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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Captain's Daughter

Love great theater plays like Gilbert and Sullivan's? Or what about the works of George Mueller? How about a love of Victorian England? Can't decide? Pick up The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere and you won't have to choose. You get them all in this wonderful Christian Historical Romance, the first novel in the London Beginnings series and one you'll want to watch for as consecutive sequels are released.

Rosalyn Bernay is forced to flee after the position she had working for a wealthy family, suddenly calls her reputation into question when she is accused of being a thief in order to comply to the whims of a promiscuous husband with questionable loyalties to his new wife. Knowing that this ploy has worked for him in the past, he was expecting Rosalyn to run and now vows to hunt her down before she can get too far away. This leaves Rosalyn with very little alternatives as she finds he is mere moments from discovering her, she boards a train bound for London without knowing what she will do when she arrives. She falls prey to some savory characters who take advantage of her uncertainty of what to do. She barely escapes working in a brothel and soon finds herself penniless when a street urchin steals her reticule.

She finds herself in a fortuitous circumstance when she is believed to be the newly hired cleaning lady for the theater. She goes along with the ruse and discovers since the former girl doesn't show, they are willing to take a chance on Rosalyn. Yet it seems like God's plan for her life continues as she finds lodgings with the head actress and protection under a handsome solider/stage hand Nate Moran. However when the landlady threatens to toss Rosalyn out after learning she had planned to stay, Nate offers her a room in the large home with his family. It is there he learns more about her plot, her upbringing and her passion for singing and the theater. Now if he can only keep his thoughts clear, he might just finish his temporary stint filling in for his brother Patrick who was injured at work. He has resolved to return to the Army and leave for India as soon as Patrick is able to return and that means he can't have feelings of anything beyond friendship for Rosalyn.

I received The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere compliments of Bethany House Publishers and Litfuse Publicity. In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, you should assume that every book reviewed here at Reviews From The Heart was provided to the reviewer by the publisher, media group or the author for free and were received, unless specified otherwise. This is such a delightful novel because as a reader, you truly get a potpourri of surprises tucked inside as you work your way though the early stages of theater, as well as the life of a homeless person on the dark and dangerous streets of England in the late 1800's. This novel made me want to keep the musical scores of Gilbert and Sullivan as my background music while enjoying the continuing escapes between Rosalyn and Nate. I can't wait to see where this series will pick up in the sequels and hope that readers get more insight into the lives of Rosalyn's sisters next. For me, well worth an evening enjoying this book from cover to cover and worthy of 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion.

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