Historical RomanceTravel to the edge of the American frontier and beyond in Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati (Bantam, $22.95, 053107364; BDD Audio, $22.95, 0553479601). Elizabeth Middleton is determined to prove she's more than capable of choosing her own destiny. Her plan, abetted by Nathaniel Bonner, is to teach school to all the community's children, not just the privileged few. The men in her life her father with his plan to marry her off suitably and Nathaniel with his secret plans to court her test every facet of Elizabeth's spirit in the exotic landscape where civilization meets post-revolutionary America.
Just as Elizabeth confronts the differences between her cosseted English upbringing and the unknowns of her new life, Nathaniel balances parallel life paths, as a white man and as man whom the Mohawk people know as Between-Two-Lives.
Epic in scope, emotionally intense, Into the Wilderness is an enrapturing, grand adventure that will absorb readers into its world and leave them hungering for more.
Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and Nevis, Minnesota. She is online at Shuseby@aol.com