Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere Historical Romance Fiction from Bethany House London Beginning Series #1 [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts: As Christian historical fiction The Captain's Daughter provides some mildly entertain reading that is clean and that touches on the period of London in 1879. I found it interesting that the story included backstage activity and references to the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "HMS Pinafore."

The story is rife with dramatic events and villians that prey on innocent young ladies and a charming hero who ultimately rescues the young lady. It begins with young sisters atop a hill and swiftly switches to the heroin, Rosalyn, fleeing the wrath of her employee who accuses her of being a thief. Rosalyn lands in London and barely escapes the clutches of the lowest of the low of London's immoral street life. She then is swept into the rescuing arms of lovelies in the theater.

I wonder at the choice of title as the Captain seemed to be missing in the book. However, she was a captain's daughter and though her father was missing, the sweet ending references this and connects it to HMS Pinafore. I'm just wondering how Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan would like the connection. The book is entertaining though not a favorite. I can recommend it because it is not offensive, it is clean and decent, has a sweet romance, and it has interesting characters. It just wasn't appealing to me.

More reviews and other information about The Captain's Daughter - click here

About the book: London, 1879

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.

This warm-hearted Victorian romance brings 1880s London to life.

About the author: 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. Visit her online at
Begins June 20
Ends July 7 at 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of the publisher Bethany House and the author. Opinions are my own and freely given.


  1. Really looking forward to this novel!

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this book! I've hear lots of good things about it.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. Jennifer Delamere Is a new author to me, and I look forward to reading this book.


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment here at Chat With Vera. If you need to contact me directly, please use the "Comment Me" email associated with this blog and posted in the sidebar.