The Captain’s Daughter

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Delamere, Jennifer. The Captain’s Daughter: London Beginnings- Book 1. Bloomington, MN: Bethany house Publishers. 2017.

SUMMARY:
Needing to urgently leave town due to circumstances beyond her control, Rosalyn Bernay finds herself in London, penniless, homeless, and jobless with few possibilities. Making her way through London, Rosalyn soon makes acquaintances- some helpful, others not. Landing herself a job backstage at a theatre, with the help of her new friends Jessie and Nate, her life takes a change in direction for the better albeit one that could also affect her heart…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As a new author to me, I can honestly say I have found another favorite author in Jennifer Delamere. Grabbed from the first page and reading straight through to the end, this was one of the fastest books I have ever read. With a bit of turbulence, romance, and secrets mixed with my favorite genre of time and place, The Captain’s Daughter was a success for me. Glad to know this is only book one of the new series, London Beginnings, I absolutely will watch for the next installments. Welcome to my favorite author list, Jennifer Delamere!

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Captain’s Daughter from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review*

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The Covered Deep

Vallance, Brandy. The Covered Deep. Brentwood, TN: Worthy Publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
deepWorried at age twenty-five that she may remain a spinster yet unwilling to lower her standards, Bianca Marshal enters a writing competition which may thrust her towards true love. Adventure, mystery, secrets and faith all have an impact on Bianca while traveling through London and continuing into the Holy Land which may cause her to encounter more than she ever imagined…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
From the front cover to the writing within, this novel astounded me. The word choices and author’s obvious command of the written language were actually so well blended that the pages turned rapidly. Though not heavy in physical adventures, the mental and emotional involvements were many. As the mystery unraveled throughout the book, I marveled at the changes of my feelings towards the characters…again, due to the selected prose. I particularly liked the reason behind the title of this book which has me contemplating the story even as I have finished it. As the winner of the Jerry B. Jenkins: Operation First Novel Award, Brandy Vallance demonstrated she knows how to write (even though this novel took her fourteen years to finish)! I look forward to her next writing endeavor which I only hope is currently underway…

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Covered Deep from Worthy Publishing/ First Look Blog Network for my honest review*