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Posted: 30-Mar-2009, 04:37 AM
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I guess authors have their reasons for having different names. No matter.

I really loved Donati's "Into the Wilderness" I found it to be exceptional and great story telling of the time period. However, while the author has tried to make a series of this time period, I find all other books following "Into the Wilderness" weak at best. Sorry...I just couldn't get into the rest of the books and stopped reading them.

Perhaps some of you have found differently or even the author's books to be wonderful. Please do share! smile.gif


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Posted: 30-Mar-2009, 06:36 PM
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One of the reasons I decided to read Sara's Series is that I was told that Diana had coached Sara; how true that is, I am uncertain. I have enjoyed the Series thus far and have found that her writing had improved as the saga continued.

I am on her Fifth book now, Queen of Swords, which mainly bases the story on Luke, Hannah and Jennet (thus far). I cannot give an honest opinion on this book, but have enjoyed the series.

Sara Donati is definitely not as talented as Diana Gabaldon. Sara's series is a "filler" until Echo in the Bone is on the shelves.


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Posted: 26-May-2009, 06:15 AM
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I have read all books of Diana Gabaldon and Sara Donati as well as far as the series are concerned.
To my opinion their styles of writing are different; it doesn't do Sara Doanti justice to compare her with Diana Gabaldon.

In her first book "Into the wilderness" we got to know main characters like Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner who vanish to the background in the books following in the series. Maybe this is a reason for the feeling those books are weak compared to the first one; Sara Donati created strong and lively, impressing characters and one wishes for reading more about them in the next books - but that's the way it is in a kind of family and time chronicle.

As I said before, I never compared the two authors with each other but enjoy each of them in their unique way of writinig.


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I think each reader has to decide which is a good read or not due to their own personal preferences. Doesn't make a book especially good or bad, but what the reader enjoys. That is what reading is all about! Reading each book and deciding what was a good read for them at the time. To me that pretty much sums it up. IMHO! wink.gif
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Posted: 29-May-2009, 10:24 PM
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Read "Ireland" by Frank Delaney if you would like a really good book to tide you over till Diana's next one.


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