Loving Eliza - Ruth Ann Nordin

Loving Eliza

By Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Release Date: 2010-01-29
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 400 Ratings


Eliza left her life of prostitution to become something she could never be back in Omaha: a lady. Her plan is to remain single for the rest of her life, but when she arrives in South Dakota, she runs into John Evans. And he’s not about to let her remain single if he has anything to do about it.

As soon as John sees Eliza, he falls in love with her. Not only is Eliza the most beautiful young lady he’s ever seen, but she isn’t put off by the fact that he’s mute. Since his mail-order bride didn’t come, he sees no reason why he can’t marry Eliza and make a home with her.

Eliza, however, knows very well why they can’t be together. She used to be a prostitute. John is a sweet man who’s never even kissed a woman. He deserves a virgin who can give him her innocence and a future with children. Eliza can do neither one for him. But while she insists he should wait to see if his mail-order bride is coming after all, she is taken in with his sweetness and charm. And soon, she’s torn between doing what is best for him and what her selfish heart wants.

South Dakota Series (order of books)
Loving Eliza #1
Bid for a Bride #2
Bride of Second Chances #3


  • Awe.....

    By PSemones
    I think I cried through half this book. I could feel the pain that Eliza felt about her past and when she chose to leave John. I almost couldn’t finish the book. Of course my curiosity got the best of me and I’m glad I got to read the beautiful ending. To bad most people don’t give others a second chance. Well written......I have read most of Ruth Ann Nordin’s books and I found this one to be the same beautifully written as the rest of her books.
  • Loving Eliza

    By SonjaSB
    It was easy to love Eliza. A brave young girl with a ruined past that was determined to become a lady and with her faith and some good friends she did just that Sonja Stover Bracey
  • Amazing!

    By Mjay0002
    This book is absolutely beautiful!
  • Loving Eliza

    By AKDee
  • Loving Eliza

    By Terwil
    Great book
  • Loving Eliza

    By yayabebes
    I believe that everyone deserve a second chance. The storyline was great. I know Troy was going to be trouble and that someone from her past would show up. I hoped that the old woman would had got her. Did not like her at all. Lol
  • Fantastic!

    By Linjude
    Couldn't stop reading!! A must read!
  • Great story!

    By Meadowhawk82
    I found the story to be very well written. I loved the main characters from the beginning. Great story!!
  • Loving Eliza

    By Tamjoy
    I just got through with Loving Eliza, and thought it was wonderful! I love the message, that everyone, no matter their past, deserves love. I've read about 10 of Ruth Ann Nordin's books, on my iPad, and find them to be lovely! They are very well written, and I really appreciate the bits of history, mingled in with the love stories. She also manages to put just the right amount of "romance". I also like that even the ones, that I've read, set in modern day times, have some sort of look into the past. Overall, I would recommend them to anyone, as a lighthearted, easy read, with a great message :)
  • Excellent

    By exploringusa48
    very sweet love story of two misfits that fall in love and build a life together