Done with the First Draft of Online Proposal!

I am thrilled to announce I just finished my novella under my pen name, Barbara Joan Russell!  This puts me right on track for its release in February (around the 14th).

Anya Kelleye did an excellent job on the cover! 😀

Bride by Design eBook

As Barbara Joan Russell, I write sweet romances.  The most that ever happened in this novella was a kiss.  The storyline just didn’t call more than that.  This is a cute and fun story with some funny moments.  It’s something you read when you want a lighthearted and easy read.

The total word count was 34,000, which is about 11 chapters plus an epilogue.  It’s about the same length as A Husband for Margaret.

In addition to the cover, I also have a description for my novella in the anthology.   I’ll post Catherine Lynn’s when she has hers done.

Here it is:

Colleen O’Hara’s friend is playing matchmaker. Not only is her friend tossing her a bridal bouquet, but she has the perfect man in mind for her to marry. All she needs is Colleen’s permission to give Mr. Perfect her email address.

And Drake Reed sounds wonderful. So wonderful, in fact, Colleen accepts his online proposal. But before vows are exchanged, she will visit him. Unfortunately, there’s one small snag preventing her from her happy ending. And that snag happens to be someone he used to have a crush on in high school.

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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9 Responses to Done with the First Draft of Online Proposal!

  1. Evelyn Brix says:

    Sounds great! Can’t wait to read it!

  2. can not wait till both: Love Lessons With The Duke and Bride by Design will be able to purchase. Just keep us all updated on those ‘out’ dates, I will surely be buying both!! Joanie

  3. Love the cover! – Shelely

  4. Oh my gosh! Now I’m going to be fired! I can’t even spell my own name. LOL! – Shelley

    • LOL You won’t get fired. This is just a comment on the blog. I know some people worry about typos in a blog post or comment, but I don’t. I figure it’s not a book. It’s just an informal way to communicate with others. 🙂

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