A Husband for Margaret [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Margaret Williams posted an ad for a husband, she expected Paul Connealy to arrive, but instead, his older brother, Joseph, came...and he brought four children with him. This light-hearted tender romance is rated R.

*sequel to A Bride for Tom

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A Husband for Margaret

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Overview

When Margaret Williams posted an ad for a husband, she expected Paul Connealy to arrive, but instead, his older brother, Joseph, came...and he brought four children with him. This light-hearted tender romance is rated R.

*sequel to A Bride for Tom

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000885475
  • Publisher: Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Series: Nebraska Historical Romance Series , #3
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,691
  • File size: 321 KB

Meet the Author

I'm a stay-at-home mom of four school-aged boys and the proud wife of a veteran of the US Air Force. I live in a small Nebraska town where I am fortunate to spend my days creating new worlds with characters I fall in love with. I've written over thirty romances and have plans to write many more in the years to come.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2010

    Glad it was free!

    This was supposed to take place in 1869 and the author used language spoken today--terms like "Lighten up" and "Stop bugging me". Also, the boys had a soccer ball. The term "soccer" was created in the 1880s in England. She used the word "motel" which is a hotel designed for motorists, usually offering parking. There were no motorists or motels in 1869 Nebraska. If the author didn't do her research, there should have been someone proofreading the story. After reading this book, I have decided I should become an author. I'm certain I could a better job.

    72 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2010

    I Should Have Been Paid to Read This

    There is a reason this book is free: it's awful. It's so bad, I felt like somebody ought to have paid me to read it! Free wasn't enough!! The author obviously did no research. I think the author was trying to convey a setting in Omaha in the late 1800's (horses, carriages, train, bonnets) but had the characters use words like "motel," which didn't exist in the English language in the late 1800's and "soccer ball" - an item that wasn't used in the U.S. prior to the 1920's. In addition, I was horrified that the main character used children to get what she wanted. It was like a self-centered 12-year-old wrote this book - if the author is 12 years old, I'll say it's a good first effort. If the author is older than 12, I'll say "Grow up, learn how adults behave in real life, develop your characters, DO YOUR RESEARCH, and please, please, please, go take some college courses on writing!"

    35 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2010

    Very Sweet Story

    Its over a 100 pages, which is nice for a free book. The story is about a women who puts an ad in the paper for a husband in the mid 1860s. But little does she one the man coming isn't the one who wrote her but his brother, and his four sons. The whole thing is just sweet and cute.

    31 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2010

    Too many directions, and not enough research.

    This is billed as a romance novel. However, it ends up being 'Whiny turned Plucky Margaret saves her family.' Is it a romance? Is it women's fiction? Is it the tale of a woman thrust into multiple motherhood and how she survives? Is it the tale of how to bless your enemies? Well, yes and no to all of these. The author tried hard, but had too many plotlines for one novella, so nothing was logically and satisfactorily tied up, but nothing was really left hanging either. The whole story was just about an inch deep. There were several areas where the story could really have become terrific, but then another plot twist was thrown at me, and the first one was left, not dangling, but not satisfactorily resolved, either. Just kind of, "well, it turned out okay, but this is now more important..."

    Also, a couple of glaring anachronisms were in there. I don't believe that a poor 1869 farm family would have heard of soccer, much less owned a soccer ball. I don't believe that 'pep talks' were referred to as such in that time and place. Plus, weekly shopping at the 'mercantile'? Why didn't she just say 'grocery store', and move the setting to the 50s?

    All in all, it was a reasonable read. I hope it was a first effort. Otherwise, don't let this author quit her day job.

    21 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

    Promising premise doesn't deliver

    The plot of this brief novel starts out with a promising premise: in a variation of the Old West mail-order bride story, a young lady advertises for a husband. Unfortunately, the writing quickly deteriorates into distracting sloppiness. For example, the story takes place in April 1869, yet there is mention of motels, soccer balls and one child exclaims "gross." The so-called plot quickly changes focus from the couple's relationship and instead degenerates into an adolescent plot of eliminating a female rival. Skip this book and watch reruns of "Here Come the Brides."

