23 August 2011

Book Review Ransoms Crossing by Kaye Dacus

Product description:
Set in the early 1800s, this captivating, romantic second book of the Ransome Trilogy from author Kaye Dacus unfolds with the grace, power, and excitement of an ocean storm.
Charlotte Ransome, desperate to reach Jamaica to see her secret fiancé, disguises herself as a midshipman for a convoy led by her brother, Captain William Ransome. Meanwhile, William and his new bride, Julia, face the rough swells of the sea and of marriage as they try to adjust to life together.
When yellow fever befalls Charlotte and her identity is discovered, she begs first officer, Ned Cochran, and Julia to keep her presence and illness from her brother. But could this secret create insurmountable waves between Julia and William? And will Ned’s tender care of Charlotte change the tide of her affections forever?
This smart, engaging tale is about holding on to faith during the journey to love and be loved.

My Review:
Another good book by Kaye. This book takes up where book one ended with Charlotte wanting to sail to Jamaica to marry her secret fiance. Charlotte joins the navy as a midshipman on one of the ships sailing back to Jamaica. She does well and isn't discovered til later on the journey. When I was reading and seeing what happens on a ship with the officers and midshipmen it took me back to episodes of Hornblower. I love Charlottes courage and strength. I also fell for Ned he has alot of demons to struggle with but he a good officer. We also spend time with Juila and William and its interesting seeing how they adjust to marriage. This book kept me up at night as I just wanted to keep reading. One word of advice if you buy this series buy the whole series at the one time. The first two books end with you wanting to keep reading. This is especially true with book two. I was so glad I had waited till I have book three as the ending is a cliffhanger.
Great read.

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