There are multiple connections between the earlier Wilderness series novels and Waverly Place novels. On this page you’ll find notes and this link that takes you to a family tree for the entire Donati worldverse. Always a work in progress, of course. If the link gives you trouble, copy and paste:
On the linked page you can search, use the arrow keys to drag the tree, increase the size of the text. If you see a character with a dotted line above the box, clicking on it will take you to that part of the tree. The whole thing won’t fit on a screen at once.
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Genealogy General Overview
As Martha Kirby Bonner explains to Jack Mezzanotte shortly before Sophie Savard’s wedding, there are three branches of the Bonner family, corresponding to Nathaniel Bonner’s three alliances:
The Somerville Line
At a young age Nathaniel spends time in Quebec and enters into a relationship with Giselle Somerville which results in the birth of his eldest child, Luc or Luke, whose name changes a number of times over the course of the novels.
The Wolf Clan
Nathaniel’s first wife is Sings-from-Books of the Wolf Clan of the Mohawk, who dies in childbirth at a young age. Hannah is the only child of that marriage who survives into adulthood.
The Middleton Line
Nathaniel’s second and final marriage is to Elizabeth Middleton. Four children of this union survive into adulthood.
Freeman Family Tree
Savard Family Tree
I’ve had email asking whether any of Curiosity’s descendants are in the new novel. Sophie Savard is Curiosity’s great granddaughter, and Hannah’s granddaughter. More information about Sophie’s family can be found on her page.
I often flip a coin to decide the fate of any given character. If I had my way, they’ll all still be alive and healthy. Which clearly won’t do. So remember, everybody is gone at this point. It’s a sad but inevitable truth.
Polly Edwards deserves all praise and credit.