She tried to be them all…
1932. Dunfermline, Scotland.
Marion Crawford, a bright, ambitious young teacher, is ready to make her mark on the world. Until a twist of fate changes the course of her life forever…
1936. Windsor Castle.
At first this ordinary woman is in a new world, working as the governess to two young princesses, in a household she calls home but where everyone is at a distance. As the course of history changes, she finds herself companion to the future Queen, and indispensable to the Crown. And slowly their needs become her needs. Their lives become hers.
It’s then she meets George, and falls in love for the first time. Now Marion faces an impossible choice: her sense of duty or the love of her life.
I have read all of Fern’s books and they are all absolutely fantastic reads. I like when she writes about something different like this one. I have to say I was not sure if it would be my kind of read but it really was. You can tell Fern has put a tremendous amount of research into this novel, it really shows how hard she works, I loved the storyline about Marion being a governess to two young princesses. It was lovely to see them bonding and also I found it really interesting finding out about being a governess back in the day. I loved the fact that the story is based on a true story, it made me feel like I had more of a bond with Marion. I just loved this book so much, it will definitely be in my top ten of my best books this year.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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