Published in 2013
H/h - Ransom Byrne/Cathleen Ryan
Setting: Tennessee, post Civil War.
Read in June, 2015.
Lover for Ransom by Debra Glass was another of my impulse reads that I just picked up and dived into because the blurb was interesting. New-to-author, so didn’t know what to expect... and I simply gobbled it up! Truly!
Debra Glass’s writing style is marvelous, as well as the historical aspects that she blends together so well in the story. Set in right after the Civil War, Lover for Ransom is an Erotic Historical with an absolutely hot and intense hero and a strong, half-blind heroine.
Cathleen had been raised and lived in an orphanage until she was lucky enough to have support for and finish her studies. She was almost blind since young, something that should’ve completely held her down. Yet, Cathleen not only finished her education but also, gradually, found shelter in the idealism of suffragism. Thru her interest, she also met some good people and with their help, she found a doctor who agreed to perform corrective eye surgeries as a test case. Cathleen’s visions are now better than before, though she still needs her black glasses since her eyes still can’t endure strong lights of any kind.