Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book:
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.
The world of the theater has been a new one for me in the past few years, but this book really brought the beginnings to life for me. Actresses and actors were not always the best people, and were not perceived as such in this time period, much as they are thought of today.
I loved the tie in’s with George Mueller, women’s medical school and veteran’s from military skirmishes at that time. It brought this story to life. The cover though, is gorgeous! I love it! The colors and just the detailing made me want to read it and savor it.
I did really enjoy this story, and treasured the story as it went on. Her older sister reminded me a bit of myself, so I am hoping that in further books, we get to see the rest of her story as well as her younger sister.