In Good Company is book two in the A Class of Their Own series. I did not have a chance to read book one of the series, yet I had no trouble following this storyline at all. The author did a very good job of making this a stand alone novel, while also hinting at the what occurred in book one so that the reader would understand who certain characters were.
I enjoyed this story. Much of it takes place in Newport, Rhode Island, which is a place that I have had the pleasure of visiting. After touring some of the “cottages” of Newport, which are truly mansions, it was very easy to imagine the grandeur that these characters are immersed in.
There are many humorous moments in this book, but a storyline that is more than just a fun diversion. Millie and Everett have some very good romantic tension that brews between them as the book progresses. But, there are also moments of heartache. The strange views that the members of the upper echelon of society possess is pointed out numerous times, as well as the entitlement they feel. There are many enlightening interactions between members of different classes in this story.
In Good Company was a very enjoyable book and I look forward to reading the next in the series. (4 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jen Turano is the author of six books, including the Ladies of Distinction series. She makes her home in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and son.