|Reviews for TCOT Pretty Stones|
| Barb Lambert 6/5/13 . chapter 35
Perry and Della are my favorite characters from when I was growing up! You did a great job of writing a story and telling me what I needed to know about these two characters Thank you so much and please know I very much enjoyed your story! Are there more to come?
| GratefullyDead 5/16/13 . chapter 35
Wow! No, really. Wow!
I read the summary and I thought I might not like this story. I thought it might be a kind of re-hash of some other stories. Was I ever wrong. There are so many things right with this story I don't know where to begin. The characterisations are excellent. The dialogue snappy and conversational. The plot and twists were so well constructed. The romance between Perry and Della was perfection. I don't think there was a chapter I didn't like. In short, a wildly fabulous little tale!
Two thumbs up!
| Laura 1/26/13 . chapter 35
Oh, f*** me. I read this again and Im sorry if I was a little harsh yesterday. I didn't mean to be. I should've read it as 1 piece and not step by step. Still don't agree w/ the amount of drama but you sure made it flow. Thanx for that, srlsy. And rock the boat writing D/P with your friend. You may just lure me over to "your side" eventually.
| Laura 1/25/13 . chapter 35
Sorry to interrupt the flatter fest but this story jumped the shark on so many levels. I know, it's fan fic but all the uber-drama and pathos really doesn't fly with me at all. Awesome, your writing bud gives you clappy hands, I'm delirious, but what's any of this got to do with PM?
What I love is your timeline and the fact that, Gods yes, you didn't give 'em a kid. Moreover, this doesn't include some warped OAP sex. Thanx for that! But why give D such a sad background? And why make her so bratty?!
As an author this is your choice, granted, but your story reads like a prime time soap piece of the likes of Scandal, Revenge or any of those other current hits. I guess I'm just slow at adapting to the overload of "epic" (fangirl lingo anyone?) tales on this platform these days. Sorry, I don't mean to be rude. I'm still wild about reading your other stories (no tongue in cheek)!
| gsr123 1/13/13 . chapter 35
finished this last night. enjoyed every single minute of it. wasw glad you didn't stop when they left della's family. loved the carryover to the vacation house. looking forward to your next one although i haven't liked any of the stories currently revolving around the years of separation, viewing that as a very sad time that shouldn't have happened. hope your's isn't in the same vein.
| Guest 1/13/13 . chapter 33
Their "fight" over who should be driving, etc was VERY funny. Then fighting over the box, just open it and get it over with. Hindsight is twenty/twenty. Looking back at what happened, at least Perry understand alot about her family now. Now their getting down to words, "splitting the ultimate hair". Get these two to the lake.
| Michelle Weiner 1/12/13 . chapter 35
Oh Diane, ...I am completely destroyed and reading this the second time was just as emotional.
This has been a brilliantly written, breathtaking, emotionally packed, amazing story filled with pathos, angst, romance, love and humor. Each emotion was written exactly where it was needed and we all felt drawn in every moment as if it was really taking place and actually happened. I know how much work and time it took to write this wonderful journey and we are so glad we could go along for the ride.
You have a rare gift as a writer (and an editor) and I hope you now realize how truly special your talents are.
It was indeed my pleasure to be your cheerleader and it is an even greater pleasure to be your friend. I cannot wait for your next story and I cannot wait for us to write the sequel to Free Form.
| Michelle Weiner 1/12/13 . chapter 34
I had my own Mr. Kitty in the form of a soft pink doll that I still have so I can understand Della's feeling for her little stuffed friend. It's nice to know she has it back.
And those last paragraphs when she finally tells him that she's let go of the past and likes herself and how she feels about Perry...All I can say in sigh and double sigh and yes I needed tissues...but it was worth reading it again.
| Michelle Weiner 1/12/13 . chapter 33
Yay, they're almost at the lake. I absolutely loved this chapter and the bantering between them.
Once again you have given us a wonderful glimpse into our favoriet couple. :)
| tengland2 1/13/13 . chapter 35
It may be "just a jar" to Della, but its somethng Perry will aways treasure since he know what it meant to her as a child. Time to give up the cardboard boxes for awhile, unless packed with that grocery list of theirs. Like Perry's answer, he gets "a happy woman". Liked the fantasy of naming girls, what ifs (for me) if they were to get married/have children.. Loved the stone, polished and had Daniel's name on it. That is so sweet. Sorry to see this one end. But they are happy togethr.
| tengland2 1/13/13 . chapter 34
Harvey's been engaged/married enough times, can't blame him for pre-nups, plus the house is a great escape for several people. Since D/P seem to spend quality time, nice to let her decorate the master bedroom. Love the idea of spending time soaking. Mr. Kitty, someone to talk to and not talk back. Grandmother sounds like a version of a wicked step mother, making a sick nine year old clean up after herself from being sick. Perry sat patiently listening saying or not saying anything. Loved this chapter.
| tengland2 1/13/13 . chapter 33
Fighting over each others driving abilities, then the box. Should have just opened it right from the start and saved the breath. Glad Perry has figured out why she never talked about her family and certainly the differences between his and hers. A good argument/fight between these two certainly clearing some air. Love the fact Della was still "splitting the ultimate hair", right to the end.
| OED fan 1/10/13 . chapter 32
A truly wonderful story - I was sorry to reach the last chapter. I really enjoyed reading their inner thoughts and struggles with their relationship. You bring out every emotion from excruciating deep sorrow to high off the charts giddy in love with with each other. Thanks for this glimpse of fun Perry and Della.
You have written about their early years and now this gem; I hope you will write about the all-important two-year mark in their lives and what finally proved irresistible for them both.
| jrfanfrommo 1/10/13 . chapter 31
I am still confused can Della have kids & is just scared vb to or was she "fixed" when she was younger? I hate she won't marry Perry :(
| JRB 1/12/13 . chapter 35
I don't actually think I have words to describe how wonderful I feel about this story. The talent you possess is something rare and beautiful and I hope you cherish it and embrace it fully. I'm as green with envy as at least one of Della's pretty stones. You have the ability to paint the picture that transports me INTO the story as though I'm an observer walking through the Street house or riding in the backseat of that brand new Impala (I did jump out of said backseat when needed. ;) ).
I, as am everyone who has read or will read it, are grateful that Michelle cheered you on and encouraged you.
A part of me suspected that the stone from the "vangcant" lot would reappear, but the way you did it completely undid me and turned me into an utter emotional mess. I LOVE it. For a writer to evoke the emotions of the reader the way you have in this and all your stories astounds me.
Thank you for making me laugh, making me angry, making me sad and entertaining me thoroughly. I await impatiently for your next masterpiece.