INTO THE WILDERNESS (The Wilderness Series Book 1)

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INTO THE WILDERNESS (The Wilderness Series Book 1)

INTO THE WILDERNESS (The Wilderness Series Book 1)

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Torn apart, the Bonners must embark on yet another perilous voyage…this time all the way across the ocean to the heart of Scotland, where a wealthy earl claims kinship with Nathaniel’s father, Hawkeye.

Elizabeth and Nathaniel have a number of adventures, both separately and together, but I never really felt drawn into their lives on an emotional level, the way that I do when reading Diana Gabaldon's books. This is set in the New York frontier in 1793, dealing with the twenty-nine-year-old Elizabeth Middleton. My favorite book was the second one, which took place in Scotland and in which several of my favorite characters in the series were introduced: Luke and Jennet. I wish I had simply stopped with the last chapter and forever held fond memories in my mind of these characters I had come to love. And her attitude toward both the Indians and the black people she encounters seems far too late-20th-century-P.While Gabaldon's main character, Clair, is comprehensible in her moods, Donati's Elizabeth is an embarrassingly cliché example of female irrationality.

Reminded me somewhat of Outlander, although not quite so steamy ( that one has a lot of sexual scenes). If you manage to get to the second book you'll enjoy a trip back to Scotland for a wee bit and further in the series you'll meet a wonderful Scot by the name of Simon. The key to possession of the mountain is Elizabeth, as the Judge has willed it to her on condition she marry the man he's indebted to. I received the first book in The Wilderness Series, Into the Wilderness, as a thank you gift from a friend. From there the central focus of the book is on the Romeo and Juliet romance between Nathaniel and Elizabeth – a white woman and an adopted Indian.But more than that, the storyline becomes about the frontier life – small, new communities dealing with prejudice, hardships and their own brand of claustrophobia out in the American wilds. Back then women weren't thought to have the authority or strength to control a classroom with children older than eight.

There was a lot of staring, some bad dialogue (Our hero actually says: "You're a spinster woman, no? At the end of ‘Into the Wilderness’ I really couldn’t decide if there was any particular storyline – or if it was just a matter of character’s reacting to situations instead of acting. A gifted healer, this striking 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. People were sometimes very insistent on that, and I know that Diana was sometimes irritated by the whole debate.

Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place. I also like thrillers, science, fiction, and anything that presents women in a refreshingly truthful manner (see Stieg Larsson).

Into the Wilderness provides a unique interpretation of sin as a basic self-absorption that grips every human being and is the source of unhappiness.I'm willing to allow that; her mother was said to be a Quaker, so a reader can allow Elizabeth some nonconformity, but I could never settle in comfortably into a belief in the tale, which quickly shaped up to be a rather formulaic romance riffing off Last of the Mohicans with guest starring appearances from Jamie and Clare of Outlander and cameo roles from Jane Austen's novels.

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