Wednesday, July 8, 2015

In Good Company by Jen Turano

From the publisher:
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?

This novel is a mixture of romance and a little mystery and suspense without it being intense.  Fans of Jen Turano will definitely enjoy this book.

I struggled with the characters in this book.  Millie is supposed to be a good but somewhat scatterbrained nanny, but I felt that she was brazen and not what a nanny would have been like back in the day.  I felt that the dialogue between Millie and Everett was unrealistic.  For the first 100 pages of the book their conversations were so bogged down and I felt the book was slow in moving forward.  The pacing of the book in general was difficult to read and I found myself skimming and flipping to and fro in the book.

I am sure that many will enjoy this book, it just wasn't for me.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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