|In Good Company by Jen Turano|
A RICH & FROTHY MULTI-LAYERED READJen Turano has turned out another wonderful novel! Loved this story.
Five Stars *****
Three orphaned children from Boston are left with their father's best friend, Everett Mulberry, as caretaker--except he's doing a lousy job. And he needs a nanny badly. Meanwhile, Millie Longfellow, a young woman orphaned as an infant herself is kicked out of yet another job caretaking children. She seems to invite mishaps and has a most unusual approach to child management which in her case should be entitled "Child Imaginement!" Millie is certainly creative!
Everett has a nice story arc as he begins as a rather self-absorbed wealthy young man engaged to a woman the reader will love to hate! Caroline is one of the shallowest and most devious characters I've come across in a while and yet poor Everett doesn't see it And even his choice of friends, including one of his closest "friends", reveals Everett's poor judgement. Thankfully he is surrounded by people who are looking our for his best. Over the course of the story, Everett's eyes are opened and he grows as a man and in his faith.
|Yachts in a Massachusetts harbor|
The bereaved children, who've really not had a chance to properly grieve, are still looking for their parents to return on their yacht, which has gone missing from Boston harbor. There is a suspenseful back story that comes to the forefront at the end of the book, with some very exciting twists!
Populated by an entire cast of endearing characters, you'll enjoy them all end wish you could stay in their story world to know them better! Thankfully we should get to spend more time with Millie's best friend, Lucetta, an actress with secrets, in the next book--at least if the Reverend has his way (see the epilogue!)
Disclosure: I read this book on NetGalley and am under no compunction to post a positive review.
Giveaway: We're giving away a copy of In Good Company by the amazing Jen Turano this week. Comment on each blog post this week to enter!