The Agency: The Norwood Nanny Chronicles, Book One (Paperback)
When American orphan, Bree, arrives at Norwood College-the elite English training ground of nannies to the world's rich and powerful-she knows that making it through the first year to land a spot in the coveted certificate program is the key to her future. She also knows she can't go it alone, bonding quickly with her groupmates: an errant (and broke) nobleman, son of one of England's oldest families; the ambitious and whip-smart daughter of a self-made immigrant; and the ditzy, husband-hunting daughter of a disgraced playboy aristocrat. What none of them realize is that there is more to Norwood than meets the eye: the school itself may unlock the secrets of Bree's own shadowy past, and the classmates' very lives will depend on their ability to work together to meet the dangers ahead.
"Fast-paced and full of unexpected twists, Monica McGurk's The Agency is the perfect mashup of Mary Poppins and James Bond. If you love deftly drawn characters in exotic locations and a compelling plot that will keep you reading past your bedtime, this is the book for you "
-Kathy Wilson Florence, journalist, blogger, and author of Three of Cups, Jaybird's Song, and You've Got a Wedgie Cha Cha Cha