Was totally acceptable.
Having your parents, grandparents, or sometimes a professional matchmaker, arranging marriages for single men and women was pretty common in the mid 19th century. Even though many cultures around the world still believe in this practice, few in the United States today would ever think of such a thing.
However, this type of pairing was not quite as bad as it sounds. After all, if you were blessed with loving and kind parents then there would be no one more qualified to find you the right life mate. Of course, that was not always the case.
Disasters did happen.
And they do happen in my story at a future point I can give you that much right now. There are times when an arranged marriage was so badly botched, or done for all the wrong reasons, that the couple tying the knot scarcely consumated the union…
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