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Shire Yule  by Dreamflower 319 Review(s)
PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: Prologue on 12/8/2006
This looks to be very interesting! I remember reading Yule Among the Beornings not long ago--and I recall it being a very warm Yule story. :-) I don't remember Brandy Hall, Hearthside at Yule, so I shall take a look at that one before I go on.

You have a lovely way of putting magic into your Yule tales, so I'm looking forward to these gems of yours. Unfortunately, it's late at night and I have to be up early, so will continue on tomorrow. Hmmm...a nice glass of egg nog (non-alcoholic!) will go great with reading these. :-)

Pippinfan

Author Reply: I hope you got a nice rest, dear, and enjoy the tales--I don't often get reviews of a "Foreword", LOL!

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 4 on 12/8/2006
A lovely little collection. I think I like the last one best. Those poor rangers, out in the cold on Yuletide, I'd have invited them in!

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Author Reply: Yes, poor rangers indeed! But they didn't want the hobbits to know they were there--otherwise I am sure the hobbits of Scary *would* have done so!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/8/2006
Oh, yes, trust Frodo to remember Dahlia on Second Yule! And her first picture to ever receive! I hope that in years to come she continues to treasure it.

Author Reply: And you showed so beautifully that she *did* in fact do so! I have to thank you again--it always gives me a warm fuzzy to know something of mine inspired another writer.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/8/2006
Yes, I can certainly understand such a scene. I wonder if it was anything like this for my brother the first Christmas after our dad died when he was so small. I don't remember, of course, for I was only a baby.

But Frodo was old enough to need and accept the comforting in this manner.

Author Reply: It's very hard to lose a parent at such a young age, as I know, and it casts a pall over everything that comes after, for a good long while. And for Frodo, who lost them *both* and in such a horrid and traumatic matter, it was pivotal.

Bilbo fortunately knew when to push a bit. Saradoc and Esmeralda were just a little *too* cautious of his feelings.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/8/2006
Oh, what a wonderful picture--Bilbo holding a laughing infant Frodo, Frodo reaching out to take the silver rattle (undoubtedly obtained through the Dwarves, of course! Heh!), and Primula looking at both of them triumphant and happy, having two of her three favorite Bagginses right there, both of them delighted with Frodo's Yule gift!

Author Reply: I thought it rather sweet myself! I love laughing babies!


harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 4 on 12/8/2006
“Hobbits by their very nature lend joy and cheer to a world grown cold and dangerous. Somehow, I know in my heart that one day our careful watch over them will be rewarded beyond all our expectations.”

And it was rewarded. Not least by the joy and cheer they continue to give through Authors such as your good self.!

Author Reply: *grin*

They do give us so much joy and cheer. I just love hobbits, and can't get enough of them.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/8/2006
Frodo is so kind and caring to make Yule a happier time for everyone.

Author Reply: Kind and caring are part of Frodo's very nature--he's always thoughtful of others' feelings.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/8/2006
Oh, *sniff. REaches for one of Bilbo's hankies too!*

Author Reply: Yes, this had to be poor Frodo's hardest Yule ever, his first without his parents, and him so young!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/8/2006
A very great reward. Certainly equal to a silver rattle!

Author Reply: Yes indeed! Nothing like a baby's laugh!

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