A late post from me as I’m now in Leeds!! But I’m delighted to be on the blog tour for The Rector’s Daughter by Jean Fullerton

the blurb

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…?

Where to buy:  Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my review

Charlotte, is at the ceremony of the start of a project to dig the first tunnel under the Thames, when something unexpected happens….she’s very nearly in an accident but is saved by a handsome stranger…..

Charlotte and Josiah are both unable to stop thinking about the other and as time moves on, there are many things that get in the way…..including many people who don’t wish to see them together. As the daughter of the local Rector and the son of a Miner, they are not ‘socially’ suitable and many people try to get in the way. Not only that but there are others who have feelings for both Charlotte and Josiah. But with many obstacles thrown at them, will they finally end up together….?

As a massive historical fiction fan, I absolutely LOVED this! Set in 1825, Jeans descriptions are amazing! This is the second book I have read by this author and each time I have been fully sucked into the story and surroundings and genuinely felt like I was there! The descriptions of the clothing, and day to day lives of the characters and the way they speak with each other fully immerses you in the 19th century.

And because of this, The Rector’s Daughter is a truly delightful and charming novel. I was completely hooked….the ‘will they, won’t they’ aspect kept me turning every page and wanting to see what happens next!

Some of the characters in this and their actions are terrible! The lengths people will go to, to either make themselves happy or to make people of another class feel rubbish, is appalling but we know it would have happened at the time (and probably still does in some aspects today!)

This is truly fantastic and you will be thoroughly thrown into the story. Even if you’re not an historical fiction fan, if you love a bit of true romance then you NEED to check this out! Most definitely recommended by me; I can’t wait to read more from Jean!



about the author

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.

Where to find Jean online: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

tour hosted by

Rachel’s Random Resources

Many thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour, and to Jean and the publisher for providing me with a copy in return for an honest review.

Hope you’ve all had a great day – Monday is nearly over!!

Chelle x


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