Into the Wilderness - Sara Donati

Into the Wilderness

By Sara Donati

  • Release Date: 1998-08-03
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 199 Ratings


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.

Praise for Into the Wilderness

“My favorite kind of book is the sort you live in, rather than read. Into the Wilderness is one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place. I can think of no better adventure than to explore the wilderness in the company of such engaging and independent lovers as Elizabeth and her Nathaniel.”—Diana Gabaldon

“Each time you open a book you hope to discover a story that will make your spirit of adventure and romance sing. This book delivers on that promise.”—Amanda Quick

“A beautiful tale of both romance and survival…Here is the beauty as well as the savagery of the wilderness and, at the core of it all, the compelling story of the love of a man and a woman, both for the untamed land and for one another.”—Allan W. Eckert

“Lushly written . . . Exemplary historical fiction.”Kirkus Reviews

“Epic in scope, emotionally intense.”BookPage


  • ❤️

    By Ems9190
    If you like the Outlander series you will love Elizabeth and Nathaniel the same as Jamie and Claire
  • American Outlander

    By A real granny
    This series offers a great historical read....action, suspense, relatable romance, strong characters, well-drawn plot. I could not put them down, as with the Outlander series, and I was sad when I finished the last one as I was done with the Bonner clan.
  • Into The Wilderness

    By Msdsue53
    Wonderfully written in the style of Diana Gabaldon. Enjoyed the adventure beautifully set in wild early America. Like Last of the Mohicans meets Outlander!!
  • Beautiful

    By Snarkyma
    This is my favorite book, as well as favorite series. I have read them all several time, and will probably do so several more.
  • love it

    By Cjstory
    There are three series/books that I re read over and over again, and this series is one of them. Once a year I either read or audiobook this series. it never gets old and at the end of the series, I feel saddness that it's over.
  • Loved the series

    By maginboise
    I was referred to this series because I am a fan of the Outlander series of books. Sara donati does not disappoint. I could not put these books down through all six books. Rich character portrayal...she makes you want to be part of the Bonner family. Highly recommend
  • Into the Wilderness

    By BradStearns
    Beautifully written. In depth characters, and description transport you to a rarely portrayed time in early American history.