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About Anita Stansfield
Anita Stansfield has been a queen of romantic fiction for more than a decade. Her work has shattered the stereotypes of romance novels with her trademark ability to combine great storytelling with intense psychological depth as she focuses on the emotional struggles of the human experience. Her novels cover a huge spectrum, from the eighteenth century to the present, from heart warming to heart stopping. Hundreds of thousands of readers agree: Anita Stansfield's characters and the lives they lead are not easy to forget. Anita also writes mainstream historical fiction (Horstberg Saga) under the name Elizabeth D. Michaels. The first book in that series is called Behind the Mask. You can see her Elizabeth D. Michaels books on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00J23ZXF8.
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When You’re Hiding For Your Life, What Do You Live For?
Abbi has the gift of dreams. But her uncanny ability to see glimpses of the future has no apparent purpose or meaning until a dream leads her to a man on the brink of despair and destruction.
Cameron is a man without a name and without a country, framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Long ago forced into exile and believed dead, the passing of years have defaced him of all hope.
The country of Horstberg suffers beneath the weight of tyranny, and only Cameron holds the secret that could see her ruler undone and restore the people to peace and prosperity. While revolution brews and whispers of treason threaten all that is dear to Abbi, she remains unaware of her own ability to answer a nation’s prayers.
Trusting only her heart and the power of her dreams, Abbi gives all that she has to lead Cameron back into a civilized world, where love is real and freedom comes only in facing what hides behind the mask.
Please note that this book contains the entire Volume One of the Horstberg Saga, over 1,080 manuscript pages!
What readers are saying
"I was delighted to find a book that had the same degree of character development as the likes of Hugo, Dickens, Dumas, and Tolstoy. This book is very well written. Elizabeth Michaels is a great author. If you're looking for a quick read where action overshadows content, this book is not for you, but if your looking for a story with characters you can relate to and can inspire you then this book is a must read."
"This is one of the best books I have ever read! It has romance, drama, mystery, and suspense all rolled into one! The author has a way of putting you right in the middle of the story! You feel like you are there with them! I couldn't put it down! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book! If you like Historical Romance then this is one of the best!"
"I've read everything that Anita Stansfield - Elizabeth D Michaels - has written and this is amazing! Over the last several years I have read many "romance", "christian romance", "proper romance" as well as "relationship fiction" authors and Elizabeth Michaels tops them all. Her characters are vibrant, believable and consistent. The conversations flow easily and are fun as well as meaningful and insightful. The plot is intriguing with exciting with twists and turns and even a fairy tale involved. This is my all time favorite book and I can't wait for more. Yeah!"
When Honor Means More Than Anything To A Man, Can He Sacrifice His Honor For Love?
Captain Lance Dukerk has no doubt that the only woman he ever loved married the right man—even though that man wasn’t him. Yet he longs to have that kind of love in his life and is growing weary of being known as the most eligible bachelor in Horstberg’s military force.
When poverty-stricken Nadine Rader arrives at Castle Horstberg, insisting that her young daughter is the legitimate child of the duke, it becomes increasingly evident that the deceased ruler Nikolaus du Woernig left a torrent of disillusionment and heartache in his wake. Inexplicably drawn to Nadine, Lance takes personal charge of seeing that her needs are met as she attempts to piece her life back together. Their mutual attraction quickly merges into something profound, until Nadine discovers that Lance’s connections to Nikolaus go far deeper than she’d ever imagined, and her budding trust in Lance shatters.
Nadine’s life becomes more troubling as women who fit her description are brutally murdered, and neither she nor Lance are prepared to face startling evidence that widens the chasm of mistrust between them. While Nadine fights to stay alive, Lance relentlessly tracks the monster responsible for these horrendous crimes, hoping he’ll be in time to protect the one woman he knows he can never live without.
What readers are saying
"I truly enjoyed this book. There was plenty of excitement, suspense, intrigue, trial, love, and hardship. The author has done a great job at creating believable characters and has them interact with each other in wonderful ways. I love that faith is such an important part of these books."
"The storyline is great and characters are very charming. This was a great read with a lot of intrigue and a lot of love. Thank you for an enjoyable read and I would recommend this story to anyone who loves Regency romances"
"I loved this book. The story is just wonderful. It is so good that you have a hard time putting it down. You get romance, mystery, intrigue, and things to ponder on all in the same book. I never wanted it to end. Beautifully written. I can't wait for the next book! It is worth reading it for sure!"
Samuel Blackwood will never love again. Following the untimely death of his wife, the grieving Earl of Grey Manor knows there will never be room in his heart for another. Yet, in spite of his reluctance to seek a wife, Samuel knows his children need a mother. A garden party at the estate gives him the perfect opportunity to meet the local young ladies who might fill that role in his children’s lives. Everyone is in attendance—everyone, that is, except one gentle young woman . . .
