Ransome's Quest (The Ransome Trilogy #3)
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Ransome's Quest (The Ransome Trilogy #3)

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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 ma...more
ebook, 315 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Harvest House Publishers (first published July 2011)
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What a wonderful conclusion Ransome's Quest was to an adventurous and delightful series! I enjoyed every moment I spent in this book and while each book was engaging, I found this one very difficult to put down for any length of time. The Ransome Trilogy is a grand blend of Pride and Prejudice and Pirates of the Caribbean! Captivating!

On the eve of their arrival to Julia's Jamaican home, their lives are disrupted once again when Charlotte is taken by the pirate Salvador. This starts a chain of e...more
Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
First reviewed here: http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot....

Bad pirates who turn out to be good, evil pirates with devious intentions, chivalrous navy officers, and two damsels in distress who will not go lightly make for an adventure reminiscent of Pirates of the Caribbean minus the supernatural elements. The naval rhetoric and activities took some getting used to as did the contemporary relationship dynamics. Kaye is certainly well researched on the era and naval profession. I enjoyed the hum...more
In reading the Kindle version of this book, I'm pretty sure that my publisher used the unedited ARC/galley version instead of the final, edited version that was published in paperback. There were SOOOO many errors/changes that I know I made corrections on the galley before the book was published. I actually started marking them with the notes feature on the Kindle as I was reading.

That aside---and wanting to make additional edits/changes to make the story and the prose flow better---after four y...more
M.L. Tyndall
A fabulous conclusion to the series and my personal favorite!! Of course I may be partial since I also write Swashbuckling romances, but Miss Dacus has outdone herself with this story. Her research on ships and the Royal Naval sang through the adventure but did not overwhelm what turned out to be a plot full of twists and turns that kept me reading late into the night. Characters you grew to love through the series were placed in horrific situations that seemed so real, I felt their pain. Honora...more
The final book in the Ransome Trilogy and a really great series overall. My favorite in the series was the first book by far. I really did enjoy all the sea faring and pirates involved in the later books though. The last book really went a teensy bit darker with the evilness of one pirate but it made it that much better. I do look forward to reading more from this author. She's so entertaining! Between her and another fantastic author, MaryLu Tyndall, I shall never be short on reading Christian...more
Lis K
This is the third book in the Ransome Trilogy. Although past events are summarized in this book, I'd recommend reading at least the previous book in the series, Ransome's Crossing, as this book picks up immediately from where the second book ends. There is so much going on in this book and I mean that in a good way. There is not just one but two pirates! Not just one but two (and a half) abductions! Lots of twists and turns and secrets from the past coming to light. For those readers who are int...more
It's summer, vacation time but just in case you can't make to your tropical destination of choice this year with books like Kaye Dacus's Ransome's Quest there's no need to worry. The latest book in the Ransome Trilogy has sultry breezes, cerulean waters and huge ships that will take you on a journey to rival any trip to the beach. Ms. Dacus has put together a satisfying conclusion for the characters we've all grown to know and love.

The adventures of Julia, Charlotte, William, and Ned along with...more
Commodore William Ransome is accustomed to being in command. The ability to control his crew and his ship earned him the rank of commodore. However, when his wife, Julia, is kidnapped only days after his sister, Charlotte, is taken, he is torn by the fact he cannot save them both himself. Entrusting his sister to her fiancé, Ned Cochrane, William seeks clues leading to his beloved wife. Strength and bravery alone will not be enough to rescue the two ladies. When a pirate offers vital information...more
September, 1814, Tierra Dulce Plantation, St. Catherine’s Parish, Jamaica, is a day and place that Commodore William Ransome won’t be forgetting. His only sister, Charlotte, has been captured by a pirate. While attending to his pursuit of his sister’s captor, his wife, Julia, has been captured by yet another pirate, Shaw, known for his vicious treatment of his captives, and considered an enemy of the Royal Navy. Who does he go after first?

Captain Ned Cochrane volunteers to sail after Charlotte,...more
Author: Kaye Dacus
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
August 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7369-2755-0
Genre: Inspirational/historical/pirate/romance

Charlotte Ransome is outside with her intended, but she doesn’t want to marry him, having found out that he’s only after her fortune. She breaks up with him, sending him away amidst threats, and then agrees to marry Ned Cochran. But they barely seal their agreement with a kiss when they are set upon by strangers and Ned is left bleeding and he...more
RANSOME’S QUEST, the third installment in the Ransome Trilogy, was a great ending to the characters Kaye Dacus brought to life in RANSOME’S HONOR and RANSOME’S CROSSING.

Commodore William Ransome’s life is once again in turmoil. Both his sister, Charlotte, and his wife, Julia have been kidnapped by pirates with vendettas against him. Captain Ned Cochrane’s love for Charlotte is all that is needed for him to sail off to find her, freeing William up to search for Julia in the hands of the horrific...more
The back of the book doesn't do it justice - it is amazing! And its not just the suspense of what will happen to Charlotte but who really is Salvador and why does he want to protect Julia? In reading all 3 parts of the trilogy I will say that you will enjoy this book much better if you read part 1 and 2 first. Especially the last chapter when you're introduced to a couple you haven't heard of since part 1. What I really loved was the progression of Ransom and Julia's feelings for each other. Par...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
This is first fiction novel that I have had the opportunity to review that was unique in that this one involved pirates. Not like Captain Jack Sparrow pirates, but more along the lines of the Will Turner possibility of a pirate.

