16 June 2015

Noela Nancarrow reviews IN GOOD COMPANY by Jen Turano

In Good Company
In Good Company (A Class of Their Own, Book 2)
Bethany House Publishers (July 7, 2015)

Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars *****

Keeping company with a mixture of mischief, mayhem, and matters of the heart!

If you’ve never read a book by Jen Turano, you owe it to yourself to read one! ‘In Good Company’ is stamped with Jen’s distinctive style of converging clever humor and wit, slapstick comedy, mystery, romance, and even faith, together in an unforgettable package that entertains you from start to finish.  

New York nanny, Miss Millie Longfellow, insists that she understands children and how to handle their mischievous antics, even if it is in a rather unorthodox fashion. She does not, however, understand the high-society mothers and their averseness to her methods. Hence, Millie finds herself unemployed yet again.

When high-society gentleman Everett Mulberry loses yet another nanny for the three unruly children he recently became guardian to, he’s left with no choice but to grudgingly accept Millie’s services. Everett’s main objective, along with the demanding Miss Caroline Dixon on his arm, is to ensure his high social standing only increases. Oh, and to keep his children alive. The unpredictable nanny and his children are making this difficult, but Everett is slowly discovering that they’re becoming quite the pleasant distraction. Of course, this doesn’t assist his relationship with the snooty Caroline.

Gilded age - Caroline Astor
Millie finds herself falling in love with her charges and is trying to ignore any developing feelings toward Everett. She is after all only the nanny, and will certainly never aid his position in society. But when an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the children’s parents places them all in grave danger, will Millie and Everett discover what their true desires are before it’s too late?

This is a story that will draw you further in with every page you turn. It’s in those pages you’ll also fall in love with other delightful personalities such as the ‘not-so-subtle’ matchmaker Abigail Hart, and dictionary-loving Millie who has a tendency to hilariously use the wrong words in sentences. While wonderfully humorous, this beautiful story from Jen Turano also has real heart. Highly recommended!

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of 'In Good Company' from NetGalley. I was not required to give a positive review.
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You can find this book at these and other places: Amazon; Barnes & Noble; CBD

GIVEAWAY: We're giving away a paperback copy this week of  Jen Turano's brand new release 'In Good Company', plus another copy, winner's choice of format, for any of Jen's books! Comment on each blog post during this week for more chances to win!

67 comments:

  1. I agree with your excellent review. In Good Company is absolutely delightful! I have read enough of Jen Turano's books to know they will always be very enjoyable.

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    1. Thank you Pam for contributing to our endorsement of this fabulous book!! I love all of Jen's books but this may be my favorite yet! :-)

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    1. Thanks Terri! This was an awesome story by Jen!!

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  3. I agree with TERRI! An awesome, beautifully worded review, my cohort...full of wit, humor, and suspense! Just like the book, I presume! :)

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    1. Oh nooo Diana, I couldn't come within a mile to Jen's fantastic wit and humor etc!! But thank you anyways hehe. :)

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  4. Noela, thank you for another fabulous review! IN GOOD COMPANY sounds like a fun book. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. It really is a fun and fabulous read, Caryl!! I know you will love it so I hope you get to read it soon! Thanks and God bless!

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  5. I would love to win this book. She would be a new-to-me author. Thanks and God Bless.

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    1. You're in the draw Phyllis and I wish you all the best!! I'm pretty sure that once you read this one, you'll be seeking out Jen's others. :) They are all very impressive reads!

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  6. An unconventional nanny makes a great heroine--I'd love to read this book.

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    1. She does at that, Cathy! :-) It's an extremely creative and enjoyable read, you will love it!

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  7. Wow, this review makes me giddy in anticipation of reading the book! I love Jen Turano and I think I might have missed one of her books -- the one before this one -- must check that. Anyway, great review. The whole plot line captivates me. Don't enter me in the draw though because I'll be getting this book in July. Can't wait!

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    1. And I can promise you Kav, that captivating plot line doesn't disappoint at all! Nor the sparkling dialogue, moments of mayhem, and those quirky characters Jen is so adept at creating! Definitely one to look forward to!! :-)

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  8. I've just discovered Jen Turano's books and I am hooked, can't wait to read this one.

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    1. What a great discovery, Karen! I love it when I discover amazing authors that really deliver... And Jen Turano is definitely one that does that!

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  9. Jen has such beautiful book covers! I have several of her books on my TBR list; can't wait!

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    1. I agree, Danielle,and this one in particular is just stunning! And so perfect for the story! Enjoy when you get to read it!! :-)

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  10. Jen's covers grab me right off the bat! Looking forward to reading this one!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. They have that effect don't they?!! :-) You will SO enjoy In Good Company, Melody!!

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  11. Great, great review! Jen Turano is a person with a great personality and she brings that personality to her books. I would love In Good Company and I thank you for the opportunity!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Melanie! That seems so true of Jen and I would love to spend time in 'her' good company too!! ;)

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  12. What fun! I missed book one, After a Fashion, so would choose books 1 and 2 in A Class of their Own series! What a sweet review. Thank you for the introduction to Jen Turano's new addition, Noela. Maybe Millie would add the sound of music :D Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome Kathleen! Lol, she might need a few more children but yes cue the sound of music for Millie! ;) Blessings!

