Ransom My Heart

Ransom My Heart

by Meg Cabot, Mia Thermopolis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061700071
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Series: The Princess Diaries
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 424,141
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction The Princess Diaries and The Mediator series. Over 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Place of Birth:

Bloomington, Indiana

Education:

B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991

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Ransom My Heart 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 99 reviews.
jinxminx76 More than 1 year ago
I teach middle school. This book was sent by our school system to our school's library. The buyer for our system saw "Princess Mia" and made a logical, albeit vastly incorrect, leap that Cabot's book would be a great addition based on the success and readability of the Princess Diaries. NOTHING could be further from the truth. As an adult, the book is just fine for my eyes. Everything that has been said in previous reviews about characterization and adventure and strong female heroine and romance is absolutely true. BUT THIS IS NOT A BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS. Contrary to the marketing that misleads the reader into believing this is a natural extension of the Princess Mia ethos, this book contains graphic sexual detail and innuendo. This book should be in the adult Romance section of any bookstore and never, ever confused with a book that would be appropriate for the masses of girls who fell in love with Princess Mia (at least until they pass an acceptable age---and 13 and 14 ain't it). I was surprised because the book didn't really need the gratuitous, graphic sex to be a good read...the story could stand on its own without it. If you pick up this book thinking it will have the same mildly flirtatious and innocently romantic tone as the Princess Diaries series, you will be shocked and disappointed to find that Princess of Genovia Mia Thermopolis has quite the explicit imagination, as she is credited with the authoring of this book. I applaud that the proceeds go to a worthy cause, but at the same time please be aware this is a book for ADULT AUDIENCES...or at least the more mature, late teens...definitely not your Disney Princess!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was a true classic and I loved it, but due to the popularity of the Princess Diaries Series amongst really young girls, it is quite risky that it was released with the series as it contains quite vulgar scenes which may not be appropriate for young girls. But overall, GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
The people in Finnula Finn's town are starving. Luckily, she's can wield a bow and arrow like nobody else. She's been keeping the town's people fed so they don't starve. She likes looking after people and not being a conventional women. When her sister comes to her needing help, she can't refuse. However, she knows nothing about capturing a man and holding him for ransom. When she finds one to her liking, she doesn't realize that she's in way over her head. First of all, he infuriates her. Second of all, she finds herself divulging all her secrets to him - well not all of them. She still doesn't want to talk about what happened on her wedding night. That subject is off limits, but nothing else appears to be off limits including her lips. How did she get herself into this mess and how could it end other than badly?

An adult romance novel written as a senior project by Princess Mia Thermoplis. She uses a pen name in an attempt to become an author without using her title. All the proceeds from this book will go towards Greenpeace.

