Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck
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?
This book has is entertaining, there are witty characters that you will love. Charlotte is one of those people that seems to always have her foot in her mouth, she embarrasses herself frequently, she just doesn't get the social protocol.
Spoiled Charlotte wants an education and then to work in her father's business. Her father, however, has other plans. He wants her married... to Alex Hambly who must marry in order to save his family from financial disaster. Her father presents an offer they simply can't refuse. Did I mention Charlotte and Alex can't stand each other?
Things happen that leaves both of them wondering and questioning. I won't give away anything, read this delightful book for yourself. I give it 4 stars!
I received a copy of this book free from Waterbrook in exchange for an honest review.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (June 21, 2011)