The Bargain Mail Order Bride

The Bargain Mail Order Bride
A Historical Western Emotionally Scarred Hero Suspense Romance

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2017-01-07
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Accidental Mail Order Bride

The Accidental Mail Order Bride
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2016-08-27
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eric Johnson’s real mail order bride shows up later than expected, and she quickly learns he is already married. Now Allie Jones is stuck in a small Colorado town with no way to leave. She must either marry the only suitable bachelor or risk being sold to the saloon’s owner to be one of the soiled doves. Seeing she has no real choice, she agrees to marry the bachelor. Rumored as being a monster by the people in town, Travis Martin is content to live alone, sheltered in the wooded area of the mountainside. The last thing he expects is a preacher when there’s a knock on the door. With great hesitation, he agrees to the marriage. He can’t confine such a beautiful young lady to the saloon, but he knows the marriage won’t be a happy one for her, not when she could have had someone so much better. So the best thing he can do is keep his distance and leave her alone. She, however, can't help but be intrigued by her new husband. Is he the ugly beast the people in town claim, or is there something beautiful worth loving just beneath the surface?

The Mail Order Bride's Deception

The Mail Order Bride's Deception
A Historical Western Heroine Hiding Secret From Hero Romance

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2014-04-26
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A hardworking gentleman of 26 years old, 6 feet, owner of a small cabin who lives off the land desires marriage. Lady must be between 18-25 years, have a loving disposition, and be willing to mother a baby boy. Though comforts will be few, would like a happy marriage.” Mail Order Bride Ad Written by Allen Grover on March 20, 1878 It wasn’t until September that Al’s bride came to the Black Hills of the South Dakota Territory. He expected Hazel McPherson. But he got Sadie Miller. Before Hazel died in Omaha, she told Sadie to take her place as Al’s mail-order bride. Under ordinary circumstances, Sadie would never pretend to be another woman. But in this case, it was her only chance of escaping the prison that had become her life. And there was no way she could tell anyone the truth. No. Her secret would stay with her to the grave, especially from the one man she was beginning to love.

A Bargain For A Bride

A Bargain For A Bride
Western Mail Order Bride Historical Romance

by Amelia Rose

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Lady Moira Brennan leaves her home at Brennan Castle for the wilds of her own homestead claim in the Montana territory, she had no idea that a husband awaited her. Sold into marriage by her uncle, she arrives to find a bleak landscape of scarce farmers, all desperately trying to scratch out a living on their claims. Pryor MacAteer came to Montana himself only three years ago, and his farm has prospered. All that he needs to make it complete is a wife and family, one whose passage he paid, and whose name is on the marriage contract. Will Moira realize her dream of owning her own land and uncover the truth behind a marriage contract with her name on it?

The Earl's Secret Bargain

The Earl's Secret Bargain
A Gentlemen's Wager Regency Romance

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2014-07-15
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lord Davenport and Lord Pennella have just made a bet for the hand of Miss Regina Giles. The gentleman she chooses wins the loser’s estate. It’s the most daring wager at White’s, and quite possibly the most foolish. Toby York, the Earl of Davenport, knew it was a mistake to make the wager when Lord Pennella stormed into White’s bragging that he could get any lady he wished. Toby really should have kept his mouth shut. But he didn’t. And now there are only three things he can do to protect Miss Giles. One, he must get her to choose him instead of Pennella. Two, he must make sure she never finds out about the wager. And three, he must quietly break off the engagement so that she is free to marry a gentleman worthy of her. As long as he doesn’t fall in love with her, there should be no problems. Too bad things never work out the way they’re planned.

