Book Title: The Nanny Song
Book Author: Misty Mount
Genre: New Adult/ Adult/ Contemporary Fiction/ Suspense/ Romance
Publishing Date: May 10th, 2018
Publisher: Willow River Press
Date Read: October 29th, 2018
Synopsis: Mallory Riscoe is no stranger to dysfunction. Despite her tumultuous childhood, at twenty-two, she has established herself as a fully functional, self-made woman. However the safe, mundane life she has created for herself is quickly turned upside-down when she’s falsely accused of theft and promptly fired.
Meanwhile, a dismal pall hangs over the Colt residence. Since the death of his wife, Brendan Colt has struggled to care for his children; Kason and Meela. Each is lost in their own deep grief, but there is more to this family than meets the eye.
Two worlds collide when Mallory accepts the job as nanny to the Colt children. Mallory begins to feel a connection, a whisper of trust between them, that could mean there is still hope for everyone involved to heal. But when an unspeakable secret is uncovered that bond, and possibly Mallory’s life itself is now at risk. Can Mallory unlock the mystery intertwined in this chaotic family or will all hope of closure be lost forever?
Content Warning: Bullying.
The Nanny Song is full of beauty and emotion. It’s Nanny McPhee meets Hallmark. Anyone who loves a well developed, feel good story, will not be able to put this one down!
Oh my stars, I loved this book! The Nanny Song was everything I hoped it would be, and then some! It was captivating and emotional and felt like the perfect Hallmark movie!
Misty performed magic with this one. Not only was the story moving and very well written, but the characters were gripping and so realistic! She must have done an insane amount of research to show and connect the mis-behaviors of Meela and Kason to their emotional life experiences in losing their mother and living with a workaholic father.
I became so attached to these two beautiful children, and I have never been a “kid person.” My heart broke for them and I wanted for things to be happy for them again. I loved Meela and her spunkiness, and I loved Kason and his protectiveness of his sister, and his sensitivity.
But, it wasn’t just the children I became attached to. I absolutely adored Mallory and her big heart! I loved how she touched the lives of the kids, and Brendan. And, I loved how realistic Brendan felt in wanting to work to provide for his family, but also having that deep emotional side that he was almost too afraid to show anyone.
The Nanny Song touched on issues of loss, fear, bullying, and finding love again. It was incredibly powerful and gave me all the feels. It was absolutely breathtaking and I wish this had been picked up for a Hallmark movie, because it really came to life for me as I read it! It was one of my top reads for the year and gets all the stars (or mermaids) from me!
Thank you to the Reads & Reels and the author for providing me with this free e-copy in exchange for my honest review, and as part of the blog tour.
About the Author:
Misty Mount has written since age five and was first published at fourteen. By day she’s a caregiver, wife, and mother to a young son but during the quiet hours of night she becomes a novelist.
“I read because my grandmother showed me how to immerse myself in books for recreation, relaxation or even as a coping skill.
I write because my head is filled with daydreams and I like to choose the endings.”
A chilly breeze had picked up and it whispered all around her. She was hardly aware of the frigid temperature penetrating her thin pajamas as she stared at Brendan’s form in the darkened cemetery. His shadowy outline was so stoic and somber that Mallory had to fight against her desire to walk in alongside the man and place a comforting arm around his shoulders.
1 Print Copy of The Nanny Song & 2 Digital Copies
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