I made the mistake of taking Jen Turano's In Good Company to bed with me last night to read for awhile. Everyone loves reading in bed, especially when your husband is away, right? Except, then I stayed up until 3 am finishing the book. I couldn't put it down. I was smiling, chuckling, and even fighting back tears as the story progressed.
To be honest, I had missed the previous two books in the series, so I hadn't yet been introduced to Millie Longfellow and Everett Mulberry. It didn't take long to fall in love with them both, though. Not to mention the three orphan scamps Everett is raising. And they are scamps, chasing off every available nanny at the agency. Pushed by his near-fiance to hire another nanny NOW, he reluctantly hires Millie to be their nanny. Millie has the reputation of causing trouble and being dismissed from every previous nanny position. Of course, they take an obvious dislike to each other from the start, which is really trying to mask their attraction to each other. I loved that they were each reading Pride and Predudice while dealing with their own similar issues. In Good Company was fast-paced and completely enjoyable!
I have loved every one of Jen Turano's books. They're like a historical romantic-comedy with a bit of mystery thrown in for good measure - everything I love to watch or read mixed together. Plus, they're completely safe. No foul language, no bedroom scenes, nothing inappropriate for a Christian to read. I hand them over to my 16 year old daughter as soon as I'm finished, and she enjoys them just as much as I do.
Jen Turano has been added to my "summer reading list". I don't get to read very many fiction books during the homeschool year, but when summer rolls around, I get the next book in the series from each of my favorite authors. Jen Turano has made that list!
I highly recommend In Good Company for the next time your husband is out of town, your taking a weekend trip, or you just want something fun to read. I don't recommend taking it to bed with you, especially if you need to be well-rested the next day.
Disclaimer: This book was provided free to me, by Bethany House Publishing, in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received, and this review contains my honest opinions.