Monday, July 6, 2015

"In Good Company" by Jen Turano

About this book:

  “After spending her childhood in an orphanage, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. Unfortunately, her playfulness and enthusiasm tend to bring about situations that have employers looking askance at her methods. After her most recent dismissal, Millie is forced to return yet again to an employment agency.
  Everett Mulberry has suddenly and quite unexpectedly found himself responsible for three children he’s never met. Attempting fatherhood while also pacifying the less-than-thrilled socialite he intends to marry is made even more complicated when the children 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. Everett is wary of Millie’s penchant for disaster, and she’s not entirely keen on another snobby, grumpy employer, but they’re both out of options. As Millie falls in love with her mischievous charges and tries to stay one step ahead of them, Everett is more focused on achieving the coveted status of society’s upper echelons. As he investigates the suspicious circumstances surrounding the children’s parents’ death, will it take the loss of those he loves to learn whose company he truly wants for the rest of his life?”

Series: Book #2 in the “A Class of Their Own” series. (Book #1’s review Here!)

Spiritual Content- Talks about God & our purpose here; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Elizabeth is mad at God from taking her parents (discusses about that); Prayers & mentions of praying; Mentions of Church going. (Both Millie and Everett grow in their faiths by the end.)

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: three ‘shut up’s and six ‘idiot’s; Brawls, fighting & bruises (barely-above-not-detailed); Champagne is served at a ball; Mentions of gambling; Mentions of children being slapped.

Sexual Content- two barely-above-not-detailed kisses, a semi-detailed kiss and a detailed kiss; Hand kisses; Wanting to kiss; Noticing & Hearts beating fast (semi-detailed); Touches & Embraces (barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed); A mention of adding stuffing to a lady’s bodice area to get a man’s attention; A mention of someone thinking that actresses have questionable reputes; Mentions of men saying rude things to Lucetta; Hints about having affairs after a couple is married; Love, falling in love, & the emotions. 
            *Note: A mention of unmentionables; A mention of a neckline that isn’t too modest but doesn’t show so much skin.

-Millie Longfellow
-Everett Mulberry
                                         P.O.V. switches between them. (With the Epilogue in the Reverend’s)
                                              Set in 1882
                                                        347 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
(and a half)
Early High School Teens- 
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating- 
Oh goodness! I was so excited to read this novel! Jen Turano has such funny books and “In Good Company” was no exception. ;) I loved reading about Millie and the kiddos (but Everett could have been whacked with a croquet ball a couple times…kidding! I’m kidding! ;) )

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Bethany House) for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I still haven't read anything by Jen Turano, though I keep hearing how funny she is! Sounds like a fun read.