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Redemption Begun  by Larner 7 Review(s)
PSWReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/2/2016
Ah's amazing what a bit of kindness at the right time might bring about. I've never seen a story told from this angle before -- very nicely done! Thanks for writing! :-)

Author Reply: Lobelia's change of heart was so obvious there in the book, and it's inspired a number of stories from my imagination. And than you for reading!

Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/15/2016
I really enjoy reading these wonderful stories based on Tolkien's work. They teach about love,frienship, forgiveness,courage, joy, hope,etc., and are really inspiring.

Author Reply: Thank you so!

TariReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/29/2015
Too bad it took something like this to turn Lobelia around. She missed so much because of her abrasive behavior.

Author Reply: I agree. At least she did change! Thanks!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/28/2015
His face was soft with an emotion she’d read of, heard of, but had rarely enough seen, and then only in the face of Frodo Baggins—compassion.

Wonderfully done!

Lobelia must have felt shocked and even ashamed about the compassion the other hobbits showed her. But I think the moment she can accept and even appreciate that feeling of the others towards her, she will be able to give it back to them as well. And then redemption will be complete.

Author Reply: Oh, I so agree. At least she did know redemption, something she never expected. Thanks!

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/25/2015
I like how you have dramatized the beginning of Lobelia's redemption. This is great.

Author Reply: Thank you so, KathyG. I am so glad that she had the chance to redeem herself, unlike poor Lotho.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/24/2015
It was Lobelia's finest hour when she brandished her umbrella. I like the way you show her changing.

Author Reply: Oh, indeed! To make such a futile charge against a huge brute of a Man took either courage or foolheartedness of a level I doubt she realized were within her.

And she did change, and for the better! Thanks so, Linda!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/24/2015
we felt as you deserved the best as we have.

Lobelia probably truly couldn't believe her ears. You beautifully open our eyes and hearts to this turning point in Lobelia's life. How wonderful that she redeemed herself before the end... inspired by neighbors and loved ones she would have rarely appreciated before.

Author Reply: I agree. Finding herself popular for the first time in her life must have been quite the shock, and I rejoice it helped her change for the better.

Thank you so!

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