Copyright 2012 by Regina K. Ryals
All rights reserved.
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, organizations, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
First and foremost, I want to dedicate this book to a man I never knew, but who I know was special because of the love his family felt for him. Melanie Bruce has been an amazing editor for me, working around her schedule to put as much time in both Redemption and Ransom as I have. Because of this, I dedicate this book to her father who passed away at the end of 2011. I would also like to thank Sabrina Williams who is both my twin sister and an amazing mother. The mother of three children, one Autistic, she had made Autism awareness a near and dear effort on the part of our entire family. Also, thank you to Audrey Welch, my best friend and an amazing photographer who photographed my Dayton for the books' covers. Thank you also to Laura Wright LaRoche for her amazing cover art. And to my beta readers and friends, Melissa Wright and Whitney Deboe. It has been amazing getting to know you. Last, but never least, thank you to my husband who puts up with my author "mood swings," and who loves me with the same patience and adoration he has since the day we met. He is a truly amazing husband and father. And a very, very special thank you to Melanie Bruce, a truly remarkable woman who helps make every book the best it can be.