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A Novel

Large Print - 2020 | First large print edition
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Summer, 1943. The King and Queen choose to send their youngest daughter, Princess Charlotte, to live with a noble family in the country. Despite her headstrong nature, the princess's fragile health poses far too great a risk for her to remain in war-torn London. She arrives in Yorkshire under an alias; only her guardians know her true identity. Charlotte befriends a young evacuee, trains with her cherished horse-- and falls deeply in love with her protectors' son. When a tragic turn of events leaves an infant orphaned, the child is raised in humble circumstances by a stable manager and his wife. No one, not even she, knows of her lineage. When a stack of hidden letters comes to light, a secret kept for nearly two decades finally surfaces, and a long lost princess emerges. -- adapted from back cover
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2020]
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780593213346
Branch Call Number: LT Fiction STEEL,D
Characteristics: 365 pages (large print) ; 24 cm


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Feb 20, 2021

My first book by this author, and probably the last. The story may have been interesting, if highly improbable, but the dry narrative style and lack of descriptive prose failed to create any sense of time or place--or any depth to the characters.

Oct 08, 2020

Another amazing novel by Danielle. Don't want to spoil the story so no comments but a must read!

Oct 05, 2020

"Royal" which is somewhat based on the TV series "The Crown," starts in wartime Britain. The fictional King and Queen send their youngest daughter, Charlotte to the Yorkshire countryside away from the bombing in London. Here Charlotte and her host's son, Henry fall n love and the inevitable happens. Much is made of legitimizing the unborn baby before Henry leaves for the front. After this Danielle Steel's wild imagination takes over and the long and the short of it is that there are four deaths in a very short time. Anne Louise is raised by Lucy and subsequently her husband Jonathan also and does not know her birthright. When the truth comes to light there are some poignant scenes which brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes and I'm a seasoned, cynical, Steel reader. There is still a lot of melodrama given Annie's love of riding and worth reading to ensure the book has a happy ending which of course one hopes for.


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