My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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?
This is the second book in the series A Class of Their Own by Jen Turano and I'm loving following the stories of these three friends whose lives are being changed by love! :)
Millie appears somewhat ditzy but she's knows what she's talking about when it comes to her natural gift with children. The only problem is that she's unconventional with her methods and that causes her to lose more than one position. When Everett gets desperate enough to hire her and then desperate enough to keep her on even after the first fiasco ...well things just go downhill and uphill at the same time! LOL
I didn't immediately fall in love with these two just because Millie's character was a little different and Everett was so set on his social status. But that's not a bad thing because as I read the book I was able to see how they grew and changed. And in the end I loved them as a couple as much as I did Oliver & Harriet from the first book, After A Fashion.
This book wasn't as funny as the first book was but there were several times when I had to laugh at some of the stuff that happens with the three kids. And the secondary characters were great! I love Abigail and Rev. Gilmore! Abigail has taken on the three friends as her wards and uses all her resources to "interfere" and push them into finding true love. Rev. Gilmore prays urgently for each girl and then becomes Abigail's accomplice.
As always, another great book from Jen Turano! I can't wait for the third one! :)
*Thanks to Bethany House for the complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions stated are my own.*
Jen Turano is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She pursued a career in management for nine years before switching to full-time motherhood after the birth of her son. When she's not writing, Jen can be found watching her teenage son participate in various activities, taking long walks with her husband and dog, socializing with friends, or delving into a good book. She lives in suburban Denver, Colorado. Learn more at www.jenturano.com
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