Unlikely romance is sometimes just an inconvenient marriage away.
Charlotte Beck may be entering adulthood, but she can’t seem to keep to her stubborn, independent spirit from bucking social protocol. Fed up with her behavior, Charlotte’s father Daniel pressures her to settle into a nice marriage despite knowing she is set on going to college. Then Daniel sees Charlotte with the handsome but annoying English astronomer Alex Hambly, and everything changes.
Though Alex and Charlotte can barely stand one another, Daniel offers them a deal they can’t refuse: if they agree to marry, he will save Alex’s family from financial ruin and grant Charlotte the freedom to go to college. Reluctantly the couple agrees, but in private they plot to annul the marriage as soon as possible.
But when Alex’s feelings change and he refuses to dissolve their contract, will Charlotte find a way out of her vows? Or will she discover that maybe this marriage isn’t so inconvenient after all?
Kathleen Y’Barbo’s latest historical romance is the perfect remedy to any dreary day. Delightful humour, charming and vivacious characters, a little intrigue and plenty of romantic tension make The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck a captivating read. Readers will recognise Charlotte as the irrepressible child in The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooperand the impatient teen in Anna Finch and the Hired Gun, now grown and attempting to find her way in English society with plenty of mishaps along the way. Charlotte’s nemesis, Alex Hambly, astronomer, English Lord and audacious, at least when it comes to Charlotte, holds great appeal. Kathleen makes her characters’ personalities shine with witty dialogue and amusing predicaments. If you are looking for an entertaining and engaging read, don’t miss Alex and Charlotte’s somewhat rocky journey to love and faith.
With thanks to Waterbrook for my review copy