Bride by Design: Excerpt from “Online Proposal”: Why Would Someone Do This?

This post is simply to tease you into wanting to read this book, which is due out on Valentine’s Day!

I’m not going to explain why Sadie did this, but since it is my favorite scene, I wanted to share it.

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Sadie stopped the car in the middle of the road. “There is one thing I should do first.”

Before Colleen could ask what her friend was doing, Sadie pulled the lever to open the trunk and hopped out of the car. After a couple of seconds of sorting through the trunk, she went to the front of the car and dumped two gifts on the road. Despite the situation, Colleen couldn’t help but laugh when she realized those gifts were from Dot.

Sadie returned to the driver’s seat and glanced at her. “Sometimes words aren’t enough to express what we’re truly thinking.” She shifted into drive, drove over the gifts, backed up, drove over them again, and smiled. “I don’t know about you, but I feel a lot better.”

“Are you going to return them to her?” Colleen asked.

“No. I just wanted to get my frustrations out.”

“It’s not a bad way to do it,” Colleen admitted.

If Sadie had been in the bedroom when Dot gave her the gift, she wondered if Sadie would have stomped all over it in front of her. That would have been fun to watch!

Sadie got out of the car and collected the ruined gifts. She threw them on the floor in the back then returned to the driver’s seat. “There’s no reason to litter,” she said. “I’ll ditch them in the first trashcan we find.”

Colleen grinned at her. “You know what I love most about you?”

“The fact that I’ll drive over gifts, no matter how expensive they are when the person who gave them to us is a you-know-what?”

“You got it.”

Sadie returned her smile. “That’s what friends are for.”


I know, I know.  I’m a big stinker for leaving you wondering why Sadie is running over gifts, but if I explained why Sadie ran over these gifts, then I’d spoil the book.

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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2 Responses to Bride by Design: Excerpt from “Online Proposal”: Why Would Someone Do This?

  1. I know, I know! *raises hand*

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