The Lady Soldier has had its first review. And it was one of those ones where some parts were good and some were bad. The reviewer had antcipated reading it, and enjoyed the narrative and description. She thought these parts were exceptionally well written. But she did not like the dialogue, the heroine or the hero. She felt the heroine became a watering pot towards the end of the book and felt the hero ought to have been able to connect the dots between a woman he met briefly years before and a soldier who happened to resemble the dead woman's brother.
A review is a review is a review.
I do not understand why tears areconsidered a sign of weakness. Maybe it is because I am inclined at certain moments in my life to be teary. But it is a lesson to me. Keep the tears for me and have my characters use other physical attributions. Some people think they make for a weak character. For me, they are a great reliever of stress.
I am sorry that it did not live up to that reviewer's antcipations, but somewhere, some day someone will hopefully find it a good read and an enjoyable romp. It is interesting that despite not striking a chord with her, she did continue to read the book all the way through to the end.
Maybe things will get better.