Friday, 23 August 2013

#368 ~ Becoming a Lady

Becoming A LadyBecoming A Lady by Marie Higgins

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I'm afraid, for me, this was a very flimsy read. I didn't feel it was particularly well written, or indeed researched.

I could pick holes a mile wide through some of the historical detail.

Poor conceived characters, one dimensional plot, and really not that substantial, even taking into account it was a short story.

Sorry, I hate it when this happens, I wish their could have been something positive to say - other than the cover was lovely, and hinted at a better quality product than was actually produced.

Product Details:

I downloaded this as a free Kindle file in March 2013.  At the time of writing this post it is available at a listed price of 77p HERE.  I will let you judge for yourself if you think it's good value for money.

70 pages in length - short story.

Errors/Bug Bears:

The whole way through the book initial capital letters were not used (or inconsistently used) in respect of words like, grandfather, father, brother, duke, etc.

There was also a lot of North American grammar: given that this is an historical book about England and the Aristocracy is not really good enough, however, the work began in North America, with a girl that was in all intents and purposes American, therefore it was probably a little more palatable:  it just doesn't sit well with me personally.

As far as I am aware the British Army does not have Scouting Officers, and given that Mr Seton was the Son of an Earl, he would have been a commissioned officer.  The same goes for his Brother, who was also serving with him, I strongly feel that he would not have been a Sergeant.

There were other grammatical and typographical errors, that given the poor mark this book received, I cannot be bothered listing down.

Happy reading.



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