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Royal

Written by: Danielle Steel
Narrated by: Nick Afka Thomas
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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super

Love historical novels, and this was a lovely read. the narration was very good, kept you engaged, and eager to keep listening.

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very lovely story

very lovely story, you could get into it and not put it down until it was over

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  • Diane
  • 2020-08-20

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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  • hanalei1121
  • 2020-09-02

Disappointing!

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

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  • scott in Maryland
  • 2020-08-21

Good beach read!

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

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  • Dana Baffuto
  • 2020-09-12

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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  • Ruth
  • 2020-09-03

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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  • Lea
  • 2020-09-28

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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  • Nay Nay
  • 2020-09-20

love throughout the generations

Wonderful story. I loved it from start to finish. I can't wait for Danielle's next book.

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  • Sandy Burke
  • 2020-09-19

Danielle Steele always delivers!

The book was a great read. It went through several generations of royalty. Enjoyed immensely!

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  • missy
  • 2020-09-17

Another great read by Danielle Steel

This was a great read I could not put it down, listened to it in 1 day.

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  • Anne D. Smith
  • 2020-09-07

Loyal Reader

The blend of fact and fiction made it hard to get lost in the story.