March 2021 Newsletter

Perfectly Matched will be out March 27!

In a nutshell, this is a cute romantic comedy where our poor, unsuspecting hero finds himself in the middle of a tug-of-war struggle between two sisters who are much too eager to get a husband. (This is one of the very few romances I’ve done that have no sexual situations in it. The most that happens is a kiss.)

This is Book 2 in the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series.

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website  Perfectly Matched Ebook smaller  Suitable for Marriage Book 3 Ebook-smaller one more book to come

Here are the sites I have it on pre-order:


Amazon UK




A Perilous Marriage is almost done

I’m happy to say that I’ll finish the first draft of this book this week. I’m pleased by how things turned out. I’ve never done a scenario where the hero pretends to be in love with the heroine in order to get revenge. In this case, the hero believes the heroine has murdered his best friend, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes (including marriage) so he can get the evidence he needs to convict her of the crime. Of course, she didn’t do it, or else this wouldn’t be a romance. 😉

I’m hoping to have this out on May 7.

This is Book 1 in the Marriage by Necessity Series.

While I am discussing this series, I want to mention a change in the order of books in this series. I was originally going to have Heiress of Misfortune be Book 2 and The Cursed Earl be Book 3, but after wrapping up A Perilous Marriage, it makes more sense to swap the order around.

Here is the new order of this series:

A Perilous Marriage new cover 4  The Cursed Earl MBN Book 2  Heiress of Misfortune MBN 3

An Earl In Time is almost at 70,000 words


And it still has quite a ways to go before it’s done. 😀

I have no idea how long this will end up being. I want to give this book everything it deserves. I don’t usually deal with a full-out fairy tale, but that is how I think of this story. Fairy tales can be light and fun or dark and creepy. I have no idea how this will turn out in the end. The beginning has a darker feel to it. Toward the middle, I got a lighter feel to it, but that could be because I was working on the developing romance between the hero and heroine. Now that I’m heading for the build up to the end, it seems to have gotten dark again.

Needless to say, I don’t know how to categorize it. Maybe after I finish it, I’ll be able to get back over it and figure out where it falls along the light to dark spectrum. It definitely is not a version for children. The situations in this are meant for adults. But it’s not gory, and I don’t resort to foul language. The best I can really compare it to is stuff like Rumpelstiltskin, The Last Unicorn, and Sleeping Beauty. There’s not one that matches up with this book, but there are elements that I have drawn from them to create my own fairy tale.

Interview for a Wife is almost at 30,000 words

I’m not sure if this will be done before An Earl In Time, but I think I’m over the halfway point in this book. It’s tone is sweet and tender, much like Eye of the Beholder. I had originally thought the hero would battle with insecurities since he’s in a wheelchair, but it’s turning out that hasn’t been the case. The heroine had a less-than-desirable first marriage and is glad her first husband is dead. She only seeks out marriage again because she doesn’t want to return to her hometown with a controlling family. The heroine doesn’t struggle with her looks like Mary did, but she does struggle with finding value in who she is within. The hero is proving to instrumental in this regard. So if you liked Eye of the Beholder, I think you’ll enjoy this one.

I’m thinking of getting this out in July, but we’ll see how things go. This story has been slow going because I’ve had to put it aside before knowing what to do next in it. If this doesn’t come out in July, I’ll put out An Earl In Time that month.

I’m 10,000 words into Suitable for Marriage

So far the hero is playing along very well with the heroine’s schemes to pair him up with someone else. He’s not going to fall in love with anyone else, but he’s letting her think he might. That’s where the fun comes in. My aim is for this to be a comedy. It’s working out well so far.

I’m hoping to get this out in November.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful March!

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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1 Response to March 2021 Newsletter

  1. Good luck with the new book!

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