|Reviews for When Sorrows Come|
| oblivionbaby chapter 55 . 1/18
Agh, somehow I didn't stay logged in on my review. That last guest review was mine. :) Thanks again for the lovely story. I have been thinking about it non stop!
| Guest chapter 55 . 1/17
This story has been on my reading list for ages, and the other day I noticed it had been completed. I was in the mood for a 10 years later type romance and you did not disappoint! The clever way you brought them together and filled their interactions with innuendo and sexual tension was delightful! I would have kept reading just to see their teasing come to fruition in smut, but this story delivered so much more than that. You wove together an intriguing and mysterious plot that kept me holding my breath and gasping in shock, and the steady development of all of your characters but especially Narcissa and Hermione's own growth was stellar. H's fears and hang ups felt real and were conveyed genuinely, and it gave a nice balance to the relationship angst they had to struggle through. It didn't feel as though you were inciting drama for drama's sake, and I really appreciated how everything was handled between the couple. The star of this story is your Severus though. I absolutely adored how you wrote him, and while I don't usually enjoy a softer Severus, the desperation for connection and to do what was right by both Hermione and Delphini was perfect.
| Oracle Obscured chapter 55 . 1/15
Someone posted a snippet of this on a FB group, and I had to come check it out. And then, of course, I was hooked. I binge read it in a few days.
I was enraptured by your storytelling prowess; the way you wove together so many characters and the side plots pertaining to them (and then how they all came together in a marvelous climax) was delicious.
Usually I’m a sucker for a good sex scene (or just good dose of word-porn), but my favorite part of this was the humor. It’s been ages since I laughed this much while reading. (And lord knows I need all the laughter I can get, so I thank you for that.) Henry’s fucking dialogue and Snape’s sarcasm had me smiling the whole time. (I think Snape’s “I need to dictate my will” line was my favorite.)
Your ability to bring these characters to life was wonderful. I felt for everyone (even the bad guys), and by the end of the story, I was in love with the whole extended Snape family.
I also really enjoyed your incorporation of Hamlet (and Shakespeare in general) into the story. The chapter quotes/verses were excellent, and it makes me want to go dig out my BBC copy. (And now I must seek out HBC as Ophelia; I’ve never seen that one before.)
Your writing was lovely, and I applaud your powers of characterization. (And your ability to keep all your plot lines from getting tangled in your head.) I’ll have to come back and read some more of your stories when I’ve got more free time (as I haven’t gotten much done in the past couple of days due to my obsessive reading habits).
Thank you so much for writing this (and posting). I thoroughly enjoyed it (and it gave me the energy to continue on with my never-ending rewrites and editing—thank you for that as well).
| gp mum chapter 55 . 1/15
Type your review finished reading this lovely long story. I was occasionally moved to tears and often laughed so hard I had to stop and catch my breath. What a ride! While I don't have a particular ship, I do have a problem with the sad end for Severus Snape in cannon. His childhood was horrible, his school years were awful, as an adult under the guise of spy for both sides his disposition gained him no favors, and then his reward for his courage and faithfulness was to die horribly. So I love that you "saved" his character here in every way. It is also necessary that I mention your skills as a writer and word-smith. You are fantastic! What ever else goes on with your real life, never stop writing. You truly have a gift. Thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us.
| SnapeLover2005 chapter 10 . 1/12
This chapter was beautifully written. I really loved how you broke it up with each of their points of view.
| ivyriry chapter 1 . 1/8
I would have stopped at my last comment but I forgot to congrat you for the way you manage to humanize all characters in the story making them most then the eye meets even making that obvious to the characters! For me it was brilliant.
| ivyriry chapter 1 . 1/8
I feel bad it took me 3 days to finish this wonderful story. From start to end I was such and inviting and terrific adventure. I'll be sure to follow your work from now on and Henry from now on will be in my top pick for boys names. I got to tell I have never read Shakespeare work so Im also thankful for the needed references and explication. Hope to see more of your work!
| Lost as Alice-Mad as de Hatter chapter 1 . 12/21/2017
Just decided to read this story on a whim one night, and bloody hell was I hooked. I stayed up all night, not putting the phone down once until it was six in the morning and I had read straight through 45 chapters. And tonight, I've finished it all.
It takes a hell amount of luck and chance to find fanfiction that is truly unique as yours lately. What I enjoyed most about this is your understanding of people and emotions. No doubt, you are a master of plots and drama and all the good things that it takes a story to keep going...but what I honestly honestly loved was your characters. They are just, so, alive. I really enjoyed reading how much thought you had given to each person. All of their flaws were relateable and perhaps the core lesson, a mother's love is the selfless of them all, really touched my heart because I'm becoming a mother myself.
I just want to keep blabbering and keep these two seconds of attention you have spared all to myself and want to kind of, like, hug you or kiss you or something. I just, really love this. Also I think you are a great person. I don't know, something in my gut just tells me. As a writer and avid reader, I know how much a writer gives themselves away in their work and I can tell you are a wonderful and lovely person. Bless you. I think I'm highly emotional because I have barely slept for two days and also did I mention I'm pregnant?
| Guest chapter 55 . 12/16/2017
I have been a SSHG shipper for almost 10 years now. This has to be of the best stories I've read. Well done!
| RainFireSnowEarth chapter 55 . 12/15/2017
What a lovely story. I enjoyed reading it from start to finish. Your varied characterization and intriguing plot glued me from the beginning. I look forward to reading your other stories and one day, I will come back and read this one when I crave the sorrows that come ;) Have a lovely day.
| OBlossom chapter 55 . 12/6/2017
What an amazing, original story! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I enjoyed every word of it. :)
| Trelweny Rosephoenixwolf chapter 55 . 12/5/2017
Wonderfully written. I fell in love with Old Yorrick's even if I would never be able to get inside, not being fully and diversely read when it comes to the Bard's works. I avoid tragedies. Thank you for the "Disney" ending with this. I could see how the canon characters could have grown to be as they were portrayed and the original characters worked in smoothly as well as being quite believable. The inclusion of often overlooked Luna in such a capacity was a delight.
Thanks for writing.
| Ariel Meri chapter 55 . 12/2/2017
I really enjoyd your story and writing! I think you had captured the characters well. This was the first story of yours that I read and I definitely will be reading your other stories as well. Bravo!
| rizzo87 chapter 55 . 11/26/2017
I have spent the last few days completely engrossed in this fic! I must admit, I almost gave up on it on account of Hermione being so determined to keep her heart closed off from Severus. I understood her apprehension of course, with being hurt by two marriages. It was just getting so frustrating! However, I am so glad I stuck with it! I absolutely fell in love with your Severus and Hermione, not to mention their big, blended family. Thank you so much for writing this story. You are a very talented writer and this has easily become one of my favorites!
| lillalil chapter 8 . 11/24/2017
In my Country you keep brushing your childrens teeths until at least their 11 th year...It would be seen as bad parenting yo lat them do it selfs and without a parent seeing it done to at least A...2 times every and evening...