Charlotte Beck is not like other young women her age. She doesn't seem to want to do all the partying most young women looked forward to around the late 1880's. These parties brought the eligible bachelors and the lovely young ladies together to check each other out. The ladies looked to make a good match with a nice rich husband thus keeping up appearances and social standing. Charlotte wants to attend college and join her father's business but her behavior has finally exasperated Mr. Beck and he has an offer that she can't refuse or so it seems. He has a man in his sights for Charlotte. An astronomer from England you also happens to be a Viscount and his family business is in dire need of saving by Mr. Beck's business interests. If Charlotte will marry the Viscount, she will be permitted to attend college and the money from some business transactions between the Beck's business and the Viscount's family business will save his family from ruin. The only problem is that they both seem to not like each other very much.
This is a very cute story that I really did enjoy very much. Isn't it funny to imagine a father choosing who his daughter should marry and she goes along with it to get what she wants. I can't see this happening in our modern times, but I suppose there are areas of the world that still allow the father in a family to choose mates for his daughters, how sad that is in my humble opinion. Buffalo Bill Cody is a character in this book and the interaction of Charlotte and Colonel Cody is a fun part of this story. I always enjoy reading about the not so distant past and a little romance thrown in makes a very enjoyable read.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.