The past week was hectic, so I didn’t get a chance to make a post.  Now that I caught up on my emails, I’m ready to make a post. 🙂

The Accidental Mail Order Bride (Chance at Love Series: Book 3) will be out August 27!


That puts it one week ahead of schedule.  I do reveal the person who murdered Lydia (Carl’s wife in The Mistaken Mail Order Bride).  The romance in this book was based off the Beauty and the Beast scenario, something I’ve been wanting to do for years.  Sometimes a plot sits on the back shelf until the right characters come along.  This was one of those times.

You can pre-order it on these sites today if you wish to receive it as soon as it comes out:


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The Viscount’s Runaway Bride (Marriage by Bargain: Book 1)


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This is the start a new Regency series, but it will include the same cast of characters from the other Regency books I’ve written.  This book actually starts off on where The Earl’s Wallflower Bride ended.  Warren’s friend, Anthony (the one with the horrible sister and friend whom Iris hated) is the hero of this book.

In this book, we will get to see Iris again, and Anthony’s new wife will become Iris’ friend as the two go up against Anthony’s sister (Celia) and the his sister’s friend (Loretta).  But…before you think I don’t have plans for either Celia or Loretta, they actually get their own books later in this series.  Yes, the two are horrible in The Earl’s Wallflower Bride and The Viscount’s Runaway Bride, but they are redeemable, much like Warren was.  (I’ll discuss Loretta’s book further into this post.)

I estimate this book to be out in either October or November, though I did set the pre-order date in April.  It’s easier to bump a date up than it is to push it back.  At the moment, I am in chapter 11 of this book, so I’m halfway done.  I see no reason why I can’t have it out by November at the latest.

Groom For Hire (Pioneer Series: Book 3) is due out in December 

Groom for Hire

Specifically, I’m looking at December 18.  That’s what I told my publisher.  (It will be on pre-order soon.)

The books in this series up to now are as follows:

  • Wagon Trail Bride: Book 1
  • The Marriage Agreement: Book 2
  • Groom For Hire: Book 3

I did something really rotten to poor Joe.  The woman he contracted to marry looks a lot like Amanda.  They say we have a look-a-like out there somewhere, and the heroine in this book happens to be Amanda’s.  I didn’t plan it that way.  It just popped up when I was writing.

But, the heroine only looks like Amanda.  She’s nothing like her. 🙂

I’m currently on chapter five, and they just started heading to California.  So exciting stuff is coming ahead.

The Bargain Mail Order Bride (Chance at Love Series: Book 4)

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This book is due out January 7.

It will complete the Chance at Love Series.  The books in this series are as follows:

  • The Convenient Mail Order Bride: Book 1
  • The Mistaken Mail Order Bride: Book 2
  • The Accidental Mail Order Bride: Book 3
  • The Bargain Mail Order Bride: Book 4

I don’t know how, but Carl and Abe (the two half-brothers) are going to end up being friends in this book.  From Book 1 when Carl and Abe were got into that physical fight on Carl’s property, I knew they were going to end up being friends.  I have no idea how this is going to happen.  I just know it is.

This is why I love writing without an outline.  Writing for a panster is like seeing only a few pieces of the puzzle.  You know certain things will happen, but until the story is being written, you have no idea how it’ll all connect.  I’ve been anxious to write this book ever since I finished The Convenient Mail Order Bride.  So I’m very excited about this one.  Carl’s character fascinates me in the same way Neil Craftsman’s did.  He’s as wounded as Neil was but the time Neil took Sarah into his home.  It’ll be fun to see how a good woman will open him up and turn him onto a hero worthy of her.

On The Immediate To Write List:

The Rake’s Vow (Marriage by Bargain: Book 2)


Remember above that I said Loretta (Anthony’s mean sister in The Earl’s Wallflower Bride) will be getting her own book?  Well, this is it.  Anthony’s sister will be in Book 3 of this series, which I have yet to title.  But I already know who his sister ends up with, and let’s just say he’s not happy about it.

I’m hoping to have this out early next year.

His Auctioned Bride (Mislead Mail Order Brides: Book 1)


Finally, Sep (from Shotgun Groom) will get his own book!  I’m hoping to have this out between March – May of next year.  I’ll start this when I finish Groom For Hire.

I know there’s been questions about Vivian and Huge (from Her Heart’s Desire), but I put Sep vs Vivian into a vote in my Facebook group, and Sep won.  So I’m doing his series first. This series will also feature Amanda and Richard’s two twins (Mark and Anthony) since they’re only two years younger than Sep.

I do want to get to Shane’s Deal sometime in 2017, so I’m going to have to do that before I tackle Vivian and Hugh.

The Reclusive Earl (Marriage by Fate: Book 1)


Remember Opal from The Earl’s Wallflower Bride?  She was Warren’s sister.  Well, I’m going to be writing her book, and I’ll start it with a new Regency series.  I’ll be starting this series when I finish with The Bargain Mail Order Bride.

I want this out by April of next year.  We’ll see how things go.

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 https://ruthannnordinsbooks.wordpress.com/.
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6 Responses to Updates

  1. dorothypaula says:

    Dear Ruth, in case you haven’t seen my review of your book, The Earl’s Wallflower Bride, here it is. Five Stars: Ruth has done it again! A beautiful romance! I love the way she gets into the characters’ thoughts, the heroes and villains. I was hooked from the very first page. Strong in this book, as with all her writing, is the theme of true beauty within outweighing the physical. The love scenes between husband and wife are geared for the mature, respectful, sensitive adult. The plot was well developed and interesting. There was mystery, action, and adventure in this book. One scene I particularly wish to compliment Ruth Ann Nordin, the scene where the villain and villainess get their comeuppance by their own hands. Wow! A twist they didn’t expect, and neither did I. Very well done! ❤ 🙂

    • I’m glad you liked that villain and villainess angle. I didn’t go into the story expecting that one, but when it popped up, I had a lot of fun with it. I love reading thrillers and psychological horror. I’m not big into the physical violence, but I really do enjoy the “mindset” which is comparable to Edgar Allen Poe. It was fun to explore that side of writing that I seldom get to do. Romance is, and always will be, my favorite genre for writing. 😀

  2. Shelley Chastagner says:

    Looks like you and I are going to be super busy. I’m super excited about all of them, but I actually squealed when I saw you were writing Sep’s book. I’ve been waiting forever for him. Yipee!

    • I’ve been long overdue to write Sep’s story. He’s been on the back burner since I wrote Shotgun Groom. The right plot for a certain character can take years to match up. 😀

  3. I read your posts and I feel like a lazy slug. You keep an impressive writing schedule, lady. 🙂

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