In Good Company
by Jen Turano
Trade Paperback: 347 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Released: July 7, 2015
Source: Checked out from my local library.
Book Description from Goodreads:
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 is a romantic comedy set in 1882 and takes place mainly in Newport. It's the second in a series, but this book can be read as a stand alone since each book has different main characters.
The characters were nice people with interesting personalities. Millie has a unique way of nannying children which doesn't match what their rich parents expect from her. The hero, heroine, and children end up in a series of silly situations during which they get to know and care about each other. There's also a mystery involving the children's parents, which the main characters look into near the end.
Several of the characters were Christians, and this was shown in how they treated people. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this humorous novel.
If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.