Review: "Nanny Returns" by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Fans of the first novel, The Nanny Diaries, will be happy for Nan's return and to find out what happened after she left the Grayer and the Xes. Twelve years later Nan and her husband have lived all over the world, are renovating a house and trying to decide if they are ready to start a family when 16 year old Grayer appears on her doorstep one night. Nan is swiftly pulled back into the world she thought she had left behind, but this time the economic downturn has hit and everyone is not quite the same as she remembers them.

While Nanny Returns is a good read it doesn't quite live up to the first novel. It is definitely wonderful to return to characters you remember, however I found myself not quite remembering all of the details from the first novel, and this one doesn't quite give you the back story the way some sequels do. It can fit in the new growing trend in chick lit known as recession-lit, where we see upper class characters experiencing the downturn and trying to find their place in a new economy. It is worth a read, but don't expect the same as the first novel.


  1. I saw the movie... does that count? I was wondering after the movie finished if Grayer would appear later on in her life. Now I need this book, but I have like 20 books waiting to be read already! Sheesh!

  2. If you saw the movie you can definitely read this book without reading the first one. Now get reading girl!


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