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An Inconvenient Wife In This Wholly Absorbing Historical Novel, Mrs Lucy Carelton, Who Comes From One Of The Wealthiest And Most Prominent Families In 1880s New York City, Has Been Completely Undone By Her Nerves Her Ambitious Husband, A Nouveau Riche Stockbroker, Drags Her From One Doctor To Another In Search Of A Cure That Will Allow Her To Fulfill Her Many Social Obligations Without Giving In To Hysteria They Think They Have Found The Solution In Charismatic Neurologist Victor Seth, A Champion Of A Relatively New Procedure Called Hypnotism Seth Sets About Freeing Lucy From The Social Constraints That Have Made Her So Unhappy, Encouraging Her To Pursue Her Artistic Talents And Explore Her Sexuality Seth Convinces Himself That His Techniques, Including His Handy Way With An Electrotherapy Wand, Are All In The Name Of Science, But Even He Is Unprepared For The New Lucy Who Emerges A Passionate, Calculating, Amoral Creature Of Large Appetites Chance S Straightforward Prose And Over The Top Plotting Effectively Combine In This Diabolically Clever, Thoroughly Entertaining Take On Women S Liberation.

10 thoughts on “An Inconvenient Wife

  1. says:

    Oh my goodness This 19th century tale of a new American society girl and her stockbroker husband had me on the edge of my seat and kept my heart racing I cannot believe that I ve left this on my TBR so long Maybe it s a good thing that so many of my Goodreads friends cannot hang with me on the weekend because I m not able to stop talking about this book The storyline illustrates through main protagonist, Lucy, the confining nature of women of her status Oppressed by her father and husba...

  2. says:

    Whoa..wavered between a four and a five star rating for this book but alas had to admit that this novel was compulsively readable and interestingI found myself reaching for this book every spare moment I had and I love that feeling because honestly I wasnt that sure this book would be all that it turned out to be..This is the story of Lucy, a woman born into high society, spoiled and married for the last four years and living a life that would be perfect except she suffers bouts of nervousnes Whoa..wavered between a four and a five star rating for this book but alas had to admit that this novel was compulsively readable and interestingI found myself reaching for this book every spare moment I had and I love that feeling because honestly I wasnt that sure this book would be all that it turned out to be..This is the story of Lucy, a woman born into high society, spoiled and married for the last four years and living a life that would be perfect except she suffers bouts of nervousness, hysteria and has become quite an embarrassment to her husband and family Lucy s illness becomes the topic of everyone s conversation and her husband...

  3. says:

    Wow.my first experience with Ms Chance and I just couldn t put it down, literally I ended up downloading it to my phone so I could read it while waiting in line at the market, while running on the treadmill, waiting at the ATM.you get the idea End result A library book that I chose because of its interesting sepia cover, which languished on my book pile until it was almost due back was devoured in just 3, sleep deprived days.What a riveting story from the illness to the affair or wa Wow.my first experience with Ms Chance and I just couldn t put it down, literally I ended up downloading it to my phone so I could read it while waiting in line at the market, while running on the treadmill, waiting at the ATM.you get the idea End result A library book that I chose because of its interesting sepia cover, which languished on my book pile until it was almost due back was devoured in just 3, sleep deprived days.What a riveting story from the illness to the affair or was it uncon...

  4. says:

    An Inconvenient Wife, althoughcomplicated, is reminiscent of Kate Chopin s The Awakening. Megan Chance s heroine, Lucy Carleton dares to have lusty desires and creative passions in 1895 New York, much to the dismay of her husband, father and society friends They all think she s lost her mind and as was in vogue for that repressed era, a woman s psychological problems were assumed to be caused by her reproductive system Despite consulting doctor after doctor for help, Lucy s husband coul An Inconvenient Wife, althoughcomplicated, is reminiscent of Kate Chopin s The Awakening. Megan Chance s heroine, Lucy Carleton dares to have lusty desires and creative passions in 1895 New York, much to the dismay of her husband, father and society friends They all think she s lost her mind and as was in vogue for that repressed era, a woman s psychological problems were assumed to be caused by her reproductive system Despite consulting doctor after doctor for help, Lucy s husband could not find anyone to fix his wife In addition to daring to have emotions, Lucy had not conceived a child in four years of marriage and, naturally, this was considered to be her fault The Carleton s find their way to Dr Victor Seth, a modern thinking physician who treats Lucy through hypnosis and electrical stimulation, which brings her to a pleasurable relief she didn t k...

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    I should have reviewed this book ages ago, but I recently re read it and realized that a I hadn t written anything about it on goodreads and b I absolutely need to because this book is majorly under appreciated.An Inconvenient Wife is set mostly in New York City during the mid 1880s Lucy Carleton, a member of New York s most elite social circle, is having some problems She finds m...

  6. says:

    Great idea, poorly executed The author s background as a romance novelist really shows think something with Fabio on the cover Shallow characters, stale dialogue, and narration that directs your conclusions rather than eliciting them I would LOVE to see this fascinating topic Victorian era women diagnosed with hysteria tackled by someonecompetent That said, it s reasonbly entertaining and a fast read, largely due to the subject matter I would take this over chick lit or Lifetime Great idea, poorly executed The author s background as a romance ...

  7. says:

    Old Style writing but goodthe way folks lived back then was pretty strange, but whose to say we don t live oddly today It was about a woman whose husband thought she was bored but then put her in a mental institutionshe fell in love with her ...

  8. says:

    This is the exact time period that I d love to travel back to and live a day I just loved this book and have been searching for others like it, since I ve read it.

  9. says:

    3.5 StarsIt was 1885, New York City, and such a formal time for the upper crust who to associate with, what to wear, what to say Lucy and William Carelton appeared to be The Couple that everyone would envy But behind the facade were very defective characters whose personalities were dictated by the times Welcome, to Megan Chance s contorted world of the blue bloods They had been married for several years William wanted a child, an heir, someone to make his life comp...

  10. says:

    I did like this book a great deal, even as it pissed me off HUGELY Seriously, just the word hysteria in this context can send me on hour long rants about the Victorian patriarchy and how women of certain social standings were delicate little flowers, and that the entire point of a woman s existence was apparently to serve and service men certainly they weren t to have sexual feelings at all, and if they did, then clearly, there was something wrong with them they had to be cured of Not t I did like this book a great deal, even as it pissed me off HUGELY Seriously, just the word hysteria in this context can send me on hour long rants about the Victorian patriarchy and how women of certain social standings were delicate little flowers, and that the entire point of a woman s existence was apparently to serve and service men certainly they weren t to have sexual feelings at all, and if they did, then clearly, there was something wrong with them they had to be cured of Not to mention, of course, how Dr Seth seems to think orgasms are a cure for hysteria nips rest of tangential rant in the budI found this a very claustrophobic book, especially when we start seeing exactly how tied down Lucy is by social conventions, how she s dominated by both father and husband, and how she wants so desperately to struggle against the ways she s being controlled, but can t allow herself to, as that would be improper , and it surely ...

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