“The Captain’s Daughter” is another debut novel that I enjoyed enough to make me look forward to the remaining books of the series. I am now familiar enough with three book series to know that the other two will feature Rosalyn’s sisters who were introduced in the prologue of this one. I hope that each of those will be equally as unique as “The Captain’s Daughter”.

I almost always enjoy a good historical romance but I particularly enjoyed reading about life in the theater during Gilbert and Sullivan’s early years. The stage came alive in the pages of this book and it was fun to read about everything required to pull off a production in Victorian London from the costumes to the lighting. Strong characters, both primary and secondary were mostly likeable with one particular character receiving their comeuppance by the end. A surprise or two were in store during this sweet romantic novel and I loved watching Nate and Rosalyn’s relationship develop slowly. Their spiritual growth was also encouraging.

It will be difficult to wait on the next installment of the London Beginnings series. I am hoping that the Bernay sisters will discover what happened to their missing father before the series ends. “The Captain’s Daughter” was an excellent beginning and I would recommend it to those who enjoy Historical Romance, especially those set in Victorian London.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Litfuse Publicity. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


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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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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