This Friday, I'm reading and reviewing "In Good Company" by Jen Turano, which will be released on July 7, 2015.
Jen has graciously agreed to give away a hard copy book to one lucky person (US only). To enter, see the Rafflecopter box at the bottom of the post. Good luck! (Contest ends June 30, 2015.)
Millie Longfellow grew up an orphan and now works as a nanny. However, she has a hard time keeping a job, as many employers find her to be a bit too spirited.
Everett Mulberry just became guardian to three kids, and he needs a lot of help. He is unable to keep a nanny employed due to the mischievousness of the young children.
Millie and Everett cross paths at the employment agency. The agency determines them to be a perfect match for each other. Everett is familiar with Millie’s track record and is leery to have her around the children, who recently lost their parents under suspicious circumstances. They come to an arrangement to work together for the summer until something more permanent can be decided.
Everett’s intended, Miss Caroline Dixon, is less than thrilled to learn that Everett has hired Millie. Caroline sets her sights on getting rid of Millie and the children. With her high society standing, Caroline has no place in her life for anyone but Everett. Will Caroline succeed with her plans? Will Millie and Everett learn to work together? Or will the children outsmart them all?
Millie is a truly endearing character. As a lover of words and books, I was able to easily identify with her. I love the fact that she travels with a bag full of books, as do I the same thing! There are some scenes that may remind the reader of Maria and her charges in The Sound of Music. Turano writes with such flourish, and there is a wonderful rapport between the characters. Numerous comedic scenes are woven together in Turano’s latest, complete with a bit of mystery surrounding the death of the children’s parents. This is the first book I have read by Turano, but it will definitely not be the last!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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