The Captain's Daughter

The Captain's Daughter

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 27.94mm | 356g
  • Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0764219200
  • 9780764219207
  • 1,228,370

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London, 1879

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.

"Delamere's inspirational elements are subtle; her historical references include George Muller's orphanages and Gilbert and Sullivan.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."--Publishers Weekly

"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

"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."--Christian Market

"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."--All About Romance
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About Jennifer Delamere

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. Learn more at www.jenniferdelamere.com.
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1,223 ratings
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4 39% (480)
3 26% (312)
2 7% (81)
1 1% (11)
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