December 2017 Newsletter

Married In Haste (Marriage by Fate: Book 2) will be out December 30!

Married In Haste ebook cover

Books in the Marriage by Fate Series:

  • Book 1: The Reclusive Earl
  • Book 2: Married In Haste
  • Book 3: Make Believe Bride
  • maybe a book 4

I uploaded Married In Haste this weekend to all of the retailers, so it’s on pre-order right now. I’ll post the links in case you want to reserve your copy today:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes &Noble




(You can read the first 20% of this book at Smashwords to see if it piques your interest)

I had a lot of fun writing Married In Haste. I know the hero’s brother is an unsavory character, but he had some of the best lines. Don’t worry. The hero got even with him, and I think you’ll love how he does it. I don’t want to spoil the story, so I can’t say any more than that.

The Rejected Groom (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 2) will be out in February!

The Rejected Groom Ebook Cover

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Books in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series:

  • Book 1: The Bride Price – Sep Wilson’s book
  • Book 2: The Rejected Groom – Tony Larson’s book
  • Book 3: The Perfect Wife – Mark Larson’s book
  • I will probably do a 4th book for Annabelle Larson

I’m not sure of the exact date in February. I just finished this book and sent it off to my awesome editing team. Since December is a hectic month with Christmas, I wanted to give the people on my editing team extra time to work through the book. Usually, I give them a month, but in this case, it’ll be a month and a half.

This is Anthony (Tony) Larson’s romance.

I love the Larson family, and since some of you told you me enjoy the Larsons, I thought it’d be nice to continue writing about the family. In the Misled Mail Order Brides Series, I am working my way through Richard and Amanda Larson’s children: Tony, Mark, and Annabelle.

Tony’s story is The Rejected Groom. Mark’s story is The Perfect Wife. I want to do Annabelle’s story in Book 4 (which I have yet to title.)

I just started The Marriage Contract (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 1)

(I’m hoping to get a new cover, so I’m not putting up a cover image.)

I’m about 11,000 words into this, so really, it’s barely done. My goal on any book is 50,000 to 65,000 words. This is a Regency series that is loosely based off of fairytales. The Marriage Contract is going to be loosely based off of Beauty and the Beast.

I already have an idea for Book 2 in this series. The title is One Enchanted Evening, and it’ll be loosely based off of Cinderella. I haven’t figured out the other stories yet, but I’m excited to incorporate some familiar tales in these stories. Some fairytales, by the way, have their origins in myths from various civilizations. It’s intriguing to find the parallels when I can. 🙂

For those of you familiar with The Rake’s Vow (Book 2 in the Marriage by Bargain Series), the hero in The Marriage Contract is Mr. Stephen Bachman, who was the younger brother of Loretta. Loretta was the heroine in The Rake’s Vow. I will bring Stephen in significantly during Married In Haste because Loretta’s older brother, Brad Bachman, the Earl of Youngtown, is the hero in that one. Stephen annoys Brad…a lot. Despite all of that, during the course of writing Married In Haste, I decided Stephen could be redeemed, so I’ll be giving him this book.

I also just started Make Believe Bride (Marriage by Fate: Book 3)

make believe bride

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I’m almost at 9,000 words in this one. In this, I will continue the downfall of Lady Eloise. (That is a subplot I started in Married In Haste.) I’ve been itching to show the demise of her group, Ladies of Grace, ever since I wrote The Rake’s Vow (which is Book 2 in the Marriage by Bargain Series). The reason I love series and staying in the same world is that I get to weave in subplots that take time to unfold.

The hero of this book is Lord Whitney, and I only introduced him in The Reclusive Earl (Book 1 in this series). He had one dance with Opal (Lord Steinbeck’s younger sister), and he bored her to tears because all he did was talk about ancient civilizations. In Married In Haste, I bring him back in for one scene to help set up this book. He ends up pretending he is betrothed in order to have something in common with other gentlemen so he can finally get some friends.

The heroine will be Lady Stacey, who has been a largely silent member of Lady Eloise’s group. In this book, she learns to stand up for herself.

I will start The Perfect Wife (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 3) this week.

The Perfect Wife Ebook Cover3

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Now that I have The Rejected Groom out to my editing team, I can turn my attention to this book. This one will start halfway into The Rejected Groom. Tony and Mark did a double wedding, and I want to start The Perfect Wife on the wedding day. That took place roughly halfway into The Rejected Groom. So there’s going to be some overlap in the timeline between these two stories.

That’s it for this month. I hope everyone has a great December!

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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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