I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are mine.
When a series of
circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and
penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater which
is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and
singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with
the idea of pursuing a career on the stage.
An injury during a
skirmish in India has forced Nate Moran out of the army until he
recovers. Filling his time at a stable of horses for hire in London, he
has also spent the past two months working nights as a stagehand,
filling in for his injured brother. Although he’s glad he can help his
family through a tough time, he is counting the days until he can rejoin
his regiment. London holds bitter memories for him that he is anxious
to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new
lease on life in the very place Nate can’t wait to leave behind.
The Captain's Daughter is the first book in Jennifer Delamere's latest series, London Beginnings, and it is fantastic. This is the first book by Jennifer Delamere I have had the pleasure of reading and I can't wait to read more. Jennifer Delamere writes with authority on England especially London during the Victorian Era, India and the Army at that time, the theater, and actors and actresses. I found myself drawn to the cover of this book, it is beautiful and well done. When I read the description I HAD to read it. As a HUGE fan of Christian Historical Fiction this book was a must read for me. I found Jennifer Delamere's style of writing inviting, the pace of the story was good, and the story kept me engaged from start to finish. The characters in this book were well written and real people dealing with real life during this time. I really enjoyed the characters in this book but I think my favorite was Rosalyn. She is a strong, kind person whose faith is unbreakable. The circumstances she finds herself in she handles with grace. I enjoyed her story. I found myself unable to put this book down. From start to finish I felt like I was there with Rosalyn on her journey. I have found a new must read author in Jennifer Delamere and cannot wait to read this next book in this series. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction especially during the Victorian Era, you will not be disappointed. I give this book 5 STARS.
I want to apologize to Jennifer Delamere and Litfuse Publicity for the lateness of this review.