I know! I've been AWOL this summer. So sorry about that. It's all about to change! :) *Hint: stay tuned for some changes to the CCC blog starting in August!
Meanwhile! I've been finalizing my book The House on Foster Hill releasing from Bethany House Publishers in December and writing book 2, The Reckoning At Gossamer Pond. AND! I've also been escaping in great novel adventures by some fun authors.
My latest is The Captain's Daughter, Jennifer Delamere's first release with Bethany House Publishers, although not her first novel.
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.
This novel will delight lovers of anything Gilbert and Sullivan. A rich history intertwines with the backstage setting to create a fine, well written historical novel. Descriptions are lovely, the story pleasant and consistent with a historical romance. The plot is light and consists mostly of the heroine's grafting into the life of the stage. If you're looking for a novel that mixes English stage and light romance, this is the book for you.
I'm challenged at times to read outside of my box. This novel was outside in that the plot was very much the lives of the characters over action and drama. That being said, it was thick with history, well-crafted, detailed, and wonderful writing. For anyone who loves historicals with romance and immersing themselves into unique settings and arenas, this book is definitely not going to disappoint.
So, that being said! Why not? Who wants to win a copy? I'm giving mine away to anyone in the United States. (Sorry. International postage slayed me last month).
Just leave a blog comment and tell me what intrigues you about this novel! I'll draw a winner next Tuesday!
Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher's Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited turn-of-the-century romance stained with suspense. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy TinkerBell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue.
Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures atjaimejowright.com.
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