23 August 2011

CFBA Tour Ransome's Quest by Kaye Dacus with review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Ransome’s Quest
Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2011)
Kaye Dacus


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. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, is a former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, and currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and even though she writes romance novels, she is not afraid to admit that she’s never been kissed.

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.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Ransome’s Quest, go HERE.

My Review:
This is book three of the series and a great book to end the series. This books has so many humourous scenes. Starts of with Charlotte being kidnapped only the kidnappers have the wrong woman. They were after Julia. El Salvador wanted to kidnap Julia to protect her now he's left her at the mercy of the pirate Shaw.
Both Ned and her brother William are off to rescue here which leaves Julia free to be kidnapped. As Charlotte was a midshipman before she knows about ships she knows her duty is to try to escape. She also knows her way around a ship. I love her strength and determination. I also love the way she and Ned care for each other but at the same time often have different opinions. We also see Julia's strength as she faces Shaw and his brutal tirany. On thing I took out of this book is how sometimes we can believe in something but when something happens to challange the belief we can actually be holding a prejudice we didn't realise we had.  This book was a wonderful book to end the series but I really wish we could revisit this series.

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