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?
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.
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