An addicting and satisfying read. I read this yesterday during my snow day. And loved it. It was the perfect treat for the day.
~ yabooknerd @ http://yabooknerd.blogspot.com/
Runa on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I am neither a historical fiction reader, nor a romance reader. The sole reason I wanted to read this book was because of the fact that it was written by the great Meg Cabot. Cabot has written young adult historical romances (Nicola and the Viscount, Victoria and the Rogue) and I was not a fan of those. For the most part, I was completely enchanted by Finnula's story. It's great to see a romance novel that breaks romance novel stereotypes of weak, helpless women waiting for strong burly men to do everything for them. Things like this (and minor anachronisms) remind the reader that this is theoretically being written by a girl in her senior year of high school. It's a fun read, though not entirely suitable for young adults (but you just know Princess Diaries fans are going to ignore this fact and read it anyways). Everything's great until the end approaches. The wedding is skipped over, and then a weird storyline begins. I honestly believe the wedding should have been an ending with an elaborate wedding scene, and then anything after that could have served as either an epilogue or as a sequel. It felt as though it were two entirely different books, and read pretty awkwardly. There's no main idea throughout the entire book, it's two different ones (the first being 'falling in love', the second 'death threats, oh no!'). Rating: 4/5
vanedow on LibraryThing 28 days ago
The premise of this book is pretty entertaining, even before you get to the story. The book is written by Mia Thermopolis, the main character of Cabot¿s Princess Diaries books. Meg Cabot is just helping her write. A chapter from one of the Princess Diaries books is included at the back, explaining a bit about why Mia is writing. Therefore, Meg Cabot¿s trademark humorous style is toned down quite a bit in this novel, though smile-worthy scenes are found throughout. The main characters are extremely likeable and fun to adventure with. This is a romance novel, yes, but it¿s a romance novel with an actual plot and character development! (Of which I¿m sure there are many, I¿m just addressing comments people made to me when I told them what I was reading.) Reading a romance novel is definitely off the beaten track for me, but I really enjoyed this story.So, overall, I recommend this book! It¿s fun, sexy and definitely worth a read.
theepicrat on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Ransom My Heart is a light-hearted romp in a world similar to that of Robin Hood. Finn proves to a spirited young woman who is not afraid to speak her mind, and Hugo is the man who proves to be her equal (though she vehemently denies it at first). A charming and bubbly read that you will finish before you know it! The writing is luscious and the characters very lovable!
stephxsu on LibraryThing 28 days ago
When her sister Mellana tearfully needs money for her dowry, the feisty and independent Finnula has no choice but to kidnap a rich man and hold him for ransom to get the money. She finds Sir Hugh Fitzwilliam, a knight just returning from the Holy Wars, and makes him her hostage. Perfect.However, her hostage is hiding a few secrets. For one, his real name is Lord Hugo Fitzstephen, and he is the heir to Stephensgate Manor, the town where Finnula resides as the miller's sister. Hugo has had his fair share of women, but not capture his attention so much as the Fair Finn, whose acerbic manner and complete unawareness of her beauty make him practically unable to keep his hands off her.There are more than a few reasons why Finnula wants nothing to do with the future Earl of Stephensgate, though, because of a disturbing past that may threaten to destroy everyone's present and future happiness if someone doesn't do something about it...If you want a light, frothy, and fun historical romance, look no further than RANSOM MY HEART. I'm not a big romance novel reader, but this book completely won me over with the strong of the attraction between Finnula and Hugo. They are arresting and appealing, if somewhat stereotypical, characters--Finnula is the willful free spirit, Hugo the dangerously sexy royalty guy. However, that didn't bother me much at all, simply because their story was so fun to read.This novel is actually the senior project of Mia Thermopolis (from The Princess Diaries), and so of course there are some aspects of it that are rather cliche: the romance-y terms, the faux-Olde English speech. Additionally, the second half of the novel drags a bit, and the ending felt a bit too well wrapped up. Overall, however, RANSOM MY HEART is a truly enjoyable and fun romantic romp, and it's going to stay on my bookshelf when I need a lighthearted and sexy escapism read.
auntangi on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I love Meg Cabot, so I will read just about anything of her's. This book was a fun little romp and a very quick read. Great for a lazy Saturday or a rainy afternoon...not literature by any stretch of the imagination, but worth the time.
sarah8888 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
i read this purely because i had already finished the rest of meg cabot's books, and was surprised by how entertaining it was. It is by no means some great piece of literature but it is a really cute, dirty little read. It is a good fusion between tacky raunchy love story and decent book, combining dirty humor with character's you actually like.
bonbonsandreveries on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Finnula Crais is a female Robin Hood, known as Fair Finn. She helps feed the poor (by stealing from the rich). She is a skilled archer. If that isn¿t enough to cause the town to gossip, she also wears men¿s clothes. gasp The horror! When Finnula¿s unwed sister becomes pregnant, Finnula is forced to help. Finnula goes in search of a rich man to take hostage to pay for her sister¿s dowry. She captures Hugo, a knight on his way home from the Crusades. An amused Hugo allows himself to be captured. Their journey back is filled with tension (will they or won¿t they)-it is intense. I don¿t want to give anything away but that is only the first half of the book. The second half is drenched in mystery, and romance too. Finnula and Hugo were great characters. Finnula is a redhead tomboy who won¿t let anyone push her around. Hugo, on the other hand, is arrogant and bossy. They are constantly arguing. Most of it is playful though. He wants her to wear dresses while she insists on wearing men¿s clothes. Underneath all their arguing, they really love each other. The great thing about these characters is that neither changed who they were for the other, they learned to compromise. They both kept their values, which I think makes them work well together-especially for the story. It¿s the main cause of their constant head butting. Ransom My Heart is a great novel filled with romance (lots of it), adventure, suspense, and bit of mystery. Warning: some sex scenes.
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Fetching finn is always toying with hugo and keeps everyoe on edge
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Ive read it alot and its just so amazayn. I love it even though the second half leaves something to be desired.
Mooslynn More than 1 year ago
Okay so the beginning had some major promise. The first half was a page turner. What's going to happen? Will they get together or not? A page turner that made me stay up way longer than I should have been awake. Then I passed that part and was kind of left deflated. I love these main characters but feel that the end was missing something. Like why was Finn acting the way she was? Hugo never asked her that. The reader knew why she was acting that way but he never did. I wanted answers and there were none. That's not to say that this wasn't a great romance novel because it was. There was no mushy ending where everything is revealed in the last page or so, which is the only thing I hate about romance novels. But I wanted more. Not sure what that more could have been but all I knwo is I wanted it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luvd readin this buk ive read it 3x, i would definately recommend reading this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book but its no Princess Diaries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was realky funny how meg cabot actually wrote the book that she mentioned mia writing in the princess diaries. When i read the princess diaries and this book was mentioned, i wished it was a real book, and i just thought id look it up for kicks not expecting to find anything, but its actually a real book. :-D
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And i read it Now my sith grage friend s reading it
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