Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - The Endless Forest


“Waiting on” Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.





Title: The Endless Forest
Author: Sara Donati
Pub. Date: January 19, 2010 

(about the book - amazon)

With a master storyteller’s skill and a historian’s precision, Sara Donati has delighted readers and critics alike with her bestselling novels of the nineteenth-century New York frontier. Now she brings us The Endless Forest, set in the remote village of Paradise, where the Bonner family that readers first met in Into the Wilderness make their home.

The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it’s also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners’ ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives.

In the sudden peace that follows the storm, as families struggle to rebuild, childhood friends Martha and Daniel, Lily’s twin brother, suddenly begin to see each other in a new light. But their growing bond is threatened when Martha’s mother arrives back in Paradise a decade after abandoning her daughter. Jemima Southern is a dangerous schemer who has destroyed more than one family, and her anger touches everyone, as do her secrets. Has Jemima come to claim her daughter–or does she have something else in mind? Whatever happens, Martha and Daniel and all the Bonners must stand united against the threats to both heart and home.

Painful secrets and hidden sorrows, joy, heartbreak, and passion follow the Bonners through a season of change and renewal. A rich, passionate, multilayered portrayal of family strength and endurance in a fascinating place and time, The Endless Forest will be remembered long after the last page is turned.

What is your W.O.W. pick?

20 comments:

  1. What a cover this one has! Fabulous! And it sounds captivating.

    I didn't find any WOW books this week!

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  2. I haven't heard of this author before...I'll have to check it out. Great pick!

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  3. Sounds like a good one! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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  4. Have hear of this one before, and it does sounds very beautiful. I really adore the cover, very pretty. Great pick.

    Here's mine:
    http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/2009/12/wow-10.html

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  5. Sounds like a great pick...The cover is awesome as well.

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  6. Sounds interesting, though I'll have to check out the first book before the second. Here's mine!

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  7. I've been wanting to read a book by her for a while now. They sound wonderful.

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  8. I am waiting on this one as well!

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful book! I hope you enjoy it.

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  10. Great pick! This one sounds fantastic and what a great cover too.

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  11. This one is on my radar for sure!!! I love everything about it!

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  12. I loved Into the Wilderness so this one seems like something that I really need to read. Great pick!

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  13. I haven't heard of her, I will have to check out her previous book. Thanks for the heads up :)

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  14. This looks good. I've read her books under the name Rosina Lippi (The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square; Tied to the Tracks).

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  15. Oh my gosh, this looks so good! And the cover is amazing!!

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  16. This one sounds really good, even though I hadn't heard of it before. Love the cover!

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  17. Glad to see another Sara Donati book. She has also written under her real name (Rosanna Lippi). A claim to fame - I was chairing a conference where she was speaking. We had gotten her a place to stay here in PT but she could locate some files and needed high speed internet. So who had high speed internet? Moi of course. So we had an evening with her at our home. She was wonderful, gracious and very funny.

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  18. This does sound good. And I love the cover! The colors are so rich!

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  19. I enjoy her Into the Wilderness series and will have to check this one out.

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