The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck

For those who enjoy light historical romances, The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck (Kathleen Y'Barbo, Walterbrook Press, 2009, ISBN13: 9780307729644) would please. While it can be read as a stand-alone novel, it is the third in a series by the Y'Barbo: the other two are The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper, and Anna Finch and the Hired Gun.

The story is set in the late 1880s, from London to the Old West. Charlotte Beck is an American who wants to have an education. Alex Hambly is a nobleman who needs help refilling his family's coffers. A suggested arrangement of marriage seems equitable to them both, but after they are married, they realize it's not that inconvenient to be married to each other, and what they first wanted when they agreed to marry each other, doesn't seem so important now. The back story is the mystery of her mother and father. Light read with an obvious end, but entertaining throughout.

Book Information:
  • The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck; by Charlotte Y'Barbo
  • WalterBrook Multnomah, an Imprint of The Crown Publishing Group (Random House)
  • ISBN13: 9780307729644
  • Paperback & eBook versions
This edition was loaned to me by the publisher; any opinions are my own.