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I am 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 Montana where I am fortunate to spend my days creating new worlds with characters I fall in love with. I have written fifty romances and have plans to write many more in the years to come.
on April 09, 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)
on March 11, 2012 :
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)
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.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
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 Mary...as 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)