My Review: Ransome's Honor (The Ransome Trilogy, Book 1) by Kaye Dacus

Ransome's Honor (The Ransome Trilogy, Book 1)
by Kaye Dacus
Copyright 2009
Harvest House Publishers
346 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7369-2753-6

From the publisher:
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.

My Review:
The publisher says this series has "...the wit, romance, and social commentary of Jane Austen..." and it really does! If you are a fan of Persuasion you will definitely love this book! I'm sorry that it took me almost a year to read it. I really wish I would have read it sooner since it is soooo good, but that means I have less time to wait till I read the next book, Ransome's Crossing which releases in June!

The heroine in this story is 29-year-old, "on the shelf," spinster, Julia Witherington who believes she lost her chance at love when William Ransome, a young officer in the Royal Navy, did not propose. Twelve years later, William, now a successful naval Captain, returns to Portsmouth much to Julia's surprise. Julia, who longs for her quiet life in the West Indies must find a way to save her inheritance from unscrupulous family members and return to her plantation while dealing with her heart.

Ransome's Honor is not packed with searing kisses or sultry glances, the romance in this book is sweet. We even get a glimpse of what has the potential to be a love triangle between William Ransome's young sister, Charlotte and two gentlemen, one whom is introduced and one who is still very much a mystery! I really grew to like Charlotte almost as much as Julia and can't wait to see what adventures await her in Ransome's Crossing!

Christian fiction fans pick up this book...I don't think you will be disappointed!

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*I received my copy from the author's giveaway celebrating the release of the book.*


  1. Awesome review, Renee!! I'm going to have to add this one to my never ending to read list!!

  2. What a lovely review, Renee! It sounds like a sweet book to savor on a lazy Saturday.

  3. YAY! Glad to know you enjoyed it. I hope to get to it one day soon. *fingers crossed*

    Great review! :)


  4. Aah! Fans of Persuasion should read this? That's my favorite Austen book! Going to add this to my wishlist right NOW!

  5. I let my roommate borrow this book a while ago and she really seemed to enjoy it, as well! I confess that I haven't read it yet (I know, I know...), but thanks for sharing your thoughts on it! :)


  6. Haha, I'm Amber's roommate who read this book! I did like it, and I am a great fan of Jane Austen. Can't wait to see what happens with Charlotte!


  7. Glad I could help you guys with your TBR piles and wishlists!! LOL you should see how huge mine is!

    Lindsay I'm hpoing to get book 2 soon because I can't wait to see what happens to Charlotte's going to be interesting!

    XOXO~ Renee


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