First in the series. Set in 1750s Pennsylvania. "Long hunter" Noah Wilde saves 16-year-old Jessica Matthews when she is attacked by Ottawa Indians. Noah, who is also a spy for the English government, falls in love with Jessica, but his missions send him far and wide. Will he and Jessica meet again, and can Noah once again save her from the savages?
As the French and Indian War breaks out in North America, hunter and English spy Noah Barnes happens upon a small group of Iroquois trying to abduct teenage Jessica Matthews near her parents cabin in the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains. Though the fight is fierce and Jessica's savior is outnumbered Noah wins the battle but is wounded. Perhaps its hero worship or puppy love, but not long afterward Jess decides she wants to marry Noah.
A widower, Noah falls in love with Jess, but he has a mission to complete before they can wed. While he is on his adventures, Indians kill Jess parents and capture her and her sibling. When he learns what happened to his beloved, Jess leaves George Washington on his own personal quest.
In terms of Colonial romance, INTO THE WILDERNESS is similar to most works in the genre. However, what makes this tale superior is that it is more of a historical fiction novel providing the audience a deep account of 1750s America. The story line is loaded with interesting tidbits that cleverly blends and enhances the action especially since the two lead protagonists spend much of the time in separate, but vividly described subplots. Romance readers will enjoy Roseanne Bittner's latest novel while historical fiction fans will welcome a new find.
Set in 1750s Pennsylvania, Into the Wilderness depicts life in Allegheny Mountains and the Northeast at the beginning of the French and Indian War. When 16 year old Jessica Matthews is attacked by Ottawa Indians she is saved by the darkly attractive Noah Wilde. As Noah recovers from his wounds at Jessica's mountain cabin he and Jessica fall in love; but Noah, who is spying for the English goverment has a mission to fulfand is forced to leave once he recovers.
When Noah is unexpectedly detained in Virginia, a tragedy changes Jessicas life forever. He must use all of his investigative skills to find the woman he loves.
this was a book that i could'nt lay down once i began to read it.I have always loved the Rosanne Bittner selections.She's a wonderful writer,makes you feel as though you are right there in that time setting!I loved this book, and I cannot wait to get to read part two of this three part series.The next book in line for me to read is,"Into the Valley".And its on its way right now.I'm so excited!
Very enjoyable story.It combines history and fiction in a story that you will remember. I want to read the next book of the series and have already ordered it.
Very good book. I love her writing.