Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ransome’s Crossing ~ Book Giveaway

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image Charlotte Ransome has been planning her passage from England to Jamaica to meet her secret fiancé.  Disguised as midshipman Charles Lott, she secures a position for herself aboard a fleet of boats commanded by her brother, William Ransome, that are traveling to Jamaica.

Before leaving England, Charlotte tried to ignore her growing feelings for Lieutenant Ned Cochrane, and thought she would be safe from her feelings. When the convoy of ships is attacked, Charlotte’s secret identity risks being exposed as she finds herself working much more closely with Ned than she originally planned. Will she arrive in Jamaica with her secret…and her heart…intact?

My Thoughts

I absolutely love books that are set in the 19th century era and Ransome’s Crossing by Kaye Dacus was no exception. To have the characters fresh in my mind, I re-read Ransome’s Honor, the first book in the trilogy a few days before the newest book arrived. Ransome’s Crossing picks up immediately where the first book finishes and is set on the seas between England and Jamaica ~ and the sailing is not always smooth.

Charlotte’s character is explored much more in depth in this novel, but the relationship between Julia and William also deepens {the main characters in the first novel}. Dacus does an amazing job describing everyday life on board a ship ~ making it very realistic to envision Charlotte in a place that no woman would truly want to be and how she could even cope in that position. The study and detail that Dacus put into knowing and understanding this historical era makes the story believable and one that I’ll be keeping on my shelf for years to come!

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The Giveaway

Would you like to win a copy of Ransome’s Crossing? I have one copy to mail to one of my readers! Leave a comment on this post ~ be sure there is a way for me to contact you. The giveaway will be open until Saturday, June 26th at 8pm.

This book was provided for review by Harvest House. All opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to read my disclosure policy.

13 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to read it! I love period pieces, as well.

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  2. Goodness I am never going to get anything done! :) This one looks good and I just put it in my shopping cart at Amazon waiting for my next order and the first one to of course! Thanks for taking the time to review your reads.

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  3. I read the first book (with Julia and William) and really liked it! Please enter me in the draw! I would so like to learn more about Charlotte and also about Julia and William! :)
    Thanks and God bless!
    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

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  4. Ohhhh, that sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  5. The cover looks intriguing.
    Please enter me for a chance to win.
    Thanks

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  6. This book sounds great, thanks for the review. Please count me in for this giveaway.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

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  7. Count me in!! My summer reading list is pretty short right now...I need to work on that!

    Amy Dyson

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  8. A young woman pretending to be a man always grabs my attention, I'd love a chance to win Ransome's Crossing. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot\com

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  9. This looks like a great book. I haven't read the first one yet but it's definitely going on my TBR pile. I would love to win!

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  10. This looks like a great book. I haven't read the first one yet but it's definitely going on my TBR pile. I would love to win!

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  11. Count me in!! My summer reading list is pretty short right now...I need to work on that!

    Amy Dyson

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  12. This book sounds great, thanks for the review. Please count me in for this giveaway.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

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