January 2017 Newsletter

I wanted to wait until The Bargain Mail Order Bride was released before making the post this month.

Now Available!

The_Bargain_Mail_Order_Bride_new version

For those of you who’ve been waiting for Carl’s story, this is it!  In it, Carl and Abe also resolve their differences, so that was a lot of fun to see the brothers finally learn to get along after their long feud.  I know some of you were hoping for that, and you’ll be happy to know it did happen. 🙂

The Bargain Mail Order Bride completes the Chance At Love Series.

Here’s a list of  all the book in the series:

  • The Convenient Mail Order Bride (Book 1)
  • The Mistaken Mail Order Bride (Book 2)
  • The Accidental Mail Order Bride (Book 3)
  • The Bargain Mail Order Bride (Book 4)

Now for the description of the book:

Carl Richie’s wife took delight in making him miserable, often reminding him she wished she’d married someone much more deserving. So when she dies, it’s no great loss. His problems, however, are far from over.

His father left him twenty acres and a stream that most likely has gold in it, but in order for him to keep the property, he must have a child. The last thing Carl wants to do is marry again, but he has no choice. So, with reluctance, he posts a mail-order bride ad.

Juliet Gilbert needs to marry someone—and fast. On a whim, she answers the first mail-order bride ad that will take her to a place where her past won’t catch up with her. From the beginning, Carl makes it clear he’s not interested in love. He only wants a child, and then he’ll give her a portion of any gold he finds on his land and leave her alone to do as she wishes.

Since love is the least of her concerns, she agrees as long as he never asks about her past. The two strike the bargain, and she comes out to marry him. What neither expects, however, is that bargains are far easier to make than they are to keep.

If interested, you can find the book at these retailers:


Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble




Groom For Hire is with my editing team!

Potential Release Month: February  

(I self-publish most of my books, but this one will be with my publisher.  So the publisher ultimately decides the release date.)

Groom for Hire

Originally, this was going to be the last book in the Pioneer Series, but then I came up with another idea for a book while writing it.  So there is now going to be a book four, and that will be Forced Into Marriage.  (This is not available on pre-order yet.)

So the books in the Pioneer Series are as follows:

  • Wagon Trail Bride (Book 1)
  • The Marriage Agreement (Book 2)
  • Groom For Hire (Book 3)
  • Forced Into Marriage  (Book 4)

Speaking of Forced Into Marriage,

I have started writing it!

I should have it out sometime this year.  I don’t know when yet.



I need to write up a description for it.  When I do, I can put it on pre-order.  I’ll be publishing this one myself.

I’m going to estimate out late this fall for a release date to give myself plenty of room because the entire Pioneer Series has been surprisingly difficult to write.  I’ve never had so many rewrites to do in one series before this one.  Ideally, it’ll be out sooner than that, though.

I’m over halfway done with The Rake’s Vow!

I’m hoping for a late March release on this one.  *fingers crossed*


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This is the second book in the Marriage by Bargain Series.  I’m very happy with the progress of the book.  It tackles the difficult subject of whether someone who’s done something horrible can ever be forgiven.  At the core, though, is a romance.  I’m really enjoying the angle where the hero and heroine start off by pretending to be in love.  I always enjoy that angle in movies I watch, esp. when you know they’re going to fall in love for real.  So this is a lot of fun.

The books in the Marriage by Bargain Series are as follows:

  • The Viscount’s Runaway Bride (Book 1) – this features Damara and Anthony
  • The Rake’s Vow (Book 2) – this features Loretta and Tad (a new character)
  • Taming The Viscountess (Book 3) – this features Celia and Captain Egan
  • If It Takes A Scandal (Book 4) – this features Candace (Lady Hedwrett from Her Counterfeit Husband) and Corin

While I’m discussing the Marriage by Bargain Series…

Taming The Viscountess (Marriage by Bargain Book 3)

I hope to have this out this summer, though I have set the release date for August.


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I just hit the 10,000 mark today.  I typically write books between 55,000 to 65,000 words.  I am really enjoying this book!  The chemistry between the hero and heroine is amazing.  She doesn’t want to be married to him, and though he doesn’t particularly care to get married at all, he must for the money.  She has a reputation for being a shrew, and no gentleman wants to marry her.  Since he’s willing to do it, the gentlemen make a bet on whether or not he make her change into a sweet and lovable lady.  I expect this to be fun as it plays out.

I am almost halfway done with The Reclusive Earl!

This is due out in April.


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Remember Opal (Warren’s sister in The Earl’s Wallflower Bride who was acting like she was crazy)?  She’s the heroine in this book.  I originally had an idea for an extremely shy hero in a story I wrote for an anthology (A Groom’s Promise) about a groom who hid from his wife on his wedding night because he was too afraid he’d be a miserable failure in bed.  But with the way things turned out, I never got to use that idea for that story.  But…I was able to use it here.


I’ll leave that for now.  I have plenty more projects for the year, but I already made this long enough as it is.  I hope everyone has an awesome January!


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 https://ruthannnordinsbooks.wordpress.com/.
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