Friday, July 7, 2017

Book Review: The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere

The Captain's Daughter
Book Description:

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 which 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.

An 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.

Book Review:

From my own perspective and from reading reviews on GoodReads, it seems like if you liked this book, you loved it, and if you were kind of "eh" about the book it was because of a couple of things. First, the title. While the title itself is fine, it doesn't have a lot to do with the story. I personally kept waiting for that aspect of the story to manifest itself somewhere and it never did. It's a beautiful cover though (which is neither here nor there, but it is nice).

Second, the pacing of the story. It goes from very fast paced, to pretty slow. This, for me, wasn't a book that I stayed with until it was finished. It took a number of days for me to finish and I really think it was just the pacing. The story itself was fine and entertaining. The characters, especially Nate's family, were well written and enjoyable to get to know, but it was pretty slow.

The theater portions were fun and different for me. I enjoyed that aspect of the book immensely. While I'm not in any hurry to reread this book, I will gladly read the rest of the series (I'm assuming about Rosalyn's sisters) when those books come out.

The Captain's Daughter

Title: The Captain's Daughter
Author: Jennifer Delamere
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: June 2017
Source: I received an copy from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.