After leaving the orphanage, Millie Longfellow decided to become a nanny, claiming to be the “best” nanny on all of the East Coast. And maybe she would be, other than the fact that she kept getting herself dismissed from her job. It wasn’t the children’ she had problems with, it was the parents. They just didn’t seem to like her.
Everett Mulberry recently obtained the guardianship of three young children. He is at his wit’s end to secure a nanny so he can spend more time with his somewhat neglected woman of choice, Caroline.
Millie is desperate for a job and Everett is desperate for a nanny. Together they come to an agreement with Millie as nanny for the children. Caroline is not all she seems and Everett starts to become annoyed with her even as he is falling for Millie who is only the “nanny” as she repeatedly tells him. More mischief ensues when disturbing news of details of the death of the children’s parents causes Millie to wonder if there is more than meets the eye. Will Caroline end up winning Everett’s love in the end or will he fall for Mille? Will they discover the truth of the death of the children’s parent’s before it is too late and they are taken from Everett forever?
Jen Turano is the critically acclaimed author of The Ladies of Distinction Series, published through Bethany House. Her novel, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Romance for 2013.
Jen grew up in St. Clairsville, Ohio, a small city bordering Wheeling, WVA. Her childhood was idyllic and she spent many an hour ice-skating on a little pond, playing with friends in her treehouse, boating at the lake, and reading under the shade of numerous trees. High School, surprisingly enough, was fabulous. She roamed the halls with eight wonderful girls, all of whom she’s still friends with to this day. Student Council took up much of her time as she was Secretary of her class all four years, Vice-President of Student Council her junior year and President her senior year. After High School, she began her next great adventure – College. Pursuing a degree in Clothing & Textiles, Jen was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She left college after the required four years and set out to take the fashion world by storm, finding out that fashion wasn’t nearly as glamorous as she’d been led to believe.
Meeting her husband, Al, when she was working at a department store in upstate New York, she married him mere months after they’d met, to everyone’s concern. Twenty-something years later, she and Al are still going strong, proving the concern was all for naught. Her son, Dominic, was born after she’d been married for quite some time, and it was then she decided to hang up her heels and settle into the best job of her life – Mom.
Her writing career began rather oddly, right when Dominic was in the third grade. Disgusted with a series they’d been reading together, Jen and her son set about writing a book of their own. It was a strange story, filled with smelly beasts who had a propensity for eating children, or at least wanting to eat them, but Dominic proclaimed it to be perfect and that was all it took for Jen to begin writing in earnest. Her earlier works were met with swift rejections, but when she settled on romance, she managed to snag an agent and she’s been writing romance ever since.
When Jen’s not writing, she spends her time hiking around Colorado, socializing with friends and family, and taking great pride in watching Dominic, who will soon be off to college, turn into a remarkable young man. (For readers of A Change of Fortune – Dominic was the inspiration behind little Ben – which is why you won’t be surprised to learn Jen’s been slightly taken aback over the fact Dominic’s turned out so well.)
In her new series A Class of Their Own, Jen Turano has once again has written a humorous historical romance novel. It is filled with excitement and adventure on every page. Whether it is Millie or the children causing mischief or a friend trying to play match maker, readers will sit for hours reading to find out what happens next in this charming and entertaining novel. Jen has created a world readers will love and adore as they join Millie and Everett on this exciting new adventure.
Series: A Class of Their Own
Genre: historical; romance; Christian; humor
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication date: July 7, 2015
Number of pages: 347
Other books in the series:
1-After a Fashion
3-Playing the Part (March, 2016)
A review copy of this book was provided by Bethany House Publishers.