Saturday, July 25, 2015

In Good Company

The squirrels were happy to see me this afternoon.  We have these glass bird feeders outside (like a bird bath only with chains to hang in tree) and they were full of water from the rain.  As soon as the feeders were filled, the birds and squirrels came out to eat!  I enjoyed watching the squirrels in the tree from my kitchen window. They were scrambling up and down the tree enjoying the sunshine (and food)!

In Good Company by Jen Turano is the second book in A Class of Their Own series.  Millie Longfellow is nanny who carries a dictionary in her apron pocket (for when she needs to look up a word she does not know) and frequently gets fired.  It is really not her fault that she gets fired.  She is a good nanny and does what it is in the best interest of the children (it is the adults who never listen). 

Everett Mulberry has been guardian to his three godchildren for five months and they have gone through over a dozen nannies.  The only nanny available is Millie.  Everett knows about Millie (through his friend Oliver and his fiancé, Harriet).  Everett’s finance, Caroline Dixon is ready to depart for Newport, Rhode Island for the summer and she insists that Everett hire a nanny immediately.  Everett hires Millie (she manages to get a good fee too).  Millie’s methods are unorthodox, but they work (she tied the children to chairs, but they tied her up first).

You just know the trip to Newport is not going to go smoothly.  When Millie beats Caroline at tennis (and then accidently whacks in the head with the ball), Caroline sets out get rid of Millie.  Unfortunately for Caroline, Everett will not fire Millie.  The kids are taken with her and are finally starting to settle down.  When Everett’s parents arrive at a very inopportune moment, things look a little hopeless for Millie (again).  But Everett’s parent take a shine to Millie and work with Abigail Hart (Millie’s friend and patron) to do a little matchmaking (as well as changing out her whole wardrobe).  Then Lucetta Plum shows up in Newport.  Lucetta is an actress (with high morals) and very beautiful.  She is a little unorthodox though.  Abigail has some matchmaking plans for Lucetta, but they are put on hold (for book three).  With Abigail, Everett’s parents, Lucetta, and the children working on getting Everett and Millie together, it is going to be a fun summer (Millie and Everett’s resistance is futile).  If they could just get rid of Caroline!  Caroline is a very determined woman.  She is used to getting her own way and she wants Everett (even though she does not love him).  Will Everett be able to change his snobbish ways and see what a wonderful life he could have with Millie and the children?

In Good Company was just a delight to read!  I read it in under three hours (between midnight and 3 a.m.).  Jen Turano captured my interest right away and held it until the very last page.  I give In Good Company 5 out of 5 stars!  I cannot wait until the next book in the series (with Lucetta Plum).  If you are looking for some romance, mystery, and laughs, than In Good Company is the book for you!  While this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone.  After a Fashion is the first book in the series.  

I received a complimentary copy of In Good Company from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my latest review. I just finished reading Lorie's Heart (loved it).   Have a wonderful evening and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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