Constance Wright has endured whispers and horrified stares her entire life. Rejected by strangers for her appearance, she’s grown accustomed to a sequestered existence in her parents’ cottage on the vast grounds of Grey Manor. So when a party invitation arrives from the Manor, there is no question—she refuses to attend. Determined to meet his missing party guest, Samuel quickly finds himself drawn to Constance, a lovely woman with an unconventional appearance. Her sweet nature and immediate camaraderie with his children slowly begin to break down his defenses. Despite himself, he can see a future with Constance—but is he prepared to give her the love she deserves?
He Was Born To Inherit A Country, But The Crown He Is Destined To Wear Is The Very Threat Against His Life
Erich du Woernig grew up knowing he would someday inherit his father’s position as the Duke of Horstberg. He also grew up observing the powerful and tender love shared by his parents. Determined to find that same kind of love in his own life, he is holding out for a woman who can see more in him than a marriage that will give his future wife prestige and great wealth.
After more than a decade of searching for the right woman, Erich may have finally found a love beyond anything he’d imagined. But his happiness and the stability of the country is at risk when a long-dormant evil comes to the surface in Horstberg, threatening his life and that of his young nephew, who is Erich’s heir. While Erich tries to remain confident that he will live long enough to claim his right to serve his country, he is haunted by premonitory dreams that imply his life will come to a tragic end.
As a force of extremist revolutionaries force Horstberg to the brink of war, the entire du Woernig family must flee into hiding for the sake of their own survival. Only when everything is on the line does Erich come to fully understand what truly matters.
If you missed the first three books in the Horstberg Saga, they are now available in one ebook called Horstberg Saga Volumes 1-3 at a considerable savings over the single titles.
What readers are saying
"... Full of hope, love and suspense. She has a way of pulling me into each story as if I were there. I laughed, and cried in each book. Loved the continuing story line."
"I would recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys historical romance. Compelling stories."
"Loved this series! I enjoyed the improbable romance of Kathe and the prince. The characters are well written, the description is great. The author has built a beautiful world that was very visual for me. The book can be a perfect stand-alone, you don't have to have read the others as the author neatly brings in back story, but the others are so good why would you not want to read them all!"
"Continuing the story, another excellent read. Lots of action, suspense, drama, and clean romance. Well done again."
"It was a book that I was dreading the way it seemed to be ending. It was a great love story and mystery together."
When A Man Is Torn Between Honoring His Country And The Woman He Loves, The Best Option Might Be To Choose Both
When Maggie du Woernig willfully ignores her parents’ admonitions and entangles herself with Nik Koenig, she is certain he’s the only man who will make her happy. Blind to Nik’s real intentions, she throws herself recklessly into a situation that could not only destroy her life but compromise the safety of her country.
Han Heinrich has resigned himself to working in the castle stables, mostly as an excuse to have contact each day with Maggie. His aspirations for a more fulfilling career seem fruitless, in spite of his father’s position as the duke’s highest advisor. But when Han learns about Maggie’s precarious situation, he is willing to sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves, and to save the country he would die for. He only hopes that someday Maggie will forgive him.
What readers are saying
"Elizabeth Michaels/Anita Stansfield's books have been a great earthly, even spiritual support, as I have left my own life to move into my father's home and care for him (age 95). They give me a life to look forward to as I retire each night. A life that is encouraging, lifting and motivating. Thank you, Anita!"
"My husband and I just loved reading this book together. There was humor, love and adventure. But it was not a racy book. The love content was well written."
"So enjoyable, satisfying (my) every requirement for over the top writing with each volume of this saga. Most beautiful and wholesome romance, riveting drama, characters so real and endearing ... Loved it!!"
"I enjoyed each of the Horstberg Saga books. A little mystery, a little romance, what could be better."
"It was thrilling and suspenseful while having the romance attached. I loved it!"
"... This has mystery, romance, betrayal, risks, dreams and espionage as war threatens peaceful Horstberg. I love these characters ..."
When Melissa James realizes the gravity of her beloved sister's condition she abandons a successful career to care for Ilene and her family, even though Bryson never really liked his wife's outspoken kid sister. But Melissa proves to be a godsend, and when the time comes to say good-bye, there are no regrets.
But the story is far from over. Can Bryson ever reconcile himself to the loss of his precious wife, or is his heart broken beyond repair? And what of Melissa? Will she be able to put a troubled past behind her and move on, or will her life be measured by one failed relationship after another?
In A Promise of Forever, Anita Stansfield has woven a masterful plot that will satisfy from beginning to end. Here you'll find romance, undying love, tragedy, surprise, renewal, and a keen insight into the challenges and blessings of life. Anita, the incurable romantic, will make a believer of you, too!
For twenty-year-old Melody Morgan, Christmas is nothing but a source of shame and embarrassment – just like all the other holidays in her life. She has grown up hating special days – and Christmas is the worst of all.
