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Donati, Sara 1956-

Works: 42 works in 241 publications in 3 languages and 13,906 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  War fiction  Romance fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3554.O456, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sara Donati
Into the wilderness by Sara Donati( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A judge's daughter elopes with a white adventurer in Colonial America. Elizabeth arrived from England to marry a doctor, but is smitten by Nathaniel, a man raised by the Mohawks. The doctor, however, refuses to give her up and pursues them
Dawn on a distant shore by Sara Donati( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1794, trying to free his father from a Canadian prison leads Nathanial Bonner and his wife Elizabeth on an unexpected adventure to Scotland and a destiny they had not imagined
Lake in the clouds by Sara Donati( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth, Nathaniel, and Hannah, a gifted healer and Nathaniel's half-Indian daughter, find their lives in jeopardy when Hannah insists on caring for a dangerously ill runaway slave, who is being pursued by a bounty hunter
Fire along the sky by Sara Donati( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1812, Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner mark the return of Nathaniel's daughter Hannah, while her half-brother Daniel joins the militia and his twin, Lily, falls in love with a dark and dangerous stranger
Queen of swords by Sara Donati( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprisoned in the French Antilles for endangering the Crown, Jennet Huntar awaits rescue by her kinsman, Luke Bonner, and together they set out to find their child, surrendered to a virtual stranger at the time of her imprisonment
The endless forest : a novel by Sara Donati( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, a childhood friendship evolves into a romance, and family secrets threaten heart and home
The gilded hour by Sara Donati( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1883, and in New York City, it's a time of dizzying splendor, crushing poverty, and tremendous change. With the gravity-defying Brooklyn Bridge nearly complete and New York in the grips of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie--both graduates of the Woman's Medical School--treat the city's most vulnerable, even if doing so may put everything they've strived for in jeopardy. Anna's work has placed her in the path of four children who have lost everything, just as she herself once had. Faced with their helplessness, Anna must make an unexpected choice between holding on to the pain of her past and letting love into her life. For Sophie, an obstetrician and the orphaned daughter of free people of color, helping a desperate young mother forces her to grapple with the oath she took as a doctor--and thrusts her and Anna into the orbit of Anthony Comstock, a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything indecent and of anyone who dares to defy him
The gilded hour by Sara Donati( Recording )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1883, and although young surgeon Anna Savard and her cousin, Sophie, have become successful physicians, they never recovered from the losses they suffered as children. So when Anna encounters a child who's lost nearly everything, she must decide whether or not she's willing to let go of the past and let love into her life. Meanwhile, Sophie's memories of being left alone in the world propel the young obstetrician to help a desperate mother--and catapult her into the orbit of a very dangerous man
Queen of swords by Sara Donati( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Bonner and her half-brother Luke spend a year searching the Caribbean Islands for Luke's wife Jennett. They find her but then have to travel to Pensacola to claim the baby Jennett had to surrender to a stranger to keep him safe. The family who has the baby is a very rich and powerful Creole family. New Orleans is on the brink of war and everything goes wrong for the Bonners, until they receive help from a family friend
Into the wilderness by Sara Donati( Recording )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place ... and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate readers from the very first page
The endless forest : [a novel] by Sara Donati( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1824 Paradise N.Y. gets a a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return, 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. But their sudden peace is threatened when Martha's mother returns
Fire along the sky by Sara Donati( Recording )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American family's struggle for survival in the northeast wilderness continues. The year is 1812, and Nathaniel's daughter, Hannah, has returned to Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner. But mourning the loss of both husband and child, she is a shadow of a girl they once knew. Nonetheless, she resumes her medical duties in the village of Paradise, just as her cousin Jennet is reunited with Luke Bonner. But the war with the British is escalating, and Luke leaves to fight, as does the eighteen-year-old Lily Bonner's twin brother Daniel. Lily makes a decision that sends her to Montreal and into the arms of a most unusual man--who could love her properly, if only she would let him. With so many loved ones away and in danger, Nathaniel and Elizabeth must draw strength from each other and those remaining at Lake in the Clouds
