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The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck (Women of the West #3)

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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
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Published June 21st 2011 by WaterBrook Press
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The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck
Kathleen Y'Barbo
WaterBrook Press

London 1887, Charlotte Beck is visiting her Grandfather along with her stepmother Gennie. Charlotte is making her debut into social society, armed with the social graces taught her by her tutor Miss Pence. Unfortunately Charlotte is not very graceful and falls from the balcony into the arms of Alex Hambly. The two can not stand the site of one another, yet their paths continue to cross all the way back to Denver.
Charlotte Beck is an incorrigible little gal, yet you can’t help but love her. She’s always getting herself into messes and from the moment she steps out into society Alex Hambly has the unfortunate responsibility of getting her out of trouble. While Alex would much rather bury himself in astronomy, he’s too much of a gentleman to say no to Charlotte’s pleas. Of course, she does make very enticing promises – nothing untoward, mind you. If you must know, you’ll have to read the book. ;-)

This is a
Loraine Alcorn
I received an advanced readers copy from blogging for books

The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo

I have to say this was a very nice fun summer read that was a load of laughs.

Charlotte Beck is a very different kind of turn of the century woman .she is always doing unconventional things that do cause some grief to her family . Charlotte, most wants to attend college so she can have the smarts to take over for her father and grandfathers business but because of her latest
Gwendolyn Gage
Charlotte may be coming of age in body, but her heart is still full of mischief and schemes designed to get what she wants—a college degree in business and a seat at her father’s boardroom table. Nothing will get in her way. Not a trick-turned-societal blunder at a Buffalo Bill show, and certainly not a star-loving English viscount.

"The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck" put me in mind of an old TV sitcom—in a good way. By the first few chapters, I knew I was in for a laugh-out-loud treat.
The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo

I received a copy of this book through WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group through their Blogging For Books program. I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just an honest one. I received no compensation for writing this review other than receiving a copy of the book to review.

Charlotte Beck is a young woman entering adulthood who has ideas of her own about how she wants to live life. All she wants is to go to college,

One thing I loved when reading Kathleen Y'Barbo books ('The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper', 'Anna Finch and the Hired Gun', & 'The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck') was seeing how the characters' stories unfolded. It is sad to see the "Women of the West" series (as Kathleen Y'Barbo dubbed these books in her acknowledgments) come to an end.

The first time I "met" Charlotte Beck she was a spoiled, trouble-making child, but in this book she's
It's tough wading through all the long flowery dialog without getting tired after a few chapters. I thought this would be fun read with a lot of light-hearted moments, but the jokes fell flat for me.

The plot seemed simple enough: independent and business-minded Charlotte wants nothing to do with marriage but ends up having no choice but to marry... until the marriage of convenience becomes irresistibly inconvenient.

But once I started reading, I couldn't find what was so inescapable about the mar
If you're looking for a quick-paced, fun book to read, look no further than The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck. I found it an entertaining story about a young socialite who meets her match in an unassuming but determined astronomer.

In a time when young ladies had to have their father's permission to do most things, Charlotte finds herself scheming to get what she wants, or at least she tries. But she has a very clever and loving father. He knows just what she needs to keep her straight
Patty LeBlanc
Charlotte Beck, what a character! She is a spoiled rich young woman who often gets what she wants. As such, every time she meets a certain wealthy Englishman named Alex Hambly she finds herself getting into some kind of trouble. She is very stubborn and self-absorbed, and everything she does is to please herself without any care to what anyone else thinks. Her father has had enough of her antics and decides that he will arrange a marriage with this certain Englishman by the name of Alex Hambly. ...more
More like 4.5 stars.

