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. Sara Donati is the pen name of Rosina Lippi.*

Questions about the novels, characters, plots, etc?  Please see the wiki.

Looking for posts about research and craft of fiction writing, including discussions of pov, dialogue, and all the other bits and pieces? You’ll find all that on my author weblog.

“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.


Updates and publication information are posted  on the Sara Donati page on FaceBook.