After the sudden end to her collaboration with composer Alessandro Stradella,
Donatella moves from Genoa to join her parents in a small village in Oxfordshire, England.
The gift of a sonnet, 'stolen' music, inexpressible secrets, and an irrepressible spirit have stowed away on her journey.
by whispers and visions, angels and demons, will she rise out of grief
and aimlessness? Her father's friendship with the residents of Wroxton
Abbey, who are
important figures in the court of Charles II, offers
new possibilities, especially as music and its masters ~ including the
'divine' Henry Purcell ~ have not finished with her yet.
About the author:
Writer and artist D.M. (Diane) Denton, a native of Western New
York, is inspired by music, art, nature, and the contradictions of the
human and creative spirit. Through observation and study, truth and
imagination, she loves to wander into the past to discover stories of
interest and meaning for the present, writing from her love of language,
the nuances of story-telling, and the belief that what is left unsaid
is the most affecting of all.
Her educational journey took her to
a dream-fulfilling semester at Wroxton College, England, and she
remained in the UK for sixteen years surrounded by the quaint villages,
beautiful hills, woods and fields of the Oxfordshire countryside, and
all kinds of colorful characters. This turned out to be a life-changing
experience that continues to resonate in her life to this day.
returned to the US and Western New York in 1990, and has since resided
in a cozy log cabin with her mother and a multitude of cats. Her day
jobs have been in retail, manufacturing, media and career consulting,
and as a volunteer coordinator for Western New York Public Broadcasting.
She is currently secretary for the Zoning and Codes administration in
the town where she lives. In addition to writing, music and art, she is
passionate about nurturing nature and a consciousness for a more
compassionate, inclusive and peaceful world.
Please visit her
website, http://www.dmdenton-author-artist.com, and blog,
https://bardessdmdenton.wordpress.com where you can contact her. Also,
find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google
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