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    Cute

    I think that this is a very short, sweet novella. I liked having something to read during my lunch hour that was not heavy and dramatic, but light and fun.

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    Enjoyed it

    Another nice and simple short story to read. I enjoyed it as much as the other book written by the author (A Bride for Tom).

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Enjoy

    I liked this story as much as i liked A Bride for Tom, her other story where we meet Jessica. Now, I agree that some more research is required, however, the top comment should not be about how the author used the words motel and soccer. How does someone say it is not a romance story? The main character fell in love with a man and was able to show that he loved her just the way she was. The customer comments did not do this book and author justice. She admits that she self edits and has a life outside of writing. She is very tallented and I look forward to reading the other books I have purchased for my nook.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

    Awesomse

    Even though it a short story its very sweet how her life comes out to be and how lucky to find a great husband with kids that help her all the way

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Shut up!!!!

    I think if people dont like this book then they shouldnt waste their time writing a bad review. It gets annoying when everyone thinks they know best.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Best. Book. Ever.

    This book was amazing i couldnt put it down once i started reading!!

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2011

    Short and sweet

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and really enggaging. The great part of it was that it was short and not overly wordy. Nice quick and enjoyable read.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Bad

    This book is dull, dry and predictable. Not only that but i had to skip a whole chapter because of detailed sexuality. Who would want to read that kind of crap any way, it is just plain sick. This book does not deserve to be merely thrown to the side but violently hurteled at a wall.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2011

    I was forced to leave one star. The book deserves none.

    I could write a scathing review of this book but it doesn't warrant even remotely intelligent vocabulary. This book is just plain dumb.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

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    Cute, okay for quick light read

    This book was an easy read. Great for killing time. Okay.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2010

    It was cute until....

    ...someone recommended sending a family to a "motel". Ummm. Isn't this set in the mid 1800? Ms. Nordin..."motel" is a shortening of the term "motor hotel" and they were built specifically for motoring tourists. The term did not exist until the invention of the CAR! Get a better editor next time.

    **delete**

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    The worst book ever written

    This is by far the worst book ever written. I read the author's first book and thought that was bad. I still wonder what possessed me to read the sequel. The author overuses phrases like "she rolled her eyes" ad nauseum. A word search showed that phrase used 17 times! The colloquialism "gross" was used. Nevermind that the word was first used as slang in the 1970's and the story takes place during horse and carriage days. The six and seven year old children talk like adults using words like "obnoxiously" while the adults bicker with their young siblings. Children play soccer when the sport was very new in the US and probably only played in colleges on the east coast not in Omaha. A one month old baby is able to shake a rattle. The baby is more talented than the author. There obviously was no research of any sort put into the writing. Next throw a very descriptive sex act into a very immaturely written story... I could go on and on but I'll summarize by saying it was free but still not worth reading.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    :)

    I thought this book was very well written i loved this book

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Wellll

    Ok some ppl say this is not a good book and the ppl tht say tht are kinda wrong. I really enjoyed this book. It was very sweet and includes sex so young kuds should read unless mature. Im 12 and read this and just skiped over the sex scenes aand continued the story

    Ok but the didnt do research and she kinda acted imacure but other than tht great book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    I recommend to any christian who loves romances

    I really enjoyed this book . This author brings true love and faith into romance novels .All of her sex scenes are with in a marriage. Since reading this book i have purchased 13 more of her stories many of which go together . This was the first one of her stories I read but I suggest reading A Bride for Tom first it tells you where she got the idea of putting an ad in the paper for a husband. I promise Ruth Ann Nordin's books only continue to get better and i plan on reading them all.I feel this author has helped me renew some of my faith and made me feel closer to God without being preachy in any way.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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