|Reviews for Gifts from the Heart|
| Purestrongpoem 3/6/13 . chapter 1
| LI7 2/26/13 . chapter 1
Estel: "I have a leaf and an acorn, seeds, a song, and a tale. What else would I want?"
Idk, maybe a book from Erestor?
| Guest 2/22/13 . chapter 1
Which battle is the one in the tale Elrond told?
Is it the Last alliance of men and elves?
| Keji 6/16/10 . chapter 1
Aww, this was beautiful TINU!
I have met a few people like Jannek, that also accompanies them thinking themselves superior.
I love the way Estel saw what values are treassured the most! I felt sooo humbled when Estel was thinking about his Birthday and the presents he received, and what was done with some of them... EEK! He's just too cute for words!
| LisaG16 3/30/10 . chapter 1
Very, very sweet story. I love your little Estel's sense of what is truly important!
| JimandArtie4ever 2/12/10 . chapter 1
A great story. Very well written.
| Emily 12/11/09 . chapter 1
Very cute. True spirit of happiness and all. Nice job. : )
Jannek sure is irritating! I found myself half-wishing Estel had gone over there and given him billy-oh with his plainer but clearly better sword.
I know. I'm just evil that way. : )
| Larner 11/6/09 . chapter 1
He is far richer in the signs of love that he received than Jannek is likely to ever be! Love that he recognizes true swordcraft may be a necessity and not a game!
| Calril 8/28/09 . chapter 1
That is so cute!
I really can't think of something else to say.
How usefull my reviews are :-).
| lindahoyland 6/26/09 . chapter 1
It is nice to see Estel meet different people. Even at this young age he knows what truly matters.
| Imbecamiel 6/23/09 . chapter 1
Aww, so sweet!
I loved the way you showed Estel's maturity beyond other children his age, though he doesn't seem fully aware of it himself. His greater gravity, his knowledge of proper fighting techniques, already-developing interest in reading and healing, his simple wisdom and contentment.
And it's just wonderful, the way you demonstrate what things are of true worth - and the fact that they *are* worth something mainly because of the people involved, the ones you care about and who care about you. It makes me so happy, the way Estel saw that with such ease. :)
Lovely story! I enjoyed it very much indeed.
And now I am off to work on your new story some more. I'm loving it! :D
| asdfjkl 6/22/09 . chapter 1
ai! i felt like such an idiot reading this story-the whole time i had a huge, cheesy smile covering my face xD
very well done. i enjoyed it immensely!
| CosmicEssence 6/21/09 . chapter 1
Ahh another glorious fic from you...liked how you played estel in this one though from an outsiders pov it seems he is a very serious and almost distant child compared to the other children...but wihtout lacking of childhood you know? Sorry its late and my fingers arent typing properly.
must admit Elrohir's question and anxiety over estel perhaps being envious was my favorite bit nd of course estel's reaction to it!
I sincerely hope you never get tired of lotr fiction and continue to write them because i just cant get enough of you stories chic!
| Ida Cippo 6/17/09 . chapter 1
I just came back from Malta and I have a three hours long flight behin me. So when I came back home to print the documents needed for school and saw that you update I hope you will forgive me for having hesitated a moment. But I have never been disappointed with your stories and there was never one which did not in some kind bring a smile to my face so I decided to give it a try now and not tomorrow.
I was far from disappointed. Jannek is truly a spoiled child and hopefully for him he will either change or get a real teacher in the arts of swordmanship. If Estel can see the faults from afar than there is little doubt about the lack of skill.
I have never considered a Tale and a Song as presents. On the other hand I have never had Elves as my family and although my family is made up of great people none is very artistic in those directions. When we sing most cring P
What I especially loved were the hints of the man Aragorn will become coming through in Estel such as disaproving of the war game.
| White Wolf1 6/16/09 . chapter 1
What a lovely little story. You made it so easy to see the kind of person Estel would grow up to be. He didn’t care about the bragging boy and his gifts but instead, appreciated the gifts that he had been given.
Most boys his age would have thrown the battered leaf and acorn away, thinking they were pitiful and useless. They would also most likely have been disappointed with the rest of Estel’s gifts. Jannek certainly would have been. But dear Estel knew what was important, because they truly were 'gifts from the heart'. “I have a leaf and an acorn, seeds, a song, and a tale. What else would I want?" That's our Estel.
The gifts that were given and the way Estel accepted and treasured them demonstrated more than any words could have just how much love existed in the Last Homely House and the love that came from a certain elven prince.
I can just picture Estel studiously writing in the book Erestor gave him. (I'd love to read that book!)
You've done it again, mellon nin.