Nelly's Mail Order Husband

Nelly's Mail Order Husband
A Historical Western Romantic Comedy

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Valentine Silverton has enjoyed comfort and luxury his entire life. Then, all at once, the family fortune vanishes, and he’s a pauper. The only recourse he has is to find a wealthy heiress. But he doesn’t want to just find just any wealthy heiress. He wants to find one he can fall in love with. Since there are no suitable prospects in his area, he takes his friend’s advice and becomes a mail-order husband. Nelly Larson grew up on a farm, and she loves everything about it. She loves the life so much, in fact, that she got her own homestead. The last thing she wants is to be strapped to one of the men in town who think her place is in the kitchen. She’s going to keep her independence, and keeping her independence will require her to avoid marriage at all costs. Nelly’s sisters, however, can’t believe Nelly will truly be happy if she doesn’t get married. Romance, after all, is one of life’s most wonderful experiences. When they come upon Valentine’s ad, they know he’ll be perfect for her. So they take matters into their own hands and answer his ad on Nelly’s behalf. Valentine thinks Nelly is the one answering his ad, and at once, he’s intrigued by her. He has no idea what a homestead is, but he assumes that a young woman who owns land and runs her own business must have lots of money. Excited, he runs off to Omaha to marry her. The day comes when the two meet, and it’s at that time they realize they’ve been set up. Since Valentine has no money, he can’t leave Omaha. He has to marry Nelly. Even if she doesn’t have much, she has a place to live and food to eat. In exchange for marriage, he promises Nelly he won’t hinder her independence. Thankfully, she agrees to marry him. But Valentine kind of likes Nelly, and he’s determined to show her that some things are worth giving up total independence for…and love just happens to be one of them.

The Bride Price

The Bride Price
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2017-10-28
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A mail order bride. A scarred settler. Will love stake its claim or send them packing? Angela Frank is tired of teaching other people’s children. Her job is a constant reminder that she has no family of her own and no prospects for a hometown husband. When she spies a mail order bride advertisement, she dreams of a life where her deformities are overlooked by a strapping Omaha frontiersman. She decides to risk everything for her last chance at a family… Sep Wilson carries scars from a troubled past. And while he’s not the marrying type, when he hears that an unscrupulous local is running a shady mail order bride scheme, he can’t help but intervene. But he never expected his good deed to end with him married to the mysterious Angela… The two outcasts may have finally found someone who can help them heal their past. But in uncharted territory, the chance for love may not be enough to keep them safe… The Bride Price is the first book in a series of high-spirited mail order bride Western romances. If you like fiery chemistry with a tender touch, gritty frontier settings, and unconventional heroes, then you’ll love Ruth Ann Nordin’s tale of love. Buy The Bride Price to journey to the heart’s unmapped territory today!

The Outlaw's Bride

The Outlaw's Bride
A Historical Western with Suspense and Romance

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lillian Christian had a simple plan… All she had to do was sneak out of Virginia before her brother forced her to marry a man in order to get money. She was nothing but a commodity for her brother to sell, and she wasn’t going to have any part in it. So she answered Charles’ mail-order bride ad and headed for an untamed land where she could take on a whole new identity. But plans don’t always go as expected… On her way to marry her intended, a group of masked outlaws descend upon the stagecoach. And they are looking specifically for her. Mic has a plan of his own… The last thing Mic Gray wants to do is scare Lillian, but kidnapping her is the only way to stop her from marrying Charles. Mic’s face might be on the Wanted posters, but Charles is the real criminal in town. Only Mic’s lack of money and influence prevents him from proving it. The only way to keep Lillian safe is to become her husband. All he has to do is convince her he’s worth marrying. Please note: This is the rewrite of The Stagecoach Bride that I wrote with Stephannie Beman.

The Fugitive's Bride (historical western romance)

The Fugitive's Bride (historical western romance)
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ever since Wade Gray lost his ranch and his son, he’s had one mission: get both of them back. After a year, he has his son. Now it’s time to get the ranch. With all his careful planning, he realizes he might not make it back. He’s up against a ruthless enemy who’ll kill anyone who gets in his way. In order to secure his son’s future, he rushes to marry Millie Washington, the woman he rescued on the same night he and his family got his son back. Love doesn’t factor into the equation. Love didn’t factor into his first marriage, either. He married his first wife to rescue her from a life of prostitution and abuse, and the arrangement never led to love. So to him, marriage is a logical decision based on what can benefit both people. In this case, he can offer Millie a place to live, and she’ll be the mother to his son. It’s as simple as that. But marriage to Millie isn’t like what he had with his first wife. Millie isn’t weighed down by a harsh past. She has an innocent way of looking at the world that becomes a welcome relief after all he’s been through. In the rugged Wyoming Territory, she’s the only pleasant thing that exists. This poses a very difficult proposition for him. If he falls in love with her, it could get in the way of getting his ranch back. Feelings always get in the way of doing what’s necessary. And he can’t afford for anything to get in his way.

