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The Irish Nanny

By: Sandy Taylor
Narrated by: Evelyn Dillon
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Publisher's Summary

London 1940. As the war rages in Europe, Rose Brown steps on board a ship bound for America, hoping to escape the danger. She's frightened, but her widowed mammy and three sisters in Ireland need the money she earns as nanny to the rich Townsend family. But while Rose plays with baby Sarah in the salty spray on deck, disaster strikes, and the ocean liner begins to sink. In the chaos, Rose and the baby are separated from the family.

Pulled from the sea with the child still in her arms, Rose is afraid as never before. And when she arrives in Brooklyn to search for Sarah's family she feels completely adrift in this unfamiliar land where looming Brownstones line the streets, and workmen in flat caps jostle her on the sidewalks. But just when Sarah's father is within reach, the howling air-raid sirens and deafening bombs she thought she'd left behind shatter her plans once again as tragic news arrives from Pearl Harbor.

As fear and panic grips America, what heartbreaking sacrifices will Rose have to make to protect her precious charge? And can she reunite the family before it is too late?

©2021 Sandy Taylor (P)2022 Tantor

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Brilliant, Funny and Uplifting

I liked everything about this book, from beginning to end! It’s warmth and humour grabs you from the start!

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What a beautiful story

Highly recommend this book a story of live, pain and an unpredictable story line. Really enjoyed this book.

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Loved the Irishness

I thoroughly enjoy this beautiful
book. The characters were well developed, colorful and very Irish. It reminded me very much of my grandmother.

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Historic romantic

The book/story had potential, but the performance just didnt do it for me. The Irish accent wasnt too bad for me ( but English is my second language!), but the 17 year old Nanny always sounded like a saint! It was more of a whisper, and no emotions no matter if she was angry or in love… In the end it was more of a love story than anything, and came to a somewhat rushed ending…

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