Donna Eimer Villani has spent her life in the mid-west. She attributes her writing creativity to exploring natural surroundings, interacting with those around her, and at times, just a quick smile or wink from a stranger. Everyday life spurs her into full speed inspiration and imagination, hopefully for her readers as well, making the mundane fun and adventurous. She has four published novels: “The Capture of Art”, its sequel “Return to Red Winds”, “Sole Mate” and her fourth, “The Portal”. Her next “Keep Shining Still Here” is still in the boiling pot, while working on “Truth or Lies – You be The Judge”, a collection of stories shared with her by others. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Donna today.
The Capture of Art Instills in the reader an understanding of unconditional love. It will thrill the imagination with intrigue, mystery, and the possibility of murder. The story will take you through the life of the main character, Olivia Anne Webster, from the quiet farmlands of Kansas in the early 1900s, to the busy life of New York. You will comprehend the incognito life with the mysterious Olivia in the secluded Japanese Seto Islands and empathize with her views of her confinement in an American-Japanese internment camp. You will feel her inner spirit and understand why she allows herself to become “The Capture of Art”.
Return to Red Winds contains adult situations and language. The characters from the author’s first novel The Capture of Art are the main topics of interest in this sequel. As they share tea parties, the child Christina, nicknamed Christy, is fascinated with Grammy’s storytelling, or as they call it “gossip.” They enjoy many years together; they laugh, cry, and bring to mind the life of Olivia Webster Brown and those close to her. Knowing her days are numbered, Grammy has arranged to continue the gossip, and on special occasions has correspondence sent to Christy. Christy, now using her given name Christina, through her love of writing fictitious novels continues the gossip with new characters and new beginnings.
With Grammy’s spirited love in her heart, the beautiful image of the trees seems to have a way of calling her, and Christina always finds a way to “Return to Red Winds”.
Conceiving a child is the dream of many young couples. But when Roger and Anne seek the help of fertility specialist Dr. Harvey Prill, Anne becomes the surrogate mother of an unknown science experiment gone terribly wrong. After the birth of Anne’s child, Prill announces that the baby did not survive the delivery. Suspicious of foul play, Anne and Roger actually believe kidnapping is involved.
With the help of Roger’s law partner, Cari Hunter, and Detective Christian Stevens, the couple makes a startling discovery within the fertility clinic, revealing a twisted scheme the cunning doctor has planned for himself…and future generations to come.
Like the author’s earlier novels, The Capture of Art, and its sequel Return to Red Winds, Sole Mate is an adult romance novel, but with a sci-fi twist.
What else is there to be revealed when the past, present, and future collide? All in one book is a mysterious, spiritual, and dramatic compilation of experiences mainly by the Armstrongs and Banks family who start the quest of discovering and fighting a new breed of cats, storms, and grieving since Ricky’s mother, the sister of Colleen Armstrong succumbed to death after giving birth. Divided into two parts, Donna Eimer Villani’s The Portal introduces many life lessons to reflect upon. Losses after losses and gains afterward, each character in the book has spirited responses to the problems they have encountered.
Reconciliation between family members and the formation of new love begins in Driftwood, where hopes and questions for a fast-paced turn of life events unfold.
Traumatic experiences by Colleen, Geoff, Ricky, and all the other supporting characters dramatically present heart- warming lessons for readers who have a hard time recovering. Colleen’s questions regarding her roots and the mystery of blue light, and her search for the compost, will surely keep the readers craving more. The discussion on innovation and the changing needs of their communities reflects empowerment over struggles, which can also be relatable.