What I’m Reading: The Lindbergh Nanny

After the DUD book, I told you about last week, I was a little afraid to pick up a book again. This one was on my waitlist and it finally came available. If I didn’t quickly listen to it, the book would be gone and even though I had a sour taste in my mouth about books, I gave The Lindbergh Nanny by Mariah Fredericks a listen.

So what did I think? It was leaps and bounds better than my book from last week.

As you will likely guess, the story is about the kidnapping of Charles and Anne Lindbergh’s baby. This happened back in 1932 after he had flown across the Atlantic in the first transatlantic flight. The book was good…it told the story from the perspective of the nanny. It has long been suspected that someone in the house worked with or at least tipped off the kidnappers. The nanny goes through the household staff and examines each person wondering if they could have been involved.

I had hoped the book was a little more factual based but I still appreciated the story.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:

“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.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.2 stars. I’m going to agree with the 4.2 rating. The book was worth my time and kept my interest.

You can find the book HERE if you are interested.

8 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: The Lindbergh Nanny”

  1. Your love of period books and reading has really opened my eyes to some books I wouldn’t have thought to read and because of that I have read some great stories! Thank you!

  2. I just read a book that I think you would like. It is The Last Life Boat by Hazel
    Gaynor. Maybe you have already read it,I liked it a lot. Will have to read your book it sounds good.

  3. I recently read “The Lindbergh Nanny” as well. Then I read ” The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin which focused on Mrs. Lindbergh. It gave another perspective to the story. I enjoyed both of them.

  4. I love reading your book reviews. I have searched and can’t find the post with the “dud” book you mentioned. I am curious as to which one it is?

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