The Mail Order Bride's Deception

The Mail Order Bride's Deception

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by Ruth Ann Nordin
     
 
"A hardworking gentleman of 26 years old, 6 feet, owner of a small cabin who lives off the land desires marriage. Lady must be between 18-25 years, have a loving disposition, and be willing to mother a baby boy. Though comforts will be few, would like a happy marriage." Mail Order Bride Ad Written by Allen Grover on March 20, 1878

It wasn't until September

Overview

"A hardworking gentleman of 26 years old, 6 feet, owner of a small cabin who lives off the land desires marriage. Lady must be between 18-25 years, have a loving disposition, and be willing to mother a baby boy. Though comforts will be few, would like a happy marriage." Mail Order Bride Ad Written by Allen Grover on March 20, 1878

It wasn't until September that Al's bride came to the Black Hills of the South Dakota Territory. He expected Hazel McPherson. But he got Sadie Miller.

Before Hazel died in Omaha, she told Sadie to take her place as Al's mail-order bride. Under ordinary circumstances, Sadie would never pretend to be another woman. But in this case, it was her only chance of escaping the prison that had become her life.

And there was no way she could tell anyone the truth. No. Her secret would stay with her to the grave, especially from the one man she was beginning to love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149405930
Publisher:
Wedded Bliss Romances, LLC
Publication date:
04/26/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
167,655
File size:
153 KB

Meet the Author

Ruth Ann Nordin is the author of forty romances. She mostly writes historical westerns but has branched off into Regencies and contemporaries. You can find out more information about her and her books at www.ruthannnordin.com.

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The Mail Order Bride's Deception 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
The Mail Order Bride's Deception by Ruth Ann Nordin Sadie Miller couldn't believe when she got a free pass out of the life she was stuck in. She just had to become Hazel McPherson and meet her new husband and child in Rapid City. Of course, she had to let him believe she was Hazel, if she told him the truth he would have never married her. And she knew that there was no way he'd ever find out on his own. Never. Allen Grover couldn't believe his luck. That not only did Hazel willingly leave a life of wealth and leisure to marry him, but that she is also such a beauty. She might need to learn to do the things that she always had servants to do for her, but he wouldn't be lonely and Gilbert would have a mother. That was all he cared about. Though he did wonder what had happened in Atlanta that Hazel refuses to talk about. Secrets. Sadie had them and kept them. The thing about secrets and hiding the truth...it always seems that somehow, someway they find an opening to sneak out. I loved this story. There are some pretty tough situations in it and even though it's historical...some things are very true even today.   **Sexual content within marriage
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Concept good but not well developed story. Characters are one diminitional. Never really know how old "Sadie" is, how old when she was seperated from her mother, or really a good reason why her mother suddenly left her. Never really figure why "Al" lost his family home and had to move west. Book was somewhat like watching an X rated movie. Lots of sex but not much plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Ruth Ann Nordin. I think I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen from the start of the book. Beautiful characters that are brought to life. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems this book was written to tittilate, not engage the reader. The story was very predictable, the focus on masterbation and having sex a little too prevelant, and the characters were not well fleshed out. I would not reecommend it if you're looking for a story with substance
bookcatcc More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars. Sadie finds a second chance in life after a period of brutal captivity, but it involves deceiving an innocent and honorable young man she falls deeply in love with. As always, Ms. Nordin's writing is compelling, and the plot has a neat twist. As always, the setting and supporting characters are charming. But it feels as if we're only getting a piece of the story. We get glimpses of the heroine's past, but we learn very little about the hero. The themes of resilience, understanding, and acceptance are universal and heartwarming. But the characterizations aren’t as strong as usual, and Nordin’s accustomed wealth of historical detail is scanty here. *SPOILER AHEAD* Sold into prostitution as a child by her own mother, Sadie finds an escape through the kind offices of a dying stranger when she endangers her own safety to help. Sadie’s humanity has survived inhuman treatment, and she finds a new life of love and respect as a mail-order bride with Al, the bridegroom. Al’s intrinsic sensitivity and gentleness help Sadie heal, and his strength, courage, and deep love for her save their life together. Yet he is a bit of a cardboard character, not fully fleshed out. Though this novel is set in the post-Civil War West, it’s theme of human trafficking is sadly current; as we know, the problem is even more pervasive today. If this story raises awareness of this ongoing international tragedy, it’s a worthwhile effort. But Ms. Nordin has written many novels superior to this, and her body of work is well worth exploring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much liked this story highly recommend
Anonymous 19 days ago
I enjoyed this sweet story. Quick read. I have enjoyed all that I have read by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading this author's work. The story's are always touching and entertaining!
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Too many sexual movement by movement pages they degrade the characters, the story and make the book boring. I have read many of her other tales and Enjoyed them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read. Good story line. I have found a new author with good imagination. Ms. Nordin keep up the good work.
Kellie09 More than 1 year ago
I was looking for something light and easy to read, so a nice romance set in the frontier sounded perfect. I guessed from the description that the mail order bride was really a prostitute, but I hadn't counted on that being the only thing discussed throughout the whole book. Sadie agonized over it constantly. Any times where she maybe isn't thinking about it are glossed over. I was actually shocked to see that the author had written a lot of other novels. It reads like someone's first draft of their first novel before anyone else had a chance to read it. While I really wanted to like this novel, I just couldn't recommend it to anyone. The characters are one dimensional and there is almost no plot. With a lot of work and a good editor, this could be a good book.
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beachpolly More than 1 year ago
I did not like the story or the porn.
Joan50JM More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the book. It was a quick read...somewhat predictable, but when I'm looking for a simple romance, this fit the bill. I have read other books by Ruth Ann Nordin, and I've enjoyed those too.
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