Dawn on a distant shore by Sara Donati( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into their life together at the edge of the New York wilderness in the winter of 1794. Soon word reaches them that Nathaniel's father has been arrested by crown officials in British Canada. Nathaniel sets out, determined to see his father freed. Instead, Nathaniel is imprisoned and finds himself in danger of being hanged as a spy. Elizabeth soon discovers that freeing Nathaniel will take every ounce of her courage and inventiveness. Torn apart, the Bonners must embark on another voyage ... this time to the heart of Scotland where a wealthy Earl claims kinship with Nathaniel's father. With this journey, a whole new world opens up to Nathaniel and Elizabeth - and a destiny they could never have imagined awaits them
Tied to the tracks by Sara Donati( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogilvie, Georgia, is a place rooted in tradition, rich in family ties and southern hospitality. Its most famous citizen, the legendary writer Miss Zula Bragg, has finally said yes to making a documentary about her long and storied life. But Miss Zula, who can never resist stirring the pot, insists that Tied to the Tracks - a small film company from Hoboken, New Jersey - be the one to tell her story. The only problem? The company is run by free spirit Angie Mangiamele, who not so long ago had a passionate love affair with John Grant, a member of Ogilvie's founding family and chair of the English Department at Ogilvie College, where Miss Zula still teaches." "When Angie comes waltzing back into his life, dragging a camera crew behind, John is put off-balance - in large part because he is now engaged to a colleague, the elegant and successful Caroline Rose, daughter of a prominent local family. As Tied to the Tracks begins to dig into Miss Zula's life and the more troubling aspects of Ogilvie's history, John and Angie find it increasingly hard to hide their own past, and the sparks that still fly between them." "And they aren't the only people keeping secrets in Ogilvie. In the high heat of summer, Miss Zula, Caroline Rose, and a dozen other people scramble to unearth secrets, or to bury them once and for all. With John and Caroline's wedding only days away, time is running out, and Angie finds herself torn between the easy truths and the hard ones, and pondering the repercussions of the choices she must make
The pyjama girls of Lambert Square by Sara Donati( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For John Dodge, moving to new places and reviving ailing businesses is a way of life. So when he sees an ad for Scriveners, a stationery shop in a small town in South Carolina, he decides to take the plunge. As soon as he arrives in Lambert's Corner, Dodge falls happily into the whirl of gossip, gifts and quintessential Southern hospitality. But the one person who really catches Dodge's eye is Julia Darrow - the beautiful but aloof pyjama wearing-owner of the Cocoon, a popular store specializing in luxury linens. Dodge tries to befriend her, but she remains elusive and mysterious. Everyone knows that she is a widow, but no one seems to know why she came to town or why she never leaves Lambert Square-or does she? Like Dodge, Chicago-born Julia is fleeing a tumultuous past. But with the help of a hilarious and endearing cast of characters, Julia and Dodge learn that, sometimes, you don't need to go far to find home."--Provided by publisher
Into the wilderness, part two of two by Sara Donati( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of the swords by Sara Donati( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth in Donati's popular Wilderness series (Into The Wilderness, etc.) takes the Scott family on a perilous journey to New Orleans on the eve of one of the War of 1812's climactic battles. The action begins with the dramatic rescue of Jennet Scott from captivity in the French Antilles. Her saviors include her husband, Luke, a prominent Montreal merchant, and Luke's Mohawk half-sister, Hannah, a physician. Jennet had given birth to a son, Nathaniel, during her captivity and enlisted Honoré Poiterin, a shady Creole merchant, to smuggle him to safety. The Scotts trek to New Orleans after discovering Poiterin and his grandmother have taken the child there and are claiming him as their own. In a city surrounded by two opposing armies, the Scotts find an ally in Ben Savard, the well-connected half-brother of a plantation owner. Out of a surfeit of characters (there are over 30 "primary characters" listed at the book's beginning), Hannah is the star?surviving two brushes with death, saving countless lives and still finding time to fall in love. The conclusion is predictable and the pacing uneven, but fans of epic historical adventures will be captivated by the exotic setting and intriguing story line
Queen of swords : by Sara Donati( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic tale of love and adventure that has captured the hearts of millions continues against the volatile backdrop of a city on the brink of war. Shifting from the steamy shores of the Caribbean to New Orleans, Queen of Swords picks up the story of Hannah Bonner, the beautiful half-Mohawk daughter of frontiersman Nathaniel Bonner, as she and her half-brother Luke embark on a desperate rescue mission. Hot on the trail of the powerful and ruthless Creole family who have kidnapped Luke's son, they become separated in New Orleans, a city divided under the shadow of war. Hannah's one hope lies in the enigmatic Jean-Benoit Savard, the only man who knows the city well enough to engineer the miracle that will reunite the Bonners and send them safely home to Lake in the Clouds. With Ben's expert guidance, allies are drawn from every corner of the city in preparation for what will be the final battle of the War of 1812 ... 'A smoothly written, engrossing adventure' Booklist
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Into the wilderness
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English (193)

Spanish (14)

Polish (2)

Dawn on a distant shoreLake in the cloudsFire along the skyQueen of swordsThe endless forest : a novelQueen of swordsInto the wildernessThe endless forest : [a novel]