This was a fun story for a number of reasons. First, I read it in less than two days because I kept wanting to know when they would change their minds. The anticipation kept me reading. Plus, I adored the hero. Charlotte was a bit of a twit at times and quite annoying, but she had her tender side, too...when she allowed someone to see it. Alex was so patient I wanted to give him a medal for that. He was also a good man like her father noted. I thought their scheme made sense
Apr 21, 2015 BlueJeansAndTeacups rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers of Christian Historical Fiction (western)
ALL 3 BOOKS IN 1 REVIEW (4star, 5star, 4star)

The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper– Women of the West #1 of 3

•• A Wild West Adventure ••

Gennie Cooper is a fine New York, young lady of the late 1800s, destined to marry a respectable banker of admirable acquaintance, but she is looking for adventure like she reads in the popular (although not to be shared or discussed in proper society) dime novellas about Mae Winslow.
Daniel Beck is a businessman who splits his time between Denver Colorado,
The year is 1887,the place is London, England & Charlotte Beck is about to make her unofficial debut into society. However, Charlotte Beck does not intend to let any stuffy social protocol spoil her plans for her life. Yes and what Charlotte wants, Charlotte usually gets!

Charlotte is a young free spirited woman who has a head for business & a creative gift for painting.She only wants to attend college & study business.The last thing on Charlotte's agenda is marriage.Daniel Beck, who
3.5 stars.
I enjoyed this book. The humor, the adventure, the romance.
What I did not care for was the weak faith and that the characters were annoying far too often. Alex and Charlotte’s witty banter was amusing and adorable, but I hated it when they acted like grouches. Charlotte especially irritated me on several occasions.
But other than that, it was a lovely novel.
3 stars for the cover. Though not particularly original, I do like it, with the model and her silly expression.
Elizabeth Olmedo
Kathleen Y’Barbo delivers a fun and light-hearted romance in The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck. While I believe Mr. Beck overreacted quite a bit—Charlotte’s behavior though a bit impulsive and naïve at times was never bad and certainly didn’t warrant being pushed into an arranged marriage—I did enjoy the conundrum Alex and Charlotte faced. Watching them squirm and fight their ever growing feelings and conflicting emotions was very amusing.

At times, I mentally slapped my forehead and wo
Sandy Duke
I enjoyed this entire series. Very easy reading, fun characters, and fairly simple plotlines. I think that reading the previous books helps the believability of Charlotte's actions in this book. If you are not familiar with Charlotte's personality and antics of the past, you may have a hard time understanding her in this book. The same goes for understanding the history of the whole family dynamics between Charlotte's mother, Uncle Edwin, and Daniel Beck. So, I'm not so sure that this book would ...more
Sheri Salatin
Young American girl, Charlotte Beck travels to England with her stepmother to visit her grandfather. While there, she pull some hilarious antics which cause her father, back in Colorado, to make serious decisions concerning her future. A future which will tie her to the boring Alex Hambly. Charlotte uses every trick in her book and finally gets her father to agree to let her go to four years of college before settling down in marriage. What ensues is a hilarious, sometimes laugh-out-loud account ...more
The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo was a sweet Christian romance that really hooked me from the first. Charlotte Beck is an independent woman with a stubborn streak who wants more than anything to go to school. Alex Hambly is a British astronomer whose family is in need of money or face financial ruin. Thrown together, these two are like oil and water, but when Charlotte's father throws out an offer neither of them can refuse, they get married. Sparks fly between the ...more
The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck By Kathleen Y'Barbo
There are two books previous to this one in The Women of the West series: The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper and the next is Anna Finch and the Hired Gun.

Our story begins in England. Charlotte is with her step-mother and they are staying with her grandfather so she can be introduced into London society. Charlotte has grown up in Colorado around men like William Cody and his Wild West shows. At her first formal outing Charlotte r
Nov 15, 2011 Katie rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Upon reading the back of the book and finding the cover pleasing (come on, you know you judge what you're going to read somewhat on the cover, too), I requested to review this copy from Blogging for Books. It looked very promising and I really did want to enjoy it, but the fact of the matter is, I just could not fully get into the book.

First of all, I had a pretty hard time enjoying the writing style the author
Tags: Kathleen Y’Barbo, romance, historical romance, England, United States, Denver, Wellesley College, astronomy

I didn’t want to put this book down once I started it. This book is a good example of a good book with no cussing, sex, bloody fight scenes or any of the current romance tropes that are so popular today. The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck is coming of age story. It is a story about family. It is a story about secrets. Ultimately, it is a love story. It is well written. I thin
Spoiled Charlotte Beck is on the verge of entering adulthood, but trouble still manages to follow her. British astronomer, Alex Hambly, needs to marry a wealthy American in order to save his family from ruin. Charlotte's father, Daniel, comes up with a plan that is mutually beneficial to both Alex and Charlotte - marry and not only will the Hambly family be saved from ruin, but Charlotte will get the college education that she longs for. Even though the couple can't stand each other, they agree ...more
Title: The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck.

Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo.

Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction, Romance, Sequel.

Plot: Eighteen year old Charlotte Beck is in London with her stepmother Gennie preparing for her New York début. She’s spent the majority of her life trying to convince people {mostly her father} that she’s a mature grow-up young woman while her actions speak otherwise. At a formal ball hosted by the wealthy Earl Hambly, Charlotte manages to nonchalantly fall out of a
Allizabeth Collins
Description:[return]~Wild American Charlotte Beck wants to attend Wellesley College to learn business.[return]~Daniel Beck, Charlotte’s father, wants her to settle down with a good man who can “tame” her.[return]~Alexander Hambly’s family is in financial ruin, but a rich wife could certainly fix their luck.[return] So, Daniel decides to make them an offer they can’t refuse. He will make sure they have the means to do what they want, as long as they marry each other. Problem is they can’t stand o ...more
Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
June 2011
ISBN: 978-0-307-44482-0
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance

Charlotte Beck has just reached the age where she’s ready to be presented to society. She is taken to Victorian England for her debut, and at one of the social gatherings, Charlotte, unable to breath due to the restraints of her corset goes over to the window and manages to fall out. She is caught by Alex Hambly and suddenly,
Won on First Reads June 15, 2011. Received on June 21, 2011.

Charlotte Beck is an American heiress used to getting what she wants who would much rather go to University to study Mathematics than be saddled with an unwanted groom.

Viscount Alex Hambly is an English Astronomer by trade, the "spare" with the responsibilities of the heir of a much respected family poised for financial ruin, who is decidedly against the idea of marriage as a business deal.

Daniel Beck (Charlotte's father) is tired of he
Oh, what a wonderful ending to this series! There were beautiful dresses, luxurious homes, travel between London and the States, and if that wasn't enough...a match made in heaven (although it took the longest time for either to see it that way). Buffalo Bill was even thrown in for good measure. :o) It was a truly wonderful ride through history to have a peek into the lives of the Beck family, and I'm sorry that our time has come to an end.

Charlotte has definitely been the spunkiest character of
It’s never a good idea for me to start a book after midnight…or later. I just don’t like stopping in the middle of a book.

Charlotte Beck is an American heiress who is making her London debut under the watchful and caring eyes of her stepmother, uncle and grandfather. And Colonel William F. Cody. A family friend who had recently brought his Wild West show to London.

Unfortunately Charlotte, a willful and creative girl, has a knack for getting into trouble and a lot of the trouble seems to stem f
Brenna H.
So this was my first Kathleen Y'Barbo book I've read, as far as I can remember. It was better written than I expected. The author didn't explain everything as she wrote it, which was nice, but at the end I thought there were some things that were left unresolved. (Perhaps they were addressed and explained in the previous books; I don't know because I haven't read them.) Anyway, the story was an interesting glimpse of the American heiress marrying a penniless British lord fad that went on during ...more
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3.5 stars

This was the first book I have read by Kathleen Y'Barbo, which is the final installment in a trilogy. However I didn't feel lost for one second as I was caught up in the very sweet and humourous life of Charlotte Beck!

There were times when I literally laughed out when I was reading this. Charlotte was a funny character, and I liked her almost instantly despite the fact that sometimes she acted like a spoilt child when she didn't get her own way. She still had a good heart, and I admired
Review originally posted on my blog Christian Novels

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This book is third in a series but was quite easy to read on it's own. I really enjoyed this book, It was well written and constantly had me laughing out loud. Alex and Charlotte were so much fun, I loved all their sparring, and how even as they were at odds with each other deep down they were slowly falling in love. I thought it was cool how Charlotte's father saw how perfect they were for each other long before either of them. This
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