The epic tale of love and adventure which captured the hearts and minds of readers all over the world in 'Into The Wilderness' and 'Dawn On A Distant Shore' continues . . .
'Lake In The Clouds' picks up the story of the spirited Elizabeth and her beloved frontiersman Nathaniel Bonner, known by the Mohawk as "Between-Two-Lives", in spring 1802. The village of Paradise is still reeling from a typhoid epidemic and Nathaniel's beautiful half-Indian daughter Hannah has become a doctor in training, apprenticed to Richard Todd. Descended from healers on both sides - one Scots grandmother and one Mohawk - Hannah is gaining a reputation as a gifted dealer in her own right.
But Hannah's determination to nurse a dangerously ill slave and give her refuge in the Bonner's family home, Lake in the Clouds, puts her life in peril. Her decision places both her family and her heart in jeopardy for the bounty hunter tracking the runaway is Hannah's childhood friend and first love, Liam Kirby.
Hannah's action sets off a chain of events that sees Elizabeth and Nathaniel undertake a treacherous journey across the wilderness to take the slave, Selah Voyager to safety, and Hannah embark on a very different quest to New York City, to learn the secrets of a vaccination against smallpox, a disease which threatens Paradise, and to discover what made Liam change so drastically from the boy she once loved.
Along the way the Bonners find themselves confronted by more than one old enemy in a battle that will test the strength of their love for one another. And the obstacles Hannah faces as a woman and a Mohawk make her confront questions long avoided about her place in the world - and where she truly belongs.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2003
- 111 x 183 x 41mm