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In Good Company
     

In Good Company

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by Jen Turano
 

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"Turano continues to be one of the funniest voices in the inspirational genre, and her spunky heroines will appeal to readers across the romance spectrum."—Booklist

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

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"Turano continues to be one of the funniest voices in the inspirational genre, and her spunky heroines will appeal to readers across the romance spectrum."—Booklist

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764212765
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
386,664
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jen Turano, author of six books, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in clothing and textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Visit her website at www.jenturano.com.

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In Good Company 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
DKStevens119 9 months ago
Another fun book by Jen Turano, I found this story of an out of work Nanny, a bachelor appointed the guardianship of three orphaned children and how they are all thrown together a story that just kept a smile on my face. A little adventure, some romance and the ending.. made it another for my favorite list.. I was gifted a copy from bookfun.org for my honest opinion..
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Will they survive each other? Another perfectly delightful story from Jen Turano! I just couldn't seem to put it down! Which is a pretty common problem with her books. In Good Company is probably one of my favorites so far, I just love Millie's quirky personality and crazy-but-effective ways of dealing with the three rather naughty angels under her care. Not only do the children learn that they can't best their lovable nanny but so do Millie and Edward have a few things to learn. Having done some babysitting in my past I'm pretty partial to nanny stories and In Good Company is most definitely one of the best that I've read. Can you tell I'm totally into this author's books? As usual, the author treats us to her trademark romantic comedy punctuated with poignant moments and a dash of danger and villainy. There is just something satisfying about reading a Jen Turano book. You come away laughing and yet pondering what you've learned about life, faith, and love. If you've loved any of Jen Turano's previous books you won't want to miss In Good Company, it's a rollicking good story! Will we really have to wait until next year for the next book in the series? (I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
Cindy-J More than 1 year ago
In Good Company by Jen Turano is the second book of three in the A Class of Their Own series. Millie Longfellow is a nanny who has an unfortunate history of short employment engagements. She gets along well with her charges, but surprising “disasters” seem to follow her. Everett Mulberry has become guardian of three children after the death of their parents. Through the few short months the children have been in his care, Everett has employed a long succession of nannies due to the antics of the children. Millie returns to the employment agency seeking new employment just as Everett is exiting the agency after requesting yet another nanny. Although the agency suggests Everett hire Millie, he is reluctant to do so until his intended bride demands he hire a nanny immediately so their social activities for the summer can resume as planned. I really liked Millie. She was good-natured and likeable while still maintaining discipline with the children. She enjoyed reading stories, and she was trying to expand her vocabulary by studying new words and incorporating them into her daily conversations. She occasionally used an incorrect word which had humorous results. I didn’t care for Everett much at the beginning, but he grew on me as the story progressed. He had a superior attitude because of his massive wealth and proper upbringing. Over time he did learn that people had value even if they were not born into his social class. Although I have not read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, several times throughout the book the situation between Millie and Everett was mentioned as paralleling that of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. There was a bit of a mystery throughout the story, and it had a surprising twist near the end. Although this was book two in a three book series, it could definitely be read as a stand-alone story. I have not read book one of this series, but I look forward to reading it as well as book three in the future. I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
loriweller1 More than 1 year ago
In Good Company is a delightful book. It is entertaining and fun to read. The nanny with unconventional means of dealing with children. Who would not want to read it. There is adventures galore. Jen Turano did not disappoint in this book. I enjoy reading her works and will continue to look forward to what she produces. I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
mackenzie_carol More than 1 year ago
