Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ransome's Quest



His sister and his wife, both kidnapped -- who will the Commodore choose to rescue?

After an eventful voyage from England to Jamaica, Commodore William Ransome hopes he can rest for a short time. But when he receives news that his only sister, Charlotte, has been captured by a pirate, he leaps into action. Then, unbelievably, word comes that his wife, Julia, has been kidnapped by yet another pirate, the black-hearted Shaw, a dangerous enemy of the Royal Navy. William is torn. which beloved woman does he go after?

Captain Ned Cochrane volunteers to sail after Charlotte, and after a perilous battle on the high seas, she is restored to the man she loves. She also has revelations about her captor's true identity and his willingness to join Ned and William in the search for Julia. it's news that sends shockwaves through the family. Can William trust a pirate to help rescue his wife? What other secrets lie buried like long lost treasure in these turquoise blue waters?

Romance, intrigue, and swashbuckling leaps of faith create a wonderfully satisfying close to this heroic series.

My Review:

I think this is my favourite book in the Ransome Trilogy.

I find Charlotte a delightful heroine. She's so spunky and funny and impulsive! She just seems to make things happen wherever she goes...and on a pirate ship that isn't necessarily a good thing! By contrast Julia is more mature, more lady-like. She reasons things out before acting, using her keen intellect to her advantage but her courage and stamina can match any man's. I loved reading about two strong heroines who don't idly sit by and wait to be rescued.

Dacus has an incredible Regency voice -- it's smooth and easy to read and makes you slip back through time. Her descriptions conjure up vivid images and her action scenes were enough to make me wince and cringe. She writes blood-thirsty pirating well.

I fell in love with one pirate though. He swooped in and stole my heart before I could steel myself from his allure. There's something in that bad-boy persona, isn't there? In my estimation, Salvador is the true hero. You'll have to read Ransome's Quest to see if you agree with me.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Ransome's Quest by Kaye Dacus please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca and make sure to put Ransome's Quest in the subject line. Draw will be held on Sunday August 21. Good luck!


  1. Sounds like a great read! Love that cover, too! :) (I'm rather partial to purple, and the dress and background are lovely!)

    Thanks for the chance to read this!



    P.S. I received my copy of Look to the East today. :) Thank you so much!!

  2. LOL - now Amber, never judge a book by it's cover! LOL. Glad Look to the East arrived safe and soound. And good luck on the draw for Ransome's Quest!

  3. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. I would love to read this. It looks amazing. I love this series. Thanks again.


  4. Hahaha, I know, but I'm notoriously bad about that! ;) But at least it sounds like what's between the covers is lovely, too, LOL! ;)

    Thanks, Kav!


  5. You're in the draw, Rebecca. Good luck!

  6. Don't put me in the draw, because I have my copy - just wanted to say "hi!" Loved your review, and I'm with you - Salvador was one amazing pirate. :)

  7. Oh, and if possible, I'd love to sign up for this one, too. I've not read any of Kaye's historicals yet, but it's on my to-do list. Her contemporary fiction is a lot of fun, though! :o)

    southernsassythings at gmail dot com

    P.S. I've got a giveaway on my blog, too, if you'd like to check it out. Just click my name, and that will take you to my blog.

  8. Hey Christy. Consider yourself signed up. :-)

  9. I have heard alot of good stuff about this series :) Please enter me.

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

  10. Consider yourself entered, Faye. :-)

  11. Oh please sign me up. I just downloaded Ransome's Honor! Would love to have this one too! :)

    srstormo at yahoo dot com

  12. Yay!! This book sounds great, so if Aussie's are open to the draw, I'd love the chance!! Thankyou!


  13. Consider yourself entered, Salena.

    And yes Esther, Aussie's are definitely able to enter. Good luck!

  14. Ok, now I want to read about Salvador. :>)
    Please enter me.

    A J Hawke
    ajhawkeauthor at aol dot com

  15. Salvador...sigh...just reading his name makes me swoon! :-) Good luck AJ!

  16. Sounds like quite an adventure and I'm really liking how all the elements of action, romance and suspense is combined. Thanks for the chance to win :)