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Cover Reveal & New Release! ~ The Bartered Bride + Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe by Lena Goldfinch

About the Book

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

Sleigh-Bells-Mistletoe2Join 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!


Christian Short Story/Historical Romance

Also, coming soon …


About the Book (The Bartered Bride: The Brides, #2)

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

The-Bartered-Bride-newJames (“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

Sweet Historical Western Romance


Deck the halls and bring on the books! One winner will receive mistletoe earrings from the LuvlyMint Etsy shop, as well as a signed paperback copy of The Unexpected Bride,“The Brides” series book #1. This prize is only available to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Three runners-up (can be international) will receive one e-copy each of Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe. For a chance to win, visit the author’s website.


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About the Author

Lena Goldfinch Author PicLENA 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


  1. Hi, Miranda! Thanks so much for sharing the news of my new release! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, full of joy and peace. 🙂

    I hope all is well with you.
    Lena ❤

    • Most welcome, Lena! And thank you for the warm wishes! Yes, all is well. I know I ‘ve been on and off the internet these days. Things go by so fast and crazy, I don’t even know where the year went.
      Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas celebration! Looking forward to having ‘Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe’ keep me company in mine! 😉

  2. Thank you so much for sharing, Miranda! Hope you’re able to relax and enjoy time with loved ones this Christmas, my friend. 🙂 *Hugs*

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