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by Sara Donati

Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
Sensuality: MILD
Setting: 1814 North America

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Donati has won praise for her impressive novels centering on the Bonner family and their experiences on the American frontier as they move from the American colonies to the Canadian wilderness, one harrowing experience after another. As the times change, so do the Bonners, and this is what has turned the saga into such a fan favorite: Donati's ability to bring her remarkable characters, and the history that surrounds them, to life in a way that makes readers truly care. You'll enjoy immersing yourself in their sometimes predictable soap opera world and glory in their triumph over tragedy.

Continuing her sweeping saga, Donati reunites Hannah Bonner and her half-brother, Montreal entrepreneur Luke, on a quest for Luke's kidnapped wife, Jennet, in the Antilles. They manage to rescue Jennet, only to find that while held captive she was forced to give up her newborn son, Nathaniel, to a stranger.

The Bonners follow the trail to New Orleans, where wealthy, powerful
and corrupt Madame Agnes Poiterin is determined to hold on to her grandson.
Jennet and Luke plot to take him, but in a city gone mad and on the brink of war their plan fails, and Hannah is left alone. She turns to Ben Savard, who becomes more than a friend, and together they find a way to bring the entire Bonner family home to Lake in the Clouds. (Bantam, Nov., 562 pp., $27.00)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Bantam

Published: November 2006

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