Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Lindbergh Nanny by Mariah Fredericks

Did you know who the Lindbergh nanny was? 

I had never heard her name nor of the nanny herself.

In this detailed, thoughtful book, we learn of the nanny as she narrates her days and months with the Lindberghs before and after the kidnapping and during the trial.

We also learn how the Lindberghs lived, how they endured the investigation and outcome, and about their servants and the world that held out hope along with them.

Betty Gow, the nanny, was perfect for telling the story.

You could feel her emotions from the minute she arrived for the interview, her love for Charlie, her sadness, her fear, and her anguish when she finds his crib is empty, and how much she gave up in her personal life for this job.

THE LINDBERGH NANNY is an excellent, well-researched, fictionalized account of this tragic event. 

The author notes at the end give additional information. 4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.