Coming Soon

Want to know where I’m at in writing each book?  This page is updated a couple times a week, so you can keep track of how much further I have to go in writing these books. 😀

While I am working on these books, most are available for pre-order, so you can reserve your copy today!

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The Perfect Wife (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 3)

Due out August 25!

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Natalie Harper has just married the man of her dreams. All of her life, she has wanted a husband who would be kind, gentle, and handsome. She wanted a companion she could share her life with. Mark Larson fulfills all of those dreams. And she couldn’t be happier.

However, Mark is also wealthy. The money doesn’t mean anything to Natalie. She’s just happy to be loved by him, but she soon discovers that his wealth comes with some unexpected problems. She grew up on a farm with very little to her name. No one cared about how people drank tea, how well they danced, or how much education they had. They didn’t judge people based on any of those things.

In Mark’s world, though, she’s expected to follow certain etiquette rules she didn’t even know existed. And the women in her new social circle aren’t the least bit shy about letting her know she doesn’t meet up to their standards.

Yes, she married Mark because she loved him, but she’s quickly learning there’s more to marriage than love. A lot more. And she’s not sure she has what it takes to make it work.

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One Enchanted Evening (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 2)

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Lewis Cotter, the Earl of Pruett, has just inherited his title, and his first order of business is to find a wife. He never thought he would need to get married, but after the death of his older brother, it’s up to him to secure the estate.

While he has to marry for money, he doesn’t want to marry just anyone. He wants a love match. But he doesn’t even know where to begin in finding the perfect bride. And worse, he has a terrible time being romantic. He doesn’t know the first thing about being a suitor.

His friend offers the perfect solution to his problem. He’ll host a masquerade ball and invite all of the available wealthy ladies in London to attend. Then, Lewis can meet them, and the masks will help Lewis overcome his shyness.

Miss Marcy Shoemark hadn’t originally planned to go to the ball. She’s a lady’s maid. She has no money to offer a prospective husband. But when she finds out the purpose of the masquerade ball is for Lewis to find a wife, she decides to attend it. She’s been secretly in love with him, and this is the one chance she has to get him to know her as a lady, not as a servant who’s out of his reach.

Her plan works. She manages to get his attention. But sooner or later, the masquerade has to end, and she has to reveal the fact that she’s only a servant. Will he still want to marry her once he discovers the truth? Or will he choose a wealthy lady who can secure his estate?

Progress: 56,645 out of 60,000 words

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The Imperfect Husband (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 4)

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From the time they were children, Annabelle Larson hasn’t liked Ben Martin. Ben and her brother used to get into all kinds of trouble, and though her brother led the schemes, Ben’s never done anything to put a stop to them. And since she’s been subjected to some of their ridiculous schemes, Ben’s been nothing but an annoying nuisance. So when Ben forces her hand in marriage, she’s furious. How could he do something that has just changed her entire life without any thought to whether or not she even wanted it?

Though Annabelle refuses to believe it, Ben’s motives were good. If he hadn’t stepped in to marry her when he did, she would have ended up with a man known for unscrupulous behavior. The trouble is, she refuses to believe him, and worse, she won’t even give him a chance to prove he can be a good husband. So in a desperate move to figure out how he can make her fall in love with him, he disguises himself as a woman and joins her lady’s group.

The Imperfect Husband is a romantic comedy of one man’s attempt to woo the woman he’s been secretly in love with ever since they were children.

Progress: 18,338 out of 60,000 words

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Kidnapping the Viscount

(Marriage by Fate: Book 5)

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Miss Heather Duff met the love of her life. Then she let him go. And now she’s determined to get him back.

Quint Nelson, Viscount Powell, has one simple rule: never take back a lady once she breaks your heart. Yes, he loved Miss Duff. He loved her so much he proposed to her. Even now, he still loves her. But he’s been burned once, and he’s not about to be burned again. It wasn’t his fault his title wasn’t good enough for her. If she wants a gentleman with a more prestigious title, she can go find one.

