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Into the West  by Dreamflower 7 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/24/2015
I, too, was certain that Celebrian would be there for both her husband and her mother, and that it would delight the Hobbits to see that reunion. And I'm not at all surprised that Goldberry would advise the denizens of the Lonely Island through her own lord of what kind of home the Hobbits would prefer. It's perfect for them!

So delightful a chapter, and I rejoice that Elrond and Galadriel find their beloved one fully healed herself.

Author Reply: It seemed certain to me that between Earendil and Eagles, Celebrian would have been informed of her husband and mother coming. But who could have told her anything about hobbits? Goldberry just popped into my head from nowhere! But of course she and Tom had been neighbors to hobbits for generations!

In my 'verse her friendship with Frodo is important to his healing, though I only give hints of it. But that means she must be fully healed herself.

meckinockReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/22/2015
What a beautiful story for Nilmandra's birthday, Dreamflower. It made me smile to when Bilbo saw Celebrian and realized who she must be. A beautiful promise of a someday even more joyful reunion. I loved that the hobbits have their own beautiful home to enjoy. and Goldberry was the icing on the cake. A lovely story - thank you.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm glad I made you smile.

Thank you also for letting me know it was Nilmandra's birthday, so that I had a chance to be a part of this "birthday party"!

Antsne Reviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/22/2015
I so love this! The First Homely House - too cute! I do like Frodo and Celebrisn sitting next to each other - I like to think she played a part in his healing as her wounds were similar. I never thought of a connection between Ulmo and Goldberry but I do like to think she is a Maia and it he connection mskes perfect sense. Love there the only repayment is that Frodo and Bilbo heal and be happy again - a gift just as much to themselves as to the Elves - and to us. *hugs all*

Namarie, God bless, Antane. :)

Author Reply: I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Originally I was going to have Eagles bring the news, but how would they know anything about hobbits. Then I thought of Ulmo, and that made me think of Goldberry.

In my stories of the West, Frodo and Celebrian are good friends, and often walk together on the beach.

NilmandraReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/22/2015
Goldberry! That is a perfect source of information! I forget about her being a river daughter and of course she would have communication with Ulmo. I absolutely love it when little details like that from Tolkien are woven into stories. And of course I love the hobbits being made at home in Elvenhome. Thank you very much for this gift (and I adore the other one too!)

Author Reply: I toyed with it being the Eagles who brought the information, but really, they would have known very little. Goldberry (and her Tom) have been near neighbors (and good friends) with hobbits for a very long time! (And in my universe, have had a post-Quest visit from the four Travellers as well.)

I just know that every effort would have been made to make their stay the best possible; and of course, Celebrian would have been informed that Bilbo had been one of Elrond's dear friends for years. She would have done anything possible to see that they would feel at home under his roof!

I am SO glad you enjoyed the story! And I do hope you will enjoy your other present--I actually wanted to make it for you anyway, after your beautiful comment the other day, so your birthday was the perfect excuse to expedite the project!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/22/2015
What a wonderful welcome for Bilbo and Frodo. You know, after seeing the movies, I truly envied anyone living in a place like Bag End. I was just so cozy and appealing. I don't usually like clutter, but even the clutter there made me want to handle it and have it around. Lovely story for Nilmandra.

And the Hobbit door is amazing! My mail hasn't come yet today, but I'll let you know when it does. What's it made of?

Author Reply: I love hobbit homes as much as I do the hobbits!

It's made of polymer clay. You can do amazing things with polymer clay!

(PS: Saw your email; glad it arrived safely!)

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/22/2015
A touch of the Shire, built in the West, to make a home for Bilbo and Frodo. How welcoming!

And Elrond and Celebrian holding hands like teenagers. So many reunions.

The hobbits will be happy here.

Author Reply: Yes, Celebrian and others truly want the hobbits to feel at home.

I am certain that after their long separation, the two would not want to be apart long.

I am sure they will be!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/22/2015
The First Homely House East of the Sea, what a lovely idea! This is a wonderful greeting and new home for the hobbits. You can imagine how happy this makes me. :)

Author Reply: I'm so glad! I had a general idea of how it looks from writing "Ancestress" but I got more and more ideas as I wrote this one!

I toyed with a name in either Quenya or Sindarin, but knew I might not have time to find a translator. Then I remembered the *other* name for Rivendell/Imladris!

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