Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ransome's Honor - Kaye Dacus

Summary of the book:

Once Youthful Sweethearts—Can Their Love Be Renewed?

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 captain and the man who broke Julia’s
heart, William Ransome. Julia offers William her
thirty-thousand-pound dowry to feign marriage for
one year, but then something she never 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.

Okay, so I read the description and I thought to myself, convenient marriage! I LOVE those type of romances. But sadly I was disappointed. I was hoping that Julia rushes into a marriage with William, then they slowly fall back in love! Nope. I was forcing myself to finish the book. Now this is just my opinion others might have thought this a wonderful book. Don't choose not to read this book cause you read my review. Check some others out. This is actually part of a trilogy. I can easily say I will not be reading the next two books in the series. I might try out some of Kaye's other books to see if all her books are like this one. Sadly this book didn't do it for me.

Emily's Rating of This Book:

The next book I'll be doing The Help by Kathryn Stockett! I've been waiting endlessly to read it and now I am!


Gwendolyn Gage said...

Hi Emily! Hmm...I downloaded this book while the kindle version was free on Amazon, and I thought as you did - that it would be a about marriage of convenience where the hero and heroine slowly fall in love again. I'll still read the book, and now I'm curious as to what actually happens. Great review!

Rissi said...

I'm anxiously looking forward to both of these novels. I started "The Help," but haven't finished it. The movie was GREAT, so hopefully, the book will follow suit. =)

Emily said...

Rissi I have not yet watched the movie, but I have no doubt it's good! I've barely started the book and am already loving it!