Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Bartered Bride by Lena Goldfinch

At the end of the year it's always fun to look back on what you've accomplished as well as look ahead to fun new things to come! The new things I always look forward to in each new year are books! I'm so happy to be a part of the cover reveal for Lena Goldfinch's next novel, The Bartered Bride, which will surely be a must-read next year. While you're waiting for The Bartered Bride, you can read her new holiday themed short story, Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe.

Check out the beautiful cover below and don't forget to enter to win a lovely pair of earrings (I wish I had pierced ears!) and a copy of book one, The Unexpected Bride or one of three copies of Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe (e-book).

What books are you adding to your wishlists next year? I know my list is already a mile long. :-)


The Story:
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.

Short Story 1.5 in The Brides Series Sweet Historical Western Romance / A Mail-Order Bride Short Story 

Now available in Kindle format for only $.99!


The Story: 
What’s a confirmed widower to do when he finds a bride in need of rescue? 

James (“Jem”) Wheeler just wants to get back to the ranch in Colorado and make a fresh start after the loss of his wife. But when his train stops at a town in the middle of nowhere, his 2-year-old daughter runs off—straight to a mute young woman and a puppy. Before he has a chance to reclaim little Mae, he overhears an itinerant preacher preparing to sell off the woman to the highest bidder. It’s an injustice he can’t ignore, no matter the fact that he’d never planned on remarrying.

From a young age, all Annie has wanted is to belong. Abandoned and cast aside by those who should have loved her, and with no voice to protest against the wrongdoings she’s witnessed, her hope is but a faint flicker. When Jem steps into her life, she simply tries to get him to save the puppy—never expecting him to save her too.

Could a bartered bride and a grieving widower ever make a happy home together?

Book Two in The Brides Series

Meet the Author:
LENA GOLDFINCH writes romance and fantasy for adults and teens. She’s a sucker for a good old-fashioned romance, whether it’s a novel, novella, or short story, young adult or adult, fantasy or realistic, contemporary or historical. Elements of romance, fantasy, and mystery have a way of creeping into her writing, even when she's writing historicals or something light and contemporary. Lena has been a finalist in several national writing contests, including the RWA Golden Heart and ACFW Genesis contests. She lives in a scenic small town in Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and a very spoiled Black Lab. Visit Lena at


Happy Reading!


  1. Thank you so much, Renee, for sharing about Lena's new release and upcoming one! You rock. :)

    I'm definitely looking forward to reading the full manuscript for The Bartered Bride! Other books on my 2015 wish list:

    ~ Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
    ~ Fairest (and Book 4!) by Marissa Meyer
    ~ Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
    ~ Rook by Sharon Cameron
    ~ The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson
    ~ Anna's Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher

    So much to look forward to! :) Hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas, my friend!


    1. Now that is a list!!! I love Suzanne's and Melanie's books but I can't say that I've read the other authors before. I'm going to have to check those out. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Renee, thank you for hosting this terrific giveaway!

  3. Hi, Renee! Thanks for sharing the news of my new release, Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe, and the cover for The Bartered Bride. I hope you're having a wonderful, relaxing holiday week--a week filled with new books. :-)

    (PS My sister is a Steeler's fan! She used to live outside Pittsburgh. :-))


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