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With epic sweep and breathtaking adventure, Sara Donatis bestselling saga of an Early American familys struggle for survival in the Northeast wilderness continues with the story of an indomitable woman and an unforgettable journey of redemption across a young nation threatened by the flames of war.The year is 1812 and Hannah Bonner has returned to her familys mountain cabin in Paradise. But Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner can see that Hannah is not the same woman as when she left. For their daughter has come home without her husband and without her sonand with a story of loss and tragedy that she cant bear to tell. Yet as Hannah resumes her duties as a gifted healer among the sick and needy, she finds that she is also slowly healing herself. Little does she realize that she is about to be called away to face her greatest challenge ever.As autumn approaches, news of the latest conflict with Britain finds the young men of Paradiseincluding eighteen-year-old Daniel Bonnereager to take up arms. Against their better judgment, Nathaniel and Elizabeth must let him go, just as they must let his twin sister Lily, a stubborn beauty, pursue her independence in Montreal. But on the eve of the War of 1812, an unexpected guest arrives from Scotland: It is the Bonners distant cousin, the newly widowed Jennet Scott of Carryckcastle. Far from home, Lily and Jennet will each learn the price of pursuing their dreams and the possibility of true love.But its Hannah herself who must risk everything once morethis time to save Daniel, whos been taken prisoner by the British. As the distant thunder of war threatens Paradise, Hannah may learn to liveand maybe loveagain in one final act of courage, duty, and sacrifice.A gifted writer, a master storyteller, and a first-rate historian, Sara Donati has written a powerful, poignant, and movingly romantic novel that chronicles the lives and adventures of a family as compelling and unforgettable as any in American fiction.From the Hardcover edition.
|Publication date:||11th August 2009|
|Publisher:||Books on Tape Books on Tape|