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Product Details

  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449517684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449517687
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,671,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ruth Ann Nordin has written other romance novels including Meant To Be, Eye of the Beholder, His Redeeming Bride, The Cold Wife, An Inconvenient Marriage, and With This Ring, I Thee Dread. For more information about her or her books, please visit http://www.ruthannnordin.com.

Customer Reviews

For 99 cents I don't expect much.
LovingRomance
I liked the characters in the book, but was really disappointed by the plot development.
JLL
Although the ending was not a bit surprising, l am still glad I read the entire book.
Cindy

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Angela M. Hooper on February 24, 2009
Format: Paperback
If you love a romantic comedy with a mild sense of suspense, then this is the novel for you.

In 1886, Kate Tanner witnesses the murders of her parents and has to leave her wealthy life style for one that leaves her as a hobo traveling from one place to another. So no one will recognize her, she disguises herself as a man and actually pulls off her disguise when she meets a farmer named Chad Walker. Chad needed a farmhand and Kate was more than willing to accept the job.

Kate, known as Billy to Chad and the other townsfolk, deceives everyone into believing that she is a man who is a hard worker. But, during the course of her stay on Chad's farm, Kate starts feeling an attraction toward Chad but, the other farmhands - Chad's deceased wife's brothers will do anything to make Chad look incompetent in all aspects of being a man.

Without ruining this wonderful story, Kate finds herself having to take on many disguises. Will Kate's true identity be exposed? Will Kate bring her parents murderers to justice?
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Naida M. VINE VOICE on December 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
This was a great, entertaining read. It takes off from the start and keeps going. Ruth Nordin's style of writing draws you in. The storyline is funny, romantic and fast paced. The characters are well written and likeable.
Kate Tanner saw her parents killed by two men. She is on the run now in fear of her own life. She comes from a wealthy home and her father was a politician. Kate disguises herself as a man and winds up on a country farm in North Dakota looking for work in order to blend in and hide out. She is hired by a man named Chad Walker. Chad was once an accountant, but fell in love with a country girl, moved to North Dakota and became a farmer. His wife was killed in an accident, so Chad was left to run the farm on his own with her family as hired help.

Turns out Chads late wife, Georgia, wasn't all that she pretended to be. She had many people fooled, but Chad knew her true nature. Georgia was cold hearted and cunning, and told many lies to get her way. She even tainted Chad's reputation. Georgia's brothers now work for Chad, though they barely do any real work and think Chad is a joke. The other guys that hang out with Chad's brothers don't respect the farmer either and believe all the lies Georgia told about him.

Kate wears her disguise and goes by the name Billy, but Chad does notice something is odd about 'Billy'. Meanwhile the townsfolk all like Billy and there is one lady, Georgia's sister Lacy, in particular that has her eye on him! Kate becomes closer to Chad, and begins to fall in love with him. Problem is, he knows her as Billy. She wants to meet Chad as her true self, not disguised as Billy. Eventually the opportunity presents itself, Kate shows herself to Chad, pretending to be Billy's sister. Chad quickly becomes smitten with Kate.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 22, 2010
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This story is mainly about a woman running away from her home because she witnessed the murder of her parents. In fear for her life, she ran to another state disguised as a man and got a job as a farmhand on a ranch owned by the hero. Our hero is a man who has been misused and abused by his wife, and after her death, by her family, supposedly to create sympathy in the reader. Heroine sees through the hero's rough exterior, hero see how "real" heroine is, chemistry ensued, and then happily ever after for both.

The plot is unbelievably simple, the heroine a "Pollyanna type" of person, and the hero a wimp. I understand that this is a fictional story, so some allowances are made to move the story along, but come on. The heroine has 2 brothers whom is matured and loved her. But instead of running to them for help, she ran to another state by herself in disguised. This is in 1880s, so call me naïve if that's the first thing that would pop into a woman's head (even an independent one) when she's in trouble. Ok, fine, I'll make an allowance for this.

But then, disguised as a man, she was able to win over every single men she met, was so perceptive that she sees through the hero's suffering at the hand of his deceased wife eventhough the whole town said how wonderful this said wife was. And ofcourse, coming from a wealthy background where she doesn't do a day of hard labor in her life, she was able to pick up all the skill needed right away to be a farmhand and smoothly transferred from pampered socialite to hardworking labor. Huh?

Then there's the hero, whom married a woman who tricked him into thinking she's someone she's not, then moved to where her family lives.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By avidreader54 on August 25, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
The premise of this book is not only ridiculous but it is insulting to those of us who not only enjoy a good historical romance but a facinating love story. She witnesses the murder of her parents and decides to disguise and travel half way across the country herself rather than run to her brothers? Right. There were also so many lines from the book that utilize modern terms such as "pick up line" and "gross him out" that is was truly laughable. The main character was too good to be true, both as a man and woman, or should I say women and Chad, the love interest, was nothing short of a wimp. Not at all what most of us would look for in a romance novel.You didn't even want to root for either of them to be together because after all the disguises and premises, who were these people and frankly by mid book I didn't even care!! We knew more about his late wife than we ever did about him. Truly a dud, don't waste your time. Very few books do I delete from my Kindle, but I wouldn't waste the space on this one!
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Ruth Ann Nordin lives in Nebraska with her husband and four sons. When she's not playing wife and mother, she's reading and writing. She has written over fifty books, and forty-seven of those are romances. Her romances include Regencies, historical westerns, and contemporaries.

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