|Reviews for Sins of the Father|
| poppet chapter 23 . 4/8/2010
This chapter kicked my ass. Overall LOVELY story. I had no problem with the progression of the illness, etc., because you completely researched and have backing for your intended path.
Thank you. I've saved this to read again.
| Rat chapter 24 . 2/27/2010
Very good and well written long story. I really enjoyed the mystery of the beginning and the hurt comfort at the end.
| spidersweet chapter 24 . 2/22/2010
What a wonderful story! I'm new to the fandom, and am just gradually looking through older things. This is my absolutely favorite kind of h/c-where characters act reasonably, not OTT or melodramatically. I loved the period details for the medicine, and I loved the way Holmes and Watson both understood how much they cared about each other-the unspoken but clearly acknowledged love.
| AnonymousBlu chapter 24 . 1/29/2010
This was amazing. I read the whole thing last night...on my phone. I may now be blind. And I'm so glad my daughter fell asleep so she couldn't hear me sniffling. I do love a hurt/sick/wounded Watson, and have been known to cut to the chase, but I read all of this and just loved it. The way the case just reflected Watson's loss and Holmes guilt was masterful. I just love your writing style, very canon-ish, but not so dry and stilted. Again, I am amazed at the quality of SH fic out here. Thank you!
| Mariagoner chapter 24 . 1/18/2010
Poor Ellie... she sounded so darling. And poor Watson to have to face it, and the death of his wife! The end of this entire story was wonderfully bittersweet.
| LinZE chapter 24 . 12/22/2009
fantastic - thank you for sharing!
| holmes221b chapter 24 . 8/14/2009
Excellent story. I quite loved it a lot!~KR
| Blurgle chapter 24 . 5/18/2009
What a lovely story. I liked especially how you handled the medical aspects and especially Holmes's reaction to Watson's illness - his inability to accept his helplessness above all. I also liked that you made Jackson a competent doctor and a well-rounded character, and that you didn't fall into the trap of making the odious Mrs. Pringle into the perpetrator of a crime. A wonderful, wonderful story. I really enjoyed it.
| Swamp Adder chapter 24 . 4/29/2009
I really enjoyed this! A lot of hurt/comfort doesn't do it for me because I feel it's too OoC, but you struck just the right balance between Holmes' concern and his stoicism; the characterization is simply perfect. So sad to know what happened to poor Watson, and I like the way you connected the plight of the girls and their father to Watson's own tragic memories. Admirably done.
| janeeyrefan chapter 1 . 4/3/2009
A truly fantastic piece, told in typical Sherlock Holmes style. One could honestly think it was Conan Doyle writing. Simply marvellous stuff.
| pebbles66 chapter 24 . 3/13/2009
I've loved this story, and hate for it to end. Very sweet that Mary and Watson would have asked Holmes to be godfather. Thank you for this lovely fic!
| Msynergy chapter 24 . 3/12/2009
Love the dressing-gown bit and especially love the ending! This was a really great read, thank you very much for sharing!
| AmatorLinguae chapter 24 . 3/11/2009
Aha, so that was who the blonde toddler was. An excellent conclusion, especially tying in Victor with Ellie - I hadn't really noticed the similarity there.
It's rather funny to see Holmes as nurse-maid - and I loved Watson's "dressing-gown" retort!
| sherlockiANNE chapter 24 . 3/11/2009
Very sweet conclusion!
| Westron Wynde chapter 24 . 3/11/2009
"Besides, it is high time I broke your monopoly of lounging about in dressing gowns" - lol! I love that line :)
Well, what can I say, but bravo for a great idea carried through to fruition. Your research into the medical side of Victorian life always leaves me in awe - and never gladder that I live in an age of antibiotics. From start to finish, it's been totally IC, throughout trials, tribulations and illness, and your dialogue has always been spot-on. And that ending... you've left me with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye.
Loved it. And thank you for sharing a great story with us :)