The epic tale of love and adventure which captured the hearts and minds of readers all over the world first in INTO THE WILDERNESS and then in DAWN ON A DISTANT SHORE continues a LAKE IN THE CLOUDS picks up the story of the spirited Elizabeth and her beloved frontiersman Nathaniel, known by the Mohawk as 'Between-Two-Lives', in spring 1802 as the village of Paradise is still reeling from a typhoid epidemic. Nathaniel's beautiful half-Indian daughter Hannah, has become a gifted healer and doctor in training but her determination to give refuge to a dangerously ill slave puts both her family and her heart in jeopardy for the bounty hunter tracking the runaway is Hannah's childhood friend and first love, Liam Kirby. Hannah's action sets off a chain of events that sees Elizabeth and Nathaniel undertake a treacherous journey across the wilderness and Hannah embark on a quest to New York City to learn the secrets of smallpox and to discover what made Liam change so drastically from the boy she once loved. Along the way the Bonners must confront more than one old enemy in a battle that will test the strength of their love for one another.
And the obstacles Hannah faces make her confront questions long avoided about her place in the world uaand where she truly belongs.