Monday, April 22, 2013
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
I am trying to catch up on my reviews; I finished this book a little over two weeks ago. It is the story of Elizabeth Middleton, a 29 year old spinster who leaves England in 1792 to teach school in a remote village in New York. She is joined by her brother Julian to live with their father, Judge Middleton. Upon their arrival, she meets Nathaniel Bonner, a hunter and trapper who was raised by Mohawks. It reminded me of the Outlander series in many ways; historical fiction, romance, strong female lead character, just as long but not as well written. It is also a "sequel" to Last of the Mohicans (which I've never read), since Nathaniel Bonner is the son of Dan'l Bonner, or Hawkeye, from that book. I enjoyed the book, which is the first in a series, but I'm not sure whether I'll read the rest of the series. I rate it 3 out of 5.