Book Review

by Sara Donati

Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1824, New York State

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The Bonner family saga, with its historical insight and fast-paced frontier adventure, comes to a satisfying conclusion. Donati reintroduces characters from previous books -- including the family's nemesis -- to tie up all the loose ends.

In the wake of a flood that destroys Paradise, N.Y., Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner are reunited with their children. Daughter Lily and her husband return from Italy; adopted daughter Martha, fleeing humiliation, comes home seeking comfort, but she brings trouble.

There is peace until Martha's mother, Jemima Southern, who abandoned her 10 years ago, arrives. She can destroy the family by revealing secrets. To save both Martha and her friend, the Bonner brothers marry them, and a marriage of duty becomes powerful enough to obliterate any enemies. (DELACORTE, Jan., 623 pp., $27.00)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: DELACORTE

Published: January 2010

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