If there’s one thing Heather regrets, it’s that she let Lord Powell go. She listened to other people tell her what to do. Well, she’s not going to make that mistake again. From now on, she’s going to follow her heart, regardless of the consequences. And despite what Lord Powell thinks, she’s not about to hurt him a second time. She’s in this for keeps, and she’s going to prove it, even if it’ll require extreme measures to do so.

Progress: 12,038 out of 60,000 words

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Shane’s Deal (Montana Collection: Book 4)

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Madeline Thompson, the woman the outlaws were looking for at the beginning of Boaz’s Wager (Book 2 in the Montana Collection), has finally arrived in Lewistown, Montana, but no one knew she was coming because she had disguised herself as a man. She was only going to stay in town long enough to get more supplies for her trip to Canada. But then fate intervened with a bullet to her shoulder…and now she’s not going anywhere.

When Marshal Shane Taft discovers Madeline’s true identity, he knows only a desperate woman would take such a big risk in traveling through the wild territory of Montana without a chaperone. That alone prompts him to protect her. Finding out she’s recently widowed and is carrying a child prompts him to propose marriage.

Madeline’s first husband left a lot to be desired. Besides thinking women had nothing worthwhile to contribute but an heir, he was cold toward her. She should say no Shane’s proposal. Nothing good can come from being under another man’s thumb. Except, she’s in no position to refuse the deal he’s offering, so she agrees to marry him.

Without realizing it, her decision will set forth a series of events that will threaten his life…and her heart.

Progress: 17,235 out of 30,000 words

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The Wedding Pact (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 3)

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Miss Ophelia Crowe has lived a life where everything has been managed for her. From what she could wear to who she could associate with to what activities she could do, each and every day has been structured for her. Her parents had been wealthy, but they had died before she could remember. For most of her life, she’s been under the care of a guardian she’s never met.

Then, on her nineteenth birthday, her guardian comes to pay her a visit. The kind benefactor she had expected turns out to be a cruel gentleman, and when she discovers that he plans to marry her, she runs away from the only home she’s ever known.

Vicar Julian Roskin has led a quiet life. Still young and inexperienced, he is content to manage a small parish. Then, late one night, his safe and predictable world is turned upside down when a beautiful young lady ends up on his doorstep, in need of his protection. Protection, in this case, will require him to marry her.

Reason tells him not to do it, but her sweet and gentle spirit prompt him to agree to take her as his wife. What he doesn’t realize is that the very thing that compelled her to seek his protection is the very thing that could kill him.

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16 Responses to Coming Soon

  1. I am so looking forward to reading your new books, I can hardly wait for you to finish with them. Thank you so much.

  2. I am waiting for “Wagon Trail Bride” more than the others. I have been dying to read Richard and Amanda’s story. I have read all the other “Larson” stories. When that one comes out, I will read it, then all the others in that series, again. I have read each of them twice already, but I do love your books. I will be buying each book, as they are available, as I do love your books, in general. When I get bored with other books, I go back and re-read an entire series of yours. I generally find that I actual don’t recall everything from the last time read, so I do get enjoyment re-reading your series.

    • I’m hoping to have “Wagon Trail Bride” out this year. Part of the hold up has been what Amanda has to go through in the book. It’s hard for me to hurt a character. Richard doesn’t hurt her. Someone else does. Richard is the one who steps in to rescue her. But I’ve really had to struggle with letting the story go in the direction it needs to. I’ve tried to come up with other scenarios that were better for her but none of them worked. I’m finally biting the bullet and letting the story develop as it needs to. The book has a happy ending, of course, and Richard will be good to Amanda. It’s just been hard getting through the bad to get to the good. I wish I could say more but I don’t want to spoil it. I will try to spend more time on it. I’d like to get the story completed. 😀

      Many thanks for the compliment. 😀 I’m very touched you keep reading my books. That means a lot to me.

