I just finished "Lake in the Clouds" by Sara Donati.
Its the third book of five, in a family saga. I have read the 2 previous, and haven't gone to get the fourth yet.
This particular book takes place in 1802, with the series started about 1796-8ish...?
Just as an FYI to those who read the Clan of the Cave Bear series....the last book comes out next month!! I havent decided whether I want to read everything all over again first before reading the last book, or read the last book, then read the whole series.
I'm currently reading "Three Weeks With My Brother" which is a memoir by Nicholas Sparks. It's very well written and I have cried a few times reading it becasue he has a bitter sweet childhood and it's so endearing. :,)