After growing up as an orphan, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. Unfortunately, her playfulness and enthusiasm aren’t always well-received and she finds herself dismissed from yet another position.
Everett Mulberry has quite unexpectedly become guardian to three children that scare off every nanny he hires. About to depart for Newport, Rhode Island, for the summer, he’s desperate for competent childcare.
At wit’s end with both Millie and Everett, the employment agency gives them one last chance–with each other. As Millie falls in love with her mischievous charges, Everett focuses on achieving the coveted societal status of the upper echelons. But as he investigates the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the children’s parents, will it take the loss of those he loves to learn whose company he truly wants for the rest of his life?
In Good Company by Jen Turano is the first of Ms. Turano’s books that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I love the lightheartedness of the story and the wonderfully likable and unlikable characters therein.
Millie Longfellow has a sweet temperament and a Mary Poppins like persona. She is quick-witted and engaging and although referenced to many times as “just the nanny,” she manages to exceed the expectations of the label. Everett Mulberry is a businessman with three newly adopted children. It was a future he hadn’t expected but he is determined to make the best of the situation. Caroline Dixon is the woman you’ll love to hate. She’s nasty, snobbish and downright mean. She’s got a plan for her life and no one is going to interfere with it.
I loved In Good Company. Ms. Turano made it such a wonderful story to escape to and I am pleased to be able to offer it five out of five stars.
I received this book from Bethany House Publishers, The Book Club Network and Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion which I’ve provided here.