• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 21, 2016)
April, 1897: A young nanny arrives at Sandringham, ancestral estate of the Duke and Duchess of York. She is excited, exhausted—and about to meet royalty. . . .
So begins the unforgettable story of Charlotte Bill, who would care for a generation of royals as their parents never could. Neither Charlotte—Lala, as her charges dub her—nor anyone else can predict that eldest sons David and Bertie will each one day be king. Lala knows only that these children, and the four who swiftly follow, need her steadfast loyalty and unconditional affection.
But the greatest impact on Charlotte’s life is made by a mere bud on the family tree: a misunderstood soul who will one day be known as the Lost Prince. Young Prince John needs all of Lala’s love, the kind of love his parents won’t—or can’t—show him.
Review: I have been fascinated with British history since I was 5 years old. I devour anything I can that takes place in the UK, which is why I had to read this book.
This is just a truly heartbreaking story of "The Lost Prince" and his nanny. Prince John had epilepsy and autism. He was pretty much hidden away at Sandringham. (That's the town where Princess Diana grew up)
This was just a beautiful book. It is one that you probably shouldn't read without a box of tissues next to you, because you will cry.
If you are the type of person that loves fiction on the royal family than this is a book for you
Rating: 5 flowers
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author KAREN HARPER is a former Ohio State University instructor and high school English teacher. Published since 1982, she writes contemporary suspense and historical novels about real British women. Two of her recent Tudor-era books were bestsellers in the UK and Russia. Harper won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for Dark Angel, and her novel Shattered Secrets was judged one of the best books of the year by Suspense Magazine.
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