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The Gilded Hour book jacket If you’re looking for the new series by Sara Donati (aka Rosina Lippi), you’re in the right place.  Select “the novel” in the menu above to get started.  This site really is about the entire Waverly Place series, currently two novels (The Gilded Hour and Where the Light Enters) with a third under contract.  It’s also a collection spot for research about the first six books.  If it’s my author weblog you’re looking for, you’ll find that here . It’s very old and creaky but full of information.

Looking for information about the next novel? I’m still writing it so it will be a good while before it’s available, but some basic information will be available here shortly. The title is Little Birds, set in New Mexico Territory in the years before the Civil War.

More about Little Birds  right here.

where the light entersThis page is a gateway to something wiki-ish, which is generally understood to be a community-generated and maintained website where information is shared. This wiki is a little different: I set it up to organize all the research materials I’ve collected while writing the Waverly Place series. It has many wiki-like features, in that topics relevant to the novel are posted to pages, which are in turn grouped into subject areas. Links in the text will take you to the relevant page. Try putting the word ‘Amsterdam’ into the search box and see what wiki articles show up. If you are interested in getting involved in the evolution of this wiki, please contact me.

On FaceBook there is my  personal page (if you must know about my politics) but more relevant and possibly interesting is the Sara Donati page on Facebook. The Sara Donati and the Rosina Lippi novels are also discussed there on occasion in a dedicated chat room/discussion group (located here). You will have to register to participate. Please feel free to get in touch here, there or really anywhere. I’m really pleased to hear from readers. If you’re looking for basic information on where to find the novels, please see this post.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (spoilers abound!)

The Gilded Hour

Where the Light Enters

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2 thoughts on “Home

  1. For me, with the Waverly Place series, Sara Donati has continued to stimulate and engage both my mind and my imagination through her careful exploration of historical time and space within the lives of familiar strong minded female characters and the wonderful men who gravitate towards them.
    The two stories so far have been a triumph. It was confronting to me though, to consider how the wonderful female protagonists Donati has brought into being, would still despair over issues women must still confront and philosophise over in 2021.
    This consideration comforts me only in the idea that the stories of the extended Bonner/Freeman/Savard etc. families can possibly continue indefinitely.
    I was so excited to pick up and read Sara’s “Into The Wilderness”. I had loved Michael Mann’s, “Last Of The Mohicans”, and it was wonderful to continue Hawkeye and Cora’s story. I have introduced the series to my sisters and daughter. The books continue to engage and challenge us.
    Thank you Sara.

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