September 2019 Newsletter

Fairest of Them All is available!

Fairest of Them All ebook cover

Here are the books in the Marriage by Fairytale Series:

The Marriage Contract new ebook cover  One Enchanted Evening ebook cover  The Wedding Pact ebook cover  Fairest of Them All ebook cover  The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

Fairest of Them All is one of my personal favorites. This has very loose ties to Snow White, and when I say “very loose”, I mean that literally. Even though I took the Snow White fairy tale as a springboard to this book, this story doesn’t resemble Snow White at all. For one, the step-mother is the heroine. Two, the father of the young lady who is ready to receive suitors is really her step-father. The girl’s mother married him after her first husband died. The girl’s mother died later on. That left him to the care of the child who has grown to adulthood. The step-father seeks out a wife so the young lady can have a chaperone for the Season.

There is an emphasis on beauty in this book. There is a mirror that plays an important role in the course of the story. And there’s a small tidbit about an apple that leads to the climax of the book. Those are the direct references to Snow White, but they’re subtly woven into the tale.

The heroine is in her early thirties. She’s never married because she is a wallflower, and the only gentleman who showed an interest in her did so in order to have a wife to help cover up his affairs. She found out and decided to live out her life as a spinster. The book starts on the day of her brother’s funeral. She’s just found out her brother left the family with very little money. She overhears two ladies talking about a gentleman (who is the hero) who is offering a lot of money if a lady will marry him. When she investigates further, she learns that the hero has buried three wives, and he’s convinced his face is cursed so he hides in an attic.

That’s all I’m going to say because I don’t want to give away too many things about the book. At its core, the book is a romance, but it has a gothic feel to it, too.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, it’s available at these retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble



Google Play


Payhip (coupon XQ5A99KCZM will give you 75% off; this coupon expires on Thursday September 4)

Special note about Payhip: I was originally going to offer 50% for the Payhip coupon, but Kobo US and Canada is running a Labor Day sale which has lowered the price of The Wedding Pact temporarily to $0.99. This also impacted the price of The Wedding Pact on other retailers. Since those of you who used Payhip to buy The Wedding Pact paid $1.99 for it, I didn’t feel it right to only offer 50% off of Fairest of Them All with this coupon. That’s why I’m making the coupon good for 75%. With the sales price, it’s $1.00. (That’s as close as I could get to $0.99.) Be sure to use the coupon when checking out at Payhip! 🙂

Nelly’s Mail Order Husband is on Pre-Order at all Retailers!

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

This is Book 1 in the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series.

I will be offering this on Google Play and Payhip when it’s out. For now, it’s on these retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble




This is Nelly Larson’s romance. She’s Tom and Jessica Larson’s oldest daughter, and she’s an independent young woman who doesn’t want to get married in case the man decides to take over her homestead. I’ll talk more about this book next month.

Forever Yours (Dave and Mary Larson’s third book) will be out in November

I still don’t have a cover, but one will be coming soon. I am going to insert this book in the Nebraska Series since Dave and Mary’s other two books are in the series. This will help keep them in the same group. Right now there are nine books. This will make the series and even ten. So the series now looks like this. (For those of you familiar with my old covers, I did an overhaul of the covers this past summer because retailers like it when covers are more professional looking.)

Her Heart's Desire new front cover A Bride for Tom front cover A Husband for Margaret new front cover Eye of the Beholder new ebook cover The Wrong Husband new front cover Shotgun Groom new front cover To Have and To Hold updated ebook cover His Redeeming Bride new cover FOREVER YOURS isaac's decision ebook cover big

I’m not sure if this will be a smooth adjustment on Amazon. It’s already been a smooth adjustment on B&N, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords. We’ll see what happens when I put it up on Amazon. All I need to do is bump Isaac’s Decision to the #10 slot.

Now for the books I’m currently writing….

I’m over halfway in The Outlaw’s Bride

The Outlaw's Bride ebook cover2

The series includes three books so far:

  • Book 1: The Outlaw’s Bride
  • Book 2: The Rancher’s Bride
  • Book 3: Doesn’t have a title yet

I’m now at the point where things have gotten tense in the story. I’m in the 38,000 word mark (or Chapter 13). Anyway, this where the you-know-what has hit the fan, and things are really exciting. I think this book will be about 50,000 words long, so it’s one of my shorter books. The stuff happening right now is going to lead into Books 2 and 3 in this series. I have no idea if there will be a Book 4 or not. I’ll have to see how things play out.

Breaking the Rules will start a new series

Breaking the Rules ebook cover

After a lot of debate, I decided to go with Marriage by Design for the series title. I know it’s close to Marriage by Deceit (which is another series I have under the Regency umbrella), but “Design” was the best word that fit what I intend to do for the series.

I’ll have to update the cover to add the series name. Hopefully, that will be done by next month. *fingers crossed* I’m homeschooling one of my kids this year, and this has made my schedule tighter.

Anyway, I’m almost at 10,000 words (about Chapter 4) in this book, and it’s got some great humor. I have introduced three characters that I want to do books on. I don’t know if I’ll be putting two of these characters together or not. It would be fun to do that, but I notice my Regency series tend to be four books long. I’ll just do what’s best for the series.

The Duke’s Secluded Bride will probably finish up the Marriage by Fairytale Series.

The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

Unless I have an idea to add to the Marriage by Fairytale Series, I’ll be wrapping this up with this book. I’ve had so much fun experimenting with the gothic side of romance in this series, but it’s always best to end a series before it gets boring. I can only do so many fresh and new ideas for gothic romance before I run out of ideas. This is the last idea I have.

And that might be for the best. I got the idea now for Book 2 in the series that is featuring Tom and Jessica’s four daughters. (Nelly’s Mail Order Husband is Book 1.) So after this book, it’ll be time to shift my focus back to the Larson family. That will mean I’ll be going to writing 2 historical westerns and 1 Regency at a time. Once in a while, I get requests to do more historical westerns, so I thought some of you might like to know I’ll be doing that starting next year. 🙂

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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5 Responses to September 2019 Newsletter

  1. Good luck with the new books!

  2. Jennie says:


    I just wanted to say that I finished “fairest of them all” in one sitting the morning after it came on iBooks as it was fantastic & I could not put it down (thankfully daughter got her own cereal!!) I have loved this series & can’t wait for your next regency series

    Have a fab week

    Jennie 🌸


    • Thank you so much, Jennie! I really needed to hear this. There have been unsatisfied people, and sometimes a writer can start to doubt how a story (or even a series) is. As long as someone enjoys the book and the series, that’s all I need to hear. Your words have been a huge blessing. Thank you for taking the time to make this comment. 😀

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