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Fire Along the Sky | [Sara Donati]

Fire Along the Sky

With epic sweep and breathtaking adventure, Sara Donati's best-selling saga of an Early American family's struggle for survival in the Northeast wilderness continues with the story of an indomitable woman and an unforgettable journey of redemption across a young nation threatened by the flames of war.
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Publisher's Summary

With epic sweep and breathtaking adventure, Sara Donati's best-selling saga of an Early American family's struggle for survival in the Northeast wilderness continues with the story of an indomitable woman and an unforgettable journey of redemption across a young nation threatened by the flames of war.

The year is 1812, and Hannah Bonner has returned to her family's mountain cabin in Paradise. But Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner can see that Hannah is not the same woman as when she left. For their daughter has come home without her husband and without her son, and with a story of loss and tragedy that she can't bear to tell. Yet as Hannah resumes her duties as a gifted healer among the sick and needy, she finds that she is also slowly healing herself. Little does she realize that she is about to be called away to face her greatest challenge ever.

As autumn approaches, news of the latest conflict with Britain finds the young men of Paradise, including eighteen-year-old Daniel Bonner, eager to take up arms. Against their better judgment, Nathaniel and Elizabeth must let him go, just as they must let his twin sister, Lily, a stubborn beauty, pursue her independence in Montreal.

But on the eve of the War of 1812, an unexpected guest arrives from Scotland: It is the Bonners' distant cousin, the newly widowed Jennet Scott of Carryckcastle. Far from home, Lily and Jennet will each learn the price of pursuing their dreams and the possibility of true love.

But it's Hannah herself who must risk everything once more, this time to save Daniel, who's been taken prisoner by the British.

As the distant thunder of war threatens Paradise, Hannah may learn to live - and maybe love - again in one final act of courage, duty, and sacrifice.

©2004 Sara Donati; (P)2009 Random House

What the Critics Say

"This is an episodic but entertaining novel held together by the kind of family loyalties that defy cruelty, war and even fate itself." (Publishers Weekly

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    Where does Fire Along the Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there with the Diana Gabaldon series.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    I think Kate Reading is one of the most talented audio book performers I have ever listened to. She does voices and accents, male and female. Just amazingly talented.


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    M 08-27-15
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    I can hardly wait to finish it. Liked all but the ending although that is what is what keep the series going.....

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    This book is one of my favorites in this series! This series is a must read

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    loved the story the way it kept rolling along and just have to keep on listening. The narrator Kate Reading is marvelous and I love the series. Sarah is just brilliant with her storyline I keep listening and can't wait to read the next book. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable listen

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    This has quickly become my favorite series. What a story and the characters are so complex and engaging. Love it! On to Queen of Swords!

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    I enjoyed this book the most. The characters seem so real and have real emotions. I can't say too much without ruining the plot. If you liked the previous books then you'll love this one.

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    Well read I couldn't stop listening I was so absorbed in the story that I have been wandering around with headphones in for the last week.

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    Would you listen to Fire Along the Sky again? Why?

    I enjoyed this book in the series, and I thought it was a little bit better than the last 2 books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters seemed more real, with challenging choices to make about their actions.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not sure that I'd say "favorite" but I thought the scenes with Hannah coming to terms with her son's death were well-done.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both.


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    I LOVE the entire series. would recommend it to friends. The characters were

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    As usual I enjoyed hearing about the Bonnard family and intertwined family's stories. I am looking forward to listening to Queen of Swords.DR

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