Midwyf: Liza by Valerie Levy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Book #1 in the Midwife Series)
On the plus side, this was a gruesome subject handled well, with a nice underlying story to it. It appeared well researched and authoritative.
However, as a negative there were a whole host of oddly "hyphe-nated" words .... see, who annoying that is? The hyphenation seemed to make little sense, being mid-line etc.,and I am wondering if this was some kind of formatting error - I will add a list of them in the Bug Bear/Errors section of the blog. From my own personal point of view I found it distracting, and therefore it lost a star, with an overall score of 3 stars.
I'm not sure that it grabbed me enough to invest in the whole series, but never say never.
This was one of my Daily Selection of Amazon picks back in April 2013, and as you can see from the date of this Review I am really behind on my To Read List. You can get a copy HERE - Kindle file only listed a £2.62.
Historical Fiction genre
Adult - no overt sexual content
The bizarre hyphenation, that seemed to make no sense, below is a list of examples:
Page 12 - disap-peared
Page 20 - Occasion-ally
Page 26 - embroid-ery and noble-man
Page 28 - experien-ced
Page 39 - suffer-ing
Page 56 - glist-ened
Page 59 - enq-uired
Page 61 - dist-urbing
Page 102 - conseq-uences
Page 116 - con-sidered
Page 142 - accom-plish and com-manded
Page 159 - ab-domen
Page 176 - hap-pening
Page 177 - sup-pressed
As they were quite often at the beginning or mid-sentence, I could so no point to them, and can only assume that it's a formatting errors - it needs resolving in any event, as it lost this book 1 star from the rating.