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.
The Captain’s Daughter by new to me author Jennifer Dalamere was a lovely little story with some romance about a young woman who finds herself in a precarious life change and ventures out into an unknown world, that is not always kind or just. I like that through it all she tried to keep her head, not to despair, and remembered what she was taught.
This was a story that decided to take a heroine, Rosalyn, who was an orphan along with her two sisters and all three were raised at Ashley Down, the orphanage run by the very real life George Mueller. I have always loved the story of Heir Mueller and how he came from being a common thief to trusting God only to supply all his and the orphanage’s needs while he cared for the thousands of orphans that came through his orphanage in Bristol. His life was a true testament of faith and prayer. I liked this author’s take on how would an orphan, now an adult, who was raised at that very God-centered orphanage handle life when out on her own. I enjoyed the whole spin on that and I look forward to reading her sisters’ stories as well.
This was a very good character study and not only that but we got to go behind the scenes to some real life plays and met some of the historical people that made those plays such a success in the time of Victoria England. This was a time in which actresses and actors professions were still looked at as a shady business. All in all, this was a very good period drama read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to post a positive review and all the views and opinions expressed are my own.
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.
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