Nelly’s Mail Order Husband is Available!

This book features Tom and Jessica Larson’s oldest daughter!

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

This is Book 1 in the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series.

I don’t have any information for the other books in this series yet, but I’m planning to write books for the rest of Tom and Jessica’s three daughters. When those stories are ready to be written, I’ll write them. I used to force myself to complete a series, but I don’t do that anymore. I learned the hard way that rushing a book only pisses off half of the people who read it. So this time, I’ll bide my time.

With that aside, I’ll stop rambling and get to the good stuff. 🙂

This book is a historical western romantic comedy.

If you enjoyed A Bride for Tom, The Wrong Husband, Groom For Hire, and The Imperfect Husband, you’ll enjoy this book. This is a lighthearted and fun read. And it does contain sexual situations within marriage. So for those looking for a “clean” read, this isn’t for you. I know my covers convey “clean” romances, but I love these kinds of covers, and since I’m the one who’s ultimately stuck with my books, I’m using the covers I want. I realize this throws some people off, but I don’t like covers with half-naked people on them.

Here are the quirky characters you’ll find in this book:

There’s a hero who comes out to Nebraska believing he’s about to marry a wealthy landowner because he and his friend assumed someone running a homestead was well-to-do. So he’s in for a rude awakening when he discovers there’s not a group of servants to do stuff like milk a cow or mucking out stalls for him. Don’t worry, though. Despite his uncertainty, he’s the type who sticks it out.

The heroine has three meddling sisters who want nothing but to see her fall in love, and though someone is probably going to be put off by the way they acted, I was chuckling while writing the scenes they were in. Maybe I have a weird sense of humor, but I thought it was hilarious that they were so vocal in how excited they were to have a brother-in-law in the family. And it was fun to see the heroine get jealous from all the attention her sisters gave him.

The heroine in this story has a strong personality. She’s had to fight against the mindset of that time period that said women couldn’t own a homestead. I did some research and found that women back in the 1800s did actually have their own homestead. True, it wasn’t frequently done, but it did happen. I thought it would be fun to write about a heroine who was one of them. She only agrees to marry the hero on the condition that he won’t force her to stay indoors all day to do the stuff she considers boring (sewing, cooking, and cleaning). To her, being outside is where the fun is. The hero, in this case, is more than happy to let her manage the running of the homestead, but he does have his own strengths that end up coming into play by the end of book, and yes, the heroine does recognize them.

When I write a romance, I select characters that complement each other. I don’t look for perfect characters. Every character has some kind of flaw. What I like to do is pair up characters so that the relationship is balanced. In real life, my husband and I have our strengths and weaknesses, and I find that we end up balancing each other out. In areas I’m weak, he’s strong, and vice versa. The same is true for my characters.

If this sounds like the kind of book you’d like to read, you can find it here:

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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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3 Responses to Nelly’s Mail Order Husband is Available!

  1. Mazel tov on the new book. I hope it does well.

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