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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?
Another successful story! I love the humor that this author weaves into such wonderful romances. It had me laughing out loud. Plus there were peacocks. You have to read the story to see what kind of havoc they wreak upon the poor characters. 🙂
Poor Millie. All she wants to do is be a good nanny, but her true love of children coupled with funny mishaps and a strict societal hierarchy have gotten her fired from another position. I just loved Millie’s enthusiasm as well as her strong character. She was so good for Everett and his children.
Now Everett. He started off as a big snob. I must confess that I did enjoy watching him come down from his high horse as he struggled with his feelings for Millie. He became a man worthy of her. Great romance.
If you haven’t read a book by this author, you are missing out. I thoroughly enjoy each story she writes. The characters are so wonderfully flawed and lovable. Then she puts them into such funny situations. Every time I finish one of these books, I wonder how this author manages to keep consistently writing such great stories.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
Millie was my favorite part of this story. She was such a lovely person and I was so happy she found love.
What I didn’t like about this book:
Everett’s fiancée Caroline. But if she had not been so bad, Everett may have taken longer to discover his feeling for Millie.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Would I recommend this book to others? You bet. I highly recommend it. If you haven’t read a book by this author, stop what you are doing, go get one, and settle in for a wonderfully humorous historical romance. This is the second book in the series. It is a standalone, but I would recommend reading the first one in the series just because you get a good introduction to the characters, particularly the secondary ones who show up again in this book.
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