Into the Wilderness (Wilderness Series #1)

Into the Wilderness (Wilderness Series #1)

by Sara Donati


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Into the Wilderness (Wilderness Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 279 reviews.
JEhrlichman More than 1 year ago
Sara Donati (aka Rosina Lippi) is a fabulous writer and her tale of Elizabeth Bonner in early America (Saratoga Springs) is captivating. Once started, you will not be able to put it and all the books that follow in the series down. Rosina is a local author (Bellingham WA) and whip smart (former professor of linguistics). If you like high quality historical fiction, you are in luck. This series has been compared to the Diana Gabaldon series and I can see why, but it is superior. It holds together better and all of the characters are more compelling. I never wanted it to end and there will be a lot of us in mourning this month (January 2010) when her last book comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Into The Wilderness. Every time I had to put the book down I couldn't wait till I was about to pick it back up. I know it's a good book when after I put the book down I keep thinking about the characters and reliving the scenes I have just read, and wondering what could possibly happen next. I like that there was a little real history involved, but not so much that it over shadowed the love story. I was so happy to find out that Into The Wilderness is the first in a series of book involving Nathaniel, Elizabeth, and the rest of residents of Paradise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it is probably the best book I have read in a long time. I could not put it down! It's a exciting mixture of romance and adventure. I am looking forward to her next novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gabaldon recommended this series and that made me interested in it. It is a long novel with many plot twists that kept it interesting and made it worth reading. It also had a nice connection to the Outlander series.
ejpeters159 More than 1 year ago
Just finished Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series and was looking for something else to read. I am really enjoying this series. I am already reading the second book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this 1st book of the series, set in 18th Century New England, & can't wait to read the rest. I, too, am a huge fan of Gabaldon's Outlander books so am happy to find another historical fiction series that keeps me coming back for more. Nathanial & Elizabeth, like Jamie & Claire, find themselves facing one challenge after another. I couldn't wait to see what happened next & how they would get themselves out of whatever fix they're in. If you're a fan of Historical Fiction with likable characters, great story & descriptive writing, this is definitely for you.
DOMENICA81 More than 1 year ago
Well...I was very hopeful with this book since I'm a big fan of Gabaldon's Outlander. But...It wasn't as I expected. The characters seem promising at first, but then it all gets too predictable. Yes, it has the touch of romance and adventure, but it stays short, and sometimes I found myself trying to skip on pages (something that never ever happened with Outlander). Not a good review...sorry.
BookishKB More than 1 year ago
Ever seen the movie (or read) The Last of the Mohicans? That is where the premise of this book picks up, with Cora and Hawkeyes' son as the love interest and hero which I picked up on in the first 3 chapters. It was a great movie!!! This book is good for a light and fast read with tasteful romance and a decent plot. Elizabeth & Nathaniel don't remind me at all of Claire and Jamie Fraser, but fans of Outlander would like the story I'm sure.
KirstyHaining More than 1 year ago
Well-written period piece set in the late 1700s in upstate New York - includes a great love story. Recently re-released in this beautiful trade paper edition. Highly recommended - worth reading more than once.
TinaMarina More than 1 year ago
Great read.
Paula Lazarre More than 1 year ago
Reading this story makes one feel as if they are in the story. As if the reader is a character invited to listen to a conversation. I need to read the entire series now.
AustenfanCH More than 1 year ago
As I am reading this book, I keep thinking of Outlander! Then I see that so many other readers have compared it to Outlander! THEN...the Outlander characters appear in the novel! Well I wasn't impressed. If I already thought Nathaniel Bonner was an American version of Jamie Fraser, this sured it up for me. Elizabeth (the main female character) is basically another Claire Fraser. She is even given the name (Bone in her Back). So I guess it is a mild version of Oulander but to be honest, it's more like Sara Donati picked up the Frasers, dusted them off, and plopped them in Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonners origality! Plus...if you are an avid Jane Austen prepared, this author has also stole several of her scenes from Pride and Prejudice as well. When Richard Todd first asks Elizabeth to marry him I had to look at the front of the book again to be sure I was still reading Into the Wilderness...come on! This author has a wonderful writing style. She can pull you into the book, and the characters SHE created and didn't borrow from other authors are very good. My suggestion to Ms. Donati is keep writing BUT trust yourself! You don't need someone elses characters! I would recommend the book, truthfully I loved both Outlander and Pride and Prejudice so I liked the book, but I would like to see more of this authors work, her original work. In the end a good book and I think I will read the next one. Hope this helps other readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! LOVED it!
hummingbirdPS More than 1 year ago
This was a long read, but it was well worth the time. Very interesting characters, well developed. Also an interesting insight into the world of the Native Americans in the 1700's as well as the life of the early settlers. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in the middle of this book and can't put it down. I will read all in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent - will read the next one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I began this series because it was recommended after reading the Outlander series. It started slow. It picks up the pace around page 200. It was almost painfully slow up until this point. All in all though, it was a great book. I can't wait to read the next in the series.
chris51 More than 1 year ago
Once you start reading this book it will be hard to put down. I have already ordered the second book in the series. Reminds me of Diane Gabaldon series, if you liked them you will like this too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the first it seemed predictible but there were so many twists and turns in the story that I couldn't wait to read on. I'm anxious to start #2. Donati is a very graceful, smooth writer with a flair for the language and customs of the era.
sslatten More than 1 year ago
If you have read all Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and are aching for more, this is your author. Very closely related yet different enough to enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. One of the best books I have ever read. If you are a fan of the Outlander Series or if you are a fan of Historical Fiction then you will love this book. I have read every book in the series and will read them again. I was very sad when the series ended. This is a must read for everone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this series after completing The Oulander Series, with hopes and expectations for a series to grab me like the other did. I was highly impressed! Fantastic series, highly recommend!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This entire series was just wonderful. If you have read and loved Diana Gabaldon (as I do) you will love Sara Donati. That is about as big as recommendation I can come up with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the characters are so interesting to learn about. Loved the entire series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire series twice and I am sure I will read it again.