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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Donati Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate listeners from the start.

When Elizabeth Middleton, 29 years old and unmarried, leaves her Aunt Merriweather's comfortable English estate to join her father and brother in the remote mountain village of Paradise on the edge of the New York wilderness, she does so with a strong will and an unwavering purpose: to teach school.

It is December of 1792 when she arrives in a cold climate unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man different from any she has ever encountered - a white man dressed like a Native American, tall and lean and unsettling in his blunt honesty. He is Nathaniel Bonner, also known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives.

Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village - white, black, and Native American - Elizabeth soon finds herself at odds with local slave owners. Much to her surprise, she clashes with her own father as well. Financially strapped, Judge Middleton has plans for his daughter - betrothal to local doctor Richard Todd. An alliance with Todd could extract her father from ruin but would call into question the ownership of Hidden Wolf, the mountain where Nathaniel, his father, and a small group of Native Americans live and hunt.

As Judge Middleton brings pressure to bear against his daughter, she is faced with a choice between compliance and deception, a flight into the forest, and a desire that will bend her hard will to compromise and transformation.

Elizabeth's ultimate destiny, here in the heart of the wilderness, lies in the odyssey to come: trials of faith and flesh, and passion born amid Nathaniel's own secrets and divided soul.. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/19/2014

    " Since my complete engrossment in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, I have had a hard time finding anything that comes close to my emotional attachment to the story, until now. While I still hold Outlander in the highest esteem, Sara Donati has done an excellent job making my heart reach out to the characters of this book. I will definitely be continuing her series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachelfm | 2/15/2014

    " So, pretty much in the tradition of the Outlander books, excellent summer hammock fodder. Page-turner, spicy romance, and an interesting snapshot of a 1790s frontier/Mohican community. Followed the formula of "resolute, unsuspecting babe piques interest of dark, and hunky Renaissance man...he loves her for more than what's under her dress, even though she's 'unconventional' enough to not cook...hot love instantly ensues, but elements from their past threaten the insanely hot young lovers. Only she can tend to his complex emotional wounds." Also, buckskin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becki | 2/13/2014

    " Best series I have ever read. This is the first in series. Wonderful!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura (Tampa BookWorm) | 1/29/2014

    " Loved it! Right up there with Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darcy | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed the whole series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keni Campbell | 1/16/2014

    " Excellent start to a great series - reminds me of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. In fact - look for a reference to Claire & Jamie in this one... cool! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 1/13/2014

    " If you like the Outlander series, you might like this book which seems to me a veritible homage to Diana Gabaldon's work. Jaime and Claire are mentioned briefly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sofia | 1/10/2014

    " If you're a Diana Gabaldon fan, then this is an excellent read whilst waiting for "An Echo in the Bone." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Etherton | 1/8/2014

    " Not quite as good as outlander but I bought the second book straight away. very good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon West | 1/1/2014

    " Great read--slow at times, but then it would pick up with a lot of action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CLM | 12/27/2013

    " I loved this historical romance set in Upstate NY, loosely based on Last of the Mohicans. Elizabeth is a heroine one is immediately drawn to, and while I must admit I have never understood the appeal of the Indian hero, Donati has me almost convinced in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clmk | 12/24/2013

    " Oh my goodness. I can't believe that I didn't listen to Kerrie and read this sooner. I liked it as much as Outlander - maybe more. It was the kind of book that I would ignore the children for (but still not want to admit to reading.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elan | 12/13/2013

    " I really liked this story. Interesting story, good characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/8/2013

    " So, if you like sweeping stories full of history and great characters, this is a good book. Sara Donati's style will hold you over until the next Diana Gabaldon book...in fact, Claire and Jamie make a cameo in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Franchesca | 12/6/2013

    " Similar to Dianna Gabeldon's Outlander series. There is even a quick reference to those characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Ostrom | 11/20/2013

    " This was a very nice long read. It has been awhile since I have read a wilderness story and this book filled the void very nicely. I will be reading the next in the series and anxious to see what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Cato | 8/30/2013

    " This is a fabulous book with a robust story and great historical details - all packaged up with a great love story! I cannot wait to read the next in the series. This style is very reminiscent of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (one of my favorites). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iggyp | 5/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this book but I have to say that the later portion of the story didn't hold my interest as much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SassenachMuggle | 4/10/2013

    " Not quite the caliber of Gabaldon, but a satisying withdrawl replacement! Can't wait to continue the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suze | 3/13/2013

    " This author seemed to learn a lot from Diana Gabaldon as far as style of writing and accuracy of historical references. I truly enjoyed this series and look forward to more from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eryn | 10/1/2012

    " Amazing start to an amazing series! If you love Diana Gabaldon you won't be able to put this down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryanne Donovan | 7/28/2012

    " I really like this book, and am 1/2 way through, but I wonder if anyone else found Elizabeth to be annoying? Specifically, I am finding her tripping and dangerous mistakes to be too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 7/11/2012

    " One of the best books I've ever read. Long, but you really get caught up in the character's lives. I did not want this book to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edith | 2/26/2012

    " great storyline and total suspense in reading,couldn't wait to turn the page,now I have to buy 3 more books which come afterwards "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cari | 2/9/2012

    " I loved it, I loved it, I loved it....well, you get the idea. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/13/2011

    " By far one of the best books, I've ever read. If you enjoy historical romance the story of the Bonner family is one not to be missed. This is the first book in the Wilderness series and my favorite because of the wonderful love story of Nathanial and Elizabeth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natelli | 5/13/2011

    " loved it!!! this is a continuation of the last of the mohicans and that is one of my favorite movies. This book is full of adventure and has an awesome love story. it is a huge book and I read in a week and. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rasheedah | 5/5/2011

    " This book is amazing, a masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 4/23/2011

    " based in the Lake George, NY area- a romeo and juliet kind of love story between a man brought up by the natives and an english immigrant "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/17/2011

    " I was looking for something comparable to the Outlander Series. It is a great book to follow what I thought couldn’t be followed. Outlander Series is still my all-time favorite, but Into the Wilderness is a close second. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miko | 4/12/2011

    " I read this and the rest in the series years ago. Turns out one more has been published so I'm re-reading and enjoying. Reminds me of the Outlander series, very good, but not as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/3/2011

    " One of the best books I have read. Great character development. By the time I finished the series, the characters became my friends. I hated to see this book end.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 4/2/2011

    " This is a fabulous book with a robust story and great historical details - all packaged up with a great love story! I cannot wait to read the next in the series. This style is very reminiscent of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (one of my favorites). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/31/2011

    " This is the second book in a series. They are taken to Scotland against their will. The main characters shine even though the story gets too bogged down by description at times when reading. these are worth reading for historical value. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 3/30/2011

    " I couldn't decide between four or five but I would think about this book when I wasn't reading it so I think it pushes it to a five. Great audio book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 3/14/2011

    " I'm sort of embarrassed to have read this, even though the story was so good, because the love scenes were, well, intense. Reader beware! ;) "

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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.