. Books that make me want to get back to it. This one did as well as the others. Looking forward to the last one.
This is was my favorite book of the entire series, featuring Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner. Even though they do not play a prominent role in this specific book, Hannah, Luke, and Jennet's story is an exciting one.
From Publishers Weekly
The fourth in Donati's popular Wilderness series (Into The Wilderness, etc.) takes the Scott family on a perilous journey to New Orleans on the eve of one of the War of 1812's climactic battles. The action begins with the dramatic rescue of Jennet Scott from captivity in the French Antilles. Her saviors include her husband, Luke, a prominent Montreal merchant, and Luke's Mohawk half-sister, Hannah, a physician. Jennet had given birth to a son, Nathaniel, during her captivity and enlisted Honoré Poiterin, a shady Creole merchant, to smuggle him to safety. The Scotts trek to New Orleans after discovering Poiterin and his grandmother have taken the child there and are claiming him as their own. In a city surrounded by two opposing armies, the Scotts find an ally in Ben Savard, the well-connected half-brother of a plantation owner. Out of a surfeit of characters (there are over 30 "primary characters" listed at the book's beginning), Hannah is the starsurviving two brushes with death, saving countless lives and still finding time to fall in love. The conclusion is predictable and the pacing uneven, but fans of epic historical adventures will be captivated by the exotic setting and intriguing story line.
This is by far the best of the series. It introduces Hannah's love interest, Ben, and has non stop action from the first page. Some of the other books in the series get a little sappy, but this one is action packed.