|Reviews for Beside the Golden Door|
| Rebadams7 3/1/12 . chapter 1
Brilliant and beautiful
a great way to remind us of what we have!
and how hard our ancestors worked and braved
to reach that golden door!
| Beanie Cullen 2/27/12 . chapter 1
Very poignant and your attention to detail is, as always, breathtaking. It's obvious you research all of your stories thoroughly before writing them and it makes them feel like an immersion into another time.
I loved it and thank you so much for writing.
| moonCarol 2/27/12 . chapter 1
What a coincidence. I saw document on History Channel about this fire few weeks ago. You did good job with description and climate.
Pity voting is closed by now :(
| The Girl With The Umbrella 2/25/12 . chapter 1
I loved it! It was really sweet and romantic. Mary Alice's death was very sad but it gave a realistic factor to the story.
| xIGiveUpx 2/23/12 . chapter 1
Such a dramatic story. Loved it. You portrayed a tragic event so vividly.
| mimimgr 2/23/12 . chapter 1
this was a great short story. loved it. made me cry.
| KeeWit 2/22/12 . chapter 1
You really brought a horrific event to life.
| divagils 2/21/12 . chapter 1
Beautiful story. Beautifullu written.
| Whitney Love 2/21/12 . chapter 1
| mem4375 2/20/12 . chapter 1
This story was as inspiring as it was disturbing. Thanks for reminding me of the strength and tenacity our immigrant ancestors showed.
| kneon 2/20/12 . chapter 1
You did a great job in using this tragic event to show the love between Edward and Bella.
| sersmom 2/20/12 . chapter 1
Very well done! An interesting reminder for those of us with immigrant backgrounds.
| Gernellers 2/19/12 . chapter 1
Thanks for your story. I've been to Ellis Island and really had an emotional experience thinking about all the immigrants that passed through and all the history it contains. I love historical fiction and immensely enjoyed your story. So much so that I've looked up more information about the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire online. Good luck with the contest.
| Shamatt0403 2/19/12 . chapter 1
Factory owners used immigrants almost like slave labor. My grandmother came to America in 1920. She was 17 but was one of the middle children and had a couple of older siblings already here in Boston so luckily she arrived at Ellis and boarded a train the same day she arrived. Simply brilliant story.
| DreamerRoad 2/19/12 . chapter 1
Wow, that was quite an emotional ending. The research that you put into getting the historical details right is impressive.