In Good Company is the second book in Jen Turano’s A Class of Their Own series, second to After a Fashion. I read After a Fashion back in the summer and absolutely loved it, so I was absolutely dying to finally get my hands on Millie’s story. Jen is a wonderful author whose novels I always absolutely love, so I knew going in that this would be one of my favorite novels this quarter. And I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. Millie Longfellow is one of my absolute favorite heroines of all time. She is such a sweet, hilarious, unique woman who gives this story such a great level of hilarity and intrigue, and makes it all the more heartwarming than it would have been otherwise. Her perky, always getting into a bit of mischief—on accident of course—personality is so sweet and cute, and the way she constantly looks up words in her little pocket dictionary in order to improve her vocabulary is one of my favorite things about her. Everett Mulberry seems extremely stuck up at the beginning of this novel—and during all of his limited appearances in the previous installment—but in all actuality he is, at least on the inside, a sweet and caring man who really isn’t nearly as much of a snob as he seems. He does actually care for “the brats” as he calls them, and he doesn’t really hold the “lower classes” in such low esteem as the rest of the high society seems to do. At the same time, his dry humor and quick fists make him all the more interesting, and those are two of my most favorite things about him. In Good Company is by far one of my favorite books of all time, which makes it extremely easy to award this wonderful story with all five bookshelves. Jen is by far one of my favorite authors; she has so much talent and is wonderful at writing the best historical romances with just the right amount of humor. I cannot imagine not ever reading this at least two more times, so I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good, hysterical novel. (This review is from my blog, spreadinghisgrace.blogspot.com)
BookJunkie15 More than 1 year ago
Even better than the first! “In Good Company” was a beyond fantastic second novel for the “A Class of Their Own” book series of three. From author Jen Turano’s classic humor combined with adventure, mystery and romance comes a perfectly balanced book that will make everyone, I believe, want more. Millie Longfellow, the heroine of this read is on a mission to become the best nanny the east coast has ever seen, in my opinion she couldn’t have been more perfect as the heroine of this book and I loved her character very much. However, due to her fun personality and also slightly mischievous nature she often found herself dismissed from yet another position. She was humorous, caring and oh so lovable, though she wasn’t extremely smart by societies standards, she perceived more than she let on and tried her best to learn something new every day. Her love for the dictionary for example and her habit of reading it was something unusual but funny because of her other habit of mispronouncing the words. Her teaching methods in punishing the children for their mischief wasn’t at all like you would expect of a nanny yet, as Everett found out, were often effective and earned her the respect of her charges whom she grew to love so very much. Everett Mulberry, the hero of this book, doesn’t really know what to think of Millie and because of her reputation he tries to stay as far away from her as possible and tries to avoid having to hire as a caretaker to his new charges. However, since the children get into so much mischief and make every nanny run away that is hired. They are each other’s last chance. At first he comes across as a very arrogant and self centered character and slowly starts to see this in himself throughout the book. Though he was this way in some of the book he wasn’t overly annoying and his transformation was an incredibly realistic one and I enjoyed it. As Everett, Millie and the children spend more and more time with each other he slowly starts to realize that maybe status isn’t everything but he wants his position in society because it is everything he has been working for, which path will he choose? At first Everett doesn’t believe Millie’s suspicions concerning the death of the children’s parents but as the story progresses, what surprises and dangers might await them? You’ll have to read it to see! Before I end my review I have to say that Everett and Millie’s romance was so very sweet, their romance wasn’t annoying like you’ll find in some where the social standings set them apart and I thoroughly enjoyed it! As you can possibly tell, I had no complaints about this book whatsoever and highly recommend it, giving it a five star review! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
In Good Company A Class of Their Own #2 By Jen Turano Millie Longfellow has a string of disappointments in her life - she just can't seem to hold a position for very long. Her latest job fiasco finds her yet again on the steps of the employment agency in want of another job. Millie has run through ever available place of employment but one - Everett Mulberry again finds himself in need of a nanny. Having been named guardian of three children, who have scared off every nanny within mere hours of meeting them, Everett is desperate to find someone. He's willing to hire anyone, except Millie. But the employment agency is adamant its Millie or nobody. Everett's attitude convinces Millie she could never work for such a man. But when she meets Elizabeth, Thaddeus, and Rose Millie changes her mind - for these three hurting and misunderstood children she would become a nanny in Everett Mulberry's home. Millie's management of the children is soon at odds with Everett's expectations and her suggestions of his spending time with his wards at odds with societal norms. But Millie has little use for the expectations of society and is determined that healing these children should be her first duty. But when Abigail Hunt is your champion and self-proclaimed chaperon match-making mischief is on the horizon. And Millie is next on Abigail's match-making list after getting Harriet Peabody and Oliver Addleshaw matched. Newport may never recover after be subjected to the ideas of Millie Longfellow and Abigail Hunt for the summer. Ideas about society and class are about to be dealt a shocking blow. Harriet and Oliver are not in this book but Lucetta Plum and Reverend Gilmore are so those who read After a Fashion can enjoy mote from these two. Lucetta's a voice of reason as Millie experiences ups-and-downs in her relationship with Everett both as the nanny and as a friend. Can Millie and Everett discover what is truly in their hearts or will the demands of society and snobbery rule the day? Does wealth and social standing take precedence over personal character when determining the company one keeps? This is the heart of the story. I was provided a copy of this book by Bethany House through their blogger program in exchange for my honest review.
