Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

I enjoyed this book and the setting of being behind the scenes in a theater.  I've not attended very many theater productions in my life but have enjoyed the few I have.  So it was interesting to read small details of backstage life and a few onstage moments. :)  And as I've read other reviews on this book, I realize that this book is set at the beginning of theater greats, Gilbert and Sullivan.  I believe that some of their productions are still being used today.

Rosalyn Bernay is a talented young lady who is on the run from false accusations of theft being made by her employer's husband.   Although determined and a fast learner, she has also been somewhat sheltered by her life in an orphanage and her position as a lady's companion.   When she lands in London, her naivety puts her in a dangerous position which she only narrowly escapes.  This start to the book will hook you right away and keep you intrigued to the end.

For the most part I liked Rosalyn's character.  However, I felt like she was a little too naive when it came to that guy in the theater that kept coming on to her.  You would think she would have had a little more sense after dealing with her previous employer's husband.  But she does continue to grow and become more confident throughout the book.

Nate Moran was a wonderful hero for Rosalyn.   He's a bit broody but he's a loyal family man, a hard worker, and as he grows in character throughout the book, he tries not to admit that he's falling for Rosalyn.  :)  I loved his family!  His mom, sisters and brother - all pushing him to move on from the pain of being jilted and get on with his life.  Nate and his family are all involved in some form of charity work and are loving and kind to those around them.  They are a great refuge and support for Rosalyn.

All in all, I think this is a well written, quick and easy read with a gentle love story and a touch of danger.  I look forward to reading the next book in this series!

*Thanks to LitFuse for a complimentary copy of this book. I was not paid or required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.

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