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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Jasmine

Ashley, Diane T. and McCarver Aaron. Jasmine. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, Inc. 2013.

SUMMARY:
JasmineJasmine must face the return of her childhood friend, David Foster, whose return is complicated by past and present misunderstandings. Adding to the emerging chaos is the appearance of a mysterious actor who opens doors for Jasmine to enter the world of theater. Much to Jasmine’s sisters’ deep concern, the stage is not always what it appears to be. Jasmine’s relationships must face the ultimate tests as she stumbles into a theater that contains sinister secrets.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
The novel’s premise promises New Orleans adventure. The beginning opens with a fast start by garnering reader interest as new characters and major dilemmas are introduced. However, once nearing the middle section of the novel, the action slows. The reader is left with the desire for something to propel the story forward. For readers that have an interest in the theater, the novel will not disappoint. The pages are filled with descriptions of sets, costumes, rehearsals and an occasional Shakespearean quote.

MY RATING:
3.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a free copy of Jasmine from NetGalley and Barbour Publishing, Inc in exchange for my honest review*