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- Publisher: Shadowcat Publishing; 1 edition (September 12, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 12, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LX67OBG
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Strike #1: The virginal heroine, whom has never met her husband, is already fully aware that he is “grey around the areas that counted the most for a man”. She ponders if he will be able to “excite” her in “the delights described to (her) awaiting in the wedding bed”. She hopes “something like that would happen even if (her) new husband were a living corpse”.
Strike #2: As she looks over the edge alongside the road she casually contemplates suicide, in the same casual way one contemplates whether or not to add jam to their toast. No reflection on the moral implications, and given the time and location of the story, religion would be an overwhelming factor in such a decision.
Strike #3: “The wind swept back my red hair, an indication of my fiery and passionate temper. A Scotswoman knew her duty.” How can you be passionate and yet meekly obey a command to marry a stranger?
Strike #4: After speaking of her betrothed as a “walking corpse” she stills lusts for the first male she sees as possibly being her husband-to-be.
All of this in the first chapter (12 pages, page numbers included).
I had no other choice, I have hit “Delete”, and washed my hands of this horrible mockery.