Ransome's Quest (Ransome Trilogy Series #3)

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This fast-paced, engaging end to the Ransome Trilogy follows a tale of love and danger on the Caribbean Sea in the early 1800s.

Captain William Ransome is searching for his sister, Charlotte, who has been captured by Salvadore, the infamous "Robin Hood of the West Indies." When word comes that his wife, Julia, has been kidnapped by the evil pirate, Shaw, Captain Ransome and his crew frantically search the horizon for the two women he loves. After Charlotte is found, she emerges ...

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Overview

This fast-paced, engaging end to the Ransome Trilogy follows a tale of love and danger on the Caribbean Sea in the early 1800s.

Captain William Ransome is searching for his sister, Charlotte, who has been captured by Salvadore, the infamous "Robin Hood of the West Indies." When word comes that his wife, Julia, has been kidnapped by the evil pirate, Shaw, Captain Ransome and his crew frantically search the horizon for the two women he loves. After Charlotte is found, she emerges with revelations about Salvadore's true identity and his willingness to help search for Julia. It's news that sends shockwaves through the family.

Will Captain Ransome trust Salvadore to help rescue his beloved wife? And what other secrets have been buried like long lost treasure in these waters? Romance, intrigue, and swashbuckling leaps of faith create a wonderfully heroic close to this beloved series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736927550
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Ransome Trilogy Series, #3
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.58 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    Satisfying conclusion!

    The third and final volume of the Ransome Trilogy is a delightful romp across the Caribbean that neatly wraps up the stories of William and Julia, and Ned and Charlotte, with some wonderful surprises thrown in. It is, predictably, the most fun if the reader is already familiar with the first two installments of the series, Ransome's Honor and Ransome's Crossing, and it provides an exciting, sometimes heartwrenching but completely satisfying conclusion to the overall story. It's a must-read if either of the previous volumes were enjoyed! As I mentioned in previous reviews, I love the blend of Jane Austen (or Georgette Heyer, which was actually my first exposure to Regency romance) and Horatio Hornblower. The author's writing style is so very smooth, and very in keeping with the time. Her love of research shines through with vivid and exact period detail. I could smell the salt breeze and feel the deck of the ship beneath my feet. Thank you to Harvest House for allowing me to be an influencer for this series! I was in no way obligated to write a favorable review, but receiving the review copy of this third book was an unexpected delight.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

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    Hold Fast!

    There's plenty of action and drama on the high seas in this world of piracy and Royal Navy life. Cannon fire and mayhem. Swashbuckling heroes and damsels in distress. Author Kaye Dacus has brought me into the wonderful world of piracy. Oh my, did I just say wonderful? Well, there is romance involved so wonderful it must be! Although I haven't read the first two books in this series I have thoroughly enjoyed the exciting escapades of Charlotte. She's a spunky young woman with tremendous courage. Time and again she puts others before herself, showing true Christian charity, even in the face of danger and possible death. I thought at times that her decisions seem to come from her youthfulness but when reflected upon they are really coming from her relationship with Christ and her desire to be more like Him. The book doesn't just focus on Charlotte but also encompasses a conclusion for Willliam, her brother, and Julia, her sister-in-law, from the first two novels. Having just met met them in this final book, I am intrigued enough to want to go back and read about them from the beginning. It's apparent that William and Charlotte are very close as siblings and their relationship is one that is funny and poignant at the same time. The relationship between Julia and William is just plain sweet. How he longs to be with her but has to attend to his obligations comes across vividly on paper. Julia is such a caring and supportive woman to all those she loves. Her grace is abundant. There seem to be quite a few mysterious aspects to this pirate story, not just your typical looting and fighting. The mysterious El Salvador ended up being my favorite character long before I knew his identity. A pirate with a heart? Really? He's definitely one for the history books ;) Overall, if you enjoy adventure and romance on the high seas you will love this trilogy from Kaye Dacus. Special thanks to Karri, Marketing Assistant at Harvest House Publishers, for sending me a review copy. I was not required to write a positive review.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

    Captured by Pirates!

    September, 1814, Tierra Dulce Plantation, St. Catherine's Parish, Jamaica, is a day and place that Commodore William Ransome won't be forgetting. His only sister, Charlotte, has been captured by a pirate. While attending to his pursuit of his sister's captor, his wife, Julia, has been captured by yet another pirate, Shaw, known for his vicious treatment of his captives, and considered an enemy of the Royal Navy. Who does he go after first?

    Captain Ned Cochrane volunteers to sail after Charlotte, freeing William to search for his wife. After a treacherous battle at sea, Ned reclaims Charlotte.

    Shockingly, the pirate who held Charlotte is willing to help Ned and William find Julia. The question is whether this pirate can be trusted to help. What secrets do Ned and William not know about?

    The world of piracy is dramatically portrayed in Ransome's Quest by Kay Dacus. The ruthlessness of Shaw is expressed in detail, becoming of such a bitter, ruthless, and hateful man. The dangerous battle scenes are accurate descriptions of high sea battles in the early 1800's.

    The suspense, danger and ever-changing scenarios keep you riveted, and the budding romance and secrets pique your interest to the very end. The chivalrous behaviors are portrayed properly, reminiscent of days gone by. Definitely different from today's world!

