|Reviews for The Return|
| singtomemymeadow 4/14/13 . chapter 51
No apologies from you about updating,please! Some authors with good stories started in the Fall and Winter are just suspended without a single new word. We know a story of this length, with a complicated storyline needs time. You have captured Shioban and her point of view. The last line was the absolute best. I said out loud- "Check out Chapter 36, Shioban!" 36 is still my favorite. So, so well written.
| Isailaway 4/16/13 . chapter 51
Great great chapter between Siobhan and Peter, I thought it worked well.
And you really really are not the worst updater ever. Don't apologise. :-)
| Bridget Weinstock 4/13/13 . chapter 51
You've plenty of competition for worst updater! (And some of my other favourites are on the short list. Love them all the same.)
Actually, no, once you've hit the fifty-chapter mark I think you get lifetime immunity from worst-updater status. I trust completely that you have it all worked out (and I am in awe). I have actually been toying with the idea of starting a community/forum on here to pick brains such as yours for writing/plotting advice...we are all already so busy, I know.
Siobhan's patience and wariness are another of your precise balancing acts - she's not a grudge-bearer, just a careful judge of character and fiercely protective of the people close to her. Peter seeking her forgiveness - if not absolution - is so perfect.
| Aquitaine85 4/13/13 . chapter 51
I thought it was a great chapter! Very believable! I think Siobhan has the tendency to get angry, but like you said, she is a smart woman and knows the truth when she sees it. Plus Peter is definitely one for wearing his heart on his sleeve, it would be obvious how upset he was and how sincere he was in his apology. I loved the last line, really made me laugh! I love this story so much! :)
| Alexiah Rose 4/13/13 . chapter 51
Of course it's okay! :) I think this is how their conversation would have gone. It's great to see Peter gradually getting the people back onside. It will set things up all nice & cozy for when he returns home for good ;)
| singtomemymeadow 4/5/13 . chapter 50
Wonderful chapter! Loved the division between Ballykea and the Rec. Center. Poor Nate, having kids trying to break in and knick things on his watch. I laughed when Micheal nonchalently showed him how they did it.
Padraig was an easy score for Peter. Shioban is another story. The hospital visit- makes me wonder if she will ask the doctors if she would ever be able to have chiidren. The thought has crossed my mind more than once in this story. Loved the ending of this chapter. Assumpta has now been properly kissed.
| Eninaj 4/7/13 . chapter 50
This is an epic, epic story! The number of words alone is quite a feat. You're writing a full length novel aren't you? Go on, admit it!
It's really clever the way you've managed to maintain the suspense, even after P & A 'got back together'. I'm delighted to hear you have even more to tell and am waiting eagerly for it!
| Alexiah Rose 4/5/13 . chapter 50
So glad I finally got a chance to catch up on this! The last few chapters have been adorable :) It's so nice to see them get to spend some more time together after all that waiting.
This could probably go on forever, and I wouldn't get sick of reading it :)
| Aquitaine85 4/5/13 . chapter 50
It was Padriag! Fantastic! I never thought of him. Glad he took it so well, not a lot seems to get him upset (apart from beer and Kevin) so I'm glad he came round. Still eager for Peter's showdown with Siobhan, I think that will be really interesting. I love how you incorporated the hospital visit. You're right it is very personal and Assumpta wanting Peter to come with her is a huge symbolic step in their relationship I think, her trusting him more to want him with her. I adore this story, and hang out for every chapter :)
| singtomemymeadow 4/4/13 . chapter 49
Two chapters in two days! You are spoiling us and with just the perfect sprinkling of angst this time around. This will not be a fun weekend for Peter. Better to get the painful part over. So who was still at the bar after closing? My money is on Padrig, since Assumpta had already spoken to Siohban.
| Isailaway 4/3/13 . chapter 48
Ooooh - mad Siobhan. And pregnant too. Brilliant! - Poor Brendan!
Am really looking forward to Peter's visit to Ballyk and how he, Assumpta and the rest of the village deal with that.
Michael is prefect for helping run the centre. I love how he is blossoming into the wonderful man I have no doubt he will become. And yes - I do remember he is fictional and it's just a story...most of the time. ;-)
| Bridget Weinstock 4/4/13 . chapter 49
I find myself thinking that one of the great joys of written fiction is cliffhangers like this - where the timbre of the voice can't give anything away. I am definitely in suspense, here - every time I think I've pegged who it is, I start second-guessing again. "If I were a betting woman," and so on - but beyond red hair and the ability to inject insulin into a cat, I'm no Siobhan. (Is it Siobhan? No, no, couldn't be... See?)
I share the joy of the other reviewers, glad to see Peter back where he belongs. Making his time with Assumpta so scarce has worked in your favour - we're hungry for any morsel of it.
I think I may have just disproven (by example) your assertion about helpful feedback, but it pleases me all the same. :)
| Aquitaine85 4/4/13 . chapter 49
dun dun duuunnnn! :) So who is it at the end of the bar!? Siobhan ? Or Father Mac maybe? Though i cant imagine Assumpta letting Father Mac stay after closing...so maybe Niamh? Oh please update soon and put me out of my misery! Great chapter, I cant wait for some more Peter/Assumpta interaction now they are finally back in the same place, plus I'm dying to see how Peter handles all this with the rest of the townspeople :)
| Anna 4/2/13 . chapter 47
A very, very beautiful chapter. I'm so looking forward to his return and to seeing how they cope together in the town. Gorgeous story!
| singtomemymeadow 4/1/13 . chapter 47
Hey darlin, welcome back to the author's table. No apologies needed. We knew you wouldn't leave this wonderful novella supended forever. Peter has reservations and plans and a ring. Goodie! The pieces of this large puzzle are all starting to fall into place. Can't wait to see how he proposes to her. After the scene in the bar when he explains and asks for forgiveness, we know it is going to sooo good.