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The Irish Nanny

Author: Sandy Taylor

Started: Jul. 9, 2021

Finished: Jul. 12, 2021

Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the chance to read this advanced copy in return for an honest review.

Rose is a young Irish woman hired by the Townsend family to help the pregnant mother. Soon after the baby is born, World War II breaks out. The family is summoned to America by David, the man of the house. As they make the long trek across the sea, the liner is attacked and the mother and son drown leaving Rose to help raise the new baby, Sarah, in America. After David is called the war and is believed dead, Rose takes Sarah home to Ireland to raise her as she sees fit.

This was my first time reading Sandy Taylor and I found this story to be endearing. The tale seemed to move at a fairly steady clip and I was able to finish it quickly. Rose is a likable character and I found the addition of her moving to Brooklyn quaint. Brooklyn was a home base for many Irish Americans upon their arrival and they felt most comfortable there. I would be interested in reading more of Taylor's story.

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