The Unexpected Bride

The Unexpected Bride

by Lena Goldfinch


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ISBN-13: 9780692264959
Publisher: Indigo Road
Publication date: 09/19/2014
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 543,674
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

LENA GOLDFINCH is the author of heartwarming sweet historical romance and books for teens. She loves vintage quilts, antiquing, and horses. She lives with her husband, two children, and two spoiled black Labs.

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The Unexpected Bride 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got soo sucked into reading this book, I seriously couldnt put it down! I was up until like 3 am reading and would have just kept on reading this delightful story until morning light except my buea took and hid my phone so id be forced to get some sleep lol! But the first thing I did when I got up was finished the story. I loved everything about this book and was so sad when it ended. I loved the setting and the way goldfinch writes really made me feel like I could see the seattle mountian side in my head. This story gave me such a strong longing to be back in the 1800's with the opportunity to own a tract of pristine wilderness. I felt an uncontrollable desire to go out into the forest and build a little log cabin of my own and enjoy a simple life. Goldfinch does a great job of really making the characters come to life. It was fun getting to read the book from each character's point of view. It was such a heartwarming tale of unexpected love. Wonderful read :).
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Rebecca and Isaac right away. Their struggles to get to know each other without being completely honest with each other pulled on my heart. There were moments I had tears in my eyes and moments when I wanted to yell "open your eyes". This was a hard-won HEA, and I am glad that I made the journey with them. I look forward to the next book. I had the opportunity to read this story for an honest review.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
It should be no secret by now that I love Mail Order Bride romances. I adore strangers who need a partner getting to know each other and falling in love.  This is a lovely example of the sub genre. The setting in a logging operation is interesting as are the reasons behind our heroines decision to become a Mail Order Bride.  Our hero is both tough and tender. The spiritual elements of the book are well done and more reflective than pedantic which I like.  I think the basic conflicts ring true but all last a bit longer than needed.  Enjoyable overall! 
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
The Unexpected Bride is a wonderful, historical romance! Lena Goldfinch’s talents abound and I was so excited to read this sweet story. Engaging, humorous, and romantic, The Unexpected Bride is pure delight! I enjoyed the vivid imagery and attention to historical details, as well as the endearing characters and enchanting storyline. I loved this tender tale and can’t wait to continue the series!
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
The Unexpected Bride was a sweet historical romance by Lena Goldfinch. Brokenhearted with nowhere else to go, Becky signs up to become the mail order bride of Isaac, hoping against hope that her new romance will be as successful as the Biblical Isaac and Rebecca’s. But, in order to be the perfect bride, Becky has chosen to hide her true self. Will she ever gain the courage to show her husband her “hoydenish” true self? I am having a very hard time writing this review. I always have trouble giving complements or defining what I like, but I will try. I couldn’t find anything I disliked about this book, but I have to say something in this review. I certainly like this book. I was so engrossed in it from the start that I read it all in one night. The characters were unique and human-like, the plot entertaining. The setting was realistic and would have been beautiful if I could have seen it. I also appreciated the added drama in the climax. (I’ll leave you, readers, to figure that out. I wouldn’t want to spoil the ending). The book’s message, self-confidence, is something that applies to everyone—everyone needs to see themselves as valuable and not be afraid to show their true selves. The best friends are the ones who love you no matter what, anyway, and that includes God, who created you perfect the way you are. Many different characters throughout the novel played a role in Becky’s growing self-confidence, which gives realism to the story. How many times in life do we learn everything we need to know at one time from one person? The romance was sweet, just as the cover said. I love that the characters, Isaac and Rebecca, took time to get to know each other and work through their problems before truly falling in love. It makes the romance seem more realistic than love at first sight would have. On the whole, The Unexpected Bride was beautiful. I received a free ARC copy of this book in exchange for a review.
Shadowplay4u More than 1 year ago
