Monday, June 27, 2011
The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck
The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo looks at Charlotte Beck, and her goals of gaining a career in the 1880s. Although most women of her age are beginning to look for husbands, Charlotte yearns to attend college. Forging an unlikely agreement, Charlotte decides to marry Alex, an Englishman who she finds to be very frustrating, in return for him allowing her to attend college and him to obtain her family’s money to keep his family from falling into ruin.
This was a very cute book that was fairly predictable, but that’s what I look for in romantic, Christian fiction books. In addition to its predictability, I liked that Charlotte was a strong character that didn’t let the traditions of the time dictate what she did with her life. In that way, she sets a good example for the young girls who may decide to read this book.
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