A Husband for Margaret

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When Margaret Williams posted an ad for a husband, she expected Paul Connealy to arrive, but instead, his older brother, Joseph, came...and he brought four children with him. This light-hearted tender romance is rated R.

*sequel to A Bride for Tom
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Published: May 25, 2010
Words: 34,370
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452384733
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 thirty romances and have plans to write many more in the years to come.

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Review by: katrina jones on July 24, 2013 : star star star star star
I thoroughly enjoyed this story, it was a fantastic read. Highly recommend!!
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Review by: Nancy Luebke on May 13, 2013 : (no rating)
I really enjoyed this novella. It had humor, romance around a historical backdrop. Nice job. I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Review by: Crystal Dawn on April 24, 2013 : star star star star star
This is a sweet story. It is a traditional style romance yet the story is not typical. I would recommend it any avid romance reader.
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Review by: Becky Swan on April 26, 2012 : star star star star star
Great story. Highly recomend.
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Review by: Annalise Grey on Dec. 22, 2011 : (no rating)
I finished reading A Bride for Tom and wanted to know more about Margaret. I wasn't disappointed. Like A Bride for Tom, this is a lighthearted, easy read. I think these books are just fun. They move quickly, have entertaining characters, and aren't super heavy on the drama (sometimes I need that!).
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Review by: James Caxton on Oct. 24, 2011 : star star star star star
I thought it was good, and entertaining.
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Review by: Doris Holmes on Sep. 13, 2011 : star star star star star
A nice feel good story following "A Bride For Tom". Very enjoyable.
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Review by: T.M. Johnson on Sep. 11, 2011 : star star star star star
This was so cute and it's emotional. Well written and entertaining!
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Review by: missyread on Sep. 11, 2011 : star star star star star
Although I enjoyed the first book A Bride for Tom, I liked this story more. YOu get to know everthing and everyone more.
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Review by: P.A. Hopkins on Aug. 29, 2011 : star star star star star
This book was a true joy to read. It has much more depth then "A Bride for Tom" don't get me wrong, I enjoyed "A Bride for Tom" also, that is why I read "A Husband for Margaret." I'm looking forward to continuing on with the exploits of Margaret & Jessica.
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Review by: idealsoul on Aug. 08, 2011 : star star star star star
a+++
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Review by: mrsamysimmons on June 26, 2011 : star star star star
This was cute and fun. I liked it a lot.
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Review by: Moose on June 18, 2011 : star star star star
This is the first story/novella I read by Ruth Ann Nordin although it takes place after A Bride for Tom. Margaret is Jessica’s friend in A Bride for Tom. This story picks up right after A Bride for Tom when Margaret is expecting to met Paul her mail order husband but Paul’s brother and all his kids show up instead. Mrs. Nordin does an amazing job of telling a whole story in half the pages. Her use of humor, romances and some very human moments keep the story moving along so well that I read it in one sitting.
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Review by: Orchid Mine on June 08, 2011 : star star star star
A good read
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Review by: Orchid Mine on June 08, 2011 : star star star star
A good read
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Review by: angela on May 31, 2011 : star star star star star
Really enjoyed this ebook!
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Review by: Ana Shea Ann on May 26, 2011 : star star star star star
Ruth-Ann Nordin has done it again she has written an excellent book. The comedy of this book is so unexpected yet not out of place- it's quite refreshing.

