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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

Critic Reviews

"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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Love, love,love

This story is so captivating- I simply cannot stop listening. Both the writing and narration by Kate reading are magnificent! You will not be disappointed .

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  • Kathryn
  • mendon, MA, United States
  • 08-28-13

Unparalleled performance

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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captivating

i could not put the book down. it ends on a Good hangover. i recommand it

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  • M
  • 08-27-15

Great series!!

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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Love this series!

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

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great series

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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Stunningly written

This book is an absolutely beautiful book to the series. I can’t wait to start the next installment book number five. She is an excellent writer and she draws you into the books to the point where you are living it along with her as the story goes along. I believe this should be the next HBO series!

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My third listening...

And won't be my last. I never tire of hearing Ms Readings voice nor Ms Donati's beautiful story from beginning to end.



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Love love love this series!

Narrating is top notch in this series. I feel like I know each character intimately.

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  • Debbie5e
  • Upper Peninsula of Mi.
  • 10-15-17

as close as it gets to Diana Gabaldon

The narrator is excellent! She convincingly represents all the characters, man, woman, child, scotts, french, english; and you forget you are listening to a book.
The charactization is such that you feel related to them. I'm doing the whole series.