For those who have not yet read the first 7 chapters of The Earl’s Bad Wife, I suggest you do so before reading this post as it contains spoilers up to Chapter 7.
So on to the discussion!
The Earl’s Bad Wife (at least the first 7 chapters) has been told solely from Hermina’s point of view
For me, this makes it easy for me to love Hermina! I mean, she’s clearly a girl most people would love to hang out with. She’s very close to her family. And she’s pretty smart (though sadly lacking in experience when it comes to romance and romantic relationships).
Many readers (myself included) believe that the Keira’s unborn baby is not Eric’s. But with Eric neither confirming or denying it, I think it’s understandable for Hermina to assume that it is Eric’s child.
And speaking of Eric, what makes that man tick anyway? I find his interactions with Hermina to be ADORABLE!
But I really want to know what he’s thinking. How does he really view Hermina?
This is one of those times I wish the story was told from alternating POV’s so that we get to know Eric for ourselves instead of knowing him solely from Hermina’s POV
Now that they finally got married (as of Chapter 7), I’m really hoping to see more of Eric and find out why he is who he is.
Also, I wonder how Hermina plans to treat the unborn baby? I understand that she’s all for adopting the child. And from how she is with her niece, I’m pretty sure that any child (her husband’s illegitimate baby or not) would be lucky to have her. She’s basically a friend to children!
Which makes me come back to the title…
In what way is Hermina a “BAD” wife? Are we talking about a wife who doesn’t perform her duties and responsibilities to her husband and new household? Or are we talking about BAD as in being wicked to people around her?
LOL! what do you think, readers?