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An Inconvenient Wife
An Inconvenient Wife
Author: Megan Chance
Arich blend of suspense, social history, and passion, Megan Chance delivers a powerfully written page- turner about a woman's desperate struggle to escape the confines of her time, class, and gender. — Young Mrs. Lucy Carleton is the daughter of one of the oldest and wealthiest families in 1880s New York City. William Carleton is Lucy's un-pedigr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446694865
ISBN-10: 044669486X
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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reviewed An Inconvenient Wife on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This book held so much promise. A woman held under by the common views of the time (victorian) and an overbearing father and husband. She drowns her sorrows in Laudanum until a doctor with a revolutionary treatment comes along and opens her eyes. Sounds good. Til you start reading and the story becomes so ridiculous and outlandish that pretty soon I was ready to laugh.
reviewed An Inconvenient Wife on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is almost a mystery more than a drama.. It has elements of feminism, and psychology as well as drama, mystery and romance. A very intriguing and enjoyable read.
reviewed An Inconvenient Wife on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
fasinating, great twist
CathyV avatar reviewed An Inconvenient Wife on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A fascinating study of a woman constrained by her social standing and the culture of the time -- who, depending on your beliefs, is either used by or actually manipulates a doctor to achieve her desires. It exposes the question of how elastic moralality can be.
drw avatar reviewed An Inconvenient Wife on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This story explores the struggles of a woman in Victorian New York City who is unable to conform to the sexual, social and cultural mores of the aristocratic, monied class of which she is a part. Since I especially love reading about this time in history, I found the book fascinating. The author does a good job building tension to the culminating scenes, where the reader is left wondering who the real victim is.
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Luluette avatar reviewed An Inconvenient Wife on + 47 more book reviews
I just couldn't get into this book at all. I slogged through the first 100 pages waiting to be intrigued. Instead I was merely bored by the characters. I understand that many Victorian women felt repressed and smothered, but the way this author set the story forth was a little tedious for me. I gave up and sent it along. I hope the next reader enjoys it more than I did.
reviewed An Inconvenient Wife on + 6 more book reviews
This book was recommended to me by a friend. I read it in a day and a half. It is a quick read and halfway through it, I sort of figured out what was probably going to happen in the end. However, I did enjoy it as the events take place during 1885 and I enjoyed the history.
This is not a "deep thought" kind of a book, but for a quick read it was enjoyable.


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