|Reviews for A Bumpy Ride On a Summer Day|
| magis1 chapter 1 . 5/4/2014
This is lovely! Well written, nice storyline and good insight into children, parents and horses. Love it.. Tanks for sharing, magis
| lindahoyland chapter 1 . 4/15/2014
This was a truly delightful story. Great to see you writing again. I loved Chestnut and the children and the friendship between the families.
| EverleighBain chapter 1 . 4/15/2014
I thought this was absolutely delightful! I love the way you wrote Faramir and Èowyn and their parenting... they approach it as a team, and you've done a wonderful job of portraying their marriage as a loving, respectful one.
I also like how you've made Faramir gentle and kind without making him seem like a pushover...he's not a wimp, and I appreciate that you haven't written him as one!
On to your horse stuff. It is SO RARE for writers (and not just writers of fanfiction!) to handle horse-related things in a believable fashion, and I spend a lot of time rolling my eyes at incorrect terminology and cheesy horse-behavior. But this whole piece was a breath of fresh air, in that regard-you're obviously someone who has spent a lot of time around horses and understands their nuances and what makes them tick, and I thought your characterization of them was delightful! Chestnut is much like any number of smart, stubborn, half-cranky but also sweet-tempered kids horses I've encountered...and I love the way you used him as an almost "coming of age" tool for your main character.
And the way he has the kid's number but straightens right out when Èowyn comes around is hilarious and spot-on. They just know, don't they! And how he's wringing his tail when Ithilwen tries to swat him across the puddle...she can't say he didn't warn her :D
All-in-all, a lovely little short-story, with realistic characters and a clean, delightful style. I can't wait to read more from you, and thank you for sharing!