Book Review & Giveaways: The Captain*s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere

Title:  The Captain's Daughter
Series: London Beginning Series, Book 1
Author: Jennifer Delamere
Publisher:  Bethany House
Release Date:  June 6, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

London, 1879

Forced to Leave All She Loves Behind, She Seeks a New Life in a City Bursting with Opportunity, But Fraught with Danger

When a series of circumstances beyond her control leaves Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater putting on the most popular show in the city. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage. That is, as long as the shadows from her past don't catch up with her.

After a hand injury forces Nate Moran from his army regiment in India, he returns home to London, a place that holds bitter memories. He agrees to fill in temporarily as a stagehand while his brother recuperates from a broken leg, but Nate is counting down the days until he can rejoin his regiment. His future is decided--until he meets a beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate yearns to leave behind.

I fell in love with that first glimpse when one sees the cover of a book. The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere captures your attention from the cover's backdrop of a misty London, and the heroine's facial expression. The back cover is just as lovely. And with that, I dove into the story head on, and continued until the last page.

Though I enjoyed the premise of the story, especially the amount of research the author clearly have done on behind-the-scenes of the theatre in 1879, there is a bit that I felt missing. The setting was rich with details and the characters, though could've been a bit more developed were vibrant. Who could not love Nate's family or wanting to know more about Rosalyn's sisters? The message was well played out and the series thread seems well in place.  What I find "missing" has more to do with the pace which doesn't seem to transition as well as I've liked for a smooth read. Yet, despite the little nuances I've mentioned, The Captain's Daughter is a great first book to a series that I definitely look forward to continue you.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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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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  1. The Captain's Daughter sounds amazing. Thanks for the review.
    Entered both and hoping to be fortunate enough to be selected. :)

  2. Great review and I really want to read this book

  3. great review! I adored Nate's family too!

    1. Hahha. Definitely one of the highlights! So supportive and genuine!

  4. Beautiful review! Sounds like a wonderful series!

  5. Thanks for the heads up on the Goodreads giveaway! I wouldn't have known :-)

  6. Enjoyed your review. Love the pretty cover. Blessings

  7. Really want to get to this one! My TBR pile is growing!


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