Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Review: The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck
Kathleen Y'Barbo tells the tale of young Charlotte Beck, an American heiress on the verge of becoming a lady of society in America and Europe. She is quite unconventional for a lady of her era and her age. She has interest in business and mathmatics and less interest in marriage and children. Charlotte is immediately thrust into a series of frustrating encounter with Alex Hambly. Their personalities clash as do their families. However they (predictably) come into one another's paths again and again, not only in Europe but in America as well.
While enjoyable the tale is not a supremely unique one. It is very predictable in many areas of the storyline. Also some bits are confusing as they are a bit undeveloped. I had trouble keeping up with the members of Charlotte's family and how they all went together as well as trouble understanding the "fued" between the Beck and Hambly families. However the relationship between Charlotte and Alex was interesting and humorous.
The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck is a quick and quirky read. Kathleen Y'Barbo has penned a number of Christian fiction novels. They can be purchased directly through Waterbrook Multnomah or on amazon.com.
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.