An Inconvenient Wife

An Inconvenient Wife

by Megan Chance
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Overview

An Inconvenient Wife by Megan Chance

"Chance exposes the horrors women faced in late 19th-century New York when they dared to show passion of any kind." - Publishers Weekly

"A wholly absorbing historical novel" - Booklist

Mrs. Lucy Carleton is daughter of one of the oldest and wealthiest families in New York City. William is Lucy's un-pedigreed nouveau riche husband. Problems arise when Lucy becomes increasingly uncomfortable with the prudish manners and paternalistic dependencies that define the wives of New York society. Lucy longs to break away and give free rein to her more bohemian soul, but her ambitious husband and domineering father are determined that she learn to conform to the mores of her social circle.

Enter Dr. Victor Seth, the controversial and pioneering neurologist whom William hires to try to "cure" Lucy of her perceived "nervous disorder." Seth's groundbreaking methods of hypnosis lead Lucy to unforeseen and shocking experiences that set readers on a path through one of the most riveting works of historical fiction in recent memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446560153
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 115,089
File size: 654 KB

About the Author

Megan Chance is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels. Girlposse.com calls her "a writer of extraordinary talent." Her books have been chosen by Amazon's Book of the Month, Borders Original Voices and IndieBound's Booksense. A former television news photographer with a BA from Western Washington University, Megan Chance lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at www.meganchance.com

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Inconvenient Wife 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
MsKillaSmile More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this book in Barnes and Noble, and am happy I bought it. Very good storyline/plot and interesting topic. Once I picked up the book, it was very hard for me to put it down. The action moved very fast and the ending was superb. Great book.
sweetsherry More than 1 year ago
I'm usually not one for period style novels, but I came across a description of this book in the information I receive at the school I work at for Braille readers. It sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a try. Thank goodness I did, because I feel this will be a book I'll read over and over. I know this is a cliche, but I could not put the book down and when I had to I couldn't wait to get back to it. I became so close to the heroine that I felt a real kinship with her and I believe my eyes were opened a bit to the sometimes terribly hard lives some women had to live back in the 1800's. Bravo to Megan Chance for writing such an entertaining novel! I will certainly read more of her work!
sjlp More than 1 year ago
This was a story that really kept my interest. I read it almost all the way through without stopping and the ending held up and didn't falter like many of the books I have read lately. I recommend it highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was so upsetting that I had to read the end while I was in the middle. I couldn't put the book down. It was well written, the characters so believable, and the story spellbinding.
Rosebolo More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical at first...I'd never heard of this book before. So pleasantly surprised as it turned out to be fantastic...interesting, thought provoking and a bonafide page-turner. I couldn't put it down! An added bonus, very interesting points of discussion for book club group. Highly recommend!
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I liked the unexpected twits and turns in this book. It was definitely not what I was expecting, but I enjoyed reading this book. Some parts of the book were a little vague, but overall the story line had a nice flow.
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Golf-Pros-Wife More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is a fan of Michel Faber's Crimson Petal and the White will love this book. I sure did! Great characters and story. Didn't want it to end!
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stephanie helton More than 1 year ago
This book had a very interesting storyline. It held my attention, and the story had an easy flow. I would highly reccommend to anyone interested in a little drama, mystery, and likes a historical read. Wonderful easy read.