Lake in the Clouds

Lake in the Clouds

Book - 2002
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Praised by enthusiastic readers as notable as Diana Gabaldon -- who called Into the Wilderness "my favorite kind of book" -- Donati's magnificent novels weave adventure through the fabric of history, and reveal the passion in our pioneer spirit.Donati draws readers back to the dawn of our country, where the rawness of the land and the challenge of survival come to life. She writes, as Kirkus Reviews stated, "exemplary historical fiction, boasting a heroine with a real and tangible presence."It is 1802. "Lake in the Clouds" continues the story of Elizabeth, Nathaniel, and Hannah, Nathaniel's half-Indian daughter. A gifted healer, this beautiful young woman-of-two-worlds finds herself in peril when a dangerously ill runaway slave is discovered near the family home, and Hannah insists on nursing the outlaw. Her determination places both her family and her heart in jeopardy, for the bounty hunter tracking the runaway is Hannah's childhood friend and first love."Lake in the Clouds" brings the uncharted wilderness and teeming cities alive with the precise detail and powerful emotion that only a gifted storyteller achieves.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780553801408
0553801406
Branch Call Number: FIC Donat 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 613 p

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DorisWaggoner
Apr 28, 2018

Hannah has learned more about healing, and it becomes necessary when a runaway slave, close to giving birth but desperately ill, shows up on the mountain. Hannah insists on taking her in, putting the whole family in jeopardy when a bounty hunter comes looking for her. It's worse because he's her childhood friend, first love, and knows the mountain intimately. The Bonners decide to take her to the camp, location unknown to them, where runaway slaves gather in the Endless Forest. Adventures galore, as usual. The Bonners teach her as much as they can about woodscraft, so that she will be safe. This turns out to be crucial, as things go awry. The best in the series so far.

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catavery
Mar 31, 2016

Wonderfully written. Hard to put this whole series down. As soon as I read one I must read the next.

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alexnana
Sep 11, 2015

wonderful and thought compelling. beautifully written with interesting historical facts. Loved it.

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maberry
Mar 18, 2014

This is a wonderful series. My second time reading after five years.

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erinsnest
Dec 28, 2011

Enjoyed it, moving on to the next in the series.

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Jennmro
Aug 26, 2011

Very entertaining read and one of my favorites so far in the series.

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