    You will find differing insights into the title of the book. A good play on words!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Its like Pirates of the Caribbean Christian style! This finale i

    Its like Pirates of the Caribbean Christian style! This finale is by far the best of the series. I have to say Charlotte Ransome is my favorite character in literature today. She goes where eagles dare and proves herself as brave as any sailor. Ned Cochran is also very likable and I like that Charlotte becomes his priority. Its kind of annoying the way William is always doubting doing his duty at the cost of Julia silly man! you can be a husband and a Commodore if get over yourself and untwist your panties! And Julia of course is the same steady character we all know and love. But without question the standout star of this book is Captain Salvador I was able to figure out his identity pretty quickly but that didn't make him any less fascinating. I wish there was a book just about him because honestly he is much more fascinating than the other characters and because he is a pirate he has a greatly deal of latitude and he isn't constrained to be so rigid. Over all a great book and a fun swashbuckling read the type you stay up late at night and into the morning for. The only criticism I have is that the epilogue was unnecessary and left me a bit confused with all the interplay between the children and marriages and what not.   

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    Recommended!

    A must read! Enjoyed reading all 3 books in this trilogy. Sorry when I got to the last page but couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Great series

    If you read one you have to read all 3. Good series.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

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    Not like your movie pirate Captain Jack Sparrow! This is the real stuff!

    This is first fiction novel that I have had the opportunity to review that was unique in that this one involved pirates. Not like Captain Jack Sparrow pirates, but more along the lines of the Will Turner possibility of a pirate.

    Known by most as El Salvador, this pirate has captured Charlotte Ransome, the sister of Commodore William Ransome, whose goal is it to send a message that he can not ignore, that is unless the life of his daughter isn't worth the cost. Leaving her soon-to-be suitor Ned Cochrane, beaten on the porch while proposing to Charlotte, he vows to stop at nothing go bring Charlotte back.

    Leaving his wife to go in search for his kidnapped sister, Commodore Ransome is pulled in two different directions when he learns that his wife Julia has been captured by another pirate, this one the notorious Captain Shaw. Will either woman be rescued or will William have to make a choice between his family or for the woman he loves with all his heart?

    I received Ransome's Quest by Kaye Dacus compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and found this one most satisfying. This is the third book in the Ransome Trilogy. Unlike the comical adventures found in the Pirates of the Caribbean, this one deals with the unyielding black hearts and ruthless, cut-throat pirates from real history. This all ties together perfectly along with romance and faith that makes this high-seas adventures a must read and worthy of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Wonderful Book!

    The other day I said "good-bye" to an old friend. At least that is what it felt like when I finished Ransome's Quest. It was a little daunting to know that I wouldn't read anymore about William, Julia, Charlotte, and Ned. They had become such good friends. As all things must come to an end, so they go by the wayside to pick up again and read later.

    As with all of Kaye Dacus' books, I loved this one. This book had more excitement in it, but it had been a while since I had read the other two. There were more surprises and two, no three, kidnappings. A very exciting book!

    Kaye did wonderful descriptions of Tierra Dulce and their way of life on the island. Everything was very real, especially Capt. Ned Cochranes lack of self-confidence. I thoroughly enjoyed Charlotte's impetuousness nature and her loyalty. I completely loved Charlotte.

    This was another "can't put down book." Kaye has a way of weaving stories that make you feel good when you finish. Thanks Kaye, for this book, and for being my friend.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Historical at its best

    Kaye Dacus is one of a handful of authors bringing me back to historical fiction. Her attention to detail and level of research makes you feel that you are there, and the sensibilities of her characters are so appropriate to the time period of British domination of the seas.

    In RANSOME'S QUEST, we follow and conclude the adventures of William and Julia Witherington Ransome, as well as Ned Cochrane and Charlotte Ransome, William's sister. Romance, intrigue, and many surprises highlight this novel. With a major cliffhanger at the end of book 2, RANSOME'S CROSSING, Kaye keeps us guessing as she introduces us to not one, but two pirates plotting against the Witherington plantation and the Ransome name.

    If you haven't read the first two in the RANSOME series, treat yourself to reading all three in succession. If you've been waiting, as I had, for RANSOME'S QUEST, get your copy now! You won't be able to put it down!

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

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    A fabulous early nineteenth century swashbuckler

    In 1814 in St Catherine's Parish, Jamaica, notorious pirate El Salvatore kidnaps Charlotte Ransome. Her brother Captain William Ransome leads a search to find and rescue his sibling. While he is at sea, the nasty pirate Shaw loathes William and his father-in-law Admiral Sir Edward Witherington. Opportunity and a good plan allow him to abduct the wife-daughter Julia who along with the Admiralty connects his two enemies.

    El Salvatore and William learn of the second Ransome kidnapping. William vows to save the lives of both of his beloved females. He finds Charlotte safe. She informs him who El Salvatore is and he offers to assist William in locating and rescuing his spouse. Without the pirate he has had no success and he did show good faith when he freed Charlotte, but the man is a pirate.

    The third Ransome historical thriller is a fabulous early nineteenth century swashbuckler. Loaded with action and adventure from the onset, readers will relish the return of the cast from the previous Caribbean escapades (see Ransome's Honor and Ransome's Crossing) as Kaye Dacus provides a stirring sterling end to a stupendous saga.

    Harriet Klausner

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