I love christian fiction, chick lit, and romantic comedies and this fits all 3 categories! I had to finish this book in one day after I started it – and I did. It was different than I expected in a totally good way. Here are some things about the story that I loved:
- the combination of American wealth and British royalty,
- the tension and wit that flies back and forth between the hero and heroine
- Charlotte’s clumsiness – that she thankfully grows out of, mostly.
- her father’s concern about her faith.
I enjoy Kathleen Y’Barbo’s books. I’m not sure what stops her from being in my list of top 5 favorite authors. Maybe I’ll have to read another to see if I can figure it out…
Here is the backcover copy:
Unlikely romance is sometimes just an inconvenient marriage away.
Charlotte Beck may be entering adulthood, but she can’t seem to keep to her stubborn, independent spirit from bucking social protocol. Fed up with her behavior, Charlotte’s father Daniel pressures her to settle into a nice marriage despite knowing she is set on going to college.
Then Daniel sees Charlotte with the handsome but annoying English astronomer Alex Hambly, and everything changes.
Though Alex and Charlotte can barely stand one another, Daniel offers them a deal they can’t refuse: if they agree to marry, he will save Alex’s family from financial ruin and grant Charlotte the freedom to go to college. Reluctantly the couple agrees, but in private they plot to annul the marriage as soon as possible.
But when Alex’s feelings change and he refuses to dissolve their contract, will Charlotte find a way out of her vows? Or will she discover that maybe this marriage isn’t so inconvenient after all?
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review, stated my own opinions, and added my affiliate link.