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Lena Goldfinch (lena_goldfinch) | 15 comments Hi, all,

I have a new teen fantasy book out. I write on the sweeter end of the romance spectrum (12+) and especially enjoy exploring language and culture, with a bit of mystery and/or adventure, and first love. :)

New Release:
Songstone by Lena Goldfinch

A dark, twisty tale of sorcery, tummy-tingling romance, and adventure, inspired by the folklore of New Zealand's Māori people.

" original fantasy world inhabited by superstitious tribal nations and intriguingly developed characters." ~ USA TODAY - Serena Chase

Also Available:
Aire by Lena Goldfinch The Language of Souls by Lena Goldfinch

My Book on Amazon

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Lena Goldfinch (lena_goldfinch) | 15 comments Hi, all, my little picture book, HAPPY, just came out on Kindle!

HAPPY on Kindle

"HAPPY shines with all the universal appeal of a smile!" Indigo Road Publishing

Just plain fun! HAPPY is a short lively book with vibrant illustrations and a subtle touch of humor, perfect for the Kindle Fire, Kindle app, Smartphone or tablet.* Pull this fun little story out in the checkout line -- or that crowded restaurant. Smiles guaranteed.

This title is available on Kindle Unlimited.

*A toddler / baby picture book for Kindle Fire and other supported devices.

Link: HAPPY on Kindle

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Lena Goldfinch (lena_goldfinch) | 15 comments Also, here are my sweet inspirational western romances:

The Unexpected Bride.

What's a man to do when his father orders him a bride?

Rebecca Sullivan has been "Becky" all her life, a real hoyden. Her childhood sweetheart taught her to ride bareback and shoot a rifle, but then he chose a "perfect lady" for a wife--a real Southern belle, who's now expecting a baby. Heartbroken, Becky signs up to be a mail-order bride to a Seattle man, sight unseen. She resolves to squelch her hoydenish ways and become a "perfect lady" for her future husband.

If logging-operation owner Isaac Jessup had wanted a bride, he'd have chosen a sturdy frontier woman, not some fragile lady from back East. Ready to explain the mistake, honorable Isaac takes one look into Rebecca's vulnerable eyes...and knows he'll marry her, even though this delicate waif is obviously unsuited for wild Seattle.

Could an unexpected marriage be a match made in heaven?

The Unexpected Bride (The Brides Book 1)
Sweet Inspirational Romance / Historical / Western
A Mail-Order Bride Novel

Available on Kindle iTunes Kobo Nook and Google Play .

Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe A Short Story (The Brides #1.5) by Lena Goldfinch
Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe: A Short Story

Available now on Kindle for $0.99
(Free with Kindle Unlimited)

What's a wife to do when her Christmas plans fall apart?

Join Becky and Isaac from The Unexpected Bride in a romantic short story complete with sleigh bells, mistletoe, and sweet holiday surprises.

It's Christmas Eve, and smoke isn't just rising from the chimney--it's pouring from the stove due to yet another batch of burnt biscuits. Becky wants everything to be perfect for her family, but a ruined meal spells disaster for all her high hopes. Will the night end in despair...or with a happy Christmas dream?

Reconnect with your favorite characters from Book 1 of "The Brides" series and learn more about Jem (the hero of Book 2) in Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe. Includes an excerpt from Book 2, The Bartered Bride.

A SHORT STORY in The Brides Series
Sweet Inspirational Romance / Historical / Western

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Lena Goldfinch (lena_goldfinch) | 15 comments Hi, all, I have a little update about my short story…
Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe A Short Story (The Brides #1.5) by Lena Goldfinch
Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe ($0.99)

Now available on:
Google Play Books

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Lena Goldfinch (lena_goldfinch) | 15 comments So excited to share the release of book 3 in my brides series, THE BARTERED BRIDE!

To celebrate I'm hosting a "New Release Party" Giveaway!

Enter to win your choice of a $25 Gift Card (choice of Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, or Google Play card) and The Brides Series ebook bundle, or a signed print edition, and more! Simply click on the graphic to learn more and enter for a chance to win! (Ends December 18 so enter now!)

Jem Wheeler wasn't looking for a mail-order bride, but when he happens upon a young mute woman being auctioned off to the highest bidder, he's driven to step up to help her.

Annie wasn't expecting help from anyone--she's simply been using all her wits to survive. All she’s ever really wanted was for someone to see her. To hear the things she can't say.

Can Annie break through the silence to win Jem's heart?

The Brides Series #3
Each book in The Brides series can be read as a stand-alone novel, but reading in order will provide a more complete reading experience.

