“Yes. I noticed that. But I thought it was a mistake.”
Did you notice Dr. Trent’s mistake?
Nope. Not at all. I had to flip back in the book to see that there was a mistake. I guess the editor switch in me had not quite been turned on, yet.
A year of misery!
Did you wonder about Valancy’s condition during her year of marriage?
Again, nope. It seemed like such a background thing and I only thought on it when the narrator mentioned it. At no time did I wonder--oh, wouldn't all that walking around be bad for a heart that could go with any great exertion? Wouldn't living out like that increase stress? Wouldn't the worry over the time Barney was away have been damaging? Wouldn't...? Nope. Didn't think of any of that. I just went with that. Is that another sign of a good author, or just one of a diverted reader? Or an ignorant, not looking beyond the words reader? Hmmm...