Danielle Steel will occasionally work in some real life historical figures and occurrences in her books and her new one, Royal, does exactly that. As you can guess by the title, it revolves around the British royal family in the time of World War II. Because of all the bombing going on, the King and Queen send their youngest of three daughters to the country for safety. While there, she meets a boy, gets pregnant and dies shortly after childbirth. Raised by another person - a commoner who happened to be at the same house as the royal princess - this child grows up not knowing she has royal blood. While the members of the royal family all have different names, there is quite a similarity to many of the real life members.
This was a very quick read, and something that was needed amongst all the current stress. It was a great escape into another world, where even if bad things happen, you know that all will end up well by the end of the book. Wouldn’t it be nice if real life were like that right now? - Rosanna (Admin)