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Lena Nelson Dooley

Author Bio:

Bio:
Multi-published, award-winning author Lena Nelson Dooley has had more than 900,000 copies of her 45+ books sold. Her books have appeared on the CBA, Publisher’s Weekly, and ECPA bestseller lists, as well as Amazon bestseller lists. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers http://www.acfw.com/ and the local chapter, ACFW - DFW. She’s a member of Christian Authors’ Network, and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.

Awards:
• Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award
• Maggie’s Journey, a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011 list, the 2012 Selah award for Historical Novel.
• Mary’s Blessing, Selah Award Second Place
• Catherine’s Pursuit, NTRWA Carolyn Reader’s Choice, CAN Golden Scroll Novel of the Year award second place, Will Rogers Medallion bronze medallion.
• Her blog, A Christian Writer’s World, Readers Choice Blog of the Year Award from the Book Club Network.
• Three Carol Award Silver pins.
• A Texas Christmas ECPA bestseller list
• Love Is Patient ECPA bestseller list
• Mountain Christmas Brides ECPA bestseller list 3 months, Publisher’s Weekly top 10 list 5 weeks
• A Heart’s Gift won the 2017 FHL Reader’s Choice Award

She has experience in screenwriting, acting, directing, and voice-overs. She is on the Board of Directors for Higher Ground Films and is one of the screenwriters for their upcoming film Abducted to Kill. She has been featured in articles in Christian Retailing, ACFW Journal, Charisma Magazine, and Christian Fiction Online Magazine. Her article in CFOM was the cover story.

In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. The Lena Nelson Dooley Show is on the Along Came A Writer Blogtalk Radio network.

Lena has an active web presence on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books. Her blog has a reach of over 65,000.

Books by Author

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The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection

Lighthouses have long been the symbol of salvation, warning sailors away from dangerous rocks and shallow waters. Along the Great Lakes, America’s inland seas, lighthouses played a vital role in the growth of our nation. They shepherded settlers traveling by water to places that had no roads. These…

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Esther's Temptation

Saddle weary, former deputy US Marshal Jac Andrews rides into Denton, Texas. He’d hunted a swindler and his daughter—or identical twin daughters if Jac is right—and he feels he finally has caught up with this criminal gang. Unfortunately, He is immediately distracted by the lovely redhead, Esther…

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas

Malcolm MacTavish is a descendant of Scotland’s Clan MacGregor and a successful young businessman in Fort Worth, Texas. Alanza Cantalamessa works a gourmet pizzeria owned by her Brazilian artist mother and her Italian Poppa. Both of them are smitten with each other, but Malcolm is too shy to do much…

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Brides of Minnesota

Gustaf is left to manage his brother’s romantic mess. August considers courting his brother’s castoff. Lowell and Ollie are both fascinated by the same mysterious woman. Can a family’s faith forge a new home and nurture love?

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Rescuing Christmas (Christmas Mail Order Angels Book 12)

When Rose Ellen Murphy becomes a mail order bride, the unthinkable happens. It is the worst mistake of her life. Or is it? Jedediah Strong finds a woman's beaten and bloody body in a gully on his ranch, high in the mountains of Wyoming. He starts to bury her, when he notices a slight movement. She's…

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A Heart's Gift: A Love's Road Home Novel

Because of an earlier betrayal, Franklin vows never to open his heart to another woman. But he desires an heir. When Lorinda is finally out from under the control of men who made all the decisions in her life, she promises herself she will never allow a man to control her again. But how can she provide…

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Autumn Love: Five Novellas of Finding Love in the Heart of Thanksgiving

Lena Nelson DooleyDIY THANKSGIVING LOVE - A misunderstanding brought Austin Hodges and Valerie Bradford together. The same misunderstanding eventually pushed them apart. Can a church youth campout help them to see each other through the eyes of truth?Lisa CraneTHANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS - Charley…

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A Sweet Noel: Seven Contemporary Romance Novellas

Candy Lane Sweet Shop Candyce Barkley tosses the engagement ring, the last token of her past, out the car window. She has a second chance to make something of her messed-up life. If the folks of Madison Creek can forget her history for mischief making. Finley Quinn is a few hours away from his rut in…

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Mountain Christmas Brides: Nine Historical Novellas Celebrate Faith and Love in the Rocky Mountains

From a Wyoming ranch in 1880, to a logging camp in Washington Territory in the late 1800s, to Denver, Colorado, in 1913, meet nine couples who find that Christmas is the perfect time for climbing to the heights of romance. Watch as their faith and courage propel them through challenges that come with…

