A most unusual treatise for a story. I wasn't sure how the author was going to carry it off. In fact, I wasn't sure that I would enjoy a story where the person had married someone and then discovered that the person wasn't who they married at all.
But Ms. Jennings uses the culture of that time, integrity, beliefs, and loyalties to make you understand and root for her characters. As you discover the reasons for the misunderstandings and see how the characters deal with what life has thrown their way you find yourself turning the pages because you are so invested in the story.
War wounds, not only those physically involved, but those left behind. An Inconvenient Marriage is thought provoking from several directions. Complicated relationships, life and death issues, and the after effects of war and it's effects on daily living make this story worth your time and investment. This is one I will want to read again just to see what I missed.
The romantic encounters were that--romantic. At the climax, the tension was palpable but things naturally evolved into a very humorous outcome to a serious situation. You have to read to find out.
I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.