Lippi's characters are nothing short of wonderful. There is, for example, Johanna, whose heart is torn between her love for Francesco--a soldier hiding in the Austrian Alps--and her sister Angelika, who hides her dependence upon Johanna behind not-so-subtle reminders of familial duty. And there is Katharina, whose impulsiveness causes her to betray her two half-brothers for a ride in a Nazi motorcar, and Stante, who proves his worth not only in the Wainwright's workshop but also by his courage withstanding the Nazis. The character portrayals are based upon Lippi's own experiences living in Austria for four years. You'll hate for these stories to end. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In "Homestead", Rosina Lippi writes a series of short stories dealing with women in the Austrian village of Rosenau. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2000 by Sophia
I have been enjoying the high marks other reviewers have given to Homestead. The enjoyed the book so much that I'd like to comment also. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2000
After reading Rosina Lippi's works written as Sara Donati ("Into the Wilderness" and "Dawn on a Distant Shore"), I was thrilled to find "Homestead". Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2000 by R. Harden
I was sad to get to the end of the book, I wanted more! I have been telling everyone I know, male and female to read this book. It is such an amazing piece of art.Published on April 13 2000
This book is a gem. I didn't know I could identify so completely with characters from another country, time, and way of life. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2000 by Christine L. Braun
I only happened upon Homestead after finishing (and really enjoying) Into the Wilderness. I was looking for the "Wilderness" sequel release date, and discovered it's... Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2000 by JILL MAROTTA
The author is so brilliant in the way she writes that sometimes she tells a personal story of a character that allows you to draw the conclusions on your own; and, sometimes she... Read morePublished on Nov. 4 1999 by Diane Wischmann