This is the fourth book in the series, though each book is self-contained,about the Bonner family in the nineteenth century settling of upper NY state. I hope there are many others to follow.
An excellent book. Nice sustantial story, it follows the bonner family which are in donati's previous books. This can be read and well enjoyed even if you haven't read the previous books!
In the sultry summer of 1812, Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner welcome Nathaniel's half-Indian daughter, Hannah, back into the family fold. But Hannah, a healer trained in both Western and native traditions, comes home to Paradise, New York, near broken in the wake of a haunting tragedy. Hannah soon finds that even in Paradise she can't hide from the newest war between England and the young United States. Her brother Daniel enlists...and is captured. Now it is up to Hannah and her cousin Jennet to pull off a daring act of rescue and sacrifice that will plunge these caourageous Bonner women into the greatest danger of all...
last book of a series, so far. . . search for the others also: Into the Wilderness, Dawn on a Distant Shore, Lake in teh Clouds. If you liked Gabaldon, you'll like Donati.
At least I wont have to wait long for the next one, fall 2006.
This was good and as usual well written, deep descriptions, full emotions. Just took a bit before I remembered who was who. Maybe I will do a reread!