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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.
Anita Stansfield's newest book, Secrets of Stonebridge, is a story of hopes, dreams, love, and secrets. Regina Everleigh was in a complex marriage when her husband died suddenly in an accident. After grieving in bed for a year, her friends get her out of the house. A miracle occurs for Gina when they go into town. She finds a darling baby girl in a basket. The one thing she always wanted is right there with a note, saying the birth mother hopes whoever finds her baby will take care of her and love her. The biggest secret goes into play and only her good friends know the truth.
I really liked when her departed husband's cousin came back into Gina's life. Radcliffe assumes this baby girl is his cousin's child and he soon becomes an active part in this baby's life. From this point on is where the secrets start to make life stressful and interesting. Then Rad has his own secrets he's been hiding from Gina. These two main characters have always had an attraction for each other but as each secret is revealed problems arise. I was actually surprised by some of the things that were divulged in the end. Overall, this sweet but angst filled romance is well written, full of many darling moments, and guaranteed to keep you reading to find out about all of the secrets hidden away at Stonebridge.
Meet Author 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.