Book Review: The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere

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The Captain’s Daughter is written by Jennifer Delamere. It was published by Bethany House. I selected this book for review and was provided a complimentary copy from LitFuse Publicity for my honest review.

Rosalyn Bernay is a sensible young woman who sets off to find a better life in London. A series of unfortunate events transpire for the young Rosalyn. With not a dollar to her name, she finds work at a theater as a stagehand. Here she meets, for the second time, Nate Moran.

Nate recovers from an injury sustained in the army by working at the theater. He fills in for his brother, Patrick, who is also injured. It seems that Rosalyn and Nate’s chance encounter and missed opportunities are more about timing than anything else. It comes together in God’s perfect time.

Without giving too much of the story away, I enjoyed this book because of the time period it was set in, the dialogue was rich, and it was not overtly romantic. I enjoyed reading how Rosalyn created her own way through her hardship. She later met up with her sister who was destined for medical school. I may venture to say that romance is not its shining light but that women can be God’s shining light without overtly obvious language.

I am not a fan of romance. I picked up this novel to keep my mind fresh and open to the possibility of learning more. I’ve read one Francine Rivers book and I was not disappointed. Suffice it to say, if you are a fan of Francine Rivers, you’ll definitely love Jennifer Delamere. Also, if you’re a fan of reading about a strong woman lead, this book is for you.

The writing is tight and interesting. It’s an easy read but one the reader will cherish. It is rich in storytelling, and the characters are well-rounded. I recommend this book if you’re new to Christian romance of if you’re a big fan of it. Ms. Delamere surprised me. It was a pleasant experience.

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.

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Cover photo credit: Ben White