|Reviews for Can You Be An Angel?|
| Beka 5/15/13 . chapter 10
Hurrah, she pulled through! And aw, how touching what Margaret said to Hannah. Maybe there can be some peace between the two after all.
Henry does need to learn to bridle his tongue I'm afraid...perhaps Mary can teach him a thing or two about that?
| Beka 5/15/13 . chapter 9
Oh dear...now what has Margaret gone and done to herself. A little too self-sacrificing for her own good it seems. Hang in there Margaret!
Hm, vinegar and blueberries...now if it were apple cider vinegar specifically, and elderberries, she would have something perhaps. Nonetheless, I do hope Mary's concoction works.
| Beka 5/15/13 . chapter 8
Henry is quite amusing...right now I think I might be in danger of liking him more than Mr. Thornton. I have to admit expecting a little more descriptiveness with the ball, it seemed to go rather fast, but still quite fun to read nonetheless. So it looks like I may have been wrong about Mrs. Thornton's designs for Mary-in any case it looks like she had better get used to the idea of liking Margaret a bit better. In the meantime though, she makes a good likable antagonist.
| Beka 5/15/13 . chapter 7
Oh dear...yes, they're both doomed.
| Beka 5/15/13 . chapter 6
Okay...Mr. Thornton, not wearing his waistcoat or anything, out in public? Just, casually, no explanation? I suppose this has something to do with the manual labour thing, but in that time period, and considering this is London anyways...it probably isn't /that/ hot...idk, just seems unlikely :p I mean, people used bathing machines to even go to the beach back then, after all...
Nonetheless, shocking situation for Margaret-I wonder if that's what Laura and David had in mind with their scheme? (David seemed to switch monickers momentarily...he was Daniel for a little while ;) )
Good characterizations once again, and I especially like Margaret's chain of thought, how she goes abruptly from one thing to the next and gets a bit lost in her thoughts.
| Beka 5/15/13 . chapter 5
Ahh...I just have to say that I found this chapter to be hilarious. I'm not sure why, but the way your characters talk and act, and the descriptions of their expressions, are great. Laura and David, I've decided, are an awesome OC pair.
I do believe the plot has thickened...and, I suspect that Mrs. Thornfield may have a certain match in mind regarding her son and her young protege, but I do think she could be sabatoging herself with this entire deal with Lennox (the idea of which is highly amusing). It isn't as though Mr. Lennox isn't a charming fellow himself, and they'll be spending a lot of time together it seems...
Love the image of Thornton rolling up his tailcoat sleeves and getting his cravat rather dusty with his efforts at work. I knew that a life of idleness wouldn't suit him for long.
| 123 5/6/13 . chapter 11
UPDATE please! I look very much forward to an other chapter of this story
| S.latriche 5/5/13 . chapter 11
N & S is one of my all time favorite novels, and the BBC mini-series adaptation-it was just brilliant.
When writing an adaptation or different version you obviously have to deviate from the original for creative purposes. Indeed, that is the exciting thing about fan fiction, to see how different people take the story into unexpected directions. However, the challenge is remaining true to the original characters while indulging your own creativity. Your versions of the characters were too different from Mrs. Gaskell's that they just didn't resonate with me. The idea that Mrs. Thorton would take in Mary Higgins as a companion when she held nothing but disdain for the lower classes? Just couldn't get my mind around it! And Henry? No longer in love with Margaret? Unconcerned with money and society? In love with Mary? No, not the Henry Lennox I knew. And John Thorton, leaves Milton for an idle gentleman's life in London? He would never! Think of the line from the mini-series: "I'd rather toil away in Milton success or failure than lead a dog prosperous life in the South with their slow, careless days of ease." I guess for me it's not a North and South story, the characters are really your own creation. In the end, maybe that's a tribute to your creativity! I did enjoy the story however, and hope you will finish. Best of luck to you!
| Melissa72 4/21/13 . chapter 11
Ahhh...so it went from them being apart b/c he thought she had a secret love to being apart b/c she only sees him as a "friend". Too tender these hearts. Well done story. I like the relationship between Henry and Mary. He can't see he is smitten. Looking forward to John and Margaret finally getting a clue:) God bless
| Lythande1972 4/7/13 . chapter 11
I'm looking forward to the next chapters! I like your idea of Thornton inheriting the money, and I also like how you're writing about Henry and Mary. Nice work.
| Fitten 4/6/13 . chapter 11
welcome back and keep going! it was great!
| Lady Isadorra 3/31/13 . chapter 11
I'm so glad Margaret told John about get brother but there are still things left unsaid keeping them apart! I can't wait to read more!
| Guest 3/30/13 . chapter 11
Thanks for the update! Please continue as soon as possible! :)
| LadyForrest 3/29/13 . chapter 11
They both need a slap in the head! Thanks for the update!
| westwingnut221 2/11/13 . chapter 10
Sigh... And maybe now I can go off to my own peaceful rest.