The Nanny’s New Family is a heartwarming and romantic tale that explores a wide range of emotional issues. From grief and guilt, to the fear of being different from others, the characters in this enjoyable story must work through a lot.
I thought that the four children were very realistic, especially since they have gone through two deaths in the family in the past two years. Each child was handling life the best way they knew how. Annie and Ian were also very believable. Annie had a lot of training and experience with children and that showed in the way she was able to break through to these kids.
I appreciated that there was so much depth to each person in this story. Even though Annie is great with the kids, she has her own internal struggles that she is dealing with. Ian is a nice character, too. His dedication to doing anything necessary to help his kids was admirable and he was just an all around good guy.
This is another great addition to the Caring Canines series. It is the fourth book in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Annie Knight has her work cut out for her as the McGregor family’s newest nanny. Dr. Ian McGregor means well, but the distracted single dad’s lost touch with his four kids. The new nanny brings much-needed calm to the chaos, including finding a service dog that could be a real lifesaver. And soon the good doctor’s making Annie’s heart respond in ways it hasn’t for years. But Annie’s cheery demeanor hides a heart-wrenching secret that’s as much a part of her as her carefully hidden scars. Annie doesn’t think she deserves happiness;but Ian and his kids will show the caretaker that with the love of family, everything’s possible.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold ninety-two books to date. Margaret was the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2600 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors. Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry. On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends.