Book 1 - Bonner Family series
This beautifully wrought, passionate novel of early America is a masterpiece of romantic fiction--and the debut of a remarkable new author. Not since Diana Gabaldon has an author captured a time and a place and a love affair with so much mastery. From the opening page, the reader is transported to another world, swept away by the passions of two unforgettable lovers.
The novel revolves around the forbidden, incandescent affair of a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. When Elizabeth Middleton leaves England to join her father and brother in the remote mountain village of Paradise in New York, she does so with a strong will and an unwavering purpose: to teach school. It is December of 1792 when she arrives in a cold climate unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man different from any she has ever encountered--a white man dressed like a native. His name is Nathaniel Bonner, also known to the Mohawk people as "Between Two Lives." Elizabeth's ultimate destiny, here in the heart of the wilderness, lies in the odyssey to come: trials of faith and flesh, and passion born amid Nathaniel's own secrets and divided soul