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?
If someone were to ask me, “What is a really good, Christian, and hilarious novel to read?” I would most definitely tell them to read In Good Company by Jen Turano. Filled with ‘laugh-your-head-off’ moments as well as ‘warm-your-heart’ moments, In Good Company made me never want to stop reading.
Main Characters: Everett and Millie’s bantering was wonderfully written, with just the right amount of annoyance and attraction on each part. Through each chapter, I was rooting for Millie with everything she did. Millie’s headstrongness was so relatable. Everett’s skirmish between his head and his heart was totally understandable as he battled his emotions.
Side Characters: The children were very likeable. I absolutely loved their playful attitude and how each had a different personality as well as story. All of their pranks were awesome, and I loved how Millie dealt with them! Abigail’s matchmaking was hilarious—buying gowns for Millie and things like that! Lucetta was so lovable—smart, kind, confident! (If you like her story, be sure to read the next book in the Ladies of Distinction series!) Caroline’s character was written wonderfully well. She reminded me of Caroline from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which means, “Great job, Jen Turano!”
Overall: In Good Company was worth reading! Chapters lead into chapters smoothly, leaving off on parts where I wanted to keep reading. The book started and ended wonderfully. The cover was intriguing, with a mix of playfulness and mystery. So, last of all, I would give this book a four star rating!
Title: In Good Company
Author: Jen Turano
Author’s Website: http://jenturano.com/
This review was written with my own opinions and words.