To Have And To Hold

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Six years after Dave Larson married Mary in Eye of the Beholder, Mary loses her memory. In an attempt to help her remember her past, Dave takes her to Maine where Mary will come face to face with the family she left behind. Will her love for Dave be enough to overcome the unpleasant aspects of her past, or will past insecurities keep her from regaining her former happiness? More
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About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin has written almost 100 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 twenty-one years to a sweet and funny guy, and they have four sons, who are all taller than Ruth now that they're 16, 17, 18, and 19. 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: Nebraska Series
Follow the Larson family and their friends as they find their way to a happily ever after with their true love.

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Reviews of To Have And To Hold by Ruth Ann Nordin

Frances Cintron reviewed on April 9, 2012

Once again RAN doesn't disappoint... Another treasure to add to my collection of her books. This second book in Dave & Mary's story really does pull at your heart strings, plus you can't but fall a little in love with Dave yourself. We should all have a night in shining armor like him.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
michelle gatt reviewed on March 11, 2012
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another excellent book by ruth ann nordin. once you read on of her books you fall in love and have to read all the books in the nebraska series. ruth books make you feel part of the story and in to have & to hold i really felt i was in the house with the mother and family who hate mary. thank god for dave who supports and loves mary. i also felt for dave when the brother in law was drunk and wanted to shoot himself to get out of the situation he was in. lucky for us things have changed that if we make a mistake and marry the wrong person we can get divorced and move on instead of waiting for death. i also love the morals to the story that also mary sisters are beautiful on the outside they are ugly on the inside.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Shelley Chastagner reviewed on March 11, 2012

The second in the "Dave and Mary Larson" trilogy is a true treasure. Looking into what makes Mary who she was and who she is made for a wonderful excursion. Dave once again comes through like a knight in shining armour for his true love. I am waiting impatiently for "Forevery Yours" to complete their tale.
Adult read
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Jutzie reviewed on Feb. 27, 2012

To Have and To Hold by Ruth Ann Nordin
Book 7 in the Nebraska Series
Fall in love with Dave and Mary all over again. Their story is so special and I can truly relate as my husband treats me as Dave treats his precious treasure. Dave sees beyond what others see and knows what a gift Mary is. I really enjoyed this story.

Poor Dave has always had a poor memory, he goes to the store just to forget what he wanted to buy. And now he has to remember for both of them as Mary takes a fall and loses her memories. She wakes up to see three strangers who are really her husband and children. When they receive a letter that Mary's dad is on his deathbed, they decide to visit Maine to see him and they hope it will trigger Mary's memories returning there as well. Deep down she has a bad feeling about going back, that those memories should remain buried. The villains of this story are definitely all but a couple members of Mary's family. Can Dave's love for his wife help her overcome the negative environment she grew up in?

I really did enjoy it. It's a good reminder not to let other peoples negative views decide how we think of ourselves and to accept those who see us through love. I thought Ruth did a great job of bringing the emotions out from the characters to the reader.
**Sexual situations within marriage.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
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