The Ransom centers on Juliana Dutton who is trying desperately to keep her household from the brink of ruin. She runs her father’s shipping business in Jamaica in 1692 while he is gravely ill, keeping his condition a secret so as not to run the risk of losing all his clients. But she cannot shake off her troubles including a brother who is a wastrel and a persistent sea captain determined to wed her. She agrees to a fake engagement with an aristocratic fop, Lord Munthrope, to keep the captain at bay.
The more she gets to know Munthrope, the more perplexed she is by the man who harbors secrets and a kind heart and has more depth than she originally imagined. Then there’s the notrorious pirate Earl, known throughout the Carribean as the pirate most to be feared. Juliana encounters him when he comes her rescue while she’s visiting the bad side of town trying to locate a woman she’s trying to help. Fans of the Scarlett Pimpernel are sure to see similarities between the two stories and one can’t help but falling in love with the two complex characters of the Pirate Earl and Lord Munthrope. I don’t want to say too much and spoil the surprise, but I found this book hard to put down. I give this four out of five stars.
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