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  13. Looks like Jen hit another homerun with this book. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. She most definitely did with this one, Cindi!! It truly is a brilliantly told story!

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  14. Thanks for that beautiful review of an obviously, delightful book - sounds like it contains much of that charming wit Jen displayed in her post here a couple of days ago re: her bad day. A truly entertaining post that had me smiling, yet sympathizing with her.

    Juvenile characters in a book always add to my reading enjoyment; having worked as a nanny many years ago, also a professional babysitter/senior caregiver and a houseparent in a children's home - only adds to the books' attraction for me. The romance and mystery make it irresistible!!

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    1. Oh believe me, it does at that Bonnie!! Only Jen Turano could write about a week so unbelievable as the one she had, with so much humor and heart! You'll definitely find all that plus a good dose of that romance and mystery we all love as well. :)

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  15. I agree, this does sound like a fun read.

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    1. Sure is Mary, I hope you get to read this amazing book soon!!

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  16. AWESOME! I've never read a book of Jen's but I've always wanted to! This series sounds GREAT! :)

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Amada, ohh I so want you to read this one of Jen's!! It is such an entertaining but uplifting and inspiring book! You'll be a big fan of hers I'm certain after you read this one! :) God bless!

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    2. Awesome! Now I must read it! :) It just sounds so entertaining!!! And after reading Jen's guest post I know I'll LOVE her writing style!

      Hugs!

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  17. What a fun giveaway!! This book sounds like a lot of fun! I would looooove to read it!! Thanks for providing this giveaway!! :)

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    1. I would love you to read it also, Sydney, so I sure hope you get that chance!! All the best!

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  18. Would love to read Jen's new book.
    What a nice giveaway!

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    1. OWG appreciates you saying that, Tammy, thanks! Wishing you all the best with your entry!

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  19. Aren't Jen's books the most fun to read!!! Would love a copy to read and share. I think they are awesome to give to non Christian reading friends so they can see how awesome Christian books are!!!

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    1. Have to agree with you on that, and actually you've just inspired me to purchase a couple of Jen's books for Christmas gift this year! :-) God bless!

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  20. I just love Jen Turano's books. Would love to read this book too!

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    1. Then I wish you all the best too Stephanie! :-) I love her books also, hard not to huh?!!

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  21. I love Jen Turano's books and have added this one to my list of To Reads. I'm reading A Most Peculiar Circumstance now and enjoying it greatly.

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    1. Awesome, Jan! You'll love this one just as much if not more! :-)

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  22. Great review! I love Jen Turano. : )

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    1. Thanks Michelle! And thanks for coming by OWG! :)

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  23. Another wonderful review by Noela. This sounds like a book I would thourghly enjoy! I would love to win :)

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    1. Thank you Betti! I'm positive you'd enjoy it too and I would be thrilled to see you win it! I hope you had a wonderful birthday recently!!

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  24. She's a great author, and I so enjoy all the mystery, humor etc in her books. And of course a little romance is wonderful!
    sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Sonja, I couldn't agree more with what you said! :-) Blessings to you!

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  25. This sounds like a fun book for summer reading. I love the slapstick comedy aspect of the book. Jen is a new author to me. Thanks for the great review Noela.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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    1. Thank you Maryann! I'm so glad to introduce a new author to you. Let me assure you, Jen's writing is truly exceptional, lots of fun but very well balanced. Perfect summer reading!! :-)

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  26. I've not read anything by Jen yet (for shame, right!), but I have seen her books and read reviews such as this and I KNOW I am missing out on some good reading! :-) This book sounds like a hilariously witty read, and such fun....three unruly children, unorthodox methods for a nanny to handle them, a handsome widower (though he has a "beau") who only wants to climb the social ladder....well, what's not to love already about this?!?! I am definitely missing out on Jen's writing! Thanks for the introduction via your review and the chance to find out for myself how all this ends :-)

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    1. Oh yeah Trixi, you're definitely missing out lol, but let's hope we can rectify that with a win!! :) So glad I could introduce you to this wonderful book of Jen's and I really hope you get to enjoy it soon! All the best!

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  27. Jen's books are such fun to read-- I love them! Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

    sleepy_bookworm_aery [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. Isn't it great Aerykah to know we can anticipate so much fun and enjoyment with a book before we even read it? Happy reading when you get a hold of it, and all the best with your entry! :)

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  28. There seems to be several facets to this story, I love turns and twists!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Me too, Melody! It's a very satisfying story. Hugs!

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  29. I love Jen Turano's writing, but I admit I'm really intrigued by the mysterious component to this story! Thanks for your review and for the giveaway! danandlyndaedwards (at) msn (dot) com.

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    1. You're very welcome Lynda, God bless!!

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  30. I am so happy you are giveaway such a great sounding book. It sounds like a great book to read. What a great review.

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    1. Thanks Tammy, many blessings to you and all the best!!

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    2. Congrats on your win, Tammy!!! :-)

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  31. Hello Noela. Another good review. You make it sound so interesting and also entertaining. Thinking we will have some laughter reading this book. Love the cover too. Would love to win. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Oh yeah, it's definitely entertaining Maxie. A very enjoyable book to read! I would love you to be able to read this one Maxie!!

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