eLynda More than 1 year ago
A New Favorite! I have enjoyed all of Jen Turano’s books and anticipated this one being another fun tale of the Gilded Age. While this book is an entertaining read full of Turano’s trademark humor, she has added some extra depth and even a few poignant touches that had me laughing and crying both, making this my favorite novel she has written! The characters are richly painted with layers of backstory that get revealed a detail or two at a time, helping us to understand what makes the characters tick. Our quirky heroine in this novel is Millie, an almost Amelia Bedelia-like character who gets her words mixed up as she tries to expand her vocabulary. She loves working with children but has a habit of getting into situations that end up leading to her losing her job as a nanny, frustrating the employment agency to no end as she is let go from home after home. Everett stole my heart when he began secretly reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but I was ready to throttle him as he persisted in his Darcy-esque behavior of snobbery and superiority. But then he started to change; watching the growth in his character, his changing opinions and attitudes especially, was both entertaining and encouraging. No one is perfect in this story, but that’s what makes them realistic and likable. The spiritual content seems to be stepped up a notch from her previous stories, though it has been a bit since I read her last book so I could be wrong. Caring for three orphaned children naturally brings up numerous questions about why a good God would allow these things to happen. The characters grapple with these issues, adults and children alike, but there’s never an oversimplification of the answers and I appreciated that. The physical comedy is again outstanding in this book and I am impressed by Turano’s ability to paint a picture in words, giving me a virtual movie reel in my head that rivals many of the classic movies I adore. It lightens up the tense or sad moments, keeping this book from becoming too heavy at any point, and it left me with a smile on my face that lasted for a few days. I liked her before reading this latest work, but now I have to classify her as a favorite—an author I will automatically buy just because her name on the cover guarantees a fantastic tale that I would gladly recommend to my daughters and my grandmother alike! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through The Book Club Network in exchange for this honest review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.
ShareeS More than 1 year ago
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. https://wordynerdyblog.wordpress.com/2015-book-reviews/ingoodcompany/
Anne_Baxter_Campbell More than 1 year ago
I love Jen Turano's quirky sense of humor, don't you? You can tell by the cover you're going to get a good giggle or two out of the book. And a little pathos and mystery and unsolvable problems. Pathos: What could be more sympathy-inducing the three young orphans? Mystery: What has happened to the orphans' parents' yacht? It disappeared about the same time as their accident. Unsolvable problem: Millie Longfellow is practically forced to go to work for that snobby Everett Mulberry. She needs a job after being dismissed (yet again) as a nanny. He has to have a nanny because the three sympathy-inducing (real stinkers!) orphans have been placed in his care in their parents' will, and his soon-to-be fiance' insists they must have them. At least until she can send them off to a boarding school. Add in a villain and a conniving rich old lady. Well, you get the picture. So you see, you really have to dash over to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Christian Book Distributors and get a copy. I was given a copy of this book free in return for an honest review.
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
After getting fired once again from her position as a nanny, Millie finds herself in the position of either having to quite being a nanny completely or working for a man who does not want her as a nanny. The only problem is, neither of them have any other options left. So, with some convincing for both of them, Millie takes the job as nanny for Everett’s unruly children. In Good Company by Jen Turano was a beautifully hilarious book. The author wove a lovely story with troubled children, sweet romance, funny instances, and a slight mystery. Oh, the situations that nanny and those kids got into! Even Everett found himself caught up in their shenanigans. Rope, flour, peacocks, water, and trees all played a part in the children’s fun. I laughed through the first half of the book because of that and the other situations the strong-willed Millie got herself into. Everett started the book as kind of a stuck up, spoiled society man. He had to be the perfect society gentleman without a single part of his life unruly. Unfortunately, the three children he gained with his friend’s death did not think the same way. I enjoyed watching him grow even as his world fell apart because of those kids. The kids, of course, were not totally horrible either. They were ignored and grieving. Besides that, even the worst children can be sweet sometimes. The care Millie gave them helped change them. She really was a wonderful nanny. In conclusion, I adored this book. The humor was worth remembering. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves sweet romance, kids, and a good laugh. I received a free copy of this review from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great and wonderful read a true pride and prejudice
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
The character of Millie Longfellow was a pure delight to read about. I loved that she carried a dictionary in her pocket so that she could look up and understand the words being used that she was unfamiliar with. Even with that knowledge, she often got words mixed up and used the wrong ones. Growing up an orphan after her parents were killed, she found herself in various job situations until being a nanny suited her because of her great love for children. Everett Mulberry, having inherited three children because of their parents death, needed a nanny. They were thrown together by the employment agency as last resorts for both of them. Everett having gone through several nannies in a short amount of time and Millie having been discharged from several nanny positions through misunderstandings. This was my first novel by Jan Turano and it was a pure delight. She writes with great character insight and humor. It's interesting to read about the social standards in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Distinctive lines are drawn between the rich, the poor, and the "working classes." It reminded me of those among the travelers on the Titanic. There is also a need for a chaperone for any unmarried lady in the company of a gentleman. Their reputation would be in question otherwise. You get all elements In Good Company, romance, mystery, murder, intrigue, kidnapping and humor. And a couple of fist fights for good measure. A teaser at the end leads the reader to imagine a new novel coming in the future featuring one of the fun characters in this story. I will definitely be looking for that novel. I received this book from the publisher through Bookfun for my honest review, which I have given.
