Reviews for Peonies
ReadourMindff chapter 8 . 4/27/2011
Love the Cullens.
ReadourMindff chapter 7 . 4/27/2011
Another great one!
ReadourMindff chapter 6 . 4/27/2011
Ellen is awesome!
ReadourMindff chapter 5 . 4/27/2011
Ugh. Hate Rose.
ReadourMindff chapter 4 . 4/27/2011
Can't stop crying. So good!
ReadourMindff chapter 3 . 4/27/2011
Poor Bella. This is so sad!
ReadourMindff chapter 2 . 4/27/2011
So sad, but so good!
ReadourMindff chapter 1 . 4/27/2011
Great start!
Haunted Muse chapter 21 . 4/22/2011
This has got to be the saddest story I have EVER read. It currently has me in tears even as I'm typing out this review. But it was very beautifully written. Of course, as I'm sure many of your other readers were, I was also hoping for some kind of HEA. I'd like to think that there was a possibility for them to have it in the end, since Edward made his deal with the wolves. Perhaps they'll be together in the afterlife. I can't say that I expected Bella to change her mind though and, strangely enough, I'm glad you didn't write it that way. I can't even give a definitive answer as to why, but I am. It was a refreshing, yet still sad, change of pace. I think that speaks for your work as a truly great writer though - there is no specific set of reasons why I liked your story; it was just everything all rolled into one package that made it so spectacular.

The only issue was trying to figure out the different POVs that the chapters were written in. Of course I got them all, but it would have helped a little to have labeled POVs. It wouldn't have made the story any better - I'm not sure that could even happen - but it just would have been more convenient.

I'm going to stop my rambling now, but I just have to let you know that there is only one word appropriate enough to describe this fabulous story - ! Yeah, that's right. I just channeled Mary Poppins for this review LOL! Keep up the amazing work!

Much love,

Lillian Blaine chapter 21 . 4/21/2011
I think I'm with everyone else and I'm going to say, I was really hoping she would change her mind, and everything would be okay. But instead I got bawling and cried even more in the end. :l I have NEVER, EVER had a fic bring me to tears the way this one did, seriously. You should be awarded. The only bad thing about this was that the POVs were a bit hard to understand, and I would have wanted a note or something about whose they were in. Other than that, seriously, it was brilliant. And sad, don't forget moving. :)
CarinaMasonCullen chapter 22 . 4/18/2011
OMG that was so sad! I cried my eyes out.

I was thinking the whole way through that she would be changed in the end. I'm not sure how I feel about how it ended, like I've been cheated or something. Not everyday you read something so sad.
dorothy's ruby slippers chapter 22 . 4/18/2011
Wow, what a stunning and heartbreaking tale! This one has been on my "to read" list for a long time, and I just got around to starting it today, and stayed up in the wee hours reading it. It was so poignant and heartbreaking. It kept me hanging on until the very end, and I must admit I shed more than a few tears. Very well done.


Two Lives chapter 20 . 4/7/2011
OK, I wept. A lot. I can't grasp a love such as Bella and Edward's. I think much of life is like this: lost opportunities to be happy. AND opportunities that CAN'T be revisited or recreated.

My only REAL criticism is that it took me an uncomfortable amount of time to figure out from whose POV each chapter was written. I would have liked, REALLY would have liked SOMETHING to give me a frame of reference much sooner. Remember, I was reading the story for the first time and I wanted to "experience" the story, not have to analyze it in order to be able to understand what I was reading the first time.

Thanks for this wonderful interpretation. Now I will go read some of your other works!
Two Lives chapter 9 . 4/7/2011
Oh my, this chapter REALLY sank me. I don't know why sometimes sorrow can be so attractive. I have a happy life, a FABULOUS husband and honestly, four beautiful, kind and good children. WHY AM I DRAWN TO BELLA'S PAIN? Why is New Moon my favorite of the books?

Perhaps it is because we remember the feelings we had when we ourselves experienced rejection by someone we loved...? Shouldn't we want to FORGET those feelings?

I don't know, but this chapter and your beautiful references to "Here they be dragons" pierced me to my core.

Thank you.
jansails chapter 22 . 4/6/2011
I cried, I think, through most of this, then I bawled at the end.

Edward's choice I understand.

How brilliant of you to have Edward write a letter to Jacob asking for death to release him from an eternity without Bella breathing, living in it.

Devastating, yet triumphantly fitting.

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