When a series of circumstances beyond her control leaves Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater putting on the most popular show in the city. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage. That is, as long as the shadows from her past don't catch up with her.
After a hand injury forces Nate Moran from his army regiment in India, he returns home to London, a place that holds bitter memories. He agrees to fill in temporarily as a stagehand while his brother recuperates from a broken leg, but Nate is counting down the days until he can rejoin his regiment. His future is decided--until he meets a beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate yearns to leave behind.
This is the first book in the series "London Beginning." It was okay, which isn't a great thing, I'm sorry. I found the story a bit lack lustre. I did learn something about theatre, but otherwise, I thought the story was lacking depth. Without giving the story away, I did expect more twists and turns in the "mystery" part of the plot. It was no surprise the outcome.
As there are three sisters, I am assuming the next book would be about one of the other sisters, and as each one has a different occupation, maybe the next book will be more interesting?
Stars out of 5 : 3 This book was a pleasant read over a couple of afternoons. Ask me in a month or so time what it was about, I probably won'r remember.
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