Tuesday, September 6, 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?


The story revolves around Charlotte's adventures and run-ins with Alex while she attempts to prove to her father that she is capable of running the family business. She also desperately craves his permission to attend college for mathmatics, but her attempts failed.

I found this to be a very predictable novel - boy and girl meet and have a strong distaste for each other and want nothing to do with each other, only to be thrown together by an arranged marriage, which ultimately has a happy ending. Predictable and luke-warm in it's Christian references.

I recieved a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review

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