Ransome's Honor (Ransome Trilogy Series #1)
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Ransome's Honor (Ransome Trilogy Series #1)

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by Kaye Dacus
     
 

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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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly
This first volume in Dacus's Ransome Trilogy combines an engaging period story with charming characters, and likely will leave Christian romance fans wanting more. In 1802, William Ransome, a young lieutenant in the Royal Navy, is presumably on the verge of marrying his captain's daughter, Julia Witherington, when, concerned he would be doing so for financial security, he dashes her hopes by deciding not to propose. Dacus picks up the story 12 years later when Julia is 29 and still single and Ransome is a captain returned from the war with France. Circumstances throw them together again in Portsmouth, England, and what follows is a predictably Austenesque romance between two people obviously meant for each other, but fighting the inevitable. Adding to the tension are conspiring relatives who want Julia to marry a fortune-hunting cousin in need of her money. Dacus's descriptions of navy life and her character sketches are most appealing, but her references to prayer and the Bible that provide Christian elements in the novel sometimes seem forced and more like frosting than essential leaven.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736927536
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Ransome Trilogy Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
423,395
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Kaye Dacus, author of Ransome's Honor has a BA in English, with a minor in history, and anMAin 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. 115 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.
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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
Anonymous 4 months ago
Good read , 300 pgs. Nice to read a clean story,
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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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