Then Matthew Trevor walks into her life one November afternoon and turns her world upside down. For Matthew, it’s love at first sight. But how can this handsome, upbeat returned missionary possibly know about the dark, desperate side of Melody’s life – and once he finds out, will he still love her?
This is not just a Christmas story. It’s a touching novel of discovery, renewal, and commitment to eternal principles of love and faith. What Melody learns about Christmas – and about herself – is the greatest gift of all. You’ll be charmed and moved by this sweet and satisfying adventure of the heart. And along the way, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the spirit and wonder of Christmas.
Christina Hardy's life is turned upside down when, without warning, her husband of fifteen years leaves her. Thrown into the world of single parenting, she finds it difficult to move forward with her life while she still longs for everything to be as it once was. Her anger toward her ex-husband is coupled with the confusion of loving this man who now loves someone else.
While driving on a lonely road in a blizzard, Christy feels compelled to pick up a stranger who is stranded. This simple, selfless act forms the foundation of a friendship between Christy and Cameron Chandler, and she quickly becomes part of his life. Years beyond his own divorce and the death of his son, he guides Christy through the process of grieving for all she has lost, and accepting that she cannot return to a relationship that is in the past.
As Christy begins to heal, her feelings for Cameron move beyond friendship, and her deepest fear becomes the possibility that he could never see her as anything but a friend.
From the #1 best-selling LDS romance author, Anita Stansfield, comes Someone to Hold, a story of loss, grief, and the healing that can happen when true love is rediscovered.
The position of nanny at an estate in Southern England seems too good to be true, offering Elsie Hartford the chance of escape she so desperately seeks. With only her few possessions, she flees her former life with no thought of returning. What she discovers upon her arrival at Rookhaven Hall, however, is quite different from what she anticipated.
When the enigmatic Lord Edmond Rookburne returns from his long travels in India, the handsome widower shocks the household with the addition of three young children. They are not his lordship’s own blood but are Indian orphans left in his care. As their nanny, all Elsie sees is the desperate need of the traumatized little ones. She sets to work enveloping them in love and concern, and Edmond is immediately drawn in by Elsie’s exceptional warmth. Working together as unlikely caretakers, they forge a genuine friendship. But when they find themselves spiraling toward a forbidden romance, both Edmond and Elsie know that a life together would be impossible. For Edmund, the constraints of Society are absolute. But for Elsie, it is the secret of her past that ensures their love can never be.
Since the untimely death of her young husband, Regina Everleigh has been consumed by her grief. After more than a year spent sequestered in her rooms at Stonebridge Manor, the once lively young woman is encouraged to venture into town—her first small step toward healing. But Regina is shaken out of her stupor when she makes a most unexpected discovery: a foundling baby girl. Regina is instantly enthralled with the infant and determines that she will claim the child as her own—a deception that seems, in the moment, to be harmless. But when her husband’s cousin Radcliffe comes back into her life, Regina quickly becomes entangled in a tenuous charade.
Radcliffe is immediately taken with both the charming baby girl and the woman he believes to be her mother. As Regina and Radcliffe are drawn together, first as friends and then as something much deeper, the future is bright with unspoken promise. But when the truth of the baby’s parentage is revealed, Regina stands to lose all that she has come to cherish.
Eliza Melodious Grenville’s wedding day has finally arrived, and the church bells ring out in anticipation of the glorious event. Eliza has eagerly awaited her picture-perfect nuptials, but there is just one problem: Joshua, her groom, is nowhere to be found. After Joshua’s brother, Matthias, calls for the police, Eliza awaits word. But when the news arrives, all her hopes for wedded bliss come crashing down: her betrothed has been located in a London alley. Murdered.
Soon, Eliza learns that beneath the polished façade, the man she very nearly married lived a double life—a life that he gambled . . . and lost. Though Eliza and Matthias were innocent bystanders to Joshua’s indiscretions, it is they who are left to pick up the pieces. As they learn to rely on each other through their shared trials, they are surprised to find themselves on an unexpected path of friendship and love. But even as they envision building a life together, the echoes of the past threaten to rob them of the promise of a shared future.
Upon the death of her beloved father, Deidre Miller is left penniless and alone. Her choices are few: if she is to survive, she has no choice but to assume domestic work. So when she is taken on as a maid in the vast manor of the powerful Hampton family, Deidre is determined to prove her mettle. But when she catches the eye of the young master of the house, she is set upon an unexpected new path.
Julian Hampton is immediately taken by the gentle, new housemaid. He sees in her the qualities necessary to help him with his greatest responsibility: the care of his younger sister. When he offers Deidre a position as his sister’s companion, it is an opportunity that is not without its challenges. Deidre becomes fast friends with Julian and his sister, but with this relationship comes stirrings of resentment within the household directed at the young woman who has risen so quickly to such a position of responsibility. As Deidre’s connection with Julian deepens into a forbidden love, she must reconcile the tumultuous feelings of her heart or risk losing everything.