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About The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck

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?


Praise for Kathleen Y’Barbo

“Y’Barbo gives us a solid story with characters who lead the way to laughter and danger.”

“Kathleen Y’Barbo has written a high-spirited novel about the kind of woman we’d all like to be: spunky, creative, witty—and a good shot.”
—DIANN MILLS, author of A Woman Called Sage and Sworn to Protect, commenting on Anna Finch and the Hired Gun

“I love Kathleen Y’Barbo’s deft hand at combining romance, comedy, and suspense. Her books are pure fun to read.”
—MARY CONNEALY, author of Doctor in Petticoats

“A fun read. Delightful, engaging, charming, and yes, funny. Humor in the characters, and humor in the events, as she dreams of and heads on an adventure in the west. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp of a read.”
—LAURAINE SNELLING, author of the Red River series, Daughters of Blessing series, and One Perfect Day, commenting on The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper

“With excitement, romance, and humor, Kathleen Y’Barbo spins a tale that captures your mind. The author’s enthusiasm for writing spills out of every scene, creating, as it should, enthusiastic readers.”
—STEPHEN BLY, award-winning western author of more than one hundred books, including One Step Over the Border, commenting on The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper

About Kathleen Y'Barbo

Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple RITA and Carol Award nominee of over forty novels with more than one million copies of her books in print in the United States and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified family law paralegal, she was recently nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times magazine. Kathleen has four grown children, seven bonus children, and her very own hero in combat boots. To find out more about Kathleen Y'Barbo and her books or to connect with her through social media, visit her website at

Product Details

352 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jun 21, 2011

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

How can a marriage of inconvenience give Charlotte Beck the freedom she desires?

Click here to download chapter one of The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck.

Despite craving independence, Charlotte Beck agrees to a marriage of convenience. But when her marriage suddenly becomes very inconvenient indeed, will romance thrive in the most unlikely of situations?

Click here to download chapter one of The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck.

By Lynn Pitts

What a fantastic read. The characters were full of spunk which kept me laughing throughout the book. Charlotte knows what she wants in life at a young age. To work alongside her father after attending the University to get her degree in Mathematics. She did not plan to marry, but her father had something else in mind for her. Alex, a Viscount from England finds himself in a tough bind. His family is losing money and doesn't know how to stop...

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By Shauna Jared

A little clichéd and predictable, but I really enjoyed this book. Set in the mid 1800â??s, Charlotte Beck is out to prove she is a grown woman who doesnâ??t need a husband. She has her heart set on college and running her fatherâ??s business while her father has other plans for her. He wants to see her married and heâ??s only met one man who can handle his rebellious and mischievous daughter â?" London nobleman, Alex Hambly. But Alex and...

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By Marchell Lambert

This book was good; it took about 50 pages and my putting the book down for a week, for me to get into it. I was extremely frustrated with the immaturity and bratty attitude of the main character Charlotte Beck. I wanted to strangle her for the way she treated her step-mom in England and her dad when she returned home to Colorado from London. The last 100 pages I became engrossed in the book and could not put down. I recommend that when...

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By Jan Bolton

Way to funny!! The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck (book #3 in the Women of the West Series) by Kathleen Y'Barbo is fantastic and I read it in one day. It is filled with romance and a whole lot of fun. Charlotte is a character that will keep you smiling and Alex is the perfect hero. If I could have lived in this time period, I would want to be Charlotte Beck. She is a very independent young women for her time. I can't wait to read...

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By Julia Gibson

The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo is a historical romance set in both Victorian London and the Old West. It is a sequel to The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper and Anna Finish and the Hire Gun, but is easily read by itself. Besides, how can you go wrong with the Queen of England and Wild Buffalo Bill Cody in the same book?! Charlotte is ready for adult hood and to be presented to society, but she has a...

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