The Captains Daughter
About The Captains Daughter:
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.
What would you do if you happened to be in London penniless with no where to go and knowing no one? This is where Rosalyn finds herself. She finds work and more in a theater. Set in England it was fun to travel back in time and to another country. A country I’ve often dreamed of visiting. I’m sure I’d prefer to visit the historic setting!
Rosalyn finds that not all people of the theater are quite what she expected. She’s able to find lodging and work plus friends. Not only does she see that these are not loose women like she’s been told she finds that not everyone can be trusted. And that what you think you want may not be what’s best for you.
I loved seeing the character of Nate figure out who he really is. He’s spent his whole life as a soldier and he’s let that define him. He’s also decided he must carry on so that he can fulfill the role he has in his mind that he must be.
As Rosalyn gets her chance at singing and being on stage romance also blooms. But will she realize who is to be trusted of the male theater crew before it’s too late for her and for love?
Great read. Not a fast paced read but a feel good light hearted read that I recommend.