Anita's Book Notes

Anita’s Book Notes


The following list is in the order of publication. (The books were not necessarily written in the same order they were published.) These links will take you to a second blog, Anita's Book Notes. 

Click on each title to read some brief thoughts on Anita’s insights and background on the books.

Anita also uses music a great deal in the writing process, and whenever there are specific songs that she found inspiring in regard to a certain project, she has included these in the notes.

SPOILER ALERT: Because Anita has written these notes candidly, she recommends that you do NOT read the notes until after you have read the book.


First Love and Forever — 1994 — Novel
First Love, Second Chances — 1995 — Novel
Now and Forever — 1996 — Novel
By Love and Grace — 1996 — Novel
The Empty Manger — 1996 — Short story
A Promise of Forever — 1997 — Novel
Home For Christmas — 1997 — Novel
Return to Love — 1997 — Novel
To Love Again — 1998 — Novel
When Forever Comes — 1998 — Novel
A Christmas Melody — 1998 — Novel
For Love Alone — 1999 — Novel
The Gable Faces East — 1999 — Novel
The Three Gifts of Christmas — 1999 — Novel
Gables Against the Sky — 2000 — Novel
Towers of Brierley — 2000 — Novel
A Star in Winter — 2000 — Novel
Where the Heart Leads — 2001 — Novel
When Hearts Meet — 2001 — Novel
Someone to Hold — 2002 — Novel
Reflections — 2002 — A Collection of Personal Essays
Gables of Legacy, Volume I, The Guardian — 2002 — Novel
Gables of Legacy, Volume II, A Guiding Star — 2002 — Novel
Gables of Legacy, Volume III, The Silver Linings — 2003 — Novel
Gables of Legacy, Volume IV, An Eternal Bond — 2003 — Novel
Gables of Legacy, Volume V, The Miracle — 2003 — Novel
The Buchanan Saga, Volume I, The Captain of Her Heart — 2004 — Novel
The Buchanan Saga, Volume II, Captive Hearts — 2004 — Novel
The Buchanan Saga, Volume III, The Captain’s Angel — 2004 — Novel
The Buchanan Saga, Volume IV, Hearts Crossed — 2005 — Novel
Gables of Legacy, Volume VI, Full Circle — 2005 — Novel
Timeless Waltz — 2005 — Novel
The Gift — 2005 — Short Story
A Time to Dance — 2006 — Novel
Dancing in the Light — 2006 — Novel
A Dance to Remember — 2006 — Novel
Barrington Family Saga, Volume I, In Search of Heaven — 2007— Novel
Barrington Family Saga, Volume II, A Quiet Promise — 2007 — Novel
Barrington Family Saga, Volume III, At Heaven’s Door — 2007 — Novel
Barrington Family Saga, Volume IV, Promise of Zion — 2008 — Novel
Emma, Woman of Faith — 2008 — Biographical Novel

The Jayson Wolfe Story, Part 5, The Silence of Snow — 2009 — Novel
The Dickens Inn Series Volume I, The Best of Times — 2009 — Novel
The Dickens Inn Series Volume II, A Far, Far Better Place — 2010 — Novel
The Dickens Inn Series Volume III, A Loving Heart — 2010 — Novel
The Dickens Inn Series Volume IV, Tranquil Light — 2010 — Novel
The Dickens Inn Series Volume V, Every Graceful Fancy — 2010 Novel
Shadows of Brierley Volume I, The Wanderer — 2011 — Novel
Shadows of Brierley Volume II, A Far Horizon — 2011 — Novel
Shadows of Brierley Volume III, A Distant Shore — 2011 — Novel
Shadows of Brierley Volume IV, In the Valley of the Mountains — 2011— Novel
Passage on the Titanic — 2012 — Novel
The Buchanan Saga, Volume V, The Captain’s Rose — 2012 — Novel
The Wishing Garden — 2012 — Novel
The Garden Path — 2013 — Novel
A Raven’s Heart — 2014 — Novella

5 comments:

Pixie said...

Oh my gosh, yes!! Thanks you sooooo much for posting these! Sending lots of love.

Randi Demke said...

I can honestly say I was so excited when I read that you had posted your notes and thoughts in regards to your books. I was especially excited for the stories about Michael and Emily. I hold those stories very near and dear to my heart. To read the story behind the stories is very thrilling to me. I hope one day to at least get on book out there. You have been my inspiration and my writing heroine. Thank you for this!

Anonymous said...

I love your books! The best of times....where is the house located on the cover?? I think I saw it in Layton! Someday I hope to run a B&B....my dream. Love and prayers to you sweet sweet Lady.

Lisa Rowe said...

Just finished reading 'Now and Always Yours' - PLEASE tell me there'll be a point when we find out more about Celia's family! I feel like it ended on a cliffhanger there and I would love to know what happens next!

trytam72 said...

I was wondering if you were going to post book notes for the books you have written since A Raven's Heart. I love knowing the back story behind the books. They are all wonderful.