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Small Hands  by shirebound 67 Review(s)
PSWReviewed Chapter: 5 on 3/21/2018
Oh, what a great little story! I love hearing about the everyday Men who must have fought with them all ... and this was a great setting in which to do so. I must admit, between Conquistadora’s fish skins for burns and your wax therapy, I’m learning all sorts of new treatments lately. :-) Also loved that Sam, the gardener, was the one who came up w putting athelas into the candles. Of course he did. It’s one of those things that just st makes so much sense it passes everyone else by ...

Enjoyed, thx for writing!

Author Reply: Thank you! "putting athelas into the candles" is the idea that inspired this whole story. I wish we could all buy (or make) some for ourselves! I really enjoyed writing this, and am delighted you like it. :)

jan-u-wineReviewed Chapter: 5 on 11/21/2017
at last, I've had a chance to read this lovely ending.....

how beautiful the images conjured. I hear the somber/merry hobbits, watch them through the lens of time crafting their candles to form, in concert, a piece symbolic of their beloved Shire.....

and the very ending, a wonderful 'book-end' to the ending of ROTK....

wherever we are, whomever we are, Hobbit, Dwarf, Elf, all begins and ends with running into the arms of those we love....

thank you so much!

Author Reply: Your review is so beautiful! Thank you for reading, Jan. We've both found so much inspiration within the Professor's beloved Tale.

LavendertookReviewed Chapter: 5 on 11/17/2017
This was wonderful. I love that the brother's have the first Bag End miniature diorama, and that Gondorians kept prized sculptures by the hobbits for generations. And I love all the ways the title comes into play through the tale. Your stories just grow richer with each layer like Frodo's wax hand bath.


Author Reply: Oh, thank you, my friend! Honestly, I keep thinking that each story will be the last, that there can't possibly be anything more to write about. The hobbits keep surprising me! ♥

LavenderTookReviewed Chapter: 4 on 11/17/2017
A sweet chapter getting to learn about the brothers' craft together with Frodo getting some soothing healing, the hobbits having creative fun, Frodo showing his altruism again, and Sam coming up with a new way of using athelas. (-:


Author Reply: I'm so happy you're enjoying this story. It was the idea of 'athelas candles' that inspired this whole story. Wouldn't we all love to have those!

LavendertookReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/17/2017
I'm late in coming back, but this is a lovely story to get back into. I loled at Pippin's "farewell cake". So many nice details to feel the brother's immersion into the luncheon world of the hobbits and their Gimli. I like the brothers trying to figure out the size difference between the sets of hobbits, not knowing the entdraft story. And Merry having to take off on other duties. And PT for Frodo's hand--of course there would be! (-: You can just feel the happy bustle in this scene.


Author Reply: 'Happy bustle', I just love that. It's the little details that bring everything to life, I think. Thank you so much! :)

lbiloverReviewed Chapter: 5 on 11/6/2017
Aww, what a sweet ending to this tale. I bet that Bag End became a treasure heirloom passed down for generations. It's lovely to think of Delumîr and Caladîr being so rewarded for their kindness and devotion to the hobbits. <3

Author Reply: Your review gave me such a big smile this morning. *beams* Bless our hobbits, and everyone who loves them.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 11/1/2017
...and Samwise happily kept several pieces redolent with the rose oil he loved

Wow! My comment turned out to be a tiny plot bunny. Thank you very much!

I very much liked the idea of a hobbit "fan shop" in Minas Tirith, and the miniature Bag End made of wax.

But these words from Delumîr I liked most:

“May the lives of all those who stood against the darkness be forever filled with the light of a thousand candles.”


Author Reply: Hooray for Andrea-inspired sweetness! May hobbity love and the brightness it inspires continue to enrich our lives. Happy Halloween, and thank you again for your support and enthusiasm. :)

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 5 on 10/30/2017
“May the lives of all those who stood against the darkness be forever filled with the light of a thousand candles.”

Love this! We have so much to learn and love from all the heroes of Middle-earth. More precious than gold indeed. Maybe even, dare I say, mithril.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Thank you, Antane. More precious than mithril indeed! I completely agree. :)

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 5 on 10/27/2017
A lovely ending to a lovely story.

Author Reply: Thank you, my friend. I really enjoyed writing and sharing this tale.

demeter dReviewed Chapter: 5 on 10/25/2017
Yes, "happy and heartwarming". And as always, full of love and light. Glad you are still with us!

Author Reply: Thank you so much. I always hope my stories will bring a smile. I'm glad I'm still being inspired by the Professor's amazing Tale!

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