I received a free copy of this book through blogging for books
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The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo
I have to say this was a very nice fun summer read that was a load of laughs.
Charlotte Beck is a very different kind of turn of the century woman. she is always doing unconventional things that do cause some grief to her family. Charlotte, most wants to attend college so she can have the smarts to take over for her father and grandfathers business but because of her latest escapade that caused her to look reckless in front of her peers in London her father insists she marry.
His hope is that it will settle her down and help her become the proper 1880s lady she should be. At the same time, Charlotte meets Viscount Alex Humbly and though they do not exactly hit it off, Charlotte has a plan that will get her to college and also help out the Humbly's terrible financial problems.
This story is filled with fun and laughs as Charlotte proceeds with her plans and hopes for the best. The one thing she did not count on is Alex coming to love her and really want to keep this marriage even though Charlotte so wants to be rid of through annulment. Charlotte most want to be her own free agent and not have to be told what to do by anyone including her father. Charlotte see marriage as just a different way for her to be controlled and she is not having that.
Throughout this story Charlotte learns how to follow her faith and the faith of her inconvenient husband who seems to be taking his marriage vows a bit to seriously for her future plans. Daniel Beck, Charlotte father keeps a close eye on his daughters progress and hopes with all his heart she will stay in a marriage she is to fearful to accept.