Queen of Swords ARCs
23. May 2006 by rosina historical fiction Queen of Swords
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My name is Rosina Lippi. I'm a former academic and tenured university professor, writing full time since 2000. Under the pen name Sara Donati I am the author of the Wilderness series, six historical novels that follow the fortunes of a group of families living in upstate New York from about 1792-1825. A new series based on later generations of the same families was launched September 1, 2015 with The Gilded Hour. The next volume in the new series, Where the Light Enters, was released in 2019.
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If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.
I would attempt to stand on my head for three hours to get my hands on one of those. I was in a finacial crunch when Fire Along the Sky came out and I went to the book store once a week just to look at it. I had held it so many times that I knew its weight. On Christmas morning I was opening gifts at my parents house and I picked up a rather festive package. I knew what it was before I got the paper off. I started jumping up and down and squeeling with excitement.
I have been counting the days, waiting for the next instalment of the story.
I’m so excited!
OMG! I’m so excited…just finished reading the first four Wilderness books and just discovered your blog here and can’t wait for this next book to come out! I’m not sure I could stand on my head for three hours like Kristina Lynn says, but I could think of something. *laugh*
Forget stand on my head, anything you ask Rosina!
My 15 year old daughter, my 53 year old sister, my 78 year old mother and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Wilderness books and we would Fly, Sing, or Bake for you, Sara, were you to pick us to receive one of the ARCS. I don’t even know what an ARC is, but if it has anything to do with a Wilderness sequel, then count us in! I buy your hardbound books as soon as they come out and pass them around to these amazing women in my life. We all make a mean mocha cake that has been in the family for generations! CHOOSE US and I promise you we will get this cake to you! (4 for 1)
I just read through more of your blog and realized that you’re a Grey’s Anatomy fan…here’s another incentive on giving all the women in my family one of the ARCS (if the mocha cake wasn’t enough)…I’m not sure where you live, but if you can get to Seattle or LA on a particular date, I can get you access to the show while it’s being filmed live (I’ll explain offline)!
It’s really heartening to hear how eager y’all are to read this book of mine. I’m a little embarrassed, even. I really hope I can live up to your expectations.
Jody — ARC stands for ‘advance reading copy’.
You haven’t failed us yet Sara…I have faith!
You are an amazing writter! All of us competing before the contest even starts should tell you that. (By the way, I’ll come clean your house from top to bottom and cook anything you desire!)
I love your wilderness Books. I have reread Into the Wilderness 4 times and could keep rereading. I love how strong Elizabeth is and Nathaniel – What a Man!. All of the series is very good and hard to put down once started. Can’t wait for the next book! I hope it soon!
Oh! my gosh
they should make this into a TV mini series the characters come alive in these series and I’m counting down the day until Queen of hearts comes out.
I’ve read Lake In The Clouds twice and I will reread it again before Queen of Hearts arrive
I can’t tell you the number of times my husband has said to me “Are you reading that book again?” In reference to Into the Wilderness, he finally asked the right question “What is it about that book that you love so much?” I never really answered him but I will tell you the answer, Elizabeth Middleton, Elizabeth which just happens to be my own name. She was the woman who I had become in my adulthood, the woman I wish my own mother was or could of been, but most importantly the kind of woman I want all three of my daughters to become. She knows herself, she knows what she wants and she knows how to get it. I can’t think of a better role model for woman in literature. Thanks for creating her and sharing her with us. Looking forward to Queen of Swords.
I have all your previous Wilderness novels. I love them!
I also write historical fiction and would love to read an arc copy of your new novel.
I will recommend your books to all my friends in Britain.
Please send me an arc copy – I promise to spread the word!
Best Wishes and more power to your elbow, Margaret.
hi l am from melbourne australia
l think the wildnerness novels are really good as well
l keep rereading the books just so that l haven’t missed anything in them
l keep thinking that into the wilderness would be good as tv miniseries with the characters coming alive
OMG, it is finally here, well, soon anyways.
Living in Quebec Canada, my access to english books is severely limited.
Your into the wilderness series was one of the only sets of books I got to take with me when I moved here (very limited packing space, 1 box of books, 1.5 suare feet, my fellow bibliophiles will understand my pain of having cut a collection of over 2000 books to one box)
I would do nearly anything for a copy