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Publication Order of Byrnehouse-Davies & Hamilton Saga Books

First Love and Forever (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Love, Second Chances (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now and Forever (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Love and Grace (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home for Christmas (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gable Faces East (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three Gifts of Christmas (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gables Against the Sky (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
After this, read the Gable Legacy series.

Chronological Order of Byrnehouse-Davies & Hamilton Saga Books

The Gable Faces East(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gables Against the Sky(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three Gifts of Christmas(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Love and Forever(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Love, Second Chances(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now and Forever(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Love and Grace(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home for Christmas(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gables Of Legacy Books

The Guardian (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Guiding Star (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Linings (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Eternal Bond (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Circle (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Miracle (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prior to this, it is recommended you read the Byrnehouse-Davies & Hamilton Saga series.

Publication Order of Trevor Family Saga Books

Return to Love (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Love Again (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Forever Comes (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Melody (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Love Alone (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Where the Heart Leads Books

Where the Heart Leads (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Hearts Meet (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Buchanan Saga Books

as Elizabeth D. Michaels
The Captain of Her Heart (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captive Hearts (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captain's Angel (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts Crossed (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captain's Rose (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Keane-Morrison Family Saga Books

Timeless Waltz (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time to Dance (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing in the Light (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dance to Remember (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Barrington Family Saga Books

In Search of Heaven (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Quiet Promise (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Heaven's Door (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promise of Zion (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jayson Wolfe Books

The Sound of Rain (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Distant Thunder (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winds of Hope (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shelter from the Storm (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silence of Snow (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dickens Inn Books

The Best of Times (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Far, Far Better Place (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Loving Heart (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tranquil Light (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Graceful Fancy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shadows Of Brierley Books

The Wanderer (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Far Horizon (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Brierley (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Valley of the Mountains (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Garden Books

The Wishing Garden (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garden Path (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horstberg Saga Books

as Elizabeth D. Michaels
Behind the Mask (As:Elizabeth D. Michaels) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of Honor (As:Elizabeth D. Michaels) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Love and Country (As:Elizabeth D. Michaels) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tainted Crown (As:Elizabeth D. Michaels) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through Castle Windows (As:Elizabeth D. Michaels) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Promise of Forever (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Towers of Brierley (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Star in Winter (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone to Hold (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emma (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passage on the Titanic (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legally and Lawfully Yours (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now and Always Yours (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heir of Brownlie Manor (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Color of Love (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lily of the Manor (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love and Loss at Whitmore Manor (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stars Above Northumberland (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of Thornewell (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of Astoria Abbey (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Stone and Ivy (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emerald Heart of Courtenay (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel of Grey Garden (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home to Somersby (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heiress of All Things Beautiful (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of Hampton House (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dowry of Lady Eliza (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of Stonebridge (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magic of Starlight (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl at the Gate (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scoundrel's Widow (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Gift (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road from Bethlehem (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Raven's Heart (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas at Brownlie Manor (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Empty Manger (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Merry Little Christmas (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Will Christmas Find Us? (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remembering the Joy of Christmas (With: Heather B. Moore) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
All is Bright (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Christmas to Remember(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Gift(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Hearts Come Home for Christmas(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Anita Stansfield is an American author and is considered to be the queen of LDS romantic fiction. She is a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints and currently lives in Alpine, Utah with her husband and five children. She has been writing romantic fiction in this genre for nearly two decades with her first book, First Love and Forever, being published in 1994. In addition to writing novels, she has also published a collection of personal essays that are also oriented towards a Latter-day Saint readership.

While Stansfield doesn’t write exclusively in the LDS romantic fiction genre, her work in that genre has earned her praise for her ability to combine great storytelling with intense psychological depth as she tells of the human experience through the eyes of the LDS community. She also writes her books in a wide variety of time frames as well with novels set in the eighteenth century as well as novels set in the present day.

Anita is also the author of the Horstberg Saga series of historical fiction books, but she publishes them under the pen name of Elizabeth D. Michaels. The first book in that series is called Behind the Mask. Under her own name, one of her most prolific series is the Byrnehouse-Davies & Hamilton Saga which takes place in 1800s Australia. The story is a nice, clean love story like many of Stansfield’s books. The first book in the series is called The Gable Faces East and starts off a long series of historical drama of love, revenge, and destiny.

One interesting writing technique that applies is the use of photographs. She has many photos of ordinary people or models and movie stars that she cut out of magazines that she uses to help her with her writing. She does this to avoid writing about the same types of characters in each of her books and instead uses the photos to help give the character’s their own personalities in the book and in her mind’s eye. The use of photographs also helps her to juggle multiple projects as once. It only takes one look at the photos to take her from one story to the next as the photos connect with the characters in the story that she is writing.

Despite her output and her success as a writer, Anita is still just a mom. She answers her own phone and does her own laundry, takes care of her own kids. Her own children don’t even really see her as the author that is famous, but she is just mom to them. They will interrupt her writing for any needs they may have and she is always happy to help them. Anita has said that she doesn’t want to be famous herself, but she wants her books to be famous. Still, that hasn’t stopped her from occasionally being recognized by fans when she writes a check or schedules an appointment within her LDS community.

First Love and Forever is one of the early books in the Byrnehouse-Davies & Hamilton Saga series. The book starts with a woman named Emily Hall who meets up with Michael Hamilton. The two haven’t seen each other since she told him that she was going to marry Ryan Hall instead. Ryan was a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints and Michael wasn’t, which made her decision easy. Now it’s a decade later and Michael has still never married or join the Church, while Emily is in a marriage with an inactive and insensitive husband. When Michael comes to town, still in love with her, it creates a maelstrom of emotion that she finds hard to ignore. As Michael returns, he begs her to run away with him to Australia and her deep feelings for him make it hard to say no. She made a promise with her marriage that she plans to keep, but the promise of happiness with Michael is very tempting for her. The story is filled with tons of unexpected twists and turns, while still following the values of the LDS.

Anita is also the author of the Trevor Family Saga series that starts with Return to Love. This is a powerful story about a woman named Janna who marries a man named Russell Clark. At first, he appeared like he may be the perfect husband, but soon showed a temper that she was afraid was going to destroy her life. Earlier in her life she had a love for Colin Trevor that she considered to be her true love, but she turned away from him and married Russell. Now, she is meeting up with Colin with hopes of rekindling what they once had. While Russell and his fury are trying to find her.

Home to Somersby is Stansfield’s tale of Hazel Mae Hollingsworth who is devastated following the unexpected death of her father. Making matters worse is the solicitor who arrives at the family’s estate and reveals that everything in Hazel’s entire life has been a lie. At the reading of her father’s will, she learns a lot and finds herself left out. The man she once called her brother kicks her out of the estate and then her mother tells her to head off and stay with her father’s sister. Instead of dread, Hazel is overwhelmed by the kind welcome she receives from her aunt and her family. They all welcome her wholeheartedly and it feels more like a home to her. She finds a renewed sense of purpose in life as she digs into the shocking truth of her heritage while also giving herself a chance at a romance that she never would’ve expected in the past. The romance with a man who doesn’t care about her parentage offers her a real chance at love and a lasting home, but first she’ll need to make amends with her past to live the future she envisions.

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2 Responses to “Anita Stansfield”

  1. Jennifer L. Kone: 2 years ago

    Hi, I was given a book called the HEIRESS of all things Beautiful. I’m trying to figure out where it belongs in the long list of Anitas books. Is it a standalone book, or does it belong to a saga?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Hi Jennifer – it’s a standalone 🙂 Cheers


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