Bid for a Bride

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Rated 4.64/5 based on 22 reviews
Lucy finds out the man she just married already has a wife. The preacher intervenes and helps her annul the marriage, but he’s aware that Lucy’s week with her bigamist husband might have resulted in a pregnancy. To protect her reputation, he asks Brian Evans to marry her. Brian jumps at the chance and proposes to her. But will she love him as he hopes or will he only be her convenient husband? More

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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: South Dakota Series
These romances feature a hero who is either mute, blind, or adopted.

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Reviews

Robin L. Baxa reviewed on on March 9, 2013

I loved the story about Eliza and was glad to have another chance to read about her. This story was an interesting emotional journey, containing both the loving and romantic side as well as the darker side held by both Lucy's twin and Ben's father. Ben is a very interesting character and I would have enjoyed reading more about the story about when Eliza and John first find him as a boy and the trials they had to endure with him being blind and John being mute. It would make a good story on its own.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Carol reviewed on on Dec. 23, 2012

Satisfying sweet romance with a little thriller element.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Rune reviewed on on Oct. 4, 2012

I have read many of Ruth Ann Nordin's books and I and my mother both love them. Many of the book tie into each other in really interesting ways. This is a really great story I've read it 5 times and the way it ties in to loving eliza is really cool having Brian as Eliza's adoptive son.I can't wait for more of these great books.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Luna Larios reviewed on on Sep. 1, 2012

Ruth Ann Nordin is without a doubt a genius with her words! I absolutely loved this book as I've loved all the other books I've read for her. I love the fact that Eliza adopted Brian, it was beautifully written. Will definately be reading more of her books!
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
candyconesa reviewed on on April 19, 2012

I have always loved Ruth Ann Nordin's books and this is yet another one I fell in love with
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Sharon E. Cathcart reviewed on on March 7, 2012

Ruth Ann Nordin's "Bid For a Bride" starts with Lucy, the heroine, being "auctioned" off to the highest bidder by her bigamist husband. Except that there isn't really an auction; he just dumps her off in a little town outside Sioux Falls.

Conveniently enough, the circuit judge is in town that day and can write an annulment for Lucy. Conveniently enough, there's a young man named Brian who's available to marry: none of the other women in town are interested, because he's blind. None of the men are interested in Lucy, because she might be carrying another man's child ... and Brian doesn't care, because he's adopted.

The story carries on from there. Brian and Lucy make a nice life together with very little tension in the tale until toward the end of the book, when Lucy's sister comes to town.

I don't want to deliver spoilers, so I'll leave it at that. The book went along quickly and was a nice enough read. There were several homophone errors (e.g., "broach" where "brooch" was meant, and likewise "stationary" for "stationery") that bothered me from an editorial perspective.
(reviewed 9 months after purchase)
Miss Mary reviewed on on Jan. 8, 2012

She's an addicting writer, readers beware, once you start, you will have to read them all!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Mave Priestley reviewed on on Dec. 26, 2011

Found it intriguing. And yes I enjoyed it. Though would have preferred a shorter romantic novel. Still it was good, first time I have read one of her books, and would consider reading another.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
sherisun sands reviewed on on Oct. 17, 2011
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Amazing as always. i love Ruth Ann's writing.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
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