Ransome's Honor (Ransome Trilogy Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Ransome's Honor (Ransome Trilogy Series #1)

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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: 9780736933988
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Ransome Trilogy Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 239,163
  • File size: 521 KB

Meet 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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  • Posted July 10, 2009

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    A Must Read for the Historical Romance Lover

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

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    Would not download beyond book title and info

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 16, 2012

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

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    Best Book Read in a while!

    Read in July, 2009 - I own a copy



    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!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Great series

    If you read one you have to read all 3. I wish there was more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Wonderfully writen

    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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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    If you like British Historical, esp. Regency era, this is a must read!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    Absolutely Amazing

    This book is a light and touching romance its full of joy and heartache..... I am certain that this book couldn't have been better it was truly one of the best books i have ever read and always will be.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Great book

    I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to reading the next two in the series.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Sweet

    This was a very cute book. i found the main character overbearing at times. I was rooting for Ransome the entire time. Still i was sad in the end because i have to buy the second book to find out the Ransomes' fate. Enjoy, an overall good book.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

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    excellent book

    A very good historical romance. I will keep reading this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2011

    Very good

    Kept me on the edge of my chair.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Great story

    Really enjoyed this. Can't wait for the next 2 books

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

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    Pleasant Romantic Weekend Read

    Pleasant familiar romantic novel set in historic nineteenth century England. All of the nose snubbing, wanna be higher on the food chain, aristocratic personalities are in attendance trying to claw their way higher up the social and financial ladder of nobility by any means, fair or foul. Also in attendance are the classical upstanding gentleman hero's of the age, putting back to social right the carnage left in the wake of archetypal royal villainous behavior.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Good read.....3 1/2 stars

    I stumbled upon this book in the steals and deals section. I am a total lover of period pieces and when i realized the book was free I couldn't resist. Jane Austen it is not and i had no idea it was written by a christian author. I like the heroines of the story to be a little stronger but overall it was successful in holding my interest and being the type to ALWAYS finish a series i am moving onto the other books of the series just to see how all the drama ends. Overall i give it a 3 1/2 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2011

    Good read.

    Very enjoyable way to spend a few hours. Looking forward to reading subsequent books in series.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    I enjoyed this book alot, it had interesting characters and I am looking forward to the next book.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Really good!

    Starts off a little slow but definitely gets better! Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2011

    Good read and the second in this series is even better. Ransomes crossing kept me engaged the whole time cant wait till Ransomes quest

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  • Posted December 13, 2009

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    Good regency era novel.

    I really enjoyed reading Ransome's Honor. The title fit the story perfectly. It was like a blend of Marylu Tyndall's pirate stories as well as Linore Rose Burkard's novels. I've never read Jane Austen (oh the shame...) but I hear it has a similar feel to it. Ransome's Honor was filled with culture and details about the mid 1800s that gave it an authentic feel. Plus the use of language from that day in age made it seem like I was part of the era as I read along. I found William to be quite the gentleman and an exciting hero as well.

    The story had just enough romantic tension to make me smile when things got tense between them. Julie was a likeable heroine and I found her feelings and responses to be authentic. I loved that she didn't wuss out and that she cared about other people more than herself, especially toward the end. It was interesting, too, how this book contained the other man's POV on occasion as well as a few other characters. It wasn't distracting like it often is when you get just a snapshot from one character's POV. In Ransome's Honor it added to the story rather than distracting from it.

    All in all, I found this story delightful and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys Regency era novels.

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