Reviews for Wreathed in Smiles
An Aspiring Author chapter 1 . 6/7/2009
cute, although i think it would be better if you left the song lyrics out. they disrupt the flow of the story and they are so well known it isnt necessary to continue after the first few lines introduced at the beginning.
vectis chapter 1 . 1/15/2009
Loved the descriptive detail in this story, it really helped to set the scene.

You need to watch your punctuation when writing written speech though.
Vayedra chapter 1 . 1/12/2009
I can't believe I am the second to review to this story because it really is a nice one!

Liked it!
Virtuella chapter 1 . 1/11/2009
I liked the sumptuous and sensory descriptions of the Yule preparations. Good point that Elves would have less interest in the turn of the seasons, but might get enthused to see humans celebrate. The concept is alos quite original. I've seen a good few fics about pre-quest Yule and the hope that the Shadow will lift, but this first post-quest Yule must have been really special, and I haven't read anything about it yet.

Niggles:

“It is surprising what a little hope can do” Aragorn smiled.

- You need punctuation at the end of the speech. Preferably a full stop, since one cannot "smile" a line of dialogue. Same below, when Elladan speaks.

"a large group of men and boys, dragging the large Yule log" - the reperirion of "large" seems awkward

A few full stops wouldn't come amiss in Elrohir's last speech.