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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Captain's Daughter
The Captain's Daughter (London Beginnings Book 1) by Jennifer Delamere is set in Victorian era London, where Rosalyn Bernay is alone and penniless until she obtains a job backstage at a theater. Rosalyn and her sisters grew up in the orphanage run by George Mueller, and now that Rosalyn is 17 years old, she has taken a job as a maid, causing her to leave her sisters behind and move to the city. Mistaken circumstances ultimately force her to go on the run, and she soon finds herself in trouble.
Nate Moran suffers a hand injury and has to return to London from his army regiment in India. He fills in as a stage hand at the theater, and he and Rosalyn meet up again (after a prior encounter at the train station).
The romance in this book is built nicely--beginning as a friendship--and the relationship between Rosalyn and Nate develops into more. The historical elements of The Captain's Daughter make it a fun story...the theater troupe, Victorian London, even an appearance by Gilbert and Sullivan.
This is a promising start to the planned series, and I'm looking forward to revisiting it as the new books become available.
The publisher provided a review copy of The Captain's Daughter.