When I saw the cover for the new book In Good Company by Jen Turano, I knew it looked like something I wanted to read. I read and reviewed the first book in the series back in April. While this book is part of a series and does have some characters in common with the first title, it isn't necessary to read that book first; this title does a fine job as a stand alone book. In Good Company is the story of Millie Longfellow, an orphan turned misunderstood nanny, and Everett Mulberry, a respected and wealthy member of high society. When Everett is looking for a nanny for three children in his care, he discovers he needs Millie's help - despite her lack of good references. The unlikely pair find themselves embroiled in a variety of major and minor dramas, both serious and amusing - from peacocks to trying to get to the bottom of the children's parents' untimely deaths. Everett discovers that status isn't everything and learns that Millie, while unconventional, is actually a wonderful nanny.
This book is a historical romance published by Bethany House. It is funny and serious at times, but very enjoyable and unique. Millie is a quirky character that is full of personality. Everett's character goes through a number of changes during the book as well. This book is definitely in the Christian fiction genre, but the story line is not heavily religious. The plot contains a bit of mystery and suspense, plus some romance and comic relief. I would recommend this charming book to anyone that likes historical fiction. I liked it even more than the first in the series!
I received a copy of of this book from Bethany House in exchange for this review; all opinions are my own.