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The Wrong Husband (Nebraska Historicals)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  599 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
After winning back the money his uncle gambled, Owen gives it to his aunt. But Big Roy isn't happy, and he sends men to kill Owen. Owen flees to Nebraska where he finds a Wanted poster seeking his arrest. Scared, he plays along with the sheriff who thinks he's Irving, the new deputy. Irving was to marry Jenny Larson and since she's pretty, Owen plays along. But then Irving ...more
Published May 7th 2010 by Smashwords (first published 2010)
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1. Jenny. What a great female lead. She wasn't a wimp and had a back bone. She fought for what she wanted with her inner spirit and strength. She even was brave in the face of danger and fought there too. She knew what she wanted from Owen and set about getting it. She was awesome.

2. Owen (for the most part). I really liked how he was a great family man. Sweet, sincere, loving and funny. He was so good to Jenny and Jeremy. He was a good guy to all around him. He finally faced his fe
This story was rather simple without any adventure or intrigue that I initially expected. Owen wasn’t the typical hero. He wasn’t strong but I really approved of how he cared so much for Jenny and her son. I wish he came out as less of a simpleton. I really enjoyed the bantering between Jenny’s brothers and Owen. The secondary characters made it more interesting.
Jan 06, 2017 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book!
Donna Hatridge
Aug 23, 2011 Donna Hatridge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this well written story. The characters are ones that you can care about, they make you want everything to work out for them.

Owen Russell is in deep trouble. In order to save his aunt from poverty due to a bad gambling problem his uncle had, he wins back the money from the group of gamblers and returns it to her. Realizing that they want to kill him, he flees from Louisiana to Nebraska where he runs into the sheriff who mistakes him for Irving Spencer who signed up to be his de

3.5 stars

This is Jenny's story.

Jenny was engaged to Clyde and had pre-marital sex with him due to his encouraging her, and she gave in since they were going to be married anyway. She became with child and when he found out, ran off, leaving her to raise their son alone. Clyde returns 5 years later to claim his son but Jenny wants nothing to do with him, but is constantly harrassed by him, so she decideds to find a husband to protect her and her son from Clyde's persistance. Clyde a
What a Delightful read! Just want I needed at the time.
This is the fifth book I’ve read in Ruth Ann Nordin’s Nebraska Romance series, (eye of the Beholder, His redeeming Bride, Loving Eliza, A bride for Tom)and just like the other four, I loved it! Ruth has a way of transporting you away from your day to day, into the world of her characters with ease. I could feel the dust from the wagon driven streets, hear the swish of skirts, the neigh of horses, and the clunk of the sheriff’s boots!
I alwa
Feb 23, 2011 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the personalities of Ruth's characters.

Jenny Larson never expected any type of marriage after she chose to say yes to Clyde when she should have said no. She found herself pregnant and alone. Now five years later Clyde has come for marriage and to be a father, five years to late. She don't trust why he is here and agrees to a marriage of convenience when Sheriff Meyer offers to set up a with his cousin. When she marries Owen, thinking he's Irving, she finds herself wishing for more. This
Nov 10, 2011 Terree rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the story line, and I like the characters... its a quick fictional read. the problem I have with all of Ms Nordin's books is that she either doesn't do enough research or her editor does no editing at all. When I come across current slang in books set in the 1870's it stops me cold. I am the type of person who emerses myself in a book and sees the book I'm reading as a movie... so when the character in the 1870's says "guilt-trip" or a 7 year old continuously says that's gross... it reall ...more
Gretchen Fatouros
Love Ruth Ann Nordin's books and this series - mostly of the Larson family...

This is the best order to read these in (per Ruth Ann Nordin's website 05/14):

1 - Her Heart’s Desire (Nebraska Book 1) – Sally Larson’s romance
2 - A Bride for Tom (Nebraska Book 2) – Tom Larson’s romance
3 - A Husband for Margaret (Nebraska Book 3) – Joseph Conneally’s romance
4- Eye of the Beholder (Nebraska Book 4) – Dave Larson and Mary’s first book
5 - The Wrong Husband (Nebraska Book 5) – Jenny Larson’s romance
6 - Sho
May 26, 2013 Layla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is really lightweight compared to the excellent Eye of the Beholder and good His Redeeming Bride

Owen starts well, helping his aunt, but soon the story becomes quite farcical. While I really liked the relationship between Owen and Jenny and her little boy, there was no real depth to any of it. Disappointing based on the previous family stories.

I felt that it was a lost opportunity to develop Jenny's story seriously as the idea of her finding happiness with Owen could have been as reward
 Gigi Ann
Mar 12, 2012 Gigi Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Owen the "hero" was rather likable, rather funny and just a nice kind of guy. He wasn't what you would call a 'perfect' hero as heros go, but he was a fun one. No matter how much he tried to do what was right, trouble seemed to follow him.

I liked the storyline, and the author does a good job of describing the characters and places. I could picture the places and actions in my mind.

It was a light fluffy read, but a fun escape into the old west. If you want something deep to read, skip this one. I
Karen Wilson
Enjoying reading Ruths books - but the time line can be somewhat confusing. I think that the various shorter length books, could well have been incorporated into a more intricate novel, with more than one story line taking place at the same time........especially when the same time frame is being used.

