Dawn on a Distant Shore
In this long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Into the Wilderness, award-winning storyteller Sara Donati once again effortlessly blends fact and fiction into an epic tale of adventure and romance. Into the Wilderness was hailed by bestselling author Diana Gabaldon as 'one of those rare stories that lets you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a strange, wild place'. Now Sara Donati once again brings Nathaniel and Elizabeth's world vividly to life. While Elizabeth gives birth to twins, Nathaniel learns that his father has been arrested in British Canada. Forced to leave Hidden Wolf Mountain to help his father, Nathaniel himself is imprisoned and in danger of being hanged as an American spy. In a desperate bid to save her husband, Elizabeth bundles up her infants and sets out on the dangerous trek to Canada. Once there, she discovers that freeing her husband will take every ounce of her courage and inventiveness - and will even threaten her with the loss of what she loves most: her children.Torn apart, the Bonners must embark on another perilous voyage, this time to the heart of Scotland, where a destiny they could never have imagined awaits them . ..Dawn on a Distant Shore establishes Sara Donati as one of today's most gifted storytellers. With well-drawn characters and an evocative love story that is intricately woven into the history of America, this extraordinary novel will sweep you away to another time and place. Praise for Dawn on a Distant Shore: 'A story of epic proportions, akin to those wonderful wilderness classics by James Fenimore Cooper, but with the modern twist of a Diana Gabaldon.' - Romantic Times 'The likeable protagonists, a multitude of amusing secondary characters and exciting escapades make this a compelling read.' - Publishers Weekly 'Donati's skillfully told and captivating romantic historical saga brings a tumultuous era and dashing characters to life in what promises to be a very popular and rewarding series.' - Booklist 'Masterfully weaves the evocative history of the founding of America with the powerful challenges faced by those, like the Bonners, who settled this new world.'- Book Page Praise for Into the Wilderness: 'One of those rare stories that let you breath the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild strange place. ' - Diana Gabaldon 'A rich, involving, fully textured tale. Each time you open a book, you hope to discover a story that will make your spirit of adventure and romance sing, This book delivers on that promise.' - Amanda Quick 'The author builds a powerful adventure story animating everyone - German villagers, slaves, and Scottish trappers alike - in a gorgeous, vividly described American landscape.' - US People magazine 'Donati, a skillful storyteller, easily weaves historical fact with romantic ambiance to create a dense, complex design. Exemplary historical fiction boasting a heroine with a real and tangible presence.' - Kirkus Reviews 'This is the only first novel to make the top ten, and with good reason. Sara Donati is truly amazing. Into the Wilderness is a historical tale so vivid and lush that you will never want to leave the world Donati has created ...A novel to fall in love with more than once!' - BarnesandNoble.com
The bestselling author of INTO THE WILDERNESS, DAWN ON A DISTANT SHORE, LAKE IN THE CLOUDS and FIRE ALONG THE SKY, Sara Donati also writes as Rosina Lippi. Under that name her literary novel HOMESTEAD won the Pen/Hemingway Award in 1998 and was shortlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.