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Lake in the Clouds Mass Market Paperback – April 29, 2003
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Hannah's determination to become a doctor couldn't have arrived at a worse time, as even female midwives were being forced out of practice in the more populated areas because the use of obstetrical forceps were reserved for men. However, in this book Hannah being part Indian is more of a barrier to becomming being a doctor than being a women, which is just not realistic. The fact that she is half Indian and cannot decide for much of the book which side of her heritage has the bigger claim is the main plot driver. That also brings in one of the more appealing characters in the book, the Indian Strikes the Sky. The most interested parts of the book in my opinion are the ones that take place in New York City, and involve the Almshouse, manumission of slaves, and the Tammany Society. In other words, the closer Donati stayed to history the better the book.Read more ›
I felt that the book was inaccurately named -- it should have been called "Hannah's Story" rather than "Lake in the Clouds". This book (when not distracted by a storyline about runaway slaves) deals almost entirely with Hannah Bonner's coming of age, and her choices -- is she white, or is she Kahnyenkehaka (that's Mohawk to those not in the know).
I was pleased by LitC after reading Dawn on a Distant Shore. Donati returned to the setting that made her story, and it shines like a jewel in the pages of LitC. We return to all the foibles and passions of a little town named Paradise set in the wilderness, and the supporting cast are the characters that truly shine in this book.
Overall it starts out a bit slower than I anticipated, but by the end I was unable to put it down. Well done, Sara!
A fugitive slave woman is discovered on Lake in the Clouds, and freed slaves and friends of the Bonners, Curiosity and Galileo Freeman , ask for the Bonners' help. Though their family may be at peril, the Bonners along with Hannah's aunt and uncle, Many- Doves and Runs-from-Bears, must decide what action to take next when a bounty hunter and childhood friend of Hannah's appears in Paradise.
Rich historical detail enhances this novel, thereby creating realism that adds power to a story line involving the almost insurmountable obstacles faced by early American settlers. Though romance is found in the ever-changing relationship between Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, Ms. Donati's latest unveiling of the early nineteenth century world dispels notions of romanticism of the times. With a multitude of life-threatening illness and lack of medical care, life on the frontier and in the cities was filled with peril.Read more ›
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So sad to have just finished the sixth and last book in the series...WONDERFUL!!!Published 1 day ago by Beverly Grahame
Fantastic book in a great series. Can't wait to get the next one.Published 7 days ago by Tanya Greig
Find myself pulled into this series more and more as I go. Was sobbing my heart out at the end of this one! Can't wait for the next!Published 1 month ago by becsw
Interesting read if you read the 2 preceding books, it is much better.Published 2 months ago by Jinger
It held my interest all through. I liked most of the characters, and found some interesting.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer