Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Rector’s Daughter by Jean Fullerton. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think.
Charlotte, daughter of Reverend Percival Hatton, has been content to follow the path laid out for her. Charlotte has an understanding with Captain Nicolas Paget – every inch the gentleman – who she expects someday to marry. But then she meets Josiah Martyn, and everything changes…
A driven and ambitious Cornish mining engineer, and the complete opposite to Captain Nicholas, Josiah has come to Londonto help build the first tunnel under the river Thames. When unpredictable events occur at the inauguration of the project, Josiah and Charlotte are suddenly thrown into an unexpected intimacy.
But not everyone is happy with Charlotte and Josiah growing closer. As friends turn to foes, will they be able to rewrite the stars and find their happy ever after, although all odds seem to be stacked against them…?
The Reactor’s Daughter was very well written and researched, making me feel like part of the story. I absolutely enjoyed the realism that was involved. The tunnel, the working conditions, and the living conditions were vividly written and I could see, hear, feel and smell the things the author was writing.
The characters were also super well written. It was hard.to read about the way the lower class was treated and I could not stand Vicar and his berating of poor Charlotte. The characters were so realistic, it was easy to forget they weren’t real people.
I appreciated that this wasn’t a cookie cutter romance either. Charlotte and Josiah had to endure many hurdles, and it made their relationship powerful. I was cheerleading for them from the beginning.
Overall, The Rector’s Daughter is a fantastic historical romance. With compelling characters and settings, it would be hard to give this novel anything less than 5 stars. Highly recommended.
Jean Fullerton is the author of thirteen novels all set in East London where she was born. She also a retired district nurse and university lecturer. She won the Harry Bowling prise in 2006 and after initially signing for two East London historical series with Orion she moved to Corvus, part of Atlantic Publishing and is half way through her WW2 East London series featuring the Brogan family.
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