A review by oceanwriter
The Royal Librarian by Daisy Wood

emotional informative reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


This is the second book by Daisy Wood I’ve read and it had all of the charm I remember from the first. With both an intriguing plot and lovable characters, it’s a lovely read. 
After their parents are killed, sisters Hanna and Sophie are separated. Sophie is taken to America while Hanna is sent to Windsor Castle where she is tasked with translating letters. In modern-day Philadelphia, Lacey comes across her grandmother’s papers and sets out to discover her past. 
I used to enjoy past and present timelines but lately, I haven’t been enjoying them as much. It was done well here and both parts of the plot flow together well, so it totally comes down to a preference thing for me. I loved the setting and history surrounding King Edward. I’m not well-versed in British Royalty, so this was a new one for me. 
A huge thanks to Harper360 for sending me a free ARC of the book! 

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