Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I loved the 6 books. It really does give a full circle of Michael and Emily's life. The good, bad, and tearful. Since I have read those six books, I went back and bought the first books of how all of this got started. I enjoyed the whole family. Sometimes I would highlight passages that really hit home to me. Like that was something I needed to know. The books all came the way they were described.
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If it's written by Anita Stansfield, I have not been disappointed. I love her work! It is one of my favorite sets I read this series a long time ago and Loved it! It is one of my favorite sets that Anita Stansfield has written. I love reading books in that time period. But everything she writes is wonderful. I'm always watching for her next, new print. See all 4 reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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On the plus side, it is story of forgiving and healing and hope. These characters have seen some real lows and have overcome them to have a great life. I definitely liked that message. Overall, I think 3 stars is perfect for this book! Jun 25, Vivian rated it liked it Shelves: Rochester and Pride and Prejudice with Emily always having the right responses and with Little Men thrown in as a teaser The Gables standing in for Plumfield for potential sequels, as this is volume one of "The Gables of Legacy".
There are many instances of the main character believing she has been led to this place at this time by a deceased ancestor, journals wherein the leads derive dire Herein is a novel-length sermon mash-up of Jane Eyre with Emily and Jess standing in for Jane and Mr.
There are many instances of the main character believing she has been led to this place at this time by a deceased ancestor, journals wherein the leads derive direction and solace from said ancestors, spiritual confirmations of choices being right or wrong, and so forth. There is emotional and mental healing when a proper understanding of Christ's love and atonement are understood and accepted.
Whether or not the reader agrees with these elements is irrelevant, as they are hastily stirred together into a rushed plot. Bronte uses Jane Eyre as a sermon of sorts, but it feels less contrived and more emotionally satisfying. In the end, this novel is a gothic-infused romance and as such is satisfying on that level.
Oct 06, The Sweet Bookshelf rated it really liked it. If you can't tell from the list above, this series is HUGE. Each book is neatly tied up though. The books just gather momentum to create the whole family saga. You'll meet the whole family from the late 's to current times! I was craving it and it gave me everything I'd hoped for. This family saga is amazing.
So full of drama, romance, Australian men, horses, and heartbreak.
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What's not to love?! If you haven't read this family saga, which I'm pretty sure you haven't, you should! It is going to cost me a fortune to get this whole series on my Kindle. My paperbacks are back in the states. I'll have to see if my family will mail them out to me. I'm dying to read them all!! I forgot how much I loved them!
Nov 10, Beth rated it liked it. I made the mistake of reading the back cover before reading the book, so that took out most of the surprise. The characters had depth, personality, and experiences that shaped them I know that many of those experiences were simply plots from previous books, but I enjoyed how Stansfield alluded to them naturally instead This is LDS romance again, so I knew from the get-go what I was getting into: The characters had depth, personality, and experiences that shaped them I know that many of those experiences were simply plots from previous books, but I enjoyed how Stansfield alluded to them naturally instead of sticking them in for no reason.
Oct 06, Dennilynne rated it liked it. My sister loves, loves Anita Stansfield. I always try to read books that people say are good, so she brought over this enormous stack of Anita Stansfield and Rachel Ann Nunes books. They are LDS fiction, romance, some are even historical. They deal with relationships and real life situations. I enjoy reading them if I do not have anything else to read. I have a difficult time with the repetative nature and with characters always having extreme problems that they can never seem to get over.
The My sister loves, loves Anita Stansfield. The plots and the characters never seem to get too complex. This particular series uses a character from previous books. There is hardships and relationships developed between good people. This book is a clean read for those who enjoy romance without the sleaze. Jan 03, Lorena rated it liked it. I found this series at Salvation Army and read it over a week. It certainly kept me reading. I am not really familiar with Anita Stansfield's writing. I came into it expecting a somewhat cheesy predictable love story, and it was certainly that.
I did really enjoy the topics she tackled along the way and applying principles of the gospel and Atonement to their lives. I liked the way the characters were described,but found them solving all their own and everyone else's problems fairly quickly and e I found this series at Salvation Army and read it over a week.
I liked the way the characters were described,but found them solving all their own and everyone else's problems fairly quickly and easily. Sort of relatable, sort of not.
I would have enjoyed more surprises along the way, but liked the series overall. Now I find out the series didn't start here and I have to go find the preceding books. Feb 01, Shirley Brown rated it it was amazing. What an amazing read. I could hardly put the book down, and I'm already into the next volume. It is a story of a young woman, Tamra Banks who serves an LDS mission in the Philippines and while there she meets a missionary couple from Austrailia.
She ends up going to Australia to stay with an Aunt, as her mother had disowned her when she went on a mission. She meets within a couple of days, the son of the missionary couple she met in the Philippines, Jess Hamilton. There is an immediate attractio What an amazing read. There is an immediate attraction, but as the story evolves there are many obstacles to overcome. Needless to say there are a lot of ups and downs in their relationship.
Feb 02, Cristina rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I really enjoyed this book, at times I felt it dragged a little and it could have been a little faster getting to the ending but it was very well written and enjoyable. I am going to read the rest of the series for sure! I enjoy reading a good romantic book that I know is still clean and I feel that Anita Stansfield does a good job at writing a good clean romantic book that you just can't put down.
My mom has been trying to get me to read these books for years and I am glad that I am now finally I really enjoyed this book, at times I felt it dragged a little and it could have been a little faster getting to the ending but it was very well written and enjoyable. My mom has been trying to get me to read these books for years and I am glad that I am now finally getting around to reading them Jan 04, Karina rated it really liked it Shelves: I would probably give this a low 4 stars, or maybe even 3.
Maybe I have read too many Anita Stansfield books lately. I really liked it, but her books are pretty predictable, and they do all feel like the same stories. Probably my main complaints about this was that 1. The declarations of love came WAY too fast, even for me, and 2. The change that came over Jess in the end almost seemed too quick and easy. Overall, I did really enjoy this, and I am excited to read the rest of the series, but I I would probably give this a low 4 stars, or maybe even 3. Overall, I did really enjoy this, and I am excited to read the rest of the series, but I think after that I will take a break from these for a while.
May 11, Autumn rated it it was amazing. This series is by far the best series I have read. I am rereading it now because I find that I gain so much and my testimony is boosted while reading about this Australian family and their amazing ancestry and history. The struggles they go through are personal and significant and I have grown to love these fictional characters and find myself growing with them through their struggles. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a love of the church and wants an amazing series to delve into. Jul 17, Melissa rated it really liked it.
I am soooo not the cheesy love story girl. I don't like chick flicks and love stories that much.. Been meaning to read them again.. Feb 01, Erin rated it it was amazing. This is part of the whole story of Emily and Michael Hamilton and it covers the story of their children too. The family history and legacy goes on Feb 23, Karen Bing rated it it was amazing.
Mar 31, Maggie added it Recommends it for: The Guardian is the first volume of a series of novels by Anita Stansfield. It is an exhilarating story of triumph over despair, of ancestral connection, and of the decisions that could mean the difference between eternal love or bitter tragedy. This is one of the best books I have ever read, even though I have read it before. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in LDS fiction.