The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere (Blog Tour Review)

The Captain's Daughter
(London Beginnings #1)
by Jennifer Delamere
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 338 Pages
June 6th 2017 by Bethany House Publisher


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.

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My Review

THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER is a heartwarming story about one of three sisters who sets off into the world with high hopes to find that only through God and kind people can she find her way and possibly love. The setting is interesting, as are the characters. The story is steady with some intense moments scattered throughout. Overall, an enjoyable read.

I really liked Nate, the leading man of the story. He came across as reliable and steady and proved that he indeed was time and again. I had mixed emotions about Rosalyn. Her childhood was somewhat sheltered, but then she lived in an orphanage for some years after losing her mother and it seemed like she should have had more street smarts than she did. She got into a few situations that I felt like she shouldn't have—that she should have known better. It made her come across as younger or naive, and not always authentic. That was the biggest thing I struggled with in this story.

The story, as a whole, was sweet. The inspirational aspects didn't feel overly done, which I always appreciate. I also love other dynamics, such as the music and Nate's family.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a story that I enjoyed, for the most part. I am curious to learn what happens to the other sisters.

Content: Some innuendo, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

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.

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