Oct 28, 2009

Book Review: Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin

Nanny Returns: A Novel Nanny Returns: A Novel by Emma McLaughlin

If you read the Nanny Diaries and liked it, Nanny's back in Nanny Returns, to be released Dec. 15, 2009! My comment - excellent plot, very witty nanny.

I learned East Coast talk and New-Yorkese and marveled at the first names chosen by the author for the wealthy - Stilton, Grayer, Citrine! Do the names have hidden meanings?

Nan, who babysat for the rich and famous when she was a college student, is called back into service by a teenager whom she nannied 12 years earlier. Grayer wants help with his younger brother Stilton as his parents can't be relied on, for one reason or another.

On top of that Nan lands a job as a consultant at a high priced private school that has spoilt children who post outrageous things on the web for all to see.

Super Nan to the rescue, it seems, but Nan's husband Ryan wants to start a family, and right away, despite her job and commitments. Nan doesn't know if she wants children at all. Maybe she's had enough?

I enjoyed the plot, the wicked portrayal of the spoilt young and the wayward adults in wealthy Manhattan. I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars. Haven't read the Nanny Diaries, but I'm now curious!

Thanks to the publisher for an ARC of this book. Title to be released by Atria on Dec. 15, 2009.

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  1. Great review! Will have to check these books out!

  2. I do like fun, funny books. May have to check it out some. Thanks.

  3. Vicki: I enjoyed this one and hope to read the first one too.

    Hodge: Parts of the book are serious too - some wealthy parents who have no parenting skills and seriously neglect their children. If it's anything close to the truth, it's an eyeopener.


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