Shelf Control is a weekly feature from Bookshelf Fantasies! The goal is to take a look at the books that are already released that you own but have not read yet. I have MANY that fall under that category so this feature is perfect for me. Check out Lisa’s inaugural post for more details!
Title: Into the Wilderness
Author: Sara Donati
Published: Published September 30th 2008 by Delta (first published August 3rd 1998)
Length: 876 Pages
Goodreads Summary: Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati’s epic novel sweeps us into another time and place…and into a breathtaking story of love and survival in a land of savage beauty.
It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote New York mountain village. It is a place unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered—a white man dressed like a Native American: Nathaniel Bonner, known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village, Elizabeth soon finds herself locked in conflict with the local slave owners as well as with her own family. Interweaving the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati’s compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portait of an emerging America.
How I Got It: I bought it.
When I Got It: September 2016
Why I Want To Read It: I had never heard of it until I was at the mall one day waiting to meet up with a friend so I was browsing Barnes & Noble and found it in the staff recommendation section. On the little card it said “Attention Outlander fans!” so of course I had to grab it. When I read the back of the book it sounded really good and like something I would love to read so I bought it. I was hoping to read it right away after buying it but it’s a pretty big book so I ended up setting it off to the side. I will get to it this year.
Have any of you read this book? What did you think of it?