Annamarie98 More than 1 year ago
In Good Company is the second book about love in the highly fashionably world in which love is usually an after thought. Millie Longfellow is determined to be the best nanny New York social class has ever seen! She loves children and they are naturally drawn to her. But with her unfortunate streak for getting into scraps, she has been fired more times then she can count. Edward Mulberry is determined to find a nanny to stay with his charges. The three children have the uncanny ability to scare every nanny the agency send him. He has met Miss. Longfellow, but with a tale of her almost drowning a charge of hers, he doesn't think she is the nanny for his children. But with the employment agency is feed up with both Edward and Millie. They give them one more chance ... with each other. Will Edward and Millie discover that they are the perfect match for each other? Despite the fact that they are different classes? ♥ ♥ ♥ Okay ... In Good Company. What can I say? Edward and Millie made me laugh so hard in After a Fashion, that when I found out they'd have their own story, I literally screamed and scared my mom who was sitting in the living room! I loved how they went at it in Harriet's story and this story continued right where the last one left off. Harriet and Oliver are mentioned several times in this story, but I loved how Millie came off the page in a whole new way. She gets in more scrapes and messes up the uses of words expensively, (or is the exponentially,) in this book that you will be rolling on the floor with uncontrollable laughter. I fell in love with Edward's little charges, having five siblings of my own. I ached for them as their past came out through the whole story. So overall, this story has earned five stars! I am so excited for Lucetta's story and am counting the days until it is released. I was given these books for my honest review by the Book Club Network and I have given it. All opinions I have give are my own.
Becky_B More than 1 year ago
In Good Company by Jen Turano was a great book packed with adventure, romance, and fun to learn history. It is number two in a series of three, but is stand alone. I enjoyed the adventures of Millie who is a nanny who often finds herself in trouble. Millie is a character you can't help love. She is fun loving and always in the middle of something. Millie's love interest, Everett, is a handsome wealthy man who has recently gained custody of three children. Millie continues to turn Everett's life upside down with her fun loving ways when she becomes his children's Nanny. .Jan Turano has the gift of creating laugh out loud romantic comedy. This is a great read! I highly recommend this book I received a copy of this from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion
Robbi44 More than 1 year ago
What a fun story! Ms. Turano has developed the character of Millie Longfellow into a loving, seemingly innocent young nanny whom any reader would want to know and protect. Millie, an orphan, has a special way of dealing with children which many of her employers consider unconventional. This leads to a book full of unexpected antics and adventures. The story focuses on Millie’s employment in Everett Mulberry’s home caring for his three newly acquired difficult wards. It involves the tender developing relationship between Millie and the children, a growing fascination with Everett, some suspicious circumstances, and the haughtiness of the wealthy over the lower class. I enjoyed this easy read and found myself laughing quite often as I read. I received this free book from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
TheArtistLibrarian More than 1 year ago
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Millie Longfellow? When trying to come up with a title for this review, the lyrics from "Maria," the song sung by the Nuns about the main protagonist in the classic "Sound of Music" film immediately came to mind. I can easily imagine poor Mrs. Patterson of the employment agency singing, "How do you solve a problem like Millie Longfellow?" Indeed, Millie must be one of the most quirky, "adorkable" protagonists I've encountered this year! Always armed with a dictionary, Millie will often look up words that her high society employers use --her quirks came off as amusing rather than annoying, much like Amelia Bedelia, the protagonist of Peggy Parish's classic early reader book series. In contrast with the high society, "hands off" attitude of the time towards childcare, Millie is a good nanny because she embodies the mindset of a child --she knows how they think and truly loves and cares about them. I've heard of Jen Turano's books around the Christian/Inspirational book "blog-o-sphere" for several years, but never got around to reading her novels until now. I'm seriously wondering why I took so long to give her a try! After reading In Good Company, my mom immediately pronounced Jen Turano "The Mary Connealy of 19th century East Coast high society" --I wholeheartedly agree with her description. If you enjoy romantic historical comedy such as Mary Connealy's western romances, I think you would enjoy this book! I also must add that despite being the second novel in the "A Class of Their Own" series, I was able to read it as a stand alone with no problems (though characters that I assume were main protagonists in the first novel are mentioned). With an adorkable heroine, a likeable hero, scene-stealing, mischievous secondary characters, a sweet romance, and a dash of mystery --Jen Turano's latest book is a fun romp though 19th century Newport! 4 & 1/2 stars! [Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher for review purposes.]
