Be-lated August 2016 Newsletter

I figured I’d wait a little later to post this so I didn’t end up doubling up on another post within a week since I have a new book out today!

Today, The Marriage Agreement is Available!

This is Book 2 in the Pioneer Series.

Here are the books in the Pioneer Series: Wagon Trail Bride (Book 1), The Marriage Agreement (Book 2), and Groom For Hire (Book 3: due out December).

The Marriage Agreement ebook cover

For those who read Wagon Trail Bride, this is Jesse and Laura’s story. Jesse was the man who lost his wife in childbirth, and Laura is Amanda’s friend.

Here’s the description:

Jesse Palmer headed to Omaha with his expectant wife and his mother-in-law. When his wife dies in childbirth, his mother-in-law blames him. And worse, she tried to take his son away from him. In order to get his son back, he needs to marry someone–and fast. And who better than the one who makes the offer?

Laura Rufus volunteers to marry Jesse so he can keep his son, knowing full well he’s still mourning the loss of his first wife. The last thing she plans on is falling in love with him, but day by day, his tenderness toward his son makes her wish she hadn’t been so quick to propose a marriage of convenience. Will there ever be something more between them, or will she be stuck with the marriage agreement they made?

You can find it at these retailers:


Barnes & Noble




I wrote a flash fiction story to give Laura’s mother (from The Marriage Agreement) a happy ending

Ingrid ebook cover with subtitle

During the beta reading for The Marriage Agreement, someone asked me if I could give the heroine’s mother a happy ending.  This is a very short story.  Think of it as an epilogue.  It’s only 1,200 words long.  But it does contain a couple of spoilers, so I advise you read this after you finish The Marriage Agreement.  And because it’s so short, it’s free.  🙂

I just uploaded it to Smashwords today.  It should be on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks within a day or two.

Here’s the Smashwords link since it’s the only one I have at the moment.

The Accidental Mail Order Bride will be out August 27!

This is Book 3 in the Chance at Love Series.

Here are all the books in the Chance at Love Series: The Convenient Mail Order Bride (Book 1), The Mistaken Mail Order Bride (Book 2), The Accidental Mail Order Bride (Book 3), and The Bargain Mail Order Bride (Book 4-due out January 7)

accidental mail order bride for website

That’s about one week sooner than I was expecting, so I’m excited.  I’ll post the info on this book and where you can buy it in the September Newsletter since it’s close to September 1.

You can pre-order this book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Smashwords.

The Viscount’s Runaway Bride is almost halfway done

This is Book 1 in the Marriage by Bargain Series.

Book 2 is The Rake’s Vow.  (I still need a title for Book 3.)


I made good progress on this one over the past week, and I’m happy to say I’m in chapter 10!  I was hoping to release this in October, and if things continue  as well as they have been, I’ll be able to do that!  *fingers crossed*

You can find out more about it, or pre-order it by going to its Book Launch page.

I’m at chapter 5  in Groom For Hire

As mentioned above, this is Book 3 in the Pioneer Series!

Groom for Hire

This is due out in December.  I’m hoping for December 18, but we’ll see how things end up.  Either way, it will be out in December.  This book will finish up the Pioneer Series.  I hope to have more information on pre-ordering this book in the next newsletter.  *fingers crossed*

I’m in chapter 2 of The Bargain Mail Order Bride

As stated above, this is Book 4 in the Chance at Love Series.

The_Bargain_Mail_Order_Bride_new version

Finally, Carl Richie gets his own book, and I hope to make Carl and Abe friends after their lifelong feud.  Of course, this is primarily a romance, so I won’t be focusing all my time on the half-brothers.  🙂

I already have pre-order information for this book.  You can check it and more information on this book at its Book Launch page.


I think I’ll stop there for now.  I should have more stuff to share next month.  I have plenty of things coming up, and I’m excited about them all, but I don’t want to take up too much of this post.

I hope everyone has an awesome August!

couple heart and kiss


About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to other genres, but her first love is historical romance. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and a couple of children. To find out more about her books, go to
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