Monday, September 5, 2011

Book Review ~ Ransome's Quest by Kaye Dacus & Giveaway

I originally toured this book on Aug 19th with FIRST Wild Card Tour but didn't have my review ready. Now, along with my review, I am posting all the info again just because I love this authors books!

Author Bio

Humor, Hope, and Happily Ever Afters! Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances with Barbour Publishing and Harvest House Publishers.

Kaye Dacus (KAY DAY-cuss) is an author and editor who has been writing fiction for more than twenty years. A former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, Kaye enjoys being an active ACFW member and the fellowship and community of hundreds of other writers from across the country and around the world that she finds there. She currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, which she co-founded in 2003 with three other writers. Each month, she teaches a two-hour workshop on an aspect of the craft of writing at the MTCW monthly meeting. But her greatest joy comes from mentoring new writers through her blog and seeing them experience those “aha” moments when a tricky concept becomes clear.

Kaye can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Book Blurb

The pirate El Salvador has haunted the waters of the Caribbean for almost ten years. When he snatched Charlotte Ransome, it was a case of mistaken identity. Now Charlotte's brother, whose reputation in battle is the stuff of legend, is searching for him with a dogged determination. But another rumor has reached El Salvador's ears: Julia Ransome has been kidnapped by the man feared by all other pirates--the pirate known only as Shaw. The violent and blood-thirsty savage from whom El Salvador was trying to protect her.

When word reaches William of Julia's disappearance, his heart is torn--he cannot abandon the search for his sister, yet he must also rescue Julia. Ned Cochrane offers a solution: Ned will continue the search for Charlotte while William goes after Julia. William's quest will lead him to a greater understanding of faith and love as he must accept help from sworn enemy and have faith that Julia's life is in God's hands.

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My Review

Hold Fast! There's plenty of action and drama on the high seas in this world of piracy and Royal Navy life. Cannon fire and mayhem. Swashbuckling heroes and damsels in distress. Author Kaye Dacus has brought me into the wonderful world of piracy. Oh my, did I just say wonderful? Well, there is romance involved so wonderful it must be!

Although I haven't read the first two books in this series I have thoroughly enjoyed the exciting escapades of Charlotte. She's a spunky young woman with tremendous courage. Time and again she puts others before herself, showing true Christian charity, even in the face of danger and possible death. I thought at times that her decisions seem to come from her youthfulness but when reflected upon they are really coming from her relationship with Christ and her desire to be more like Him. The book doesn't just focus on Charlotte but also encompasses a conclusion for Willliam, her brother, and Julia, her sister-in-law, from the first two novels. Having just met met them in this final book, I am intrigued enough to want to go back and read about them from the beginning. It's apparent that William and Charlotte are very close as siblings and their relationship is one that is funny and poignant at the same time. The relationship between Julia and William is just plain sweet. How he longs to be with her but has to attend to his obligations comes across vividly on paper. Julia is such a caring and supportive woman to all those she loves. Her grace is abundant.

There seem to be quite a few mysterious aspects to this pirate story, not just your typical looting and fighting. The mysterious El Salvador ended up being my favorite character long before I knew his identity. A pirate with a heart? Really? He's definitely one for the history books ;)

Overall, if you enjoy adventure and romance on the high seas you will love this trilogy from Kaye Dacus. Special thanks to Karri, Marketing Assistant at Harvest House Publishers, for sending me a review copy. I was not required to write a positive review.

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If you would like an opportunity to win my review copy, just leave me a comment telling me how you follow my blog. Winner will be drawn on Sept 12th. US Only!!!


  1. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. I love this series. I would love to read this. Thanks again.


  2. I've not read any of Kaye's historical books yet, but the 2 contemporary ones I've read were both excellent! Thanks for offering her newest for a giveaway. :)

    I follow your blog through GFC...and through your FB posts. :)


  3. I love her contemporary as well! You need to pick this series up. She's so talented. You'll be hooked in to both genres ;)

  4. I follow via GFC and email. Please enter me in your giveaway!

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I've read a couple of her books and both were solid. She's a great writer.

    Hugs and have a super week! :O)

  6. Hi Anne! I follow via GFC, and I do love a good pirate book ;-) Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

  7. Hey Gwendolyn! I'm so glad you came by to enter. Have you read the first two?

    I have been enjoying your story over on your blog. It's a killer to have to wait a week, though :)

  8. I've read most of her contemporary books and highly enjoy them.

    Hope your week goes well :)

  9. I love Kaye's books and look forward to the adventure in Ransome's Quest.

    I'm a follower via GFC.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  10. thanks for the chance to read kaye's latest novel...
    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too :)

  11. I follow you on my blog, thank you for the giveaway.


  12. Sounds good! Please enter me!



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