11 books on the list
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The Endless Forest
A Novel (Wilderness Book 6)
Sara Donati - 2010-02-02 (first published in 2009)
The Endless Forest is a powerful historical fiction novel that takes place in the remote town of Paradise in the early 19th century. When a flood devastates the town, the Bonner family must reunite in order to rebuild. However, their peaceful efforts are threatened by the arrival of Martha's scheming mother, who has a hidden agenda. As the Bonners struggle to protect their home from the dangers that lie ahead, they also confront painful secrets and hidden sorrows. This is a breathtaking portrayal of family strength and endurance in a fascinating time and place that will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.
Queen of Swords
A Novel (Wilderness Book 5)
Sara Donati - 2006-10-31
Follow the gripping journey of Hannah Bonner and her half-brother Luke as they search for Luke's wife and their stolen child in the tumultuous landscape of 1814 Caribbean islands. Their path takes them to Pensacola and New Orleans, where the Bonners must navigate the treacherous plans of a powerful Creole family and the dangerous prejudices of war-torn New Orleans. In this historical fiction, join Hannah and Luke on a thrilling adventure filled with unexpected allies, impossible odds, and the hope of a miracle to bring them home.
Lake in the Clouds
Sara Donati - 2003-04-29 (first published in 2002)
Lake in the Clouds by Sara Donati is a historical fiction novel set in late 18th-century New York. It follows the Bonner family as they persevere through personal loss and confront the challenge of their oldest daughter coming of age. Hannah, Nathaniel's half-Indian daughter, finds herself in danger when she insists on nursing a runaway slave. Her determination forces her to make a decision about her identity and future. The novel explores themes of family, love, and identity, all against the backdrop of a developing nation.
Fire Along the Sky
Sara Donati - 2005-11-29 (first published in 2004)
Follow the dramatic story of Hannah Bonner in early 19th century America, as she returns to her mountain cabin with tragic news. As she tries to heal and help those around her, a new conflict with Britain threatens her family and home. With incredible historical detail and unforgettable characters, Sara Donati has written an epic tale of redemption, sacrifice, and love in the face of war.
Dawn on a Distant Shore
A Novel (Wilderness Book 2)
Sara Donati - 2001-05-29 (first published in 2000)
Follow Elizabeth as she triumphs over the harsh winter and treks across New York State's icy wilderness to save her husband's life. This thrilling sequel to a beloved historical fiction novel will transport you back to the early days of America and leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Where the Light Enters
Sara Donati - 2019-09-10
Travel back in time to nineteenth-century New York with this enthralling epic about two trailblazing female doctors. Follow obstetrician Dr. Sophie Savard as she rebuilds her life after the death of her husband, aided by her dearest friend and fellow physician Dr. Anna Savard. Together, they must navigate the challenges of aiding disadvantaged women and consulting on baffling cases involving missing women and a possible serial killer. Don't miss this captivating journey through history from the international bestselling author of The Gilded Hour.
Into the Wilderness
Sara Donati - 1999-08-03 (first published in 1998)
Experience the rugged beauty of 1792 New York in this captivating tale of love and survival. Elizabeth Middleton, leaving her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote mountain village, encounters Nathaniel Bonner, a white man dressed like a Native American. Determined to provide schooling for all children, Elizabeth finds herself at odds with slave owners and her family. Interweaving Mohawk Nation fate with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati's epic novel creates a profound, passionate portrait of an emerging America.
The Gilded Hour
Sara Donati - 2015-09-01
Step into 1883 New York City and follow the lives of two female doctors as they treat the city's most vulnerable, all while facing the tremendous change that the city is undergoing. Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie find themselves in the orbit of a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything that is indecent. With its vivid depictions of old New York and captivating characters, "The Gilded Hour" is an emotionally gripping novel that showcases the transcendent power of both courage and love.
Gwen Bristow - 1959-06-01
Experience the American Revolution through the eyes of a brave heroine in this engaging historical novel. Follow Celia Garth, a fashionable dressmaker turned patriot spy, as she joins Francis Marion, known as "The Swamp Fox," to shift the tides of war. Set in 18th-century Charleston, this classic novel captures the fervor and drama of one woman's fight for the rebel cause.
Lago de Las Nubes, El
Sara Donati - 2007-05-10
A small community near New York City struggles to recover from a devastating outbreak of diphtheria. The Bonner family, grieving the loss of their son, finds hope in their daughter's growing talent for medicine. But when they take in a gravely ill runaway slave, their world is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival of Hannah's former love, who may have come for more than just a visit. Another captivating addition to the epic Bonner family saga by Sara Donati.
Tied to the Tracks
Sara Donati - 2006-01-01
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