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June 23, 2017


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London's Beginnings
Book One
Jennifer Delamere 
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Warm-Hearted Victorian Romance Brings 1880s London to Life
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 that 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.

A hand 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.

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Jennifer DelamereJennifer Delamere writes tales of the past...and of new beginnings. Her debut novel "An Heiress at Heart" was a Romance Writers of America RITA® award finalist. 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 B.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, 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. She loves reading classics and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the people and places in her books.

Setting: London, 1879

How tempting and yet, scary it would be to leave everything you know and love to look for a new and different life in a place that is bursting at the seams with new adventures.  But new adventures and new things bring about the possibility of trouble, of danger, some of which was never thought of.  The past can be scary but the future can be even scarier. 
The author shows reminds us that life has a tendency to step in, even when it isn't wanted and that is just what happened to Rosalyn Bernay.  Things happened, she had no say in and she was left without any money and all alone, in London.
 Rosalyn has many talents, of which being a musician and singer and she gets the chance to put those talents to use in a theater in London.  But it seems like the past is just a few steps behind her.
When backstage Rosalyn meets Nate Moran who is filling in for his brother who broke his leg. Nate was forced to leave his regiment in India with a hand injury, but is just biding his time until he can return.
The author gives the reader a good group of characters that have real emotions and those emotions stir up the reader's emotions.   We're given one person who has a new life in this theatre and we have one who wants nothing more than to leave it.  Are these two characters birds of a feather or are they total opposites?  You find yourself feeling everything the characters are feeling. You can relate since they have what the reader can feel as true emotions, true wants and needs.  They are survivors, especially Rosalyn. But can two people who want two different things in life come together and find romance?  Or will they go their separate ways?   Will Rosalyn become a theatre favorite and star?   You are drawn into the characters also because they have baggage, which we all do, but you can relate  to characters better when you can realize what demons and fears they are trying hard to face.   These characters were like regular people not just characters, you could feel like you knew them.   I found myself wanting more at the end of the book and whenever that happens to me, I know I've totally enjoyed the book.  So if  you like historical romance with a real feel for the characters than pick up a copy and try it for yourself.  

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it for  Litfuse Publicity Group.  I was under no obligation to give a positive review.

I would give this book  5 STARS. 


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