“In Good Company” Book Review

Jul 13, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jen Turano’s book, In Good Company. Jen is a new author to me, but already I am reading her previous books!


As is my custom, if I could ask Jen one question about In Good Company it would be — “Why did you pick the Sound of Music as your theme?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!


From the Back Cover:

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?


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. PERIOD. I read this book over a week and it was so hard to put it down each night! The characters drew me right in and I feel in love with Millie, Everett, and the children.

In Good Company resembled The Sound of Music and I felt that Jen matched the pace beautifully. Millie Longfellow is a nanny that anyone would want, even if she has some eccentric ideas. I love her fascination with words and she inspired me to always have a dictionary at hand. Millie also taught the children some life lessons in discipline and earned their respect and love.

Everett and Millie both learned that social status and what other people think don’t mean everything. The value of family is also emphasized and Millie learns that lesson in a very real way.

Overall, I loved this book and loved the shared theme of the Sound of Music.


*I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review which I have given*


Other books by Jen I will read next:

After a Fashion

Gentleman of Her Dreams (A Ladies of Distinction novella)

A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction Book #1)

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