The epic frontier tale of love and adventure that began with the bestselling Into the Wilderness continues with an indomitable woman's journey across a young nation threatened by the flames of war. The year is 1812 and Hannah Bonner has come home to the mountain cabin in Paradise where she grew up with her father, Nathaniel, and her stepmother, Elizabeth. But she has returned alone, without her husband and without her son - and with a story of horror and loss that she cannot bear to tell. As Hannah struggles to pick up the threads of her old life, resuming her duties as a gifted healer among the sick and needy, little does she realise that she is about to face her greatest challenge ever. In her absence, Hannah's stepsister Lily has grown into a stubborn and reckless beauty, whose wayward affair with a married man will have shattering consequences. As the distant thunder of war draws ever closer, Hannah is called away to perform one final act of courage and sacrifice. And in risking everything once more, she may learn to live - and perhaps love - again.'One of those rare stories that lets you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place' Diana Gabaldon on Into the Wilderness
Sara Donati, the pen name of Rosina Lippi, is the bestselling author of the Wilderness series. A native of Chicago, she lives with her husband, daughter, and various pets between Bellingham Bay and the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest.