A strong, vivid historical novel set against the backdrop of the 1812 war between Britain and America. Fire Along the Sky is the story of one woman's unforgettable journey across a young nation threatened by the flames of war. The year is 1812 and Hannah Bonner has returned to her family's mountain cabin. But Nathaniel and Elizabeth can see that ...
A strong, vivid historical novel set against the backdrop of the 1812 war between Britain and America. Fire Along the Sky is the story of one woman's unforgettable journey across a young nation threatened by the flames of war. The year is 1812 and Hannah Bonner has returned to her family's mountain cabin. But Nathaniel and Elizabeth can see that Hannah is not the same woman as when she left. For their daughter has come home without her husband and son, and with a story of loss and tragedy that she can't even bear to tell. Yet as Hannah resumes her duties as a gifted healer, she finds that she is slowly healing herself. Little does she realise that she is about to face her greatest challenge ever. Hannah is called away to the war to perform one final act of courage, duty and sacrifice. And in risking everything once more, she may learn to live - and even to love - again. Sara Donati's novel is passionate and compelling. It brilliantly captures the vigorous spirit of its young protagonist, and the setting is one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.
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if you are a reader who enjoys novels by Diana Galabdon - this series is for you - great historical fiction, love, war and everything in between - Ms Donati writes differently than Ms. Galabdon but catches your attention so that the reader "lives" parallel to the characters - I highly recommend this series of a family in early New York state.
Feb 4, 2009
You should start with first book, "into the Wilderness". The series is a powerful adventure story and really holds your attention. The series is ongoing, with another book soon to come out. I higly recommend this series.
Jan 8, 2009
Continuing adventure saga
This is the 4th book of a great series covering several branches & generations of an early pioneering mohawk/white family in New York state from 1700's. It is not just a great read but draws you in to experience their lives, adventures, romances, achievements and disappointments. Each book has been a 'can't put down' read and this one is no exception! At the close of the last page it is a must to obtain the next one in the series to continue sharing in this family's experiences as they live through the extraordinary times of their lives. Alibris has provided the vehicle to obtain the last 3 of the series, this one and also the next one, all at affordable prices and reliable shipping delivery. I am coming to the end of this wonderful book but it is not the end of the tale......I can hardly wait to start the next one in the series that Alibris have once again delivered. Not just a read but an experience!
Publishers Weekly, 2004-08-16 Donati continues the saga of the valiant Bonner family, last seen in 2002's Lake in the Clouds, in this sprawling, slow-to-start epic starring four formidable women. It's 1812, and Elizabeth Bonner-teacher, crusader and second wife of hunter/trapper/farmer Nathaniel-is still living in a mountain cabin above the village of Paradise in upper New York State. With her is her restless, independent daughter, Lily, whose plans to study art in England were dashed by the beginnings of the war. Nearby in Montreal is the newly widowed Scotswoman Lady Jennet, who has come to the new world to find the man she should have married, Nathaniel's son Luke. And arriving presently is Hannah, Nathaniel's half-Mohawk daughter by his first wife; after 10 years as a healer with her mother's people, Hannah comes home to recover from a terrible personal tragedy. This saga sees Lily through one disastrous romance and then a second, tempestuous but ultimately successful one, and Lady Jennet-a charming storyteller and Tarot reader-through the American invasion of French Canada, where another Bonner son is wounded and imprisoned. Hannah embarks on a search for peace and, along with Jennet, aids the prisoners held in Canada's Nut Island stockade. This is an episodic but entertaining novel held together by the kind of family loyalties that defy cruelty, war and even fate itself. Agent, Jill Grinberg. (Aug. 31) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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