Known by most as El Salvador, this pirate has captured Charlotte Ransome, the daughter of Commodore William Ransome, whose goal is it to send a message that he can not ignore, that is unless the life of his daughter isn't worth the cost. Leaving her soon-to-be suitor Ned...more
First of all, I want to say that I have not read the first two books in the series. However, after reading this book, I think that it would be fine to read them out of order or just to read one of them. Some things might have been better understood if I had read the other ones first, but I think the author did a great job at making it not absolutely necessary to read the other ones first.

I absolutely LOVE sweet romances….. and when you throw in men in uniform and pirates, action, sword fights, t...more
•°o•:*:•.Jane Austen meets Pirates of the Carribean!.•:*:• o°•

Ransome Trilogy – Ransome’s Honor, Ransome’s Quest, Ransome’s Crossing
by Kaye Dacus

I am rating the books as a trilogy since I read them all back to back. These books surprised me. I felt book one started out a little slow and a bit stiff. But, they definitely got better. I started book 1 on a Sunday, finished Monday and started book 2 that night, finished it on Tuesday, started book 3 that night and finished by Wednesday afternoon. Th...more
Shannon McNear
The third and final volume of the Ransome Trilogy is a delightful romp across the Caribbean that neatly wraps up the stories of William and Julia, and Ned and Charlotte, with some wonderful surprises thrown in. It is, predictably, the most fun if the reader is already familiar with the first two installments of the series, Ransome’s Honor and Ransome’s Crossing, and it provides an exciting, sometimes heartwrenching but completely satisfying conclusion to the overall story. It’s a must-read if ei...more
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 tremendou...more
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...more
This book takes you on a roller coaster ride--lots of twists and, because it's the last book in the trilogy, lots of revelations.

It starts off rocky for me; I had to read the opening several times before getting into it. Perhaps the clunky language? Or maybe just a general feeling that characters, background, and plot were being dumped on me all at once within a few pages.

Books do this to me sometimes, and in the hands of a more skilled writer, it could've been an exciting opening.

This is the f...more
Chelsea Johnson
What a conclusion to the Ransome Trilogy!

Picking up right where Ransome's Crossing left off, Ransome's Quest provides an exciting and at times heartwrenching conlcusion to the stories of William and Julia, Ned and Charlotte along with a few surprises thrown in.

Kaye Dacus does a good job of taking you along for the ride through these character's lives. You get to feel Ned and William's fear and frustration over Charlotte, William's fears over Julia, Julia's fear and determination to not give in...more
I loved these books- especially on airport travel days. You can start it at the beginning of a 3-4 hour flight and be pretty much done with it by the time you land. Very light and easy reading, but the plot (while predictable) flows quickly.
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Picking up where Ransome's Crossing left off, Charlotte Ransome and her sister-in-law have been kidnapped by pirates. The men who love them, Captain Ned Cochrane and Commodore William Ransome must search the Caribbean. Along the way they fight battles, uncover secrets and find more than one missing person.

Charlotte and Julia's personalities are just as strong here, as they are in the first two books. Charlotte cannot resist adventure and her penchant for finding it hasn't waned. A delightful, en...more
I would have given this 4 stars( which is high for me) but the characters actions were a bit annoying at times. I don't think Ransome would have greeted his wife that way after her being kidnapped and tortured. I also didn't care for Charlotte being so disrespectful and disregarding advice by seasoned seamen. I mean is she really supposed to know more from book reading and two months at sea than men who grew up on a boat? I know it is fiction, but at times it just really stretched things. Overal...more
my favorite out of the series
Great conclusion to the series. At first I was disappointed that this was a continuation of the first two stories (and not a whole new love story), but the author did a great job keeping it interesting. The epilogue got a little convoluted where the author was trying to describe how many kids each person had and what happened to their families, but you can puzzle your way through it.
Can't get enough of this series. I love the characters...this one isn't my very favorite but it is wrapping up all the loose ends...maybe a little too well. That's okay. Who doesn't love a good ending despite not being at the end just yet.

Okay, I like tidy..but this was a bit ridiculous. But, nonetheless it was a great series.
This was the final in the trilogy, and I really did enjoy this series. The characters were colorful and likable, the story held my interest to the end, and there was a good balance of exciting action with developing relationships. If you like period stories that are simply enjoyable, this really is a good read.
3.5 stars

This was the third and final book in this series. I enjoyed the series and was especially happy to see a satisfying conclusion that brought everyone together.

Messages I took away from this book: don't judge a pirate by his cover and forgiveness frees you.
Wow. This first book in this trilogy was interesting, albeit predictable. The second was the same. Both were believable, I felt. But book three? Yikes. It's like a soap opera, all the drama. This series jumped the shark towards the end of book two.
A satisfying end to this three-book saga of romance and suspense across the seas. Julia Ransome remains determined; Charlotte Ransome remains feisty; and Commodore William Ransome and Captain Ned Cochrane have their hands full rescuing them pirates.
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Kaye Dacus is an author and educator who has been writing fiction for more than twenty-five years. Pursuing her passion for writing, she earned a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she works in higher education as an advisor and instructor. In her "other" life, she writes contemporary and historical romances. Her books ar...more
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