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Publication Order of Barrington Family Saga Books

A Quiet Promise (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Heaven's Door (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Search of Heaven (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promise of Zion (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Byrnehouse-Davies & Hamilton Saga Books

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

Publication Order of The Buchanan Saga Books

The Captain of Her Heart (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captive Hearts (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captain's Angel (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts Crossed (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captain's Rose (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dickens Inn Books

The Best of Times (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Far, Far Better Place (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Loving Heart (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tranquil Light (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Graceful Fancy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gables of Legacy Books

The Guardian (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Guiding Star (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Linings (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Eternal Bond (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Circle (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Miracle (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Garden Books

The Wishing Garden (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garden Path (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jayson Wolfe Books

The Sound of Rain (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Distant Thunder (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winds of Hope (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shelter from the Storm (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silence of Snow (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Keane-Morrison Family Saga Books

Timeless Waltz (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing in the Light (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Dance (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dance to Remember (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadows of Brierley Books

The Wanderer (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Far Horizon (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of Brierley (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Valley of the Mountains (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trevor Family Saga Books

Return to Love (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Love Again (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Forever Comes (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Melody (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Love Alone (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Where the Heart Leads Books

Where the Heart Leads (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Hearts Meet (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Promise of Forever (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Towers of Brierley (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Star in Winter (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Hold (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emma (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passage on the Titanic (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legally and Lawfully Yours (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now and Always Yours (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heir of Brownlie Manor (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Color of Love (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lily of the Manor (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love and Loss at Whitmore Manor (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stars Above Northumberland (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart of Thornewell (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady of Astoria Abbey (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Stone and Ivy (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emerald Heart of Courtenay (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Angel of Grey Garden (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home to Somersby (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Gift (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road from Bethlehem (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Raven's Heart (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at Brownlie Manor (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Empty Manger (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Reflections (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

A Merry Little Christmas (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Will Christmas Find Us? (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remembering the Joy of Christmas (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Is Bright (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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