  3. Love the Larson series and really waiting for His Convenient Wife 🙂

  4. Hi Ms. Nordin! I can’t get enough of Dave Larson and John Evans. I think I’ll seriously consider living in the prairie (and taking a bath only once a week, using cow chips when cooking, or yikes – even making do with an outhouse) if it means I get to be married with a man like them.

    P.S. This note is actually intended to coerce you into writing more books about them. I’ll happily read dozens of books that just feature Dave working on the farm, Mary cooking, and the two of them unwinding together. But if you’re too busy, I guess re-reading (for the third time — this month!) Eye of the Beholder and Loving Eliza is not too big a hardship. 😉

    • LOL I would love to go live in that time period. I know there’s a lot of comforts I’d have to give up, but I’d do it to be treated like heroines like Mary and Eliza.

      I’ve thought of doing a serial (like a TV mini-series or TV episodes) with Dave and Mary for shorter stories. I know some authors do stuff like TV Seasons and really make them long, but I would try to limit my series to 3-4 episodes and be done with it. I don’t like things to drag on forever. I have the beginning of an idea in my head but am not sure how I would proceed with it. That’s been the hold up on that idea.

  5. Linda Lever says:

    I am also anxiously awaiting Richard and Amanda’s story. I hope we hear more about Ma and Pa Larson in it as well. I reread the stories over and over and have delighted in reading some of the children’s stories ie Rachel, Issac and Emily. Please keep up the good works
    Linda Lever

    • I plan to get to Richard and Amanda’s story next year. I think I figured out why the first attempt at writing it didn’t work. I think I started it too early. I think what I need to do is start them out on the wagon trail instead of in New York. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t transition them from New York to the trail. Hopefully by starting the book later, it’ll dislodge that weird writer’s block. 😀

      I’m glad you like the Larsons! I do plan to have Harriett Larson’s book out later this year. That one is His Convenient Wife. Now, that one was just fine where it started. 😀 So I expect no problems there.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love reading your books and so glad to finally read Richard and Amanda’s story. I am, however, wondering if you will continue with the Wild Hearts Series? Will you continue writing the Rancher’s Wife? Thank you!

    • I hope Richard and Amanda were worth the wait. 🙂 It was so hard to know what to do with those two. They were easy to work with once I knew what to do, but for the longest time, I had no idea where to go with the story.

      Unfortunately, I am so swamped with books, I don’t have the time to co-write another one, and Stephannie Beman wants to make it a 4 book series. I decided to let her take the rest of the series, so she’ll be writing The Rancher’s Wife and other books she has planned. She has some interesting twists and turns she has for that series. It’ll be fun to see where she takes things. 🙂 Here’s her site if you want to stay updated on the series or contact her about it: http://stephanniebeman.com

  7. Cathi says:

    Hi Ruth – I have always been an ardent Barbara Cartland reader and with that I’ve been hooked in Regency books. My problem is they are only releasing 3 books a month. I got tired of re-reading each book until the next 3 came out. So – I started looking around for another author to keep me happy in between the release of her books. What I found was another Regency author who writes books that I really love. In just a very short time I have read all of your Regency book series published to date. I absolutely LOVE the continuation of all the same characters with each book featuring a few characters to really get to know them. I am so happy I went looking for another authoress.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Cathi! Your comment means a lot to me. I wish I could convey how much this has touched me. And thank you for letting me know you enjoy the continuation I use in the series. I originally thought of dividing up the series with all different characters, but the whole thing with the book poor Lord Edon has to keep handing out and the drama at White’s between the gentlemen was too fun to give up. I plan to keep up with the continuation in the upcoming Regencies. I don’t think I’ll ever leave that particular world and the characters.

      Thank you, Cathi. Really, you’ve blessed me so much with your kind words. I wish I could adequately convey how touched I am. 🙂

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