Monday, July 3, 2017

Book Review - The Captain's Daughter


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.

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.

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I enjoyed this book and loved that it was a long book. The plot was very engrossing and kept me hooked from the first page.

This is the story of three sisters who lost their parents when they were young and are raised in a orphanage. The orphanage has brought them up with a Christian faith and strong moral beliefs. When Rosalyn goes out into the world, we wonder if she can still maintain her strong faith after being sheltered in the orphanage.

The orphanage is based on the real life orphanages of George Muller. This added so much to the story and made me want to learn more about this amazing man who gave his life to Christ and then helped others out of his love of God.

Rosalyn gets into a perilous situation by the people that employed her and she is on the run from them. She's not sure who she can trust but has to trust someone to help her. Although she is the main character in the book, the three sisters are very interesting in their differences and I enjoyed that. Every character was well rounded and believable which made me more invested in the story.

I love the theatre aspect of this story as I hadn't really read about that during this time period. I didn't realize it wasn't looked well upon during the Victorian era. The fact that this is set in London made it that much more appealing to me.

This is a wonderful book with lots of intrigue and some romance. The story is excellent and kept me reading well into the night several times. You'll really like this book as much as I do so give it a read! I am giving it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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