New Cover and Information for Substitute Bride

I wanted something playful and light since the book is supposed to be a fun read.  So while I found some great pictures to use for the cover, I finally picked the one that I believed represented the tone of the book the best.  Without further ado, here it is:

Why did I write the book?

I wanted to do a romance about two people who were best friends since “forever” and in this case, forever is since kindergarten.  😀

What is it about?

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?

Is it deep and meaningful?

Nope.  It’s just supposed to be a cute and fun romance.  Nothing serious takes place.  It won’t change your life or give you deep insights into anything.  It’s only there for entertainment, and yes, this would be called “brain candy” or mere fluff.  But sometimes a fun, quick read is what I’m in the mood for.  😀

When will it be available?

It will be out soon.  I am done with touching it up since it was very light work I had to do to it.  Look for it around November 1st.

For those of you on my email list, I’ll send you the links when the book is up on Amazon, Smashwords, and B&N.  I’ll also make an announcement on this blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and my newsletter blog.

How long is it?

It’s just a little over 36,000 words long, so this is a novella.

And a disclaimer

In case you didn’t read my previous post about this book, it used to be Substitute Bride under Kate Page.  I dropped the pen name because I don’t have time to juggle that when I have books under Ruth Ann Nordin and a family (and all that goes with being a mom).  So if you read the Kate Page version, you’ve already read the book.  I have added a couple of scenes to it and deleted a couple of sexual scenes.  But otherwise, it is the same story.  I’ll add this disclaimer when I publish the book.  I don’t want anyone to say I didn’t warn them.  😉

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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4 Responses to New Cover and Information for Substitute Bride

  1. I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

    • I hope you enjoy the scenes with the food in them. 😀 I actually enjoyed writing those and can see why you do, too. It’s so natural to have people socializing while they eat.

  2. Well I’ve read it then, LOL! The new cover is fun!

    • Yep, you read it. 😀 Thanks to you, all the proofing and editing has been light. Any problems I caught were in the changes I made. I really like the cover. It was simple (nothing major required to make it), but the woman looks exactly like how I picture the heroine, and the guy in the background just fit. So I enlarged her and the guy, put on a new font I discovered, and that was it. Thank you so much for your GIMP posts!

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