The Cold Wife

Rated 4.22/5 based on 9 reviews
When Carrie Allen learns that her father has arranged a marriage between her and Justin Monroe, she knows that a pair couldn't be more mismatched. And she wants out!

Justin Monroe has loved Carrie for years, so he jumps at the chance to marry her. But he's in for a surprise when she tells him the truth...and asks for an annulment.

Too bad for her he's not willing to give up.

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About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin has written seventy romances, ranging from Regencies to historical westerns to contemporaries. She plays with other genres from time to time, but her first love is romance. She has been happily married for eighteen years to a sweet and funny guy, and they have four sons, who are all taller than Ruth now that they're 12, 13, 14, and 16. The good thing is she doesn't need a ladder, and there's always someone to take care of a mouse that squeezes its way into her Montana home. She considers herself very lucky to have led such a charmed life. Being able to play with characters and create stories is just icing on the cake. Hopefully, she'll get to keep doing this many years to come.


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About the Series: Virginia Series
This is mostly a romantic comedy series, thought The Cold Wife is on a serious note. Happy endings, though, are a guarantee.

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Review by: Annalise Grey on Dec. 22, 2011 : (no rating)
This was the first book by Ms. Nordin that I read and I enjoyed it. Carrie really got under my skin a few times but not enough to make me stop reading. Fun read, nice wrap-up to the story, and quick.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
Review by: Mia on Nov. 5, 2011 :
Okay read. A little too sugary, and the heroine was a brat almost until the end of the book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Christine M on Sep. 30, 2011 :
Another great read by an exceptional author!
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: thessa subida on Sep. 12, 2011 :
i thought i already reviewed this fabulous book! well, turns out that i haven't. what to say? another book that i really enjoyed reading. carrie and justin are just so cute!
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Review by: Georgia Cates on Aug. 9, 2011 :
I recommend this book for anyone that loves a sweet, love story. I loved the ups and downs of the story. Just when you think things are turning around for the couple, they take another turn of events. I was pleased with this purchase. I gave 3/5 stars. (Great) 4/5= Awesome. 5/5= out of this world Fabulous. I have only given 5/5 to one book. Ever. So 3/5 is a great rating from me.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Bella Fallen on July 7, 2011 :
Amazing! I loved all the characters, what a wonderful read!
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)
Review by: Sarah Bathurst on Feb. 28, 2011 : (no rating)
This story depicts the state of women's choices during this time period in America. However, we know that women here and around the the are still given in marriage to men they have no choice in marrying. a his story delightfully turned out well and love came to light for this young women but not for another. Well written and reflective as it induced emotions that left me anger and happy. Recommend as a good book for young women because charming men still can be the ruin of many young women's life.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: a e on Dec. 7, 2010 :
Another good story by Ruth Ann Norden.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
Review by: Carolyn Tolbert on Nov. 29, 2010 :
Another wonderful work from Ruth Ann Nordin. I love her style and her characters. Her period work is well researched and thought out - believable. Her characters are real people who do things just like I might do.

This story was funny and witty. A fun read.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Daisy Bowman on Aug. 2, 2010 :
This was a joy to read. I felt like I was there in the time period, this was my first book I read of hers and I am already a fan and started reading her rest. I recommend this book to everybody.
(review of free book)
Review by: lind on June 9, 2010 : (no rating)
This was a wonderful story. The characters are well developed and interesting. I agree with Alison...I have become a fan of Ruth Ann Nordin. Her stories and characters are so very inviting.
(review of free book)
Review by: Alison Pensy on April 7, 2010 :
I am quickly becoming a fan of Ruth Ann Nordin. This was the 2nd book I have read by this author and once again I loved it.

This book is an historical romance and the author was able to transport me to the time and place of the story with no effort at all.

The story is about a young woman forced to marry someone she believes to be boring, so that she doesn't get left destitute after her father is bankrupt. Little does she know that the man has loved her since she was 14 years old. Carrie is incredibly annoying to start off with but that is intentional, she doesn't yet realize what this young man is like, and we as the reader do. I got to the point where I wanted to shake her to get some sense into her. But thankfully she soon comes to realize what a wonderful man her husband is and, well you'll just have to read the story for yourself.

Although the ending is a happy one, it had a twist that I wasn't expecting.
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)
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