The Lindbergh Nanny by Mariah Fredericks

.ePUB, 300 pages
Expected Publication: 15 Nov 2022
By: St. Martin's Press | Minotaur Books

About The Book:
When the most famous toddler in America, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., is kidnapped from his family home in New Jersey in 1932, the case makes international headlines. Already celebrated for his flight across the Atlantic, his father, Charles, Sr., is the country’s golden boy, with his wealthy, lovely wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, by his side. But there’s someone else in their household—Betty Gow, a formerly obscure young woman, now known around the world by another name: the Lindbergh Nanny. A Scottish immigrant deciphering the rules of her new homeland and its East Coast elite, Betty finds Colonel Lindbergh eccentric and often odd, Mrs. Lindbergh kind yet nervous, and Charlie simply a darling. Far from home and bruised from a love affair gone horribly wrong, Betty finds comfort in caring for the child, and warms to the attentions of handsome sailor Henrik, sometimes known as Red. Then, Charlie disappears. Suddenly a suspect in the eyes of both the media and the public, Betty must find the truth about what really happened that night, in order to clear her own name—and to find justice for the child she loves.

My Review:
This is a story about the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., from the Nanny's (Betty Gow) point of view. It is a very atmospheric tale and the author certainly gives the reader a sense of time and place. The author takes the reader inside the lives of the rich and famous and their help...An upstairs|downstairs kind of situation. I loved the intimate details about Betty Gow's life and how much she cared for and loved that baby.

The book was so interesting and the characters jumped off the page because there was enough backstory to get a real feel for them. Even though I knew the ending, as everyone does, Mariah Fredericks manages to keep the reader engaged through the entirety of the book.

The two sections at the end of the book, about the real Betty Gow and separating fact from fiction was enlightening and I appreciated the author's research for the book and the recommendations for other reads about the case. This was very well done and I recommend it to any historical fiction lover.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Mariah Fredericks, and St. Martin's Press | Minotaur Books for the giving of the ARC.


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