About the book:
Warm-hearted Victorian romance brings 1880s London to life.
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 that 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.
A hand 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.
About the author:
Jennifer Delamere's debut Victorian romance, "An Heiress at Heart," was a 2013 RITA award finalist in the inspirational category. Her follow-up novel, "A Lady Most Lovely," received a starred review from "Publishers Weekly" and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She's been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades, and lives in North Carolina with her husband.
Find out more about Jennifer at jenniferdelamere.com.
"The Captain's Daughter" is an excellent start to Jennifer's new series and it is a must-read for historical fiction fans. This is wonderfully written, excellent characters and a storyline that just flows so nicely. Rosalyn grew up in an orphanage and was in a position of service when she became of age. However, life is not a safe and happy for Rosalyn as she encounters tough situations and shady individuals. Nate is just waiting for the time that he can return to serving his country, and he is spending time healing in London. When Rosalyn and Nate's paths cross and their lives intersect at the local theater, a place that has become a sanctuary for Rosalyn and a place that Nate cannot wait to leave, both realize many things, but most importantly is that God has a plan and a purpose.
I loved the uniqueness of this book, the storyline, but really the character of Rosalyn, she has had a hard life and wasn't raised in a home being waited on and living a privileged life like so many other characters I have read about in historical fiction novels. I felt as if I was transported to London and became a part of the story which really makes a book great for me.
I highly recommend this book and am eager for book #2 in the series!
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*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*
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