Only the Heart Knows

Only the Heart Knows

by Lena Goldfinch

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BN ID: 2940157288969
Publisher: Indigo Road Publishing
Publication date: 12/14/2016
Series: The Brides , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 59,865
File size: 675 KB

About the Author

LENA GOLDFINCH writes sweet historical western romance / inspirational romance and books for teens. She's always been a sucker for a good old-fashioned romance, whether it's a novel or short story, young adult or adult, fantasy or realistic, contemporary or historical. Lena has been a finalist in several national writing contests, including the RWA Golden Heart and ACFW Genesis contests.

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Only the Heart Knows 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story but too much about her height
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
Mandy MacKenna is twenty-one, a little old to be unmarried in nineteenth century West. She believes it's because of her tall stature and less than gorgeous appearance. She has a crush on Adam Booker, but when her parents get it in their heads to send her somewhere else to find a husband, that attraction won't stop them. She's desperate t stay, not only for Adam but for her family and the newspaper advice column she secretly writes. If she and Adam can get together by the end of summer, all will be well. Only the Heart Knows is a cute historical romance by Lena Goldifnch. Mandy and Adam love each other from the beginning, but the have many miscommunication problems. It's not easy bearing your heart to someone that you think dislikes you. Mandy has issues putting her foot in her mouth. She is a competent young woman, but she keeps secrets (badly) and has a habit of inadvertently shaming the men around her. Adam, on the other hand, receives all of her mixed signals and becomes too afraid to talk to her about marriage. It's messy. And funny! Mandy needs to think before she acts more often. There are several different things going on. First, the Ask Mac newspaper column Mandy is writing when no one is watching. She gives advice to men who are asking how to run their ranches and deal with employees. That is how she first gets to know Adam. Then there is something about a mail order bride. I'll let you find out what a catastrophe that turned into. And Mandy has issues with the boys she grew up with. They teased, she hurt, she beat them at games, and she glaoted. Both sides hurt, which is why the men stay away and she feels insecure and bitter. Finally, there is the ranch Adam inherited. He is running it pretty well but has to earn his employees respects, especially after he fired the manager. Many of these subplots layer on top of each other to create a complex and interesting story. I recommend this book to fans of sweet historical romance. I received a complementary copy of this book from the author. All opinions are my own.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
What a fun story! Mandy MacKenna and Adam Booker are wonderful characters, and I loved their misadventures. Brimming with humor and heart, this entertaining tale delighted me from beginning to end! Only the Heart Knows is a standalone companion novel to The Brides Series, a series I have really enjoyed and one I recommend for fans of heartwarming historical romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
Becky_B More than 1 year ago
Only The Heart Knows by Lena Goldfinch tells the story of Mandy MacKenna and Adam Booker in beautiful Cross Creek, Colorado in 1885. Mandy secretly writes under the pen-name Mack in the newspaper column "Ask Mack" where she answers questions about ranching related matters. It is assumed throughout Cross Creek that Mack is a man. She hears from Adam many times under the pen-name Banker, and she gives him advice that he truly values. But the question becomes: what will Adam do if he ever finds out "Ask Mack" is Mandy? I really enjoyed reading Ms. Goldfinch's newest book. She is a masterful storyteller weaving together themes of forgiveness, acceptance, and God's deep love for us. The story was delightful to read filled with romantic tension, some twists and turns, and sweet kisses. Mandy is a character I think all of us can relate to, and that makes for a great read. Ms. Goldfinch is a new author to me and I plan on reading the rest of the books in the Bride series. I highly recommend Only the Heart Knows! I received a copy of this book from the publisher and the opinions expressed are my own
S_Leca More than 1 year ago
Mandy MacKenna has many different facets to herself. The strong self-assured women who works the ranch with her father, the shy awkward women who goes into town, and the painfully shy women who talks to Mr. Booker. And of course there is also Mack, her male persona who answers all questions about farming that is asked at the newspaper. Adam Booker is a former banker but after a family relative dies and he inherits the ranch he has had to change everything about his life. Which has not been an easy transition considering the fact that his ranch hands do not want him on the ranch. So in order to learn a little more and to gain a bit more confidence he has begun writing to the Ask Mack column and now after numerous correspondences they talk about a lot of things and have become friends. But what will happen when Adam realizes that Mandy is Mack and has been answering all of his questions. Will he think she is mocking him? Or will other things such as a mail order bride get in the way. This was a good read that held a lot of misunderstanding, some good familial connections, and some romantic things like being "roped". This book has definitely improved my opinion of this author. Her writing style has definitely improved and it has made me understand the thought process of giving people/books second chances. I would highly recommend this book to any historical romance lovers. ~ A Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team Selection.