Becoming 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.
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.
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.