Shotgun Groom

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Rated 4.90/5 based on 10 reviews
When Joel Larson goes out to check on a sick child, the last thing he expects is a shotgun and a marriage proposal he can't refuse!

*This historical western romance is rated R. More

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Words: 65,670
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465836694
About Ruth Ann Nordin

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 forty romances and have plans to write many more in the years to come.

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Reviews

Review by: Carol on March 05, 2013 :
Nice romance, on the sweet side.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Luna Larios on Sep. 01, 2012 :
I wasn't a fan of Joel at the very beginning because he spent his time whining but OMG! By the end of the book I wanted more! LOL... you learn to love each and every character in Ruth Ann Nordin's books. Loved the book! Maybe a story for Sep? Would love to know how he turned out...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ian Lover on July 06, 2012 :
This book is so amazing!! I want to read more and more of Miss Ruth's books. Thank you for writing great books again and again. I'm waiting for more books! :)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Elaine Diehl-Postma on Feb. 03, 2012 :
I don't think anyone but Ruth Ann could come up with a story like this one. Great Job. Loved it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: suzyks on Jan. 18, 2012 :
Great story again from this author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Frances Cintron on Dec. 20, 2011 :
Sooo funny!!! All the Larsons are a funny bunch, but Joel story beats the funny bone. Thanks Ruth!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: karen ward on Dec. 08, 2011 :
I really liked this book. I had been waiting what seemed like forever for this book and read it in no time. Awesome
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: heather crouch on Dec. 06, 2011 :
I really like the book. It was a great book to read just like all of Ruth Ann's books.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jutzie on Nov. 23, 2011 :
Shotgun Groom by Ruth Ann Nordin
Nebraska Series Book 6
Ruth does it again! Another exciting book in her Nebraska series. This time it is pesky baby brother Joel's turn. In A Bride for Tom we meet Joel. He is always picking on Tom and avoiding chores whenever he can. And full of mischief as well. This time the tables are turned though. Joel has been working with the local doctor so he can one day be one as well. Farm work was never his forte. A routine visit to do a follow up on young Nora Edwards changes Joel's life, and he did not consider it a good change. Being held at gunpoint and told he would marry Nora's mother, April, was not in Joel's plans. Young Sep did not care what Joel thought. With some unexpected help for April, Joel finds himself married, when he was determined to stay a bachelor.

April was not sad to be a widow. Harvey had been a cruel man and continued living quite an immoral life. When his brother Lou comes into her home with intentions of staying around, she is willing to do anything to stay safe. When her fourteen year old brother comes up with a plan, April don't see any other way...even if she don't like it. Thus the need to force Joel Larson into marriage. Quite a disagreeable young man but there were no other single men who happen to come into her home when she needed a husband.

As usual Ruth's stories are full of humor and love. I enjoyed seeing all the Larson's from the previous books and getting to know a few of them better. There is the danger side in the story as well. Lou is still on the loose, there is a locked bedroom that April will not let Joel in nor will she talk about it, Joel is not going to just give in and be a happily married man, and of course Tom is going to enjoy every minute he can if he thinks Joel is suffering.

**Sexual situations within marriage.
**This historical western romance is rated R.
http://justjudysjumbles.blogspot.com/2011/09/ruth-ann-nordin.html
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Paula Freda on Nov. 18, 2011 :
It's a wonderful story. Ruth Ann Nordin's writing is so clear and vivid, I feel as if I'm viewing the scenes in person. The plot of "Shotgun Groom" is believable, especially in the late 1800's and the mid-west setting. From the very beginning, I found myself rooting for April and her baby, Nora, and April's brother Sep, commiserating with their plight, and looking forward to a great read, a beautiful romance, and (keeping my fingers crossed) that happy ending. And I was not disappointed. I listened to it on my Kindle and could hardly put it down for a night's rest, before finishing it.

This story is not a comedy. It is a serious, sensitive, deeply emotional tale of a young woman's plight to find true happiness after a first marriage to a cruel, selfish, immoral drunkard. When he is killed in a saloon brawl, his brother, Lou, of no better character, attacks her, but she is saved by her younger brother, Sep (short for September) and his shotgun. Joel Larson (Dave Larson's brother from "Eye of the Beholder) is a confirmed bachelor and the local doctor's assistant, and is in Sep's opinion a good man, the right man to protect and love his widowed sister, so when the local doctor sends Joel to check on April's ailing baby, Sep keeps him at their farm and eventually with the aid of Joel's own brothers and the shotgun convinces him to marry April. One has to keep in mind that if Joel truly did not wish to marry April or deep in his heart already care for her, then no one could have forced him.

This story is also a mystery. April keeps a room in her small house locked at all times and will let no one enter it. Also, Lou, has more than one reason for wanting to take his dead brother's place with April and the farm. And finally, Sep's own past holds dreaded memories. Ruth developed the story beautifully and kept me glued to the very last word.

Shotgun Groom's love scenes between April and Joel, for a mature audience, are tender and sensitive, while at the same time realistic for two gentle, married people who have fallen deeply in love. I give "Shotgun Groom" five well-deserved stars. Ruth Ann Nordin has done it again! :-)
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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