Thursday, July 16, 2015
In Good Company - A Review
Series - A Class of Their Own Book 2
Author - Jen Turano
Title - In Good Company
Format - ebook, paper
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Millie Longfellow grew up as an orphan without someone to really care for her. As a result, she's determined to be the best nanny that she can be. The problem that has seen her dismissed from several positions is that she's playful and enthusiastic. Everett Mulberry has unexpectedly become the guardian of three children. The children have the uncanny ability of running of countless nannies. About to leave for Newport for the summer with the children and the woman he is courting, Everett is desperate for childcare. Fed up with both Millie and Everett, the employment agency gives them one last chance - with each other. Millie soon falls for her young charges while he sets his sights on obtaining the social status of the very wealthy. Everett begins to see that the woman he's courting is manipulative and demanding. Both Millie and Everett soon discover that there is more to the deaths of the children's parents than first thought. But the summer's coming to a close soon. Will it take the possible loss of all he holds near and dear for Everett to realize just whose company is good enough?
This is my first book by Jen Turano. I have to wonder what took me so long. I kept hearing about her books and being told that I'd love them. But for whatever the reason, I just couldn't get around to them. I was delighted to finally be able to read one. While this is book two, the book stands alone, and I was not lost by reading it first.
I loved Millie. I loved how much fun she was. And that her methods were not socially accepted but that the children loved them made her an even more fun character to read about. I also loved how she really wasn't intimidated by the members of the upper class but was able to hold her own with them.
I really thought that Everett needed help. A lot of help. He came across as stiff and unyielding, but I did grow to like him. I really liked it when he came to his senses. I also really enjoyed the children and Millie's high society friend.
There were so many times that I started giggling as I read this book.
I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of historical fiction, romantic comedy, Mary Connealy, Karen Witemeyer, Melissa Jagears, Melissa Tagg, Regina Jennings
Rating - 4.5 stars