I like that while it is a counterpart for A Bride for Tom, it is its own story, not overly dependent on its predecessor.
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Review by: bri ken on April 17, 2011 : star star star star star
Good and funny.
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Review by: Christina Bethea on April 15, 2011 : star star
This was a light, sweet enough read, but I think I would have enjoyed something a bit more substantial and angst-ridden given the characters and their situations. After his brother’s untimely death, a widower with four children offers to marry his brother’s fiancée, a woman his brother met through an ad in the newspaper. This, to me, opens the door to all sorts of possibilities. The story could deal with the hero’s loss of his brother and that of his first wife, of his marrying a total stranger and having to learn to live with and love another woman. It could deal with the heroine and her choice to marry a man she’s never met (something that she accepts all too readily, in my opinion), her struggle to get to know her new husband, etc. All sorts of possibilities are there in that situation – but the author chose instead to focus a little too simply on the two marrying, a comically jealous woman, and a group of busy-body woman who don’t see the heroine as a woman mature enough to care for four rowdy boys. It deals with appearances more than anything, I think. How the townsfolk see the heroine, how she deals with the boys and the jealous woman, the silly plan she concocts to get rid of said woman. The romance between hero and heroine doesn’t develop so much as appears. It wasn’t the focus of the story when it should have been. The husband is barely in the story, and he has little, if any, character development. He seems more a prop than anything. The four boys have more dialogue and interaction with the heroine than he does. In all, it’s a so-so read, convenient, contrived, and a little too inaccurate when it come to historical details. You may enjoy it if you’re looking for a light diversion, but it really wasn’t to my taste.
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Review by: Myra Mather on March 25, 2011 : star star star star
I'm not a big historical romance reader but this is definitely a very enjoyable read. Margareth is adorable and her story is a wonderful sequal to A Bride for Tom.
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Review by: Judith Allen on Feb. 19, 2011 : star star star star
Loved this book didn't realise there was one before it and this was the carry on till later but it was a very good book that I had trouble putting down.
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Review by: Jutzie on Feb. 15, 2011 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed A Husband for Margaret. It had a good story line and made you think what it must have been like in the days of "mail-order" type brides or in this case husband.
The kids were portrayed in a neat way as well.

Just a simple clean story.
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Review by: Margaret Andersen on Jan. 12, 2011 : star star
Not Ms. Nordin's best. Maybe it was too short, but I found the story lacking and the characters grossly underdeveloped. I just didn't get the same feeling I got when I read her other works. Still, it was somewhat entertaining.
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Review by: a e on Dec. 07, 2010 : star star star star
Another good story in the Nebraska series.
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Review by: Taruna Lamba on Dec. 06, 2010 : star star star star star
Great simple and cozy story
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Review by: Superfly on Nov. 15, 2010 : star star star star
great story!!
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Review by: Eva Lefoy on Oct. 27, 2010 : star
The author could have made some changes to the main character that would have given the story more "oomph." Here's why it's important to do so: http://brattysramblings.blogspot.com/2010/10/book-review-husband-for-margaret.html
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Review by: Angel Mamuremi on Oct. 15, 2010 : star star star star star
Ruth just knows how to capture the audience, each word, each sentence, each chapter is phenomenal .. Brilliantly done!
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Review by: Lynn on Aug. 20, 2010 : star star star star
Book #2 “Nebraska Series”.

Nebraska-1869

Margaret Williams just can’t seem to have anything go right for her. She seems to think there is a black cloud hanging over her head constantly, always raining on her parade so to speak. When it seemed she could not find a husband she placed an ad in the paper for a mail order husband and surprise she got a reply. Twenty Two year old Paul Connealy from Ohio was all set to move to Nebraska and marry her. Only when Margaret , her family and friend Jessica showed up at the train station it wasn’t Paul that got off the train, but his brother Joseph, along with four young boys. Now she was sure that her black cloud just got larger. Agreeing to marry Joseph things were going fine, that is till one Debra Potter showed up and tried to stop the wedding. Following him from Ohio she just knew that Joseph would drop Margaret and marry her., but she underestimated one little hitch—Margaret. How will she handle this situation and get Debra out of their lives or will Joseph have to handle the situation. Will Margaret manage to take care of her instant family of 4 boys or throw in the towel so to speak

Once again the author has managed to combine romance and humor in this second book in her Nebraska Series. There is just a slight indication of a sensual undertone which really does not distract from the story. Almost all characters we have met in book #1 of the series with the exception of a couple , however the novel can be read as a standalone also.
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Review by: rteest42 on July 15, 2010 : star
Bland, stitled and contrived. I could find no reason or motivation for actions and decisions of the characters, and the author needs to remember that the wild west of the mid 1800's is not the mid west of the 1950's (Parks and park benches? Houses just waiting for purchase? Kindergarten for the heroine in 1854 Nebraska? And WHY do her parents think it's a brilliant way to find a husband?)
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Review by: Hetal Vadanlal Doctor on June 29, 2010 : star star star star
its a cozy nice story of a girl who is honest caring and true to herself and everyone around her
I loved every moment of reading it
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Review by: lind on June 07, 2010 : (no rating)
A truly delightful story!
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