award winning historical fiction

Sara Donati* is the author of eight historical novels set in the United States between 1790 and 1885. Her most recent novel is Where the Light Enters, published in 2019 with Penguin/Berkley.

“Spellbinding… Captivating… The 752 pages were not enough. …But this novel is more than its setting: it also is an enthralling love story, a heartwarming celebration of human kindness, and a wonderfully convoluted world of characters whose destinies are left tantalizingly suspended.”

Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times

“Another meticulously researched period drama with dashes of mystery and romance … Page-turning and atmospheric.”

Kirkus Reviews

Three additional novels appear under Rosina’s name, including Homestead, which won the PEN/Hemingway award.


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