Tuesday, July 21, 2015

In Good Company

GIVEAWAY

TURANO, JEN
IN GOOD COMPANY

After growing up as an orphan, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. Unfortunately, her playfulness and enthusiasm aren't always well received and she finds herself dismissed from yet another position.

Everett Mulberry has quite unexpectedly become guardian to three children that 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. As Millie falls in love with her mischievous charges, Everett focuses on achieving the coveted societal status of the upper echelons. But as he investigates the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the children’s parents, will it take the loss of those he loves to learn whose company he truly wants for the rest of his life?


My Review:

Madcap mischief and mayhem! Oh my goodness but this was such a fun read. Millie's a kind of maverick Mary Poppins without the magic carpetbag...though she has plenty of magic up her sleeves when it comes to dealing with Everett's precocious wards.

Everett is...to put it bluntly...a snob and I truly did not like him upon first meeting. Not one little bit. My opinion of him didn't improve on the second encounter either. Nor the third. But then Millie's guileless charm begins to take effect and I quickly became a fan of one very discombobulated high society gentleman whose world had just been turned upside down. I even felt sorry for him a time or two. And he really did morph into the most gallant of heroes by the end.

And then there's the villain you love to hate, Caroline  -- the Cruella De Vil of historical romance. I fumed through her scenes. Her catty comments raised my blood pressure. She's diabolical and self-centered  and cruel and vindictive and...Honestly I dreaded her scenes as much as I rabidly read them in avid anticipation of her ultimate comeuppance.

Oh -- and the peacocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have to read this book just for the peacocks. Really. You do. Just read the book and you'll know what I mean. But don't expect to stop laughing anytime soon if you do.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of In Good Company please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 26 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. This sounds, and the cover looks, like a fun read. I would love to win a copy, thank you for the chance.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Definitely a grin inducing read. Good luck, Wendy.

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  2. Wow - I loved your review Kav. This is definitely a book I am going to read just to read about the peacocks. Thanks for the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks, Loraine. And I guarantee you will never look at peacocks the same after reading In Good Company. Good luck.

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  3. In Good Company sounds delightful, I love a zany nanny!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL -- Millie is zany, that's for sure. Good luck, Merry.

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  4. Both books in this series sound like fun reads.

    tlhcoupon (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. I missed the first one. Have to check on that. Good luck trosado.

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  5. Hey Kav,
    I would absolutely love to read this book. Just reading the little bit of bio that you wrote about sure hade interested. The cover of this book is just gorgeous

    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail.com

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    1. It's just a fun read from beginning to end. I'd love to see this in movie format. Lots of potential. Good luck, Danie.

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  6. We have Jen's books in the Church Library. I would love to win this book to add to our shelves.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. My to read list just keeps growing. Thanks for a chance to win. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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    1. I know -- so many good books out there so little time. Good luck, Kim.

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  8. I love Jen Turano, and would love to be entered for a chance to win this one!! Her stories never fail to make me laugh! :)
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're entered, Nicole. Good luck.

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  9. I enjoyed your review Kav! I love a book that can make me laugh throughout it :-) This one is on the top of my want-to-read list. I haven't (yet) read anything by Jen, but I do have two of her books on my Kindle. Just a matter of getting to reading them :-(
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of "In Good Company"
    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Trixi. It's hard to keep up with all the great books out there, isn't it? Good luck.

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  10. I've heard this book is good, and written with humor. Sounds like just what I need! Thanks!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. It's laugh-out-loud-good. Good luck, Susanlulu.

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  11. OH OH OH I've been DYING to read this! :D I've never read one of Jen's books yet and I've been told I'm missing out! ;)

    Blessings, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Yep, you've been missing out, Amada. Must rectify that soon. Good luck.

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  12. I am so captivated by their last names ~ what fun! Please add me into the mix for a copy. Jen's books are so quirky ~ ready to turn the next page to see what the characters are up to next. I like them! Five whole days to wait to see who wins this copy! Thanks for your great review. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. I love her quirky humour too. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  13. This is one book I have been wanting to read. I have seen many recommendations for it. Please enter me in the contest.
    donvelma(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're entered, Velma. Good luck.

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  14. I wish you had liked him at least a little bit LOL ... a books never long enough for them to come around it seems. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Ah, Becky, you'll just have to read the book to see how annoying he as in the beginning. Good luck.

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  15. Jen is a new author to me and this book sounds like a fun read. I love historicals and I love how you described Caroline as the Cruella De Vile of historical fiction. This sounds like a fun and wild page turner for sure! Thanks for the fun review Kav!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Jen Turano has such a distinctive voice -- liberally laced with humour. You'll love her books. Good luck, Maryann.

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  16. I have this book on my "to read" list. Your review and the allurement to find out about the peacocks has it definitely bumped up to a "must read" for sure! It sounds awesome! Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!

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    1. Oops! I forgot to add my email address! nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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