It is the spring of 1802, and the village of Paradise is still reeling from the typhoid epidemic of the previous summer. Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have lost their two-year-old son, Hannah's half brother Robbie, but they struggle on as always: the men in the forests, the twins Lily and Daniel in Elizabeth's school, and Hannah as a doctor in training, apprenticed to Richard Todd. Hannah is descended from healers on both sides - one Scots grandmother and one Mohawk - and her reputation as a skilled healer in her own right is growing.
After a long night spent attending to a birth, Elizabeth and Hannah encounter an escaped slave hiding on the mountain. She calls herself Selah Voyager, and she is looking for Curiosity Freeman - a former slave herself, one of the village's wisest women and Elizabeth's closest friend. The Bonners take Selah, desperately ill, to Lake in the Clouds to care for her, and with that simple act they are drawn into the secret life that Curiosity and Galileo Freeman and their grown children have been leading for almost 10 years. The Bonners will do what they must to protect the Freemans, just as Hannah will protect her patient, who presents more than one kind of challenge. For a bounty hunter is afoot - Hannah's childhood friend and first love, Liam Kirby.
©2003 Sara Donati; (P)2009 Random House
I am listening to this series and I love it. I'm very frustrated that Audible's "member price" is still on average $10 higher than Barnes and Noble. I have emailed them about the huge difference in cost to it's members but have gotten no reply. I am looking forward to Fire Across the Sky but again - will I pay $10 more or use TWO credits - probably not.
This is the 3rd book of the series and Im so glad that I listened to it. It fully brings all the family back together as all the characters of the previous books are blended in. I almost felt like
a member of the community. I've learned to appreciate that time period in history and what life was really like for all involved from these
I'm not sure I'll purchase the next 2 books for
taking my 2 credits for so many months has limited
my variety of choices. I felt this book had a good enough ending for me to imagine their futures
and feel satisfied without running the series in the ground.
The third book in the series, Lake in the Clouds moves the Bonner family saga forward 8 years where we get to know the woman that the inquisitive young Hannah has become. Hannah is now a doctor and a young woman an this is really her story. There's a little romance, intrigue, and some amazing medical scenes that there's something for everyone in this novel. While a continuation of the series it could also stand by itself which I think is sign of a good installment in a series. More than credit worthy. I highly recommend it.
even after a second read! First time for audio and one of the best readers I've listened to! Be prepared to become totally absorbed!
This author's storytelling kept me awake until the wee hours of morning until i had completed the book. The story line shows the difference between 2 cultures in an effective way.
I love historical novels because they allow me to possibly see the past through possible scenarios, bringing our history to life The story is read well and keeps you wanting to hear what is going to happen next. I am off to hear the next book in the series now to find out more about Hannah, as the story has drifted more to her point of view.
Avid reader... oops, LISTENER
I have come to know the Bonner family as well as i know Jamie and Clair. The history is well researched and the story is binding, the only thing being wrong with that is how quickly I ran through the book!
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