|Reviews for She Was the Prize|
| BellatrixCoraCrawley303 5/7/13 . chapter 1
This is so great! i am such a huge Mary Smith and Dr Marshland fan and I was so sad that nothing really happened between them at the end of the series! and i knew that i had to find a fanfic about them! I was thinking of writing one about them, and if i do I hope you will read it! Cuz i think this is great writing and I love the way you portrayed both characters! its so amazing! Great job! 3xxx
| Solo Lady 9/20/09 . chapter 1
I so enjoyed this story. Jack Marshland is such a great character and, to me, the perfect match for Mary. She, so sensible and quiet, and he, so fun and mischievous. No wonder, too, that he's a friend to Frank, who needs that balance, too. I'm hoping that Jack manages to stay in Cranford.
| Siggy 8/20/09 . chapter 1
Another lovely Christmas in Cranford, but this time from Jack's perspective.
These vignettes are simply delightful and have such a lightness of touch that I feel sure Mrs Gaskell would have approved. I loved the hints of events to come and events in the past that make up the delicious whole.
| FPJ's Mom 6/9/09 . chapter 1
I enjoyed this very much. I hope it will have subsequent chapters...Miss Mary really deserves so much happiness.
| springwaltz 3/23/09 . chapter 1
What a perfectly pleasurable read! "Cranford" comes to life again, joyfully and vividly, under your genious writing. Reading this brought back memories of the series, but this time the town and its people are mainly from Jack's (interesting) point of view. You already have Jack's character and voice down pat, everything in this one-shot is totally believable (and could be inserted seamlessly into the drama series, I think). I love the story for its spot-on characterization, perfect dialogue, wonderful humor and for having so much "feelings" in it that warm the reader's heart. Reading it, I was smiling happily throughout and kept saying, "wow" when I take in (experienced!) each beautiful phrase, each funny scene/witty dialogue and each tender moment (and there're so many of these - I would have to underline every sentence!).
I didn't notice Jack Marshland much when watching "Cranford" until I read your fanfiction, "A Conspiracy of Concern" which made me realize that here's an interesting character after all, charming as h- and with so much potential (though sadly underdeveloped in the TV series). "She Was the Prize" is an absolute gem of a writing. Those who love Jack and/or Mary Smith's characters from "Cranford" (and I count myself among them now) must especially, especially appreciate (adore!) your writing which gave them the romance which was not followed through (can I say, denied them?) in the TV series!
| the doctor's next dance 3/15/09 . chapter 1
You're allowed to get a lot of mileage out of it - it's the only Mary/Jack scene pretty much that we've got! :)
Lovely story, and I loved the card question. I've written a one-shot on this night too, which I haven't posted yet (must get round to it!), and I'm glad they're not exactly the same.
Also, I, for one, would love to see a one-shot of the furniture's feelings on the evening :D
| theHuntgoeson 3/10/09 . chapter 1
I do like the way you are writing "satellite works" to your magnum opus, exploring other angles and bringing other characters to the forefront. In this, I particularly enjoy Dr Marshland's shrewd assessments of his fellow guests, especially "When she smiled, though, her teeth seemed to be everywhere in the room" (how evocative!), and I love the background you've filled in on his family and his life back home in Ireland. Wonderful.
| SHUTDOWNNOW 3/10/09 . chapter 1
Will you be writing more stories like this one? Please, please do! You have the most natural writing "voice" if you understand my meaning and you really capture the characters very well, indeed! :D
| romanov979 3/9/09 . chapter 1
cute nice little story, just one thing i thought that it was Miss Deborah Jenkyns who gathered up all the candles when dr harrison first arrived.
who is the other lady they that frank was talking about at the end.
plus please update A Conspiracy of Concern soon.