Updates on What I’m Doing

It’s been crazy busy around here, but I’ve been putting my nose to the grindstone on getting some books done. So it’s a good reason to be busy. 🙂

I’m happy to say The Rejected Groom will be out this Saturday!

This is Book 2 in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. (Book 1 is The Bride Price which features Sep and Angela.)

The Rejected Groom Ebook Cover

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I can’t believe February 17 is almost here. When I finished this book, it was the end of November. At the time, February seemed like a long ways off. Now I’m wondering what happened to January. 🙂

Anyway, this is one of the Larson stories. I’ll get more into it on Saturday when it’s released. For now, this is a reminder that this is Tony Larson’s story, and Tony Larson is the oldest child of Amanda and Richard Larson.

You can pre-order the book at the following stores:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble 



Smashwords (you can add this to your library or read the sample here)

Make Believe Bride is off with my awesome editing team!

This is Book 3 in the Marriage by Fate Series. (Book 1 is The Reclusive Earl; Book 2 is Married In Haste)

make believe bride

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I don’t have a release date yet, but I will soon. This book didn’t go the way I had expected when I sat down to write it. There were some things that popped up at the end that I never saw coming. But that’s the beauty of letting characters lead. You never know where the story will take you.

This is Lady Stacey’s story. Most of you probably won’t remember her because she was a quiet member of Ladies of Grace. This story follows right after Lady Eloise’s public disgrace, and Stacey is one of the main characters who are impacted by the fallout. Book 4 (which I’ll start soon) will feature Miss Webb (another member of the group). After careful consideration, I realized I can’t redeem either Lady Eloise or Miss Wilmington.

I’m hoping to finish The Marriage Contract before the end of this month.

The Marriage Contract is Book 1 in the Marriage by Fairytale Series.

The Marriage Contract new ebook cover

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This is why I haven’t been around a whole lot. I put all of my focus into finishing Make Believe Bride (which went 8,000 words over my goal). I don’t regret making it longer since the story needed to be that way. I try to finish each and every story where it’ll be complete.

It looks like The Marriage Contract will be the same way. I’m currently at 47,000 words. My goal was originally to end the book at 60,000 words. Well, I am over the halfway point, but I know I’ll be over 60,000 words long. I really love this story. (I love all of my stories, but I admit there are some I love a little more than the others. This is one of them.) So I’m going to make this as long as I need to.

In this one, Lady Eloise is already dead. I’m not showing any part of her life in this book. I plan to show some of the marriage between Lady Eloise and Mr. Stephen Bachman in Miss Webb’s romance (which is Book 4 in The Marriage by Fate Series). But I’m not going into any major details because Lady Eloise is too dark of a character to write. She’s extremely bad, and while I have done some dark characters. (Ernest in Brave Beginnings was the darkest I’ve done to date, and Lady Eloise is much worse.)


That is pretty much all I’m working on right now. Usually, I write three stories at a time, but in this case, I’m laser focused because I want to get this book out in April. I’ll get back to The Perfect Wife (Mark Larson’s romance) in March.

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 on What I’m Doing

  1. Liz Joyce says:

    Thanks for the update. You are so prolific. I love your stories. I read one or two of them to “give them a chance” and I was hooked.

  2. You’ve got some exciting stories going here. I’m so looking forward to The Marriage Contract. I’ll probably love this one as much as you do 🙂

    • I’m looking forward to reading it from beginning to end once the first draft is done. I have taken a couple of breaks from the story, so it’s hard to know how everything lines up. I’m sure I’ll have some stuff to add or delete since the subplot has been changing on me during the course of the story. This is why I can’t edit as I go. I end up with something changing, and I forget what I originally put down. This probably isn’t an issue with authors who only work on one story at a time. 🙂

  3. Alvira says:

    Can u going to update whole nebraska series on wattpad?

    • I don’t know when I’ll post another story over there. Right now I’m so focused on my current writing projects that I don’t much time for anything else. I need to have several things out of the way before I can get back to Wattpad. 🙂

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