The Duke's Secluded Bride (a gothic Regency Romance)

The Duke's Secluded Bride (a gothic Regency Romance)
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2020-04-27
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most gentlemen wait to get married because they want time to enjoy being a bachelor before taking on the responsibilities of a married gentleman. Baldwin Darby, the Duke of Edmondstone, isn’t one of them. The life of a rogue never appealed to him. He’s wanted nothing more than to fall in love and live a quiet and uneventful life ever since he could remember. It wasn’t by choice that he hasn’t married yet. He’s just not very comfortable around ladies, which makes the marriage mart difficult for him. So when his acquaintance mentions a sister at his country estate who is ready for marriage, he jumps at the chance for an arranged marriage. He’s been told she is extremely shy and that it takes her time to open up around strangers, so he might find her a bit strange when he initially meets her. But this doesn’t bother him. He’s a patient gentleman and can give her time to get used to him. What he doesn’t count on, however, is just how strange everything is when he gets to the country estate. She refuses to leave her section of the manor, she has to go to bed before it’s dark, and she has an unusual fascination for monsters. Despite all of that, she is beautiful and possesses a sweet temperament. He wishes he could figure out a way to help her embrace a normal life. If he keeps pressing for her to have a normal life, he just might get his wish. But nothing will prepare him for the truth. *This is loosely based off the Rapunzel fairy tale.

The Rancher's Bride (A Historical Western with Suspense, Romance, and Humor)

The Rancher's Bride (A Historical Western with Suspense, Romance, and Humor)
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2020-06-27
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sometimes the right person comes at the worst possible time… Having suffered through the horrors of the Civil War, ex-doctor Thayne Jackson believes he’s the worst possible candidate for marriage. He has chosen, instead, to live a quiet and peaceful life raising his orphaned niece. But when a beautiful young woman with a two-year-old boy shows up injured in his barn, everything changes. Abby Gray has one mission: to get Lloyd back to his father. She must not get distracted by the fact that Thayne is kind and honorable, and she must certainly not dwell on her growing attraction toward him. Once she’s healed, she has to leave. She can’t stay at this ranch and make a life with him and his niece. There’s no “ifs, ands, or buts” about it. Except there’s a ten-year-old matchmaker in their midst who is determined to get the two of them together. And she’ll come up with an assortment of creative ways to do it.

Wagon Trail Bride (a historical western romance of childhood friends falling in love)

Wagon Trail Bride (a historical western romance of childhood friends falling in love)
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2016-01-03
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Richard Larson has secretly loved Amanda for years, but it wasn't until she had nowhere else to turn that he had the courage to propose a marriage of convenience. Now as they make their way to Omaha, Nebraska for a new life, he wonders if she might ever come to return his feelings. When Amanda married Richard Larson, it wasn’t for love. It was because he was rescuing her from a painful situation. When they married, they agreed to a marriage of convenience. She didn’t realize he secretly loved her until after the vows were exchanged. Now she doesn’t know how to act around him. And worse, a young man from her past is the one leading the wagon train to Omaha, and he has plans for them to run off to start a new life elsewhere.

His Abducted Bride

His Abducted Bride
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2013-07-30
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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All Sandy Davis wants is to forget about romance. Romance is for other people, not for her. She’s been rejected too many times and doesn’t want anything else to do with it. To escape, she writes an epic fantasy, picturing herself as the queen who rises against the threat of King Blackheart who is determined to conquer her kingdom. Just as she’s going to write the ending where she kills him, he arranges it so that he takes her into the story. But he doesn’t abduct her so she’ll be his prisoner. His plan is to make her his wife and prove that he’s not the villain she’s made him out to be.

