Lena Goldfinch

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LENA GOLDFINCH writes sweet historical Western romance, inspirational romance, and books for teens, books with a taste of "sigh-worthy romance." Lena has been a finalist in several national writing contests, including the RWA Golden Heart and ACFW Genesis contests.

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... "This old-fashioned mountain romance is an unexpected treat!"

"With unexpectedly fresh characters and twists, the imagination is kept on its toes, even while feeling entirely comfortable with the familiarity of the mail-order bride storyline... A great curl-up-on-a-cold-night read, so go grab a copy for yourself!" (USA

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The Unexpected Bride (The B...

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The Language of Souls

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Take a Picture

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Only the Heart Knows

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Sweet Briar Rose

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Haunting Joy (Haunting Joy #1)

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"Dear Readers,   This month marks two years since my debut Victorian romance The Lost Letter was released in September 2017. Since then, I’ve released five more historical romance novels. I learned this week that, altogether, those six novels have ..." Read more of this blog post »
" The Christmas Heirloom About the Book In Kristi Ann Hunter's "Legacy of Love," Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job . . . and introduce her to the woman's grandson, a man far above her sta..." Read more of this blog post »
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I have a fondness for Christmas novellas, especially ones set in Regency or Victorian England. A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews may very well take the place as my favorite. A perfect holiday treat for Victorian-loving romantics. Sophie and Ned' ...more
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“He wanted to see Mira well-fed and clothed. He wanted to get her back home, safe again, and with their family, where she was supposed to be.

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Lena Goldfinch Grace wrote: "Hi Lena! Thank you for becoming my friend on Goodreads. I see that you have a new book out. How exciting! (:"

Thanks, Grace. :)

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Grace Hi Lena! Thank you for becoming my friend on Goodreads. I see that you have a new book out. How exciting! (:

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Lena Goldfinch Amber wrote: "Thank you for the friend request! :) Hope all your editing/revising is still going well!"

Thanks! I'm working at it!

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