Monday, July 6, 2015

In Good Company

In Good Company
Jen Turano
(Bethany House Publishers)
ISBN: 978-0764212765
July 2015/352 pages/$14.99

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?

Read an excerpt.


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


Oh, how I love Jen Turano's books! She immediately became a must-read author for me with her first release back in 2012, and she keeps getting even better. While In Good Company is a stand-alone novel, it is the second in a series with overlapping characters which began with After a Fashion, which I reviewed here. Turano continues to delight with charming characters who end up in awkward situations and at odds with those around them. I loved Millie and her passion for children, as well as her determination to allow them time to play and get dirty occasionally. Her clever, albeit unorthodox, methods of discipline made me laugh. Turano weaves a wonderful relationship between Millie and Everett against all odds. My favorite aspect of this and all her novels, however, lies in her command of language. The articulation and locution of her characters adds to the charm of the novel and lends a fresh and often humorous tone to the story. You'll be In Good Company with this on your reading list!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Books as part of a blog tour. 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.”


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