"Superb historical fiction"
As the French and Indian War breaks out in North America,
hunter and English spy Noah Barnes happens upon a small
group of Iroquois trying to abduct teenage Jessica Matthews
near her parents cabin in the Pennsylvania Allegheny
Mountains. Though the fight is fierce and Jessica's savior
is outnumbered, Noah wins the battle but is wounded.
Perhaps it's hero worship or puppy love, but not long
afterward Jess decides she wants to marry Noah.
A widower, Noah falls in love with Jess, but he has a
mission to complete before they can wed. While he is on
his adventures, Indians kill Jess' parents and capture her
and her sibling. When he learns what happened to his
beloved, Jess leaves George Washington on his own personal
In terms of Colonial romance, INTO THE WILDERNESS is
similar to most works in the genre. However, what makes
this tale superior is that it is more of a historical
fiction novel providing the audience a deep account of
1750s America. The story line is loaded with interesting
tidbits that cleverly blends and enhances the action
especially since the two lead protagonists spend much of
the time in separate, but vividly described subplots.
Romance readers will enjoy Roseanne Bittner's latest novel
while historical fiction fans will welcome a new find.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 13, 2002