INTO THE WILDERNESS (The Wilderness Series Book 1)

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INTO THE WILDERNESS (The Wilderness Series Book 1)

INTO THE WILDERNESS (The Wilderness Series Book 1)

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Whatever happens, Martha and Daniel and all the Bonners must stand united against the threats to both heart and home. Elizabeth is nearly as outspoken and stubborn as Claire is, but she is at times far too modern in her attitudes. The wilderness of the setting is rich, the varied people (not just white and "red" but every colour) are vibrant, the culture is compelling, the love undeniable.

This is a series that has been recommended to many times but I am yet to delve into it yet – one day I hope to. This thin relation to ‘Outlander’ would have guaranteed Gabaldon readers would make the trek to Donati’s series, which is the reason I picked up ‘Into the Wilderness’. So begins a journey that will test the strength of the Bonners’ love for one another–and bring Hannah to face the decision she has always dreaded: will she make a life for herself in a white world, or among her mother’s people? Please carry on with the fabulous characters you,ve created from Elizabeth and Nathanial,s children. I found myself comparing it too much to DG's writing at first which was a mistake - they are very different authors and once I leared to appreciate Donati's style and prose and let go of my DG obsession (I bring this to every book I read!

Sorry, no turtle soup here, but there is an annual visit to a secluded waterfall cave that will keep your attention. In contrast; in Diana Gabaldon’s books I am never totally easy with domestic scenes – whether they be on the mountain or Lallybroch. For an Outlander lover like me, the prospect of discovering a new saga to sink my teeth into is enough to give me goosebumps. I wish there had been an epilogue, I fee like there is so much more to see and read and I'm struggling with how long I have to wait until I find out what Nathaniel and Elizabeth get up to next. I've been inspired to read more actual history and find that Donati did a reasonable job of using historical facts as a skeleton from which to hang her stories.

But it’s Hannah herself who must risk everything once more—this time to save Daniel, who’s been taken prisoner by the British. I've long been a fan of Big Fat Historical Novels, but this one wasn't as engaging as I'd hoped it would be. Claire Fraser, Gabaldon's time-traveling physician heroine, even makes a cameo appearance as a battlefield surgeon. If you like the parts of DRUMS OF AUTUMN that deal with Native American culture and customs, you'll enjoy these details in INTO THE WILDERNESS, too.Instead Nathaniel is imprisoned and finds himself in imminent danger of being hanged as an American spy. I just stumbled across this while looking up something else and find the book comparisons interesting. However, two examples of a lack of grounding in the period stood out to me before the fifty page mark.

Whereas in ‘Outlander’ Black Jack Randall is a truly masochistic villain – he is a very clear bad guy to Jamie Fraser’s good guy. New Orleans is a city on the brink of war, a city where prejudice thrives and where Hannah, half Mohawk, must tread softly. I have loved this book for years and had to be content with the printed version and a terribly abridged cassette.

People were sometimes very insistent on that, and I know that Diana was sometimes irritated by the whole debate. And with rare exceptions, like the Scottish character, Robbie, most of the characters sound exactly alike.



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