Misled Mail Order Brides

This series features Sep (Joel Larson’s brother-in-law in Shotgun Groom who was fourteen at the time), and it will have Richard Larson’s twin sons, Anthony (Tony) and Mark, in it.

The Bride Price


A mail order bride. A scarred settler. Will love stake its claim or send them packing?

Angela Frank is tired of teaching other people’s children. Her job is a constant reminder that she has no family of her own and no prospects for a hometown husband. When she spies a mail order bride advertisement, she dreams of a life where her deformities are overlooked by a strapping Omaha frontiersman. She decides to risk everything for her last chance at a family…

Sep Wilson carries scars from a troubled past. And while he’s not the marrying type, when he hears that an unscrupulous local is running a shady mail order bride scheme, he can’t help but intervene. But he never expected his good deed to end with him married to the mysterious Angela…

The two outcasts may have finally found someone who can help them heal their past. But in uncharted territory, the chance for love may not be enough to keep them safe…

The Bride Price is the first book in a series of high-spirited mail order bride western romances. If you like fiery chemistry with a tender touch, gritty frontier settings, and unconventional heroes, then you’ll love Ruth Ann Nordin’s tale of love.

Buy The Bride Price to journey to the heart’s unmapped territory today!

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The Rejected Groom – coming soon

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Anthony (Tony) Larson and his twin brother, Mark, have been asked to marry one of the two unfortunate women who are in need of a husband.  One woman is Velma Murdoch and the other is Natalie Harper.

Tony falls in love with Velma as soon as he meets her, and he’s excited when Mark tells him she’s chosen him to marry.  What he doesn’t realize until he takes Velma home is that she thought she was marrying Mark.  But Mark tricked both of them into marrying each other so he could be with Natalie.  While he’s upset with Mark for deceiving him, he’s even more upset to find out Velma had wanted to marry Mark instead of him.

Velma is just as upset with Mark as Tony is.  A marriage to Tony isn’t going to work out well at all.  He’s a farmer who lives in a sod house, and she doesn’t know the first thing about housework or caring for animals.  She was much more suited for Mark who owned a business.  Just how are two people who are a bad match going to find common ground?  She can’t cook anything right, she can’t milk a cow to save her life, and there’s no way she can mend clothes.  She was brought up to help her future husband entertain guests at dinner parties, not help out on a farm.

Can a man who feels rejected and a woman who doesn’t feel competent on a farm find something as wonderful as love?

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The Perfect Wife – to be written

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Mark Larson knows it’s wrong to trick another woman into marrying his twin brother so he can marry Natalie Harper, but he’s not the type to let something as insignificant as a moral dilemma stop him from getting what he wants.  Natalie is perfect for him.  And besides, his brother would rather marry the other woman.  So what’s the harm in a little deception?

However, Natalie doesn’t see things that way.  Though she is attracted to him, she doesn’t know if she can trust him. If he’s willing to deceive his own brother, then what kind of husband will he make? To make matters worse, Mark runs a business with his father, and she is expected to entertain the people he hopes to work with.  She’s never done anything like host dinner parties and impress others. The other woman would have been a much better fit for him.  So not only does she worry she can’t believe her new husband, but she’s sorely out of place in her new role as his wife.

Just how are the two supposed to have a happily ever after when they are so poorly matched?