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|Stirrups and Stitches by Linda Hoyland||13 Review(s)|
|BJrcjC2CnN||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/24/2015|
|I totally agree with you. This thhugot has been within me too though I have not consciously labelled it. We try to inculcate a love and respect for nature in our son. We admire the clouds in the sky everday for half an hour, star gaze on a cloudless night, teach him about the vastness of the universe, etc. And consciously we try to avoid wastage, of all kinds of foods, tissues, of all products. And we dont teach him to be like, he just follows us, does what we do, grows into not wasting much. My feeling is that he has started truly appreciating nature and almost reveres it unconsciously. Your post makes a lot of sense. It is indeed necessary for us not to consciously separate us and nature, but infact feel us to be part of it.|
|Freyalyn||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/28/2015|
|This is a lovely little story - how lucky that Minnah had such lovely ladies to befriend and help her, and how lucky that she was able to adapt and learn so quickly. Excellent descriptions and characterisations; it would be nice to read another chapter, to see how she settles in to her new (and very different) life.|
Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm delighted you enjoyed this story.Minnah is indeed lucky to have found good friends. If the Muse ever inspired me, I would add to the story.
|Matt||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/24/2015|
|Nice job on this, it rounds out well and seems to avoid the kinds of "shock therapy" that a lot of ff stories include where the main character goes from no skill to awesome skill in two minutes flat. Great job. Thanks for your hard work on this.|
Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm pleased you enjoyed this.I try to be as realistic as I can in my stories.
|email@example.com||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/24/2015|
|Linda, as always, well written. Must say that you weave the various cultures and their separate traditions in to a beautifully illustration of what the finest nationality of transplanted people should become. As you expand your universe we see the Gondor that was so oppressed during the long battle against evil become the shining example of prosperity that only happens when all classes of the society are secure that their contributions to life are respected|
Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm pleased you enjoyed this.I'm pleased you you enjoyed the glimpses of the different cultures.
|shirebound||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/24/2015|
|You described that gown so well, I could imagine it perfectly. What a joyous event, and wonderful beginning to this marriage. Eowyn and Arwen make a great team. Thank you for another lovely tale|
Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm pleased you enjoyed this.I 'm pleased you could imagine the gown.
|Kaylee Arafinwiel||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/24/2015|
I am so glad Minnah learned how to ride so swiftly - but then, she had the best teacher :) Eowyn was wonderful with the horses and with the Princess. It seems that the people of Dol Amroth were very welcoming, too, and even if it's only for Elphir's sake in the main, I trust Minnah will soon win the hearts of her adopted people.
I do wonder, though, what Alphros' reaction to his new stepmother will be, and Minnah's to him. Will you write more about Elphir, Minnah and Alphros getting to be a new family together? :) And I wonder if Adiva will invite the Princess to share the hamam with her, when she visits...or if Tahir would invite Elphir and even Alphros?
Thank you for the wonderful story, I definitely want more!
Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm pleased you enjoyed this.I would certainly write more if the Muse ever inspired me. I'm sure Adiva would eventually invite Minnah to the hamam.
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/23/2015|
|Indeed reason to be glad for the competence and caring of these two women! Minnah is most blessed to have come into their company, and I believe she will be very happy in her new life!|
Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm pleased you enjoyed this. Minnah is fortunate to have met these spepecia ladies and I believe she will enjoy her new life.
|Marianel||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/19/2015|
|Awwh I always love your stories Linda! Theyve a newnesh and freshness to them with all kinds of matters small and big in a common familylife as they also seem to have in Gondor.In real life there are as everyone knows also lots of unexpected things to take care of.Even most of us dont live in a castle in Gondor and dont have to take care of royals from Harad!😉😄. I like how Aragorn and their friends are never above playing, laughing, curiousity, impatience and restlessness and I see myself in them and the children. But when I read your stories I live there too somewhere almost as a fly on the wall.😄😌 Arwen! She both someone I see like a kind and wise Grandma and a playful young friend.Its a funny combo. Such were my Grandma in her younger days when I was a girl and stayed with my brother over night💕Thanks for your stories.|
Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review and your kind words which made my day.I try to make my stories as real as possible and am pleased you feel like a fly on the wall.I'm glad Arwen reminds you of your Grandma.
|shirebound||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/18/2015|
|I can't imagine a more gentle and comforting arrival for the princess than the one she found here in Gondor. What a delightful story!|
Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm delighted that you are enjoying my story. I like to think the lonely princess would be loved and welcomed.
|Matt||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/18/2015|
|Fascinating! A nice look into the characters of Arwen and Eowyn. Thanks for your hard work on this, looking forward to more.|
Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm delighted you are enjoying this glimpse of the ladies.