Poor Millie. She was dismissed from another nannying position, and in attempting to secure a new opportunity, runs into Oliver Addleshaw’s friend Everett Mulberry. Everett was in desperate need of a nanny for his three young wards, but knowing of Millie’s many previous childcare mishaps, did not want her to care for the children. However, nannies were pouring out of his house like a sieve, so, in desperation, he employs Millie to watch the children as they take a summer trip to Newport, Rhode Island, with Everett’s lady-friend, Caroline Dixon.
Millie is an energetic, fun-loving young lady, with a real heart for children. She has wisdom to understand them, and is an advocate for her new charges. Raised in an orphanage, she is also determined to overcome her lack of education, and always tries to improve herself by reading and learning new words. She even keeps a dictionary in her pocket. This ensures some laugh-out-loud dialogue! Everett, however, is preoccupied with being a part of the high society social scene, and appeasing Caroline.
As a result of Millie’s influence, Everett begins to get to know and appreciate the children, and to question the values and attitudes of the company he keeps.
There is no shortage of adventures and mishaps with Millie around, which makes this a fun book to read. There is also suspense, and, of course, romance.
The second of Jen Turano’s A Class of Their Own series, this lighthearted novel is sure to delight its readers.
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.
About the author:
Jen Turano, author of six books, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in clothing and textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Visit her website at www.jenturano.com.