Suddenly a Bride

Suddenly a Bride
A Contemporary Alien Hero Earth Heroine Romance

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2011-06-21
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rilo An comes from a world where there are no women, and what he longs for is a life mate, which is the Earth equivalent of a wife. So he leaves his world, takes on the Earth name Chris West, and bonds with Caitlyn Davis. But she was married before, and memories of her deceased husband still linger around her home. Will he have to become like her first husband to win her love?

The Earl's Stolen Bride

The Earl's Stolen Bride
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2015-06-02
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Orlando Emmett, the Earl of Reddington, has one regret in his life: letting the lady of his dreams go. Before he could make his feelings known to Miss Chloe Boyle, he found out she married Lord Hawkins. Night after night, he’d think of all the things he should have told her when he had the chance, and all he could do was watch her, secretly admiring her from afar. A year later, fate intervenes. News of Lord Hawkins’ death has just given him a second chance, an opportunity to make his dreams come true, but he’ll have to risk a scandal to take it. Chloe was relieved when news came of her husband’s death. The two had hardly spoken more than a few words to each other before he left for India on their wedding day. And a full year passed with only polite correspondence between them. While some envied her marriage, the aching loneliness in her life only reminded her that money couldn’t buy happiness. Fate intervenes when a friend takes her just outside of London to meet Orlando, a handsome stranger she only barely remembers. During her entire marriage to Lord Hawkins, all she’d wanted was a husband who’d love her so much he’d give up anything to be with her. And now she just might get her wish, if only she’s strong enough to take it.

A Bride for Tom

A Bride for Tom
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2010-02-27
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tom Larson is having trouble finding a wife, and Jessica Reynolds decides to help him overcome his awkward and clumsy manners so he can attract women.

Bid for a Bride

Bid for a Bride
A Historical Western Blind Hero Suspense Romance

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2011-02-15
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After Loving Eliza, John and Eliza adopt a blind boy named Brian who was abandoned by his father. Bid for a Bride is Brian’s romance. The story begins in the quiet South Dakota town where Brian lives. Lucy finds out the man she just married already has a wife, and what’s worse is that he’s trying to sell her to the highest bidder. The preacher intervenes and helps her annul her marriage, but he’s aware that Lucy’s week with her bigamist husband might have resulted in a pregnancy. To protect her reputation, he asks Brian Evans to marry her. Brian jumps at the chance and proposes to her. Seeing no other option, Lucy agrees. But will Brian have the marriage based on love that he longs for or will he always be Lucy’s convenient husband? *Bid for a Bride won the 2012 Global Ebook Award for Historical Romance.

The Purchased Bride (a historical western romance)

The Purchased Bride (a historical western romance)
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ada Wilcox never thought her brother would answer a mail-order bride ad on her behalf. Worse, he’s sold her–sight unseen–to a complete stranger. As she travels to Nebraska, she doesn’t know whether to be angry with her brother or scared about the uncertain future looming before her. Pete Kelly never thought he’d marry. Then one day his brother brings him a woman to marry, and the loneliness that plagued him for years in his quiet world is finally at an end. But the gift he was given might be quickly taken away if he doesn’t act in time to keep it. *This story was originally published in the Bride by Arrangement anthology.

Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride
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by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2013-04-11
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the moment Mark Tanner sees Lexie Rogers, he knows she’s destined to be his wife. There is only one problem: her fiancé. Mark knows she’s better off with him, but can he convince her of that before it’s too late? Lexie’s mother has planned out her life for her. Living in the shadow of the older sister who never pleased her mother, it’s up to Lexie to be the daughter her sister never was. And now that includes marrying the man her mother selected for her. Then Mark comes along and turns her world upside down. Will she throw caution to the wind and run away with him? Or will she make the biggest mistake of her life and stay with her fiancé?

Substitute Bride

Substitute Bride
A Contemporary Friends Before Lovers Marriage of Convenience Comedy Romance

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2012-10-28
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kevin Edwards stands to inherit one million dollars. The catch? He must get married by Valentine’s Day. With only a month to spare, he seeks out the first woman who catches his interest: Tammy. But his best friend, Alexandra (Alex) Dixon, is convinced he’s making the biggest mistake of his life. So she decides she will take Tammy’s place and be his bride instead. Can she convince him that things will be much better if they become more than friends, or will he say “I do” to the wrong woman?