Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ransome's Quest by Kaye Dacus ~ review

Ransome's Quest (The Ransome Trilogy)

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736927557
Review copy provided by Harvest House Publishers

Product Description:

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

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

Will Commodore Ransome trust Salvador 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.
My take on this book:
Just as Charlotte Ransome is accepting a marriage proposal from Captain Ned Cochrane she is kidnapped by a pirate, El Salvador de los Esclavos, The Savior of Slaves. Turns out it she was kidnapped by mistake, they really intended to kidnap her sister in law Julia, so they could protect her from the evil pirate Shaw. Because their plan failed Julia is actually kidnapped by the blackheart Shaw. Can the two women be rescued?
When oh when am I going to learn my lesson and read series books in order?
While the story line was good I found it hard to be swept away by this story, but it wasn't due to the story or the author, because the plot was actually good. Instead I believe it was because I hadn't read the first two books in this series. I kept feeling like I was missing background information. So I would say if you enjoy reading about pirates, kidnappings, family secrets and a nice romance set during the 1800's then your  probably going to enjoy this one, but you really need to read this series in order to understand what is going on so I suggest starting with Ransome's Honor.


  1. I had a tough time really getting into the romance aspect b/c we were just thrown in to the end of the relationships. I still liked it though, i'd like to read the others.

  2. I've had enough similar experiences, that now I try to always check if a book is a series book before I begin.


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