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The Gold Digger

Published in connection with Hartline Literary Agency, serving the Christian book community. It's 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order…

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The Love Is Patient Romance Collection: True Love Takes Time in Nine Historical Novellas

Enjoy the slow dance through the courtship of nine historical couples in the American west, including the territories of Arizona and Wyoming. Just at a time in life when they have nearly given up on finding love, romance enters their lives. But will it be true love, and will it be worth the wait? Find…

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A Texas Christmas: Six Romances from the Historic Lone Star State Herald the Season of Love

Spend Christmas in the Old West with six unconventional women who take on Texas-sized challenges—and unexpected romance. Bridget falls for a man opposed to her teaching Indian orphans. Polly is trying to hold her family together when her childhood love returns to town. Rugged rancher Charlsey is inexplicably…

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8 Weddings and a Miracle Romance Collection: 9 Contemporary Romances Need a Little Divine Intervention

Weather the storms of life alongside nine modern couples who hope to make it to the altar—someday. Be it a meeting in the wrong place at the right time, an accident that opens hardened hearts, or weather that seems to blow things off course, sometimes love needs a little divine intervention. Penned…

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Catherine's Pursuit

Raised by her father, Catherine McKenna has never lacked for anything, surrounded by people to take care of her every need. On her eighteenth birthday she discovers that not only did her mother die when she was born, but she has two identical sisters. Although her father vowed not to look for his daughters,…

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Mary's Blessing

Mary Lenora Caine knows she is adopted. As she was growing up, her mother called her “God’s blessing.” But now that she’s gone, Mary no longer feels like any kind of blessing. Her father, in his grief, has cut himself off from the family, leaving the running of the home entirely in Mary’s…

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Maggie's Journey

Near her eighteenth birthday, Margaret Lenora Caine finds a chest hidden in the attic containing proof that she was adopted. The daughter of wealthy merchants in Seattle, she feels betrayed both by her real parents and by the ones who raised her. Maggie desires a place where she belongs. But her mother’s…

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Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico

All that glitters is not gold. It’s 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order bride—despite the protests of his friend Jeremiah. Hoping…

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The Spinster Brides of Cactus Corner

Four spinsters find romance while caring for orphan children in a small Arizona town.

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Montana Mistletoe

Four girlfriends make a pact to find true love by their twenty-eighth Christmas. As the deadline looms, each keeps busy with expanding career and experiences faltering Christmas spirit. Lori is a major struggling to bolster the small town's economy, Madison runs a Christmas store and often travels to…

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Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe

Four young women, fresh out of college, pursue their careers at a new ski lodge at Lake Tahoe's Incline Village during the winter season. Bethany Stillman's resolve to focus on her RN career falters when she meets paramedic Cole Beckman. Cole wonders how long it will be before Beth realizes he's to…

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Wild West Christmas

Charlsey Ames can ride, rope, and work the ranch with the best of them. But things don't add up when she finds herself attracted to accountant Harold Miller III, a citified tenderfoot. Will he ever see the gentle woman beneath the coating of trail dust. Sharp-shooting Lucy Ames is thrilled to join Major…

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Cranberry Hearts

Hearts Are on the Line in Three Suspenseful Romances Three modern women’s lives have been turned upside down. But going home to the Boston area leads them to encounter both love and danger. Leiann Hambrick is called home to meet the grandfather she never knew, but Gerome Mays suspects her of stealing…

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The Prairie Romance Collection

Expanding western borders, turning the land, and finding a place in which to live and love defines the pioneer Heart. Within this unique collection are twelve complete stories of romance on the American Great Plains penned by twelve different multi-published authors. Enjoy history relived through the…

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Wild Prairie Roses

Lost Gold Leads to a Treasure Trove of Romance In the decade following the Civil War, rumors of gold lost near Browning City, Iowa, lead three couples on quests for treasure. Constance Miller’s father’s dying request sends her on a manhunt. Once in Iowa, local blacksmith Hans Van de Kieft shadows…

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Snowbound Colorado Christmas

Love Arrives with a Blizzard Thalia Bloom’s Christmas Party on December 3, 1913, is the talk of Denver, but no one dreams the gently falling snow will continue six days and accumulate nearly four feet. Fires of Love by Tamela Hancock Murray Thalia Bloom looks forward to her party, except for seeing…

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Windswept Weddings

Wedding bells are ringing, but there are storms on the horizon that may keep everyone from reaching the church. Christine's perfect wedding plans are sorely tested when the worst snowstorm in over a decade hits central Minnesota. Tornado warnings blare on Marie's wedding day, which is great for the…


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