Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ransome's Honor

Ransome's Honor
By: Kaye Dacus

I personally love reading books about the Regency Era and this was no exception. My favorite type of book is when people agree to marry for some sort of duty and then fall in love. Julia Witherington is a wonderful heroine. She loves her father very much and wouldn't do anything to harm his reputation as an admiral in the Royal Navy. When her aunt and cousin try to manipulate her into marrying her cousin in order to pay off his debt with her dowry, Julia comes up with her own plan to counteract them. Unfortunately for her that means swallowing her pride and asking William Ransome, a man she has not forgiven for the last 12 years, to feign marriage for a year. With a few twists in the end this book will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see if they go through with it. I couldn't put it down.

This book is very well written with a great plot. I look forward to reading the next 2 books as they come available.

Back of the Book:
When young Julia Witherington doesn't receive the proposal for marriage she expects from William Ransome, she determines to never forgive him. They go their separate ways - she returns to her family's Caribbean plantation, and he returns to the Royal Navy.

Now, twelve years later, Julia is about to receive a substantial inheritance, including her beloved plantation. When unscrupulous relatives try to gain the inheritance by forcing her into a marriage, she turns to the only eligible man to whom her father, Admiral Sir Edward Witherington, will not object - his most trusted captian and the man who broke her heart, Willam Ransome. Julia offers William her thirty-thousand-pound dowry to feign marriage for one year, but then something she could never have imagined happens: She starts to fall in love with him again.

Can two people overcome their hurt, reconcile their conflicting desires, and find a way to be happy together? Duty and honor, faith and love are intertwined in this intriguing tale from the Regency era.

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1 comment:

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

I recently won this book on another blog, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I've read lots of great reviews for it. I need to hurry up and read it. =)

~ Lori