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  • The Royal Nanny
  • Karen Harper
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  • 04 August 2019
  • 9780062420633

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The Royal Nanny characters Þ 6 Ost Prince Young Prince John needs all of Lala’s love the kind of love his parents won’tor can’tshow himFrom Britain’s old wealth to the glittering excesses of Tsarist Russia; from country cottages to royal yachts and from nursery to ballroom Charlotte Bill witnesses history The Royal Nanny is a seamless blend of fact and fiction an intensely intimate yet epic tale spanning decades continents and divides that only love can cro. The Royal Nanny by Karen Harper is a deeply moving book that tells the fictional tale based on historic fact about Miss Charlotte Bill called Lala by her charges Lala was hired as an undernurse to work for the Duke and Duchess of York Lala was charged with caring for the little princes David and Bertie Later she would care for Prince John whose story is the heart of this book John or Johnnie was the lost prince and I did see a movie about Johnnie by that name who time almost forgotThe Royal Nanny also features a love story as Lala falls in love with a Chad Reaver Reaver works at the royal estate Their romance is beset with difficulties as Lala loves caring for her royal charges and would probably have to leave the royal children she loves if she marries Lala wants to remain in her position making the possibility of marriage almost impossibleThroughout the novel Lala and Chad s romance is interspersed with Lala s travels with the royal family her day to day caring for the royal children and finally the marriage proposal that did not uite go as plannedLala later almost marries Chad but fate intervenes once againIn the end Johnnie dies after having a strong epileptic seizure Throughout the book you will read about the luxurious royal life and learn to love and sometimes dislike the royal characters found in her book You will also get a birds eye view of what royal life may have been like during the late 1800s to early 1900sRecommendReview written after downloading a galley from Edelweiss

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The Royal Nanny characters Þ 6 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 affectionBut 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 L. For those of you who have seen the King s Speech you know the historical figures of Bertie George VI his older brother David and their parents King George V and ueen Mary For those paying close attention you may remember Lionel Logue asking about Bertie s youngest brother Johnnie who died at a young age This novel ostensibly gives a closer look at Johnnie s life through the eyes of his nanny Charlotte Bill or Mrs LalaIt wasok Certainly most of the people in this book including Mrs Lala are real people So Harper chose to write a historical novel through the eyes of this actual person who started out as a nanny to all the royal children and then primarily took care of Johnnie as people realized he was having difficulties with seizures I enjoyed the pieces that tried to piece together the probable home life of the royal family and how servants such as Lala could get caught in the middle of those things She tried to capture the personalities of the different children although how accurate they are I can t tellBut there were some serious flaws I just couldn t get past First and probably least flawed is that we are well over 100 pages in before Johnnie is born so even though her care of him is the central plot of the book it takes a LONG time to get off the groundSecond CHAD REAVER Dammit Chad Chad Reaver is NOT a real historical figure Harper mentions his character is an amalgamation of 2 people It shows Harper writes this forbidden romance between Reaver and Mrs Lala and it is the most irritating shallow annoying distracting thing about this book Every time I was getting into the plot CHAD REAVER showed back up and a piece of me died In this book Lala meets Reaver early on in her time there and telling not showing exposits how much they love each other and very uickly has him propose her decline and DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA Then he pops back up to add some spice to the plot at seemingly pointless intervals This bothers me for a lot of reasons One you chose to write a book around this real person If they re actual non romance including life was not good enough for you and you feel the need to spice it up with some fake forbidden love PICK SOMEONE ELSE TO WRITE ABOUT It also bothers me in a general sense because I never pick up historical fiction with women protagonists that doesn t have some shoehorned romance plot included as if women can t be whole people without some sort of WUV in their life UghAlso Chad himself was legitimately the worst He was whiny and mean and sulky and a big fat cheater and how dare the author try to present him as someone I was supposed to like YOU ARE THE WORST CHADThe parts of this book based on reality are really uite good But she mixes it in with her own fantasy love life for Lala that really detracts from the whole If you are really interested in this often unwritten about era in British royal history it might be worth pushing through But it s not a solid enough novel on its own25 stars

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The Royal Nanny characters Þ 6 Based on a seldom told true story this novel is perfect for everyone who is fascinated by Britain’s royal family a behind the scenes look into the nurseries of little princes and the foibles of big princesApril 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. 35 A young nanny arrives to be under nurse to the young princes Bertie and David Her name is Charlotte and will soon answer to the name LaLa a nickname given to her by the young Bertie Witnessing an act of cruelty she is soon made head nursemaid and will give up her life to care for this young royal family A family that will add Mary George Harry and JohnThis really happened although of course the conversations the dialogue is not known A good hard look at these young lives the royal residences their parents grandparents the furnishings the ceremonies the many things and lessons it took to be royal Anyone interested in Britain s royalty will find much to like here in this behind the scenes look These royal personages were so lucky to be raised by so many caring nursemaids teachers and servants It didn t start out that way Loved the end where Charlotte in now in her eighties looking back updating the reader on her charges She gave up so much her own romance her own children so much love and so much heartache She experienced it all I realized reading this how little I actually know about England s rulers after Charles the second Never even knew of Johnny existence the poor young royal they call the Lost princeARC from publisher