LisetteRue More than 1 year ago
Life cannot be avoided, and apparently those you would rather avoid cannot be avoided, either. This is the case for Miss Millie Longfellow and Mr. Everett Mulberry. She has been ousted from yet another nanny position, and he has lost yet another nanny due to the antics of his young charges. The matron of the employment agency is at her wit’s end with the both of them and pairs them together as a last resort, much to their initial resentment. Millie loves children, and the reason she often (always) ends up fired is that her teaching tactics are somewhat, erm, progressive and unique. Everett is a successful businessman with high societal aspirations. He wants to be part of the cream-of-the-crop amongst the upper echelons. His lovely, though imperious, spoiled, dramatic, soon-to-be fiancee, Caroline Dixon, fits to perfection his idea of the perfect woman for his standing in society. The children he was willed guardianship over? Not even close. He’d rather they’d been willed to someone else or that their parents hadn’t died in a freak accident. But was it really a freak accident? This was a riveting tale. Millie is a woman of good spirit, and even when life hands her lemons (which it has, a lot), she makes lemonade. She isn’t immune to disappointment and frustration, but her faith and amazing ability to love others when she didn’t receive much herself growing up drives her to be the spunky, kind-hearted, sometimes misunderstood woman she is. “In Good Company” encourages us to improve our strength of character no matter what we do – whether we are CEOs of corporations or we’re working retail or we’re homemakers or we’re balancing a full-time job and three kids or we’re looking for work. This is a novel of faith, finding understanding and bridging that gap between high society and pretty much everyone else. Throw in a whodunit plot and a spark of romance, and you’ve got another shining novel from Turano. Highly recommend! -- Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions are expressly my own.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
In Good Company was a nice light hearted read! Governess Millie gets dismissed from all of her jobs. Wealthy Everett is more concerned about his social status than the three young children he has become guardian to. The children are unhappy and run off all the nannies. Millie is Everett's last chance for a governess but she not a normal governess and has many adventures with the children. The main characters were well developed, however, I had difficulty keeping some of the lesser characters straight. Most of the book takes place in Newport, Rhode Island in 1882 which I found very interesting. This humorous book by Jen Turano is very enjoyable. I received this book from www.bookfun.org in exchange for my honest opinion.