I think an 'early learner' when it comes to being a writer - but certainly has kept me interested.......I now need a break from reading these books - 'too much of a similarity between them at the m
Judy Lavik
Jun 28, 2014 Judy Lavik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wrong Husband, a dash of slapstick comedy added to your daily dose of romance.

Owen is wanted by the law. He's also being hunted by the bad guy known as Big Roy. So when he's mistaken for the new deputy, it seems like a great way to hide. Even better when he discovers the deputy is expected to marry the prettiest girl he's ever seen. She comes with an illegitimate son whose deadbeat dad suddenly wants him in the worst way.
Nov 26, 2011 Contessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It was the most believable of the stories I had read thus far (I read this before Neil Craftsman's two books). The only problem I had was laughing out loud at the idea of a crime fighter who caught criminals with a fishing rod. It seemed a little over the top. But the story was well written, with well-rounded characters. Jenny is one of my favorite characters from the Larson family.
Jan 19, 2014 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jenny has disgraced her family by getting involved with a man prior to marriage and ends up with an out-of-wedlock child. She is determined to raise him by herself by sewing and not to mind the whispers of the townspeople. She finds herself married to keep her ex-boyfriend from hurting her. Can it work?
Katy Beth Mckee
This is a sweet tale of love and redemption. Jenny made a mistake and is now afraid of what will come next. In an attempt to right a wrong Owen's life as come apart at the seams. These two are meant for each other.
The were a few times that the story seemed to drag just a bit but the overall story made it well worth the effort.
Amanda Lane
Dec 22, 2013 Amanda Lane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this story. Very good story line on this one. You kind of know what to expect based on the title and how the story starts out but the details are great. I kept thinking when will it come out. How will it come out. Will it be too late. Couldn't put it down.
Dec 13, 2010 Lillie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet story of a man who gets in trouble, first trying to recoup his aunt's money and second, trying to stay alive as a consequence of the first. It's a humorous, light story, but it also deals with issues of right and wrong, truth and lies.
Sep 28, 2012 Jody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story! I can't believe that people thought he was the big bad sherriff's deputy and he was really just a fisher man. Jenny deserved this chance at happiness. Glad she stood up to her brothers when they wanted to believe the worst. And he did try to tell her who he really was.
Jan 25, 2016 Cayla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read a few of Ruth Ann Nordin's stories before so I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. I feel that this book is a good one, but it's not as strong as some of her other books.
Dec 26, 2012 Arieana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
another love story from Ruth Ann.
Montez York gay
Feb 27, 2016 Montez York gay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good.

I enjoyed this book. Imagine a deputy using a fishing roll to catch criminals and the getting the towns youngsters to help out in time of need.
Nov 28, 2010 Krista marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
nook book
Quick read.
Jan 10, 2011 Brianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Book #6 of 2011 - This series just gets better and better! Love it!
Laura's Book Addiction
loved it sooooooooooo much. Ruth ann Nordin is fast becoming one of my favourite authors to read.
Shelley Chastagner
Oct 26, 2011 Shelley Chastagner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread
Sweet and funny. Reminded me of the old corny westerns. There are a couple of intimate adult scense so this in an adult only read.
Dec 21, 2010 Martha marked it as won-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
Bethenia Dixon
Jan 06, 2012 Bethenia Dixon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of Ruth Ann Nordin's books so far.
Bengene Brown
Great book and writer.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Aug 06, 2015 07:16AM  
  • Say You Love Me
  • Her Imperfect Groom (The Grooms, #4)
  • To Love a Stranger (Wyoming #4)
  • The Wedding Vow
  • Shotgun Grooms
  • The Most Unsuitable Wife (Kincaids, #1)
  • McCade's Way
  • Beauty for Ashes
  • Sing My Name
  • Stranger's Bride (Kansas Brides, #1)
  • Her Colorado Man
  • The Wedding Promise (Devereaux #2)
  • The Borrowed Bride (Seavers Brides, #1)
  • Harper's Bride
  • The Cowboy and the Angel (The Cowboy and the Angel, #1)
  • Nothing To Commend Her
  • The Earl's Untouched Bride
  • The Changeling Bride (Timeswept) (Heartspell)
What's to say? I write a lot. I read often. I sleep little. Once in awhile, I've been known to clean the house. A number of kids live in my house and there's this guy they call dad and I call husband. All in all, it's a pretty good life. :-)
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Other Books in the Series

Nebraska Historicals (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Wagon Trail Bride (Nebraska Historicals)
  • Her Heart's Desire (Nebraska Historicals, #1)
  • A Bride for Tom (Nebraska Historicals, #2)
  • A Husband for Margaret (Nebraska Historicals, #3)
  • Eye of the Beholder (Nebraska Historicals, #4)
  • Shotgun Groom (Nebraska Historicals, #6)
  • To Have and to Hold (Nebraska Historicals, #7)
  • His Redeeming Bride (Nebraska Historicals, #8)
  • Forever Yours (Nebraska Historicals)
  • Isaac's Decision (Nebraska Historicals, #9)

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