Reviews for Shall Love Conquer All
ilex-ferox chapter 30 . 11/24/2015
Some medical research might have been useful for this chapter. I notice a previous reviewer noted the first hysterectomy was performed in 1843 - and the patient died; the average birth weight for a SINGLE child is between seven and eight pounds, twins rarely exceed five and a half pounds and these are pre-term so eight pounds is beyond the realm of the possible.
Guest chapter 31 . 11/24/2015
It broke my ?
hongkongphooey63 chapter 31 . 11/24/2015
What a roller coaster of a chapter it was! Thanks for the heads up otherwise I wouldn't have known you'd re-written it. So, Lizzy has twins, an operation and is now unable to have more children: you've certainly given us much to get our heads round. I suspect many women of that period would have died under these circumstances and I'm so glad you have created Dr McDuff. As for cliffhangers, they are part of story telling and I think make an excellent addition to a story. Today we are so used to getting what we want on demand and having to wait, well yes, we've all groaned and agonised over them but secretly I reckon we all know the wait is worth it.
anedrew chapter 31 . 11/24/2015
I understand that reality of their time is that childbirth is a risky business. I get that. But I still feel that this is a little too much. The Darcys have suffered so much. Some I think are unnecessary troubles thrown their way for added drama. I'm hoping it's happier times from here. Otherwise, I don't think I can go on.
lizzybet chapter 31 . 11/24/2015
Oh my goodness...absolutely heart wrenching..
nanciellen chapter 30 . 11/24/2015
Great chapter. So amazing that they had such little knowledge of infection at that time. Glad for the revision. Im a sucker for a happy ending. At least there is hope. Thank you.
Guest chapter 30 . 11/24/2015
"In November 1843, Charles Clay performed the first hysterectomy in Manchester, England. In 1929, Richardson, MD, performed the first total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH), in which the entire uterus and cervix were removed."

Elizabeth would have been very, very old to have her first child even by today's standards so with the successful birth of twins, (not very likely in that era), and the massive loss of blood and then a successful hysterectomy without blood transfusions would have been impossible for the regency era.
France chapter 30 . 11/24/2015
Chapitre très émouvant ! oui Lizzie et Darcy ont enfin leurs enfants mais a quel prix... J’espère que Lizzie va s'en sortir autrement ce sera la mort de Darcy ! vite la suite
Guest chapter 31 . 11/24/2015
This is a story that has been nothing but pain and suffering and now even more pain and suffering. You must be a very depressed individual to write something that is so non-regency and try to put it in a regency context. This story that started out as a mystery has turned into nothing but sadness. Will never read again and probably will not read anything else you write if this is all there is. Pain, sadness, suffering and 30 chapters of it. This is bad enough in modern times but not for a regency female. A story should have a plot but I haven't figured out what this one is at all. Just a way to make Darcy and Elizabeth suffer even more and for more years. I'm out.
nessy22 chapter 30 . 11/24/2015
What a chapter! Emotions someone hardly can bear. I'm absolutely overwhelmed! Great work!
NikitaKaralis chapter 30 . 11/24/2015
Excellent angst! Very intense chapter but very worthy of exceptional praise! It was definitely dark from other birthing stories I've read on here, but well done! I hope that she pulls through! Update soon!
karry4harry chapter 31 . 11/24/2015
Very, very good update to chapter 30!
LucyKatie chapter 31 . 11/23/2015
Wow. Such a powerful chapter. Please let her be ok.
33lisay chapter 31 . 11/23/2015
Enjoy! You must be kidding. We don't know if Elizabeth will live or die. How is this not a cliffhanger? Please hurry and tell us how she does.
Guest chapter 31 . 11/23/2015
That is going to be painful for Elizabeth.
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