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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Donati Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wilderness Series Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9781415912959
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With epic sweep and breathtaking adventure, Sara Donati’s bestselling saga of an early American family’s 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 family’s 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 son … and with a story of loss and tragedy that she can’t 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 Paradise—including eighteen-year-old Daniel Bonner—eager 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 it’s Hannah herself who must risk everything once more—this time to save Daniel, who’s been taken prisoner by the British. As the distant thunder of war threatens Paradise, Hannah may learn to live—and maybe love—again 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Baack | 2/16/2014

    " The fourth in this excellent historical fiction series. Very well done! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Wormsbecker | 2/10/2014

    " I love every book in this series so far! On to Queen of Swords!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mickey | 1/31/2014

    " Loved it. Must read if you liked Donati's other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaile | 1/24/2014

    " Fourth of the series about the adventures of the Bonner family in the new world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanda | 1/19/2014

    " I keep thinking I will get bored with this series--not so. I love the way this author writes and the locales move around to hold your interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edith | 1/8/2014

    " it is a neverending exciting storyline unfolding page by page,just not capable to put the book down until all read,off to the next one that follows "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 12/20/2013

    " I really love this series... don't want it to end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecilia | 11/29/2013

    " This is book 4 in the series. There are only 6 books! What am I going to do when I finish the last book? Oh, the agony! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maribeth | 11/29/2013

    " really 4.5 stars! excellent read with a big cliffhanger ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 11/28/2013

    " Well, I'd probably give this a 3 1/2 because I don't really like the character of Lily and a lot of this book focuses on her story. I always enjoy a strong protagonist like Elizabeth, and instead we have to put up with the story about whiny, self absorbed Lily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 11/2/2013

    " I think so far this may be the best yet!!! I really like the play of letters to describe some of the action and the characters development. This one includes all of the Major players and that too is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyra Voll | 9/8/2013

    " good continuation to the series, looking forward to the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L | 12/27/2012

    " I finished this book and waited very impatiently for the next book in the series. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natty Farnsworth | 9/15/2012

    " I really liked this book within the series but wish they had not skipped over pivotal break out from nut island scene. I feel like they should be made into series!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/11/2012

    " Finished #4 tonight - couldn't put it down either. I love this writer and her story set in upper New York in the early 1800's, a time of great turmoil with the British and sides taken. Hope to get book #5 tomorrow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agnes | 4/15/2012

    " The saga of the Bonner family continues. These stories are well-written and so enjoyable to read. Donati makes the reader want tocontinue and not put down the book. Have one left in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leea | 3/6/2012

    " I enjoyed following the Bonner women into this book. Loved Lily and her many spirited remarks and her courage. Hannah's story is so sad and yet i know she is do for some real love. I loved it!! Fast paced, new story line and new romance for the young Bonner women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/5/2011

    " Loved this book in the series... it recaptured the first two books (this is the 4th book)spirit very well....If you loved outlander, you'll like this series, it's less detailed, less intense, but still excellent in it's own right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/19/2011

    " Very similar to the first book. But she manage to create a beautiful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison G | 8/6/2011

    " Another wonderful book in the "Into the Wilderness" series! This book delved into several different members of the family as well as different members of the Paradise community. Lots of different intertwined story lines. Can't wait to read the next one! We've got to find the Queen of Swords! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 7/18/2011

    " Fourth in the "Wilderness" series, this tells Hannah's tale. Poignant tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 5/15/2011

    " This is the 4th book in the Wilderness Series by this author, and I'm really hooked. The more of her books I read, the more entranced I am with this family, and this storyteller. I intend to read the rest of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 5/10/2011

    " From the review, I feared that more focus on Elizabeth & Nathaniel's children would be unwelcome...but I have to say that I greatly enjoyed the romance between Lily and Simon and look forward to reading more about them in the next book.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 5/4/2011

    " This is the 4th book in the Wilderness Series by this author, and I'm really hooked. The more of her books I read, the more entranced I am with this family, and this storyteller. I intend to read the rest of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 3/15/2011

    " Wonderful, I will be sad when I'm done with all of the books in this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 2/21/2011

    " Great book - I get a little agitated when characters I love have bad things happen but I think this is a testament to the author that I've become so attached to fictional people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/12/2011

    " This was my fave book in this series. I really feel in love with this series & will read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/2/2011

    " I think so far this may be the best yet!!! I really like the play of letters to describe some of the action and the characters development. This one includes all of the Major players and that too is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grandmaking553 | 12/8/2010

    " great book didn't want to put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/19/2010

    " Loved this book in the series... it recaptured the first two books (this is the 4th book)spirit very well....If you loved outlander, you'll like this series, it's less detailed, less intense, but still excellent in it's own right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/11/2010

    " I felt that some of the events in this book were rather contrived so that the author could move the story along. However, I enjoy these books very much, especially since I feel that I now know all the characters.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 8/6/2010

    " Well, I'd probably give this a 3 1/2 because I don't really like the character of Lily and a lot of this book focuses on her story. I always enjoy a strong protagonist like Elizabeth, and instead we have to put up with the story about whiny, self absorbed Lily. "

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About the Author
Author Sara Donati

Sara Donati, pen name of Rosina Lippi, is the internationally bestselling author of the Wilderness series, which includes Into the Wilderness, Dawn on a Distant Shore, Lake in the Clouds, Fire along the Sky, Queen of Swords, and The Endless Forest. The Gilded Hour follows the story of the descendants of the characters from the Wilderness series. She lives with her family and various pets in an area between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.