Monday, August 15, 2011

"The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck" by, Kathleen Y'Barbo

I just finished reading the book entitled “The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck” by Kathleen Y’Barbo. This book takes place in the late 1800 – early 1900s when America was young. This is a historical fiction/romance book. Charlotte Beck is a young girl who is quite outspoken and mischievous. She is ready to be introduced to society with all of the parties and frills, although is that what she really wants. Alex Hambly is a young man who has had his fair share of problems in his family with being the spare, not the heir to the dwindling family fortune. When a strange turn of events finds Charlotte falling into the arms of Alex they immediately despise each other. With a proposition from Daniel Beck, Charlotte’s father, that neither Alex nor Charlotte can refuse they go after their own dreams only to find that maybe they aren’t so different after all.

This book was a very easy and fun read. I enjoyed this and look forward to reading the two books that preceded this novel in the series. Although, I thought that this book could stand fine by itself without having read the previous books. Although this is classified under Christian Fiction I did not feel that it was integrated very well. It seemed as if that aspect of the book was merely thrown in there last minute instead of an integrated part of the story. It however was a very fun, uplifting, romance book that had cute and loveable characters. I would recommend this to a friend to read. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review through Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.

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