Ransome's Honor (Ransome Trilogy Series #1)

Ransome's Honor (Ransome Trilogy Series #1)

by Kaye Dacus

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Overview

The Ransome Trilogy from exciting new author Kaye Dacus combines the wit, romance, and social commentary of Jane Austen with the sea-faring adventure of Horatio Hornblower.

July 1814. The war with France has ended, and Captain William Ransome, known for never letting women aboard his ship, has returned to Portsmouth, England. Julia Witherington, considered an old-maid at 29, discovers that she must marry immediately to receive a large dowry. Julia knows that the only man she doesn’t want to marry is William Ransome. And the only man her father will approve of is…William Ransome.

When the couple strikes a financial deal to feign marriage for one year, the adventure begins. These stubborn people face humorous and hard situations that reveal what else they have in common—a growing affection for one another. This intriguing tale of faith and loyalty is a wonderful new offering for readers of all genres.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736933988
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Series: Ransome Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 32,134
File size: 533 KB

About the Author

Kaye Dacus, author of Ransome’s Honor has a BA in English, with a minor in history, and an MA in writing popular fiction. Her love of the Regency era started with Jane Austen. Her passion for literature and for history come together to shape her creative, well-researched, and engaging writing.

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Ransome's Honor (Ransome Trilogy Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 117 reviews.
jubilee More than 1 year ago
Often, people think of romance novels as wild romps through contrived plots and outlandish characters in unrealistic settings. And sometimes that is true. Not so for Ransome's Honor. It's a fun, satisfying read, but without the unrealistic contrivances. The author has a way of weaving details of her extensive knowledge of ships and The Royal Navy so that the reader is given a good sense of Regency life for sailors and their families. Characters are fleshed out and easy to keep straight, assisting the reader's imagination. As you might have guessed, Ransome's Honor is right up my alley. I am so thankful for talented Christian authors, Like Kaye Dacus, who write about my favorite genre: historical fiction. And especially historical romance. This novel fits the bill wonderfully. I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read , 300 pgs. Nice to read a clean story,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read one you have to read all 3. I wish there was more.
Gwen Earley More than 1 year ago
Would not download beyond book title and info
jenniferbogart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When the headstrong and independent Julia Witherington finds herself in a desperate situation in which her scheming relatives attempt to seize her family¿s Caribbean plantation through forcing her to marry, she finds herself turning to a man her father respects, and who broke her heart over a decade ago.When Julia fell in love with a young sailor so many years ago and expects his proposal, she is deeply wounded and betrayed. Still, she turns to the now respectable William Ransome in order to avoid this planned, forced marriage only to find her heart engaging once more.Shades of Jane Austen¿s Persuasion are evident in Kaye Dacus¿ Ransome¿s Honor, the first in an expected trilogy. This sweet, Regency-era romance features a great deal of political and military detail (due to Julia¿s father and William Ransome¿s involvement in the navy) with a capable, confident heroine who finds herself manipulated by the limitations of her role in society. Captain William Ransome is a noble and admirable hero who distinguishes himself by his dedication and protective love.This is an enjoyable read for fans of modern Regency fiction, and it follows a fairly traditional Regency-romance format. However, there are strong hints of a more adventure-focused sequel, and finale to follow. I prefer the more sedate, traditional Regencies, so I am bidding this series adieu at the end of this first installment. If you choose to do the same, have no fear ¿ there are no cliff-hangers here, and you can read this novel as a stand-alone.Reviewed at quiverfullfamily.com
cherryblossommj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Oh my! This is the best book that I have read in a while with no exaggeration. In a way it is Persuasion with some Pride and Prejudice as well as a bit of Sense and Sensibility put within. Action, adventure, intrigue, romance, rescue, and true love, edge of the seat, page turning, not able to read fast enough thrills throughout. This novel has all of the great qualities of a fabulous read and reminds me of other stories I have read and loved. Without a doubt this is one for the permanent keeper shelf and I cannot wait for more from the series. This is my first Kaye Dacus, but not my last. I plan to read some of her contemporary series next. As far as a recommendation for who would like this book... Well it's regency, and deals with the King's Navy. I would relate the adventure and feeling of reading that that of when I read a book by MaryLu Tyndall or Kathleen Y'Barbo. In my opinion, set some time aside when you plan to start this book, because you will be in pain to attempt to set it down and walk away from what happens next! Highly recommended!!!
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What a soulful read. Truely a great piece of writing. I just wish that the begging part wasnt so slow going. It made it hard for me to keep reading.
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professorsouth More than 1 year ago
Kaye Dacus can keep writing all the Ransome novels that she wants, as I am totally addicted. Her character development was so thorough that I felt like I had actually met the characters, and by the end of Book 3, I had made friends with certain ones and despised others. I couldn't put her books down and stayed up into the night (which I don't normally do) to keep reading! If you like Jane Austen's work, or C.S. Forester (Horatio Hornblower), you'll love Ransome's Honor!
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