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Like a Flower in Bloom

Siri Mitchell

For years Charlotte Withersby has worked as an assistant to her father, an eminent English botanist. As she approaches the old age of twenty-four, her father pushes her out into society, swayed by an uncle who believes God's only two roles for women are marriage and motherhood. When one of the Withersbys' colonial correspondents, Edward Trimble, returns to England, he's drafted as the new assistant so Charlotte is free to marry. This suits Edward's plans quite well, since the last thing he wants to do is reunite with the family he is ashamed to call his own. Though Edward proves himself vexingly capable on the job, Charlotte won't surrender the job without a fight, and schemes with her best friend to regain her position. Perhaps if a proposal seems imminent, Charlotte's father will see his error and ask her to return. Charlotte tries to make headway in her town's social life, but reveals herself to be unaware of all the intricacies of polite society. Though Edward pitches in, tutoring her in society's expectations, she just seems to make things worse. And the more she comes to know of her father's assistant, the more trouble she has imagining life without him. Caught in a trap of her own making and seeing the hopelessness of her prospects, will Charlotte get to keep her work or will she have to cede her heart?

For years Charlotte Withersby has worked as an assistant to her father, an eminent English botanist. As she approaches the old age of twenty-four, her father pushes her out into society, swayed by an uncle who believes God's only two roles for women are marriage and motherhood. When one of the Withersbys' colonial correspondents, Edward Trimble, returns to England, he's drafted as the new assistant so Charlotte is free to marry. This suits Edward's plans quite well, since the last thing he wants to do is reunite with the family he is ashamed to call his own. Though Edward proves himself vexingly capable on the job, Charlotte won't surrender the job without a fight, and schemes with her best friend to regain her position. Perhaps if a proposal seems imminent, Charlotte's father will see his error and ask her to return. Charlotte tries to make headway in her town's social life, but reveals herself to be unaware of all the intricacies of polite society. Though Edward pitches in, tutoring her in society's expectations, she just seems to make things worse. And the more she comes to know of her father's assistant, the more trouble she has imagining life without him. Caught in a trap of her own making and seeing the hopelessness of her prospects, will Charlotte get to keep her work or will she have to cede her heart?
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

For years Charlotte Withersby has worked as an assistant to her father, an eminent English botanist. As she approaches the old age of twenty-four, her father pushes her out into society, swayed by an uncle who believes God's only two roles for women are marriage and motherhood. When one of the Withersbys' colonial correspondents, Edward Trimble, returns to England, he's drafted as the new assistant so Charlotte is free to marry. This suits Edward's plans quite well, since the last thing he wants to do is reunite with the family he is ashamed to call his own. Though Edward proves himself vexingly capable on the job, Charlotte won't surrender the job without a fight, and schemes with her best friend to regain her position. Perhaps if a proposal seems imminent, Charlotte's father will see his error and ask her to return. Charlotte tries to make headway in her town's social life, but reveals herself to be unaware of all the intricacies of polite society. Though Edward pitches in, tutoring her in society's expectations, she just seems to make things worse. And the more she comes to know of her father's assistant, the more trouble she has imagining life without him. Caught in a trap of her own making and seeing the hopelessness of her prospects, will Charlotte get to keep her work or will she have to cede her heart?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elizabeth Sastre

Length:

10h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:12