The Loner’s Bride is my first Ruth Ann Nordin historical western, and I fell in love with Jeremiah and Katie from the beginning. This is the fourth and final book in the series. However, I never felt lost. I want to go back and read the previous three stories.
Jeremiah is a forty-something widower who thinks he’ll never marry again or find love. Katie has come to town to work in Jeremiah’s orphanage while trying to find a husband. Katie is soon drawn to Jeremiah’s maturity, kindness, and sensual pull. Jeremiah fights the attraction because of the age difference, but Katie has none of that!
Jeremiah’s character had such depth. His past has shaped him, yet when he lets his guard down, he finds love and youthfulness he long since forgot. Katie is charming and knows her mind. She is sheltered but knows what she wants and doesn’t give up on Jeremiah. It was entertaining watching the relationship built between Jeremiah and Katie. The intellectual and sensual sides of the relationship grew at a perfect pace.
The Loner’s Bride is a delightful, easy-to-read western romance. I read this book quickly, and it kept me entertained. The story unfolds quickly, and I instantly like Jeremiah and Katie. I enjoyed my first Ruth Ann Nordin book and will be reading more.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through BookSprout. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Publication Date: March 13, 2022