A simply ravishing and utterly enthralling tale of always being true to yourself no matter what! This story will echo inside your soul long after it has ended. Its message will firmly grip your heart and promise to take you on an unforgettable ride! You are a beautiful treasure that God created to bring a very special message to this hurting world that only you can deliver. This is something that we all have to learn for ourselves, but once we learn it, the most important thing we can do is to teach it to others who are hurting and hiding. Becky Sullivan knows that something is not right with her. She is happiest when she is riding her horse and doing other things she loves that are considered not proper for a real lady. Her family has never made her feel that she truly belongs. Her longtime friend has betrayed her, and she has just discovered a life-changing secret about herself that has left her heart broken and devastated. It’s time for a change, and she is determined that her new beginning will happen a long way from the place she calls home. Issac Jessup is man completely dedicated to ensuring that his business with his father is successful. He has no time for things such as marriage even though he has never been opposed to the idea. The business just takes up all of his time, but he’s slowly coming to the realization that perhaps he wants more for his life then just working with his father. Options are limited for him, so unknown to him his father takes matters into his own hand. Sam Jessup is convinced that arranging for a mail order bride is just what Issac needs. Does his father truly know what’s best, or does this arrangement have no hope of success? This story hit so close to home for me that it honestly hurt to read at times. Becky feels that something is truly wrong with her. What she enjoys is not what is considered to be proper for a lady, and she prays with all of her heart that God would change her to become proper like she should want. She is so consumed with comparing herself to those around her that she doesn’t see how truly amazing and wonderful she is. She only hurts herself in trying to continue her façade of being a proper lady while in the harsh wilderness of Seattle. Her heart suffers greatly as she tries to live two lives - a lady of grace and propriety for her husband and her true self while no one is looking. What she doesn’t see is how her lies are only driving her and Issac further apart. Only through the loving encouragement of her father-in-law and new friends does she finally understand that she doesn’t need to fear or dislike who she really is, but instead she should celebrate it and allow her husband to truly appreciate and admire her precious heart. While I have read quite a few books written by Lena Goldfinch, it never stops me from being helplessly and eagerly swept away into a new world filled with unforgettable characters and incredible storylines. My expectations are always exceeded, and she never fails to pull at my heartstrings. I love her amazing creations, and I am grateful for being given the privilege of experiencing her boundless talent that is richly infused with her passionate and giving heart. This story is one that everyone needs to read and experience! It is not only life changing but filled with a love and determination that you don’t see much anymore.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn’t want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually did not want to put this down, it was a fun story and I enjiyed it very much'
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Becky_B More than 1 year ago
I was thrilled to read the story of The Unexpected Bride. I am becoming a huge Lena Goldfinch fan! Her stories are fun to read and I enjoy her style of writing. The Unexpected Bride is a sweet story about Becky, a mail order bride who travels from Massachusetts to Washington state via a ship that sails around South America. She travels to meet Isaac who knows nothing about the bride his father has sent for. We follow their brief courtship and marriage as they work through miscommunications, false perceptions, and the issues that surround the beginning of their married life. I enjoyed that Rebecca is able to shoot a gun and has the skills to survive in the west. She is a spunky and interesting character that you cannot help but like. I was cheering for Rebecca and Isaac to make things work and you will too! I highly recommend this book and know you will love the story.
S_Leca More than 1 year ago
Such a great tale of a new couple finding the rhythm that fits them just right. Becky is a hoyden which I have inferred she was a hellion growing up and a little bit of a tom boy. I absolutely loved Becky and I am pretty sure everyone else will also.She has a strong personality but tries to transform herself into what "society" deems to be the best outlook of a woman. For anyone who has ever felt that they had to be someone they are not in order to be accepted then you will fall in love with Becky. Isaac is a man who has just been focusing on making his business thrive. The thought of children haven't really entered his mind, much less fully formed thoughts about a wife. However Isaac decided to go along with his fathers crazy scheme to marry Becky. When all he wants now is Beckys love he will do anything to get it. When these two get together they both try to change a bit in order to make the other feel a little better. However due to some secrets, presumptions and just bad timing it takes a bit longer for the truth to come out so these two can get together. Overall this book was a great read, and recommended for historical as well as regular romance readers.
DNunley More than 1 year ago
Very good well written story. I enjoyed very much! Appropriate for all ages.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author is on a par with Danielle Steele. Lots of repetition. Easy to read when you don't want to think. Entertaining.