Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? However, Nathanial learns that his father has been arrested in Montreal. There were too many side trips that added little or nothing to the story except more pages to get through. Dawn on a Distant Shore: A Novel (Wilderness Book 2). By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

And so the epic continues with great twists and turns in their lives! Soon word reaches them that Nathaniel’s father has been arrested by crown officials in British Canada. This is the second book in the Wilderness series by Sara Donati. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Read 624 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I found this novel to be boring and lacking. But she soon discovers that freeing Nathaniel will take every ounce of her courage and inventiveness. --This text refers to an alternate, Sara Donati is the winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award for first fiction for her 1998 novel, Praise for Sara Donati's captivating epic. | ISBN 9780553578553 I'm not sure why I put off reading the 'Into the Wilderness' series for so long, but it certainly is making my summer reading more enjoyable. Through a series of intrigues and deceptions, the twins are kidnapped and, to retrieve them, the Bonners are forced to sail to Scotland, where the Earl of Carryck, a distant relative, is determined that these long-lost American kin claim the castle that is their birthright. Elizabeth and Nathanial Bonner have comfortably settled into marriage and family life, and Elizabeth is pregnant with twins. O'Brien It is a struggle that threatens her with the loss of what she loves most: her children.Torn apart, the Bonners must embark on yet another perilous voyage…this time all the way across the ocean to the heart of Scotland, where a wealthy earl claims kinship with Nathaniel’s father, Hawkeye. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine--, Donati picks up the romantic epic of Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner shortly after the events dramatized in, In her second foray into the genre, Donati's sequel to Into the Wilderness continues the saga of hunter and trapper Nathaniel Bonner and his wife, Elizabeth, a couple living in upper New York State, America's eastern frontier at the end of the 18th century.

[THe couple's third baby dies, Hannah goes off to "learn" how to vaccinate against smallpox (why it takes so long to stick a needle, I don't know) and then she goes to find Liam who has become a bounty hunter- don't care enough about him to fucking trudge through more nonsense. 14 1.5-hour cassettes

That booked ended abruptly without resolving a major issue (Elizabeth's pregnancy). #grsucks, Despite changing the setting not only to a different country but also a different continent and introducing a whole new cast of supporting characters, Donati never loses sight of what made, “It was a rare gift she had, this ability to look ahead, through the loss and heartache, beyond the hardship, to see so clearly the possibilities that waited for them. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This one didn't keep me up at night like the first one did but I really enjoyed it very much. Raging excitement! The first of this series 'Into the wilderness' was an absolute delight to read. After all, I absolutely LOVED Donati's first in this series, Into The Wilderness. LIke book 1, this installment is difficult to put down. Nathaniel reluctantly leaves Hidden Wolf Mountain to set out for the distant city, determined to see his father freed. I loved into the Wilderness and could not wait to read this sequel. About Dawn on a Distant Shore.

In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Some people love books. Kate Reading draws us into the story without our having been aware of her performance at all. It was a different angle in historical romance, had all the excitement of the 'Hunger games' and the whole idea was novel. Something went wrong. With well-drawn characters and an evocative love story that is intricately woven into the rich history of our nation’s past, this extraordinary novel will enthrall readers like few others–and sweep them away to a whole other time and place.A sweeping epic of romance and adventure, Dawn on a Distant Shore establishes Sara Donati as one of today’s most gifted storytellers. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Native American Literature (Kindle Store), © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. "Dawn" starts from that and then careens off into a different direction. I liked getting to know them, but I kind of missed Elizabeth and Nathaniel. Since 2000 she has been writing fiction full-time, haunting the intersection where history and storytelling meet, wallowing in nineteenth-century newspapers, magazines, street maps, and academic… More about Sara Donati, "Will keep readers up into the wee hours. It was long (believe me..nothing brings me more joy than long and detailed romance novels) and winding (thats where it lost its charm). Maybe, but the author has real talent and it was an enjoyable story. Instead, Nathaniel is imprisoned and finds himself in danger of being hanged as a spy. I had hopes that this second novel would have been filled with corrections of the past sins of it's predecessor, only to find that it had plenty of sins on it's own. This was a great second in the series, I love the main characters in an unrelenting way and I look forward to the rest of the series. As established in the first book, Nathaniel is the son of Scottish-born Daniel "Hawkeye" Bonner, who was raised by Mohawks. Dawn on a Distant Shore book. Her spirit and intelligence have been kept alive through the memories of her family. 'But I can't, I can't.'" Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner do not have easy lives. Word has reached them that Nathaniel’s father has been arrested by crown officials in British Canada.

It took them 400 pages to get to the titular "distant shore". They characters and the plots are very layered and there is a lot of action. LIke book 1, this installment is difficult to put down. However, the characters are interesting, and the love affair between Nathaniel and Elizabeth continues to be a central touchstone for the novel. But soon the events in Canada draw Nathaniel far away from his new family. Agent, Jill Grinberg.

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I really enjoyed this book great story line and good historical background. I found this novel to be boring and lacking. Sara Donati’s debut novel, Into the Wilderness, was hailed as "epic in scope, emotionally intense…an enrapturing, grand adventure" (BookPage) and "a captivating saga…definitely the romance of the year when it comes to transcending genre boundaries" (Booklist).Author Diana Gabaldon called it "one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of … Besides most of them have a double name and sometimes it's difficult.

"—Romantic Times"Masterfully weaves the evocative history of the founding of America with the powerful challenges faced by those, like the Bonners, who settled this new world. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Being the central characters in a continuing saga is hard work! We are experiencing technical difficulties. I do not think anything would be lost by skipping this one. This second book in the series took me longer to read as it was set mainly on ships and in Scotland rather than in the wilderness of the New York area and it seems to have slowed my interest down. Buy Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This was interesting and nice that it took place somewhere other than Lake In The Clouds. The drama is as intriguing as a TV miniseries, and in the conventions of the genre, the dialogue can be stilted and heavy-handed: "'I want you, yes,' she hissed.

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