By Jen Turano
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 book was on my TBR list for a while, the story sounded interesting, but I was a bit worried about the “Christian Romance” label (I’m not too keen on God being mentioned in every second sentence). I convinced myself to give it a chance and I’m happy I did. The story is clean (only a few tame kisses), has a good pace (I have read another book of the same author before and thought it was too slow) and nice hero and heroine. The best part about the book are the secondary characters, especially the kids, they bring the story to life. God is mentioned a few times, but not annoyingly often.