Jaquelyn More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Jen Turano. After reading I can honestly say I would love to read more. In Good Company is book two in the A Class of Their Own series. I have not read book one, and didn’t feel like it was necessary to enjoy book two. That being said after reading this book I would love to read the first book in the series. Turano kept me interested and made it almost impossible to put the book down. She had me laughing out loud in one moment and shaking my head in the next. Her characters were interesting and I enjoyed getting to know them. I love reading a story about how love doesn’t care what “class” you were born into. Millie is unlike anyone you’ve ever met. She is full of life, and loves playing with kids. This makes her job as nanny perfect for her. That is unless you are the parents of those kids. Millie tends to get into mischief, and even though she really isn’t doing anything wrong, often ends up dismissed. Millie can see behind her charges misbehavior, but no one gives her enough of a chance to help them. When Millie and Everett are forced to work with each other, she can’t help but fall in love with his charges. Everett is used to everyone speaking carefully around him since he has high ranking among the peers. So when Millie isn’t afraid to confront him or tell him what’s on her mind, he can’t help but find her amusing. Millie only has everyone’s best interest at heart, and Everett can see she is good for his family. He always planned on marrying Caroline, knowing that they only have a mutual respect for each other. Can Everett go through with those plans? Or could he possibly marry for love? Will he realize what he can have with Millie, or will it be too late? I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. I enjoyed reading the whole book, and couldn’t help but finish it in one day. Turano held my interest, and had me holding my breath to see what would happen next. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for the next book in this series. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
This book was just what I needed: a light, fun romance with characters I enjoyed. I literally laughed out loud repeatedly as I read it on a car trip. My husband said he loved hearing me laugh. There is enough conflict to keep the romance rolling along in a fun and engaging way. This book is perfect for those who love a romance that will keep them in stitches.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Jen Turano in her new book, “In Good Company” Book Two in the A Class of Their Own series published by Bethany House Publishers takes us into the life of Millie Longfellow. From the back cover: 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? I am not so sure that Nanny is the perfect position for Millie Longfellow. I have to admit her heart is in it but, somehow, the requisite skills seem to be missing. Everett needs a nanny and the employment agency sends Millie. and these two are off to Newport, R.I. There is a mystery involved in the deaths of the children’s’ parents but the real plot is the relationship between the children and Millie as well as Everett and Millie. Like all of Ms. Turano’s books I think “In Good Company” should be made into a major motion picture. This is a just plain fun, exciting story that entertains while giving us an adventure. Harriet and Oliver are extraordinary and well written. Ms.Turano has batted in a winner and I enjoyed it a lot. I am so looking forward to the next book in this wonderful series. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
TCramer More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in Jen Turano’s, Class of Their Own Series, and it does not disappoint. This is Millie’s story. Millie is a fun, compassionate, and understanding Nanny but cannot seem to stay gainfully employed due to parents not understanding her Nanny style. Of course, if we have a Nanny who cannot keep a job, we need a guardian of three children who cannot keep a Nanny. Meet Everett Mulberry who has inherited 3 young children from close family friends. Everett knows nothing of raising children and is desperate for help. The employment agency gives Millie and Everett a final chance – with each other, and the fun begins. This novel contains sweet laugh out loud humor, romance, and mystery. This is a fast-paced read that is difficult to put down. The characters are well developed and I fell in love with the adorable children. I highly recommend this adventurous novel and I can hardly wait for Lucetta’s story! I received a copy of this book from the publisher, through The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review.
grammy57 More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to get this book. I just loved the first one. This one did not disappoint. I didn't find it quite as funny as the first one, but a delightful read non-the-less. This book takes us deeper into the lives of some of the characters in the first book. Mainly Millie and Everett. Though you know the outcome going into the book, it is so well written, that it does not matter at all. The joy in in the journey, not the destination so to speak. She has also thrown in a bit of intrigue and I will leave that for you to find on your own. That's part of the fun of reading. I am now excitedly waiting for the next story. The characters were well developed. Though a couple of editing mishaps, nothing that was irritating. I highly recommend this book. This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.
parmilespages More than 1 year ago
Millie is very good with children but the problem is the families that hire her don’t seem to understand her unconventional approach and she keeps getting fired. One day as she is returning to the employment agency, after a disastrous encounter that has caused her to become unemployed once again, she literally bumps into Everett Mulberry, an acquaintance that has recently acquired guardianship of three unruly children. Everett is having trouble finding a nanny that is willing to help with his “brats.” In a rather desperate situation, Everett must reluctantly settle for Millie. And his world is turned upside down. When Millie introduces the notion that perhaps the children’s parents’ death was more than an accident, Everett ignores her suggestion until suspicious circumstances begin making it difficult to ignore her idea. I love the characters in this book. Millie is a bit quirky but very charming. She carries a dictionary everywhere and is constantly using new words but some of them are incorrectly chosen, causing a little confusion to those around her as they try to decipher what she really means. The other characters are equally endearing and the situations they encounter are so unexpected and humorous. Yet, the story also tackles the social hierarchy that exists among the upper echelons in 1882. Everett struggles with his attraction to Millie and his desire to achieve the coveted social status he thinks is important. Millie sees life from a very different perspective than anyone else Everett has ever met and it both intrigues him and transforms him. Jen Turano has a way with words and tells an excellent story that is creative and flows easily. I would most definitely recommend this historical fiction book. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.