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In this spellbinding tale from Danielle Steel, a princess is sent away to safety during World War II, where she falls in love, and is lost forever.  

As the war rages on in the summer of 1943, causing massive destruction and widespread fear, the King and Queen choose to quietly send their youngest daughter, Princess Charlotte, to live with a trusted noble family in the country. Despite her fiery, headstrong nature, the princess' fragile health poses far too great a risk for her to remain in war-torn London.  

Third in line for the throne, 17-year-old Charlotte reluctantly uses an alias upon her arrival in Yorkshire, her two guardians the only keepers of her true identity. In time, she settles comfortably into a life out of the spotlight, befriending a young evacuee and training with her cherished horse. But no one predicts that in the coming months she will fall deeply in love with her protectors' son.  

She longs for a normal life. Far from her parents, a tragic turn of events leaves an infant orphaned. Alone in the world, that child will be raised in the most humble circumstances by a modest stable manager and his wife. No one, not even she, knows of her lineage. But when a stack of hidden letters comes to light, a secret kept for nearly two decades finally surfaces, and a long lost princess emerges.  

A fascinating story of family and royalty, and an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary young woman and the man who brings her home, Royal is an exhilarating work from America's most beloved storyteller.

©2020 Danielle Steel (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Danielle Steele always writes Good stories love reading her books.. couldn't stop listening Excellent Narrator

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  • Dana Baffuto
  • 12-09-2020

Could barely finish it

This book was awful!
Why has no one said how repetitive it is?
I get it ... Lucy was taking the kid and no one would ever know she was a royal. How many ways can you say it!
So many things about this book were bad.
Thank god im done with it.

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  • Jill Nieglos
  • 03-10-2020

She repeats herself over and over and over and ove

Gawd, Danielle tells us 50 times about the relationship between Charlotte, the baby and Anne. Does she think we cannot remember what she has put out as the story line? Awful. Truly.

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  • hanalei1121
  • 02-09-2020

Disappointing!

The first half was very good! The rest of the book was repetitive, boring, and predictable!

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  • Lea
  • 28-09-2020

Loved the story despite the repetitiveness

I was worried getting this based on the reviews which said it was repetitive. I’m glad I forged ahead anyhow. It was a good story with likable characters. There is quite a bit of repetition and also a couple of places where the story and the characters’ emotions didn’t line up with what you had already been told and the outcome felt a bit unnatural but since it was a “paint by numbers” romance, the storyline was easy to figure out. The narrator was easy on the ears and did a great job. I like stories that don’t require a lot of thinking for my daily commute to work (so I can concentrate on traffic) and this was a great fit.

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  • Diane
  • 20-08-2020

Beautiful!!

What a beautiful story!! I've stayed awake all night listening to Ms Steel's captivating novel. I loved it!!

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  • Nilu
  • 02-12-2020

The worst

Its appears like Ms. Steele just isn’t even trying anymore. Such a generic story. Not worth the money.

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  • Ruth
  • 03-09-2020

Not quite up to snuff

The biggest problem I have with the novel is its flat characters. Too many perhaps to flesh them out. This easily could have been made in to a series. The writing is good but the lack of character development left the novel lifeless. Like a good plot outline without the humanity.

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  • Vicki Nathan
  • 05-09-2020

Read like a teen novel

As I was listening to this book I kept thinking it felt like a teen novel/love story. Most of it was from a young persons point of view, which is fine, but not so much to my interest. The characters were okay, and very much similar to other Danielle Steel characters. Narration was good.

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  • scott in Maryland
  • 21-08-2020

Good beach read!

Danielle Steel never lets us down. Excellent historical read! Drama, romance & suspense. Characters realistic and well developed.

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  • Melissa P
  • 29-10-2020

Royal

What a great book and a wonderful diversion from this awful pandemic. Thank you Ms. Steel❤️😊

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