Jen Turano‘s follow up book to After A Fashion is the continuation of Millie Longfellow’s delightful story called, In Good Company. Lucetta’s story follows in the third book of the series called, Playing the Part which is due out Feb 201.
My goodness, Jen Turano did it again! I was left laughing out loud while reading and getting odd looks of concern from my husband in the process. The time spent within the pages of Jen’s books are like a mini vacation in the midst of my busy and sometimes crazy life. Millie Longfellow’s story certainly does not disappoint and the added humour through out the book makes Millie’s story all the more endearing. I particularly loved the antics Millie gets up to and her use or should I say, misuse of vocabulary from her beloved dictionary.
Millie is determined to be the best nanny on the East Coast, but her many former employers disagree.
Everett Mulberry is in need of a nanny and against his better judgement is left with no choice but to hire Millie to look after his inherited god-children and then the fun starts. While Mulberry’s fiancee, Caroline is less than enthralled with the children, Millie however falls in love with them. Her unorthodox way of dealing with the children reminds me of Mary Poppins, without the magic and flying bit. (Come to think of it, this story could be a wonderful musical if you could get the peacocks to co-operate).
I love this part when Everett asks Millie if she is taking the position as Nanny because of the money. Millie’s reply says much about her: “It’s never about the money Everett. It’s only about the children. Maybe with time, you’ll understand that.” I would say that by the end of the book, Everett has a better understanding of his god-children and their place in his life.
The book is due for release on June 30th, 2015
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.