The Captain's Daughter
series: London Beginnings
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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.
"The author does a great job of pulling the reader into the characters' emotions and circumstances. Recommended for fans of historical romance and inspirational novels."
RT Book Reviews
"Delamere's inspirational elements are subtle; her historical references include George Muller's orphanages and Gilbert and Sullivan. This is a well-crafted, well-researched historical romance."
"This first book in a new series set in Victorian England will please fans of Carrie Turansky. It's a sweet romance that encourages readers to trust in God's love and provision for them."
"I was immersed immediately in the flow of the writing and the struggles of people who have simple goals--to rise above poverty, have a safe place to live, enough food to eat, be surrounded by loving family, and live guided by divine purpose. . . . The author puts her passion for Gilbert and Sullivan operettas into her behind-the-scenes theater descriptions and uses her knowledge to build the situations through which Nate and Rosalyn learn about God, life, and love."
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