Saturday, July 1, 2017
The Captain's Daughter
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.
My thoughts: I enjoyed this book immensely! The writing was superbly done, and I enjoyed the historical setting, since it included some of my favorites: musicals, Victorian England, and George Muller's orphanage. I'm thrilled that this is the start of a series, since I hope it means that Rosalyn's story isn't done, as I felt like the ending was a little rushed and not everything was answered.
This is a wonderful historical novel, full of plenty of details and character development. I highly recommend it for a summer read!
I received this book through Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.