Author John Pagani’s new book “Hard Land: Innocents Lost” is a thrilling adventure through the rugged wilderness of the Pacific Northwest in the nineteenth century

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Recent release “Hard Land: Innocents Lost” from Page Publishing author John Pagani is a fast-paced drama that begins with a chance encounter between two young people struggling for survival amid the stunning yet unforgiving Pacific coastlands and the hostile native inhabitants relentlessly pursuing them. They join forces, help to heal each other’s wounds, and forge a life together in the true spirit of America.

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John Pagani is a physician, married father and grandfather, and northern California native with extensive experience hiking, climbing, and camping in the Pacific Northwest and in mountain ranges across the United States and Canada. He has published his new book “Hard Land: Innocents Lost”: a spellbinding romantic drama that keeps the pages turning until the satisfying conclusion.

Riveting survival adventure and romance tale set along the rugged North American Pacific coast at the turn of the nineteenth century. John Daly, a severely injured US Army scout separated from the Lewis and Clark Expedition, encounters a lost, desperate young woman in a harsh, foreboding land. They unite, struggle to survive, and forge a lasting, loving bond. The two embark upon a perilous journey across the wilderness, battling nature, indigenous peoples, Mexican bandits, and predatory beasts as they fight against all odds for survival. Their travails are further complicated and challenged as they encounter mystical native shamanism and overcome the threats of a horrifying demon.

Descriptive panoramas of endless forests, towering mountains, running rivers, and tumbling waterfalls are woven through all facets of the book. The stirring beauty of the roiling ocean and rugged coastline provides stunning background imagery. The story is colored with Irish folktales and sayings as well as early American pioneering customs, skills, and ways of life.

This captivating tale begins as a harrowing, frightful adventure and ends as a loving romance, but not before a final battle is fought against evil in its many forms.

Published by Page Publishing, John Pagani’s engrossing book is an excellent choice of avid adventure and historical fiction readers.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Hard Land: Innocents Lost” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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