|Reviews for Providence|
| Aileil 9/1/12 . chapter 1
Thank you very much for this story. The quality of your writing is well above that which I have encountered on this site before. And your take on the personality and life of Captain Parmenter is quite unique and refreshing. Thank you.
| IcyWaters 8/6/11 . chapter 1
I actually read this about a week ago and have been trying to figure out what to write in this review box. :-)
This is a truly remarkable piece of writing. The plot is fascinating and your attention to detail and historical accuracy is impressive. In addition, your characterizations are superbly well-rounded and everyone, from leading man Wilton to the smaller roles of Lemuel and Abigail, is fully realized and three dimensional.
My favorite character besides Wilton would definitely be his grandmother, Martha Parmenter. As the matriarch of this military clan, she could easily be reserved, aristocratic and disdainful and no one would think twice about it. But she’s also warm, caring and courageous. That contradiction makes her an even more intriguing person.
Wilton’s strong inner strength was on display when he learned of his father’s affair –- and of the existence of his half-brother. In a time where it would have been reprehensible to learn of such damning behavior, let along accept it, he didn’t bat an eyelash and accepted his new family. That one action speaks volumes of what kind of man Wilton truly is.
If I have any criticism, it’s that this story is too good… For a show that played fast and loose with history, I can’t “see” this as Wilton’s background. I can’t picture his father being that harsh to his children or his wife. Having recently watched “Scourge of the West” again, I can’t reconcile that Thor with the man who has such contempt for his son in this story.
My comments are not intended to be negative or insulting…far from it. This piece has stayed with me since I first read it, almost hauntingly so. This story is superbly written and well crafted, rating far, far above the majority of work posted on this site, but for me, it’s not the klutzy Wilton I love. :-) Does that make any sense? That said, I’d love to read more of your work!
| Cruelest Sea 7/2/11 . chapter 1
Unusual, facinating, and very well done. You don't know what a treat it is to find a new F Troop story on the site.:)