Book One of the Ransome Trilogy
Harvest House Publishers, Inc.
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 substantial dowry, a fortune most men wouldn’t see in a lifetime, 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.
- Click here to read the prologue.
- Click here to read the first chapter.
- Listen to a radio interview about Ransome’s Honor.
- Group Discussion Questions (downloadable PDF)
- My Flickr set of reference/inspiration images of the characters in Ransome’s Honor
My Posts about Ransome’s Honor:
The Original (deleted) First Scene of Ransome’s Honor
An Unused Ransome Prologue
Why Writers Need to Be Good at Math
Torture Can Be So Fun!
WooHoo! Ransome’s Honor is Finished!
Revisions and the Dreaded Synopsis
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Fun Friday–A Cover to Cover Comparison
RANSOME’S HONOR: The Inspiration & Road to Publication
RANSOME’S HONOR: The Character Casting Process
RANSOME’S HONOR: Settings
RANSOME’S HONOR: The Research
RANSOME’S HONOR: A Regency Dinner Party
MENU and RANSOME Questions Answered
See also: Posts on the Ransome’s Crossing page for more info on ships, uniforms, etc.