Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Shore Read


Even in Maine it's in the 90's. So I thought it would be nice to share a little refreshment with you. Last weekend I had a chance to relax on Thomas Pond in Maine (at my parent's home). It was a nice respite after the stress of recent days and I took a nice dip in the water to cool off on the hot summer afternoon. I brought the book I was reading and it seemed quite fitting that I read it on the shore of this beautiful lake, although the ocean shore would have been even better.  But with the brisk summer breeze there were many waves this day and my imagination swept me away - thanks to the intriguing high seas adventure written by Kaye Dacus.
Ransome's Crossing, the second book in The Ransome Trilogy, continues where Ransome's Honor left off.  The regency England setting launches the story and carries the newly married Commodore William Ransome and his wife, Julia, daughter of an admiral and heiress to a carribean sugar plantation, across the ocean to her home of Tierra Dulce, Jamaica. As William and Julia navigate the seas of a new life together a secret threatens to capsize their relationship. Captain Ned Cochrane, who has been appointed to a sister ship in the convoy following a deadly attack by pirates, confides to Julia that he discovered that William's younger sister, Charlotte, has been disguising herself as midshipman "Charles Lott" on his ship. Charlotte, desperate to meet her secret fiance, put herself at great risk to do so, but soon finds herself in more harm's way than she ever thought possible.

Kaye's writing had me turning the pages with excitement to the very end. I highly recommend The Ransome Trilogy, and especially enjoyed Ransome's Crossing. The surprise ending has me eager to read the next book in the series, Ransome's Quest (coming in 2011).

For more information about the series visit Kaye Dacus online.


16 comments :

  1. I've read other books of hers and they are wonderful. I look forward to this series. :O)

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  2. This sounds like a very good book. I also could hear the waves lapping at the shore. :) Thanks for sharing.

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

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  3. Such great reads! Go Kaye! And so thoughtful of you, Carla. I retweeted:) And left a note on Kaye's blogs. It's wonderful when writers encourage one another. Bless u and so happy you're back!

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  4. Awww . . . thanks, Carla. So happy you enjoyed it!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by, Kaye! I'm enjoying this series so much. It was good to get back to reading after the difficult days following my dad's passing. You inspire me!

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  6. Laura, thank you for the retweet and letting Kaye know about the post.

    I'm so glad to be back and visiting with my blogging buddies again!! 'specially you!

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  7. Hi Sonia! Oh, yes, you definitely need to read this series - even if its not on the shore, it will still take you away.

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  8. Hi Diane, thanks for coming by. Kaye is a great writer. If you like historicals she does a super job with them, though I hear her contemporary novels are wonderful, too!

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  9. Hi Carla -

    I've read three of Kaye's books and look forward to this series. Thanks for the review.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  10. I have a sudden urge to go read a book by the sea! You made both the book and the outdoors seem wonderful. :)

    P.S. Don't forget to enter my contest!!!

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  11. Oh boy, I really must read these books now. Beautiful thought--you reading them by the lake. I hope it was a mood-lifter.

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  12. Oh boy, I really must read these books now. Beautiful thought--you reading them by the lake. I hope it was a mood-lifter.

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  13. Oh boy, I really must read these books now. Beautiful thought--you reading them by the lake. I hope it was a mood-lifter.

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  14. Looks like I have another book to add to my want-to-read list! (Two, actually.) Don't have much but muddy rivers around here, but am going to southern Missouri this weekend and will be next to the "Nor' Fork" as it is called down there. (North Fork of the White River which winds through the Ozarks.) It's not an ocean, but it's still beautiful. Have a peaceful weekend, Carla.

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  15. Sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing about it! Glad you were able to relax a bit. Hope you have a good weekend.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  16. It sounds so wonderful to read on the shore by a beautiful lake. I book sounds interesting too.

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