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Queen of Swords
Queen of Swords | Sara Donati
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It is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent more than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Lukes wife and the man who abducted her. But Jennets rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution theyd hoped for. In the spring she had given birth to Lukes son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to surrender the infant to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe. To claim the child, Hannah, Luke, and Jennet must journey first to Pensacola. There they learn a great deal about the family that has the baby. The Poiterins are a very rich, very powerful Creole family, totally without scruple. The matriarch of the family has left Pensacola for New Orleans and taken the child she now claims as her great-grandson with her. New Orleans is a city on the brink of war, a city where prejudice thrives and where Hannah, half Mohawk, must tread softly. Careful plans are made as the Bonners set out to find and reclaim young Nathaniel Bonner. Plans that go terribly awry, isolating them from each other in a dangerous city at the worst of times. Sure that all is lost, and sick unto death, Hannah finds herself in the care of a family and a friend from her past, Dr. Paul de Guise Savard dit Saint-dUzet. It is Dr. Savard and his wife who save Hannahs life, but Dr. Savards half brother who offers her real hope. Jean-Benoit Savard, the great-grandson of French settlers, slaves, and Choctaw and Seminole Indians, is the one man who knows the city well enough to engineer the miracle that will reunite the Bonners and send them home to Lake in the Clouds. With Ben Savards guidance, allies are drawn from every segment of New Orleanss population and from Andrew Jacksons army, now pouring into the city in preparation for what will be the last major battle of the War of 1812. From the Hardcover edition.
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Queen of Swords | Sara Donati
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Many many years ago I joined an online forum for Sara Donati's books. I met a group of women that I am still good online friends with today. We live in different parts of the world but I see some of them every couple of years. This weekend we are in New Orleans. Yesterday we visited two of the houses that Sara Donati isited while she was researching for the books

evelando Wow! Visiting places related to beloved books is a lovely plus! Have a good time! 7mo
BethFishReads Soooooo cool & fun 7mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#bluebayou gives me a chance to plug one of my favorite historical fiction series. I love the Wilderness series, and this book partly takes place in New Orleans during the War of 1812. Also, did anyone else sing this song in their kitchen and think Linda Ronstadts voice was perfect??? (I was about 6...)

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annahenke
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It's been a while since I've read this series so I was a bit confused at the beginning. A good read overall.

#audiobook #katereading #queenofswords #saradonati #wildernessseries #historicalfiction #familysaga

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annahenke
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#somethingborrowed #booktober #library
I went a little overboard with library holds this month...

missjenniferlowe The Lie Tree looks so good! I haven't gotten to that one yet, either. 3y
DivineDiana You go, girl! 📚 3y
TheBookDream Careful! They'll cut you off. My state got pissed at people putting too many holds and they kind of gutted the library loan system here. 3y
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Cortg Thank goodness for renewals! 3y
GardenJess I went overboard too! So many books, so little time. 3y
The_Literary_Jedi Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my open reading time and I'll check out 30 books in a single rush. Our system has a limit on how many holds you can place too. I've used it to my advantage often but sometimes when a bookclub is doing a book, it's hard to get it - I've missed out almost every month for all 5 of my book clubs because I can't get the book and I have a very limited budget to buy 3y
quirkyreader I try to keep it a five books checked out at a time not to loose anymore of my sanity. At one point my library system let you check out 100 books at a time. Let's just say I completely lost it. 🐸🐙 3y
Petitesmerveilles Glad I'm not the only one! 3y
annahenke @thebookdream we have large limits on the amount of holds, so I'm not too worried. 3y
annahenke @The_Literary_Jedi obviously, mine are too! 3y
TheBookDream We did too until the state cracked down on the library because they said it was too expensive. Mind you, these are interlibrary loans 3y
annahenke Oh, that makes sense. I live in a city so I'm just borrowing from my own. 😊 3y
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Crazeedi
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This whole series was excellent, totally enjoyed