Review Quotes
“I delighted in the unique characters, historical details, and engaging plot of this well-told story. I really enjoyed The Bartered Bride and recommend it to fans of historical romance!” ~Britney Adams, Buzzing About Books

"...a fascinating look into history, speech disabilities, and human depth. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a sweet historical romance." Emily Kopf, Zerina Blossom's Books

"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!" Serena Chase, USA TODAY HEA on THE UNEXPECTED BRIDE

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

The Bride Series
Sweet Historical Western Romance / Inspirational Romance
The Unexpected Bride (The Brides #1) by Lena Goldfinch Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe A Short Story (The Brides #2) by Lena Goldfinch The Bartered Bride (The Brides #3) by Lena Goldfinch

Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play Books

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Lena Goldfinch (lena_goldfinch) | 15 comments Hi, all,

Just an update to share my new release: Only the Heart Knows, a sweet historical Western romance, set in Colorado 1885:

Only the Heart Knows (The Brides Series) (Historical Western Inspirational Romance)
Only the Heart Knows(The Brides Series)
Universal Book Links

(Too Tall) Mandy MacKenna is secretly the voice behind Ask Mack, an advice column for men, addressing all matters ranching-related. And she's secretly in love with "Banks," one of her most devoted correspondents. But whenever she's around him, she can barely bring herself to make eye-contact with the man.

Adam Booker is a banker-turned-rancher, who's struggling to make his way after he inherits his uncle's place. If not for Ask Mack, he would have surely floundered by now. But the ranch is only one of his problems, because the woman he has a romantic interest in - a natural beauty by the name of Mandy MacKenna, daughter of the region's wealthiest rancher - seems less than interested in him.

A sweet but convoluted romance of secrets and revelations ensues...

A standalone companion novel to The Brides Series.

The Unexpected Bride (The Brides #1) by Lena Goldfinch Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe (The Brides #2) by Lena Goldfinch The Bartered Bride (The Brides #3) by Lena Goldfinch Only the Heart Knows (The Brides) by Lena Goldfinch
The Unexpected Bride
Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe
The Bartered Bride
Only the Heart Knows

"Only The Heart Knows was a sweet romantic read. There were a couple of scenes that had me laughing out loud as well as more serious tones that delved deeper into insecurities that the characters had. Mandy and Adam were perfect for each other and the story had a very satisfying Happily Ever After that left me with a smile on my face." My Favorite Pastime

"What a fun story! Brimming with humor and heart, this entertaining tale delighted me from beginning to end!" Buzzing About Books

"Unexpectedly fresh characters and twists" USA TODAY on The Unexpected Bride


A look of alarm crossed the postmistress's face. "Miss Amanda! Behind you!"

Mandy spun around, expecting to find a crate on the boardwalk behind her.

What she collided with instead was a wall of chest. A man. Strong arms fastened around her, preventing her from tumbling backward off the boardwalk into the street. He set her back a bit without releasing her.

"I'm so sorry..." she said. Her words stumbled to a stop as she found her bearings and met the man's eyes. A pair of piercing blue eyes that reminded her of the deepest blue sky.

Those eyes.

Adam Booker's eyes.

He stood before her, so close. His face oh-so familiar. Freshly shaven, it looked like. Handsome. Refined. And yet entirely masculine. The ends of his dark, richly brown hair curling to just above his collar. Broad shoulders. That brown Stetson. A bright blue chambray shirt. A pair of nicely worn denims. Polished boots.

A banker in rancher's duds.


All Mandy's breath hitched up in her chest, making her lightheaded.

"Miss MacKenna," he said. She wondered if he was aware that he was idly smoothing his hands down her sleeves in a most familiar fashion. As if checking her for damage. Leaving a trail of tingles wherever he touched.

"Are you all right?" he asked.

She shivered. Not from cold. For she wasn't cold. Not in the least.

"I'm fine, sir. I mean, Mr. Booker. Sir." Oh, why had she said that? She'd called him sir. Twice. She sounded a fool, all breathless and overwhelmed with his closeness.

Mandy felt Miss Judith's curious gaze resting on them from the post office doorway. Miss Judith, who knew Mandy's secret. That she was the real face behind Ask Mack. Mandy had never revealed that Adam was "Banks," but Miss Judith may well have figured it out.

Mandy answered Adam privately these days. And they'd become friends through their letters. A treasure she didn't wish to share with all of Cross Creek.

And here she was, Mack, standing with Banks on the boardwalk.

With his hands clasping her shoulders. Which felt so...right.

Something shifted inside Mandy. The usual butterflies danced inside her stomach, as they always did whenever she saw him, but this time she also felt the tiniest of clicks. Like something broken coming together. And with it came a rush of awareness that just yesterday she'd felt something missing in her life.

Was it this? That she belonged with him, Banks? A rather romantic notion. Especially since they'd only shared a few lovely dances. Adam couldn't possibly know when she looked at him, she saw a dear friend. And she could hardly expect him to view her with the same deep regard. Adam Booker didn't see her as a dear friend. How could he? He was possibly no more interested in Miss Amanda MacKenna than he was in a grasshopper hopping down the middle of Main Street.

He certainly didn't know she was Mack.

Not that she wanted him to know. He'd feel betrayed. Duped.

By her.

Where to get a copy
Only the Heart Knows (universal links)

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