|Reviews for North and south modern take|
| NCgirl2 5/16/13 . chapter 30
John keeping the straw is so sweet.
| supurreader 5/12/13 . chapter 46
Way to go Mrs. Thornton!
| OliviaBe 5/10/13 . chapter 61
This is one of the most exquisitely written works of fanfiction I have ever read. It made me both laugh and cry. I will treasure being able to read it over again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing and posting this. May you be blessed in all your endeavors.
| BlueNynaeve 3/5/13 . chapter 46
Mwah-ha-ha! That's right, John, listen to your mother's wisdom. If only that had been true in the first place...
| BlueNynaeve 3/5/13 . chapter 25
Not at all - I like the idea of tax breaks because it still allows him to be a good and detail-oriented business man.
| ANA 2/20/13 . chapter 61
| Sile.Authoress 1/30/13 . chapter 5
This is a great chapter, I love how you showed everyone's shock. It is beautiful and heartbreakingly sad.
Also, to speak to your note about Dr. Donaldson. I agree that it is very unethical of him to tell Mr. Thornton, especially without the family's knowledge or consent, and it is most definitely unethical by today's standards of patient privacy. However, I think you also have a point in that Dr. Donaldson who is both the Thorntons's and the Hales's doctor in the book might feel that since those two family's are so well connected, in addition to being Mr. Hale's student, Thornton is also something of his local patron since he helps them find a place to live and meet other prominent people in the community. Knowing this, perhaps Dr. Donaldson thought it was something Thornton should know, since he is in a way connected to and responsible for the Hales. Just a thought.
| Sile.Authoress 1/30/13 . chapter 4
Hey! I'm just reviewing right now to tell you that I really love what you have done with this story. I don't read modern adaptations much but decided to check this out after it was recommended to me.
I really like how you're telling the story from so many different first person perspectives, including Mr. and Mrs. Hale and Edith who didn't have very prominent parts of the narrative in the book. The fact that you keep changing the narrator makes it so it does seem to drag where it might if it was just one first person narrator. The narrative voices are also really distinct to the different characters.
I also really like how you reinterpreted Bessy's character. She's a good match for your modern Margaret.
I really look forward to reading more, which I will do in a moment. I just wanted to gush first.
| Halem 1/20/13 . chapter 62
Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading it..
| lemonjapp 1/9/13 . chapter 4
I love the idea for this and your writing is really lively. Just a few points to make it sound more English though: We call it Autumn not Fall; we would say 'he hadn't got a degree' not a college degree; we would say 'he hadn't got his A'levels' not finished High School (which we would call Secondary). We don't use the word 'folks', but say people. The Black Country is in the Midlands not the North of England (my mother grew up there and it's near Birmingham). We don't say 'railroad' but railway. In England a 'summer house' is a shed-like structure in the garden, for sitting in. We would say holiday cottage. In England an 'academy' is a specialised secondary school or place full of art experts. I think you mean University. I hope I have not really annoyed you with this list, I just thought it would sound more authentic if you used English words not American English. I really like your story.
| les amoureux 12/26/12 . chapter 61
Okay, first off I gotta say this was so much of a joy and addicting to read that I stayed up till 4am trying to finish it and, when I had to let our birds out at 9am, finished it before I could go back to sleep. I thought you did an amazing job bringing the characters into the modern world and just couldn't put it down. I loved that you didn't stick to just telling it from one characters point of view in the story and really got to know the thoughts and what's happening to them all. And, of course, my favorite part was when they were in the park and it all worked out. Swoon. (smile). I know you said English isn't your first language but I honestly couldn't tell it was that addicting and compelling. thanks for sharing this story! it was worth losing sleep for. (wink)
| queenyuks 11/25/12 . chapter 62
I loved this piece!
| Lady Forrest 10/6/12 . chapter 61
Great job on the modern version of North and South. I was totally engrossed!
| lady forrest 10/6/12 . chapter 15
Nice job. It was very exciting!
| Jolivi 9/11/12 . chapter 1
Well that was quite a read, but so worth it! No over the top sappiness, and just well written. I felt like I had curled up with a good book! Thanks! Look forward to reading anything else you might write :-)