Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 50-55,000 words
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Under her own name and the pen name Donna Clayton, Donna Fasano has written over thirty published novels with sales in excess of 3.5 million copies. Many of these novels have gone out of print with the rights reverting to Fasano. She is giving them a facelift and republishing them for your favorite eReader.
Fasano has two grown sons and lives with her husband on the eastern seaboard of the United States. For more, visit her blog.
After her parents die, twenty-something Cassie Simmons rearranges her life to provide a home for her young brother – the only family she has left. When Cassie loses her job, Mary, a friend of the family and current landlord, refers her to Joshua, Mary’s college professor nephew, who needs a nanny.
Originally published in 1995 by Silhouette Romance (a Harlequin imprint), Fasano has re-edited and updated this book for re-release.
By definition, the romance genre is going to be a feel good story. The heroine is going to make some mistakes. There will be misunderstandings. But in the end, it will work out. Are they realistic? As much as any book. To argue otherwise would be saying that romance never works out and couples never get together. The often bumpy ride reaching success gives hope to those who struggle with romance – from my observation, virtually everyone.
The specifics that make the story unique are the situation and, I think the most important part, the characters. In Nanny and the Professor, we find a heroine who is a good person who has suffered for making some hard choices, although they were the right decisions to make. She’s a good person who we want to see turn things around. Joshua (the professor and hero) is also easy to like, despite some early missteps. Bad things do happen to good people, but I like to think that eventually karma catches up.
This is a “sweet romance,” with no sex, explicit or implied, and no issues with language.
No significant issues
Rating: **** Four stars