Reviews for A Tale of Roses
sarahsezlove chapter 2 . 9/8/2014
Beautifully poignant.
jensteed chapter 2 . 7/24/2014
That was just beautiful, I was petrified at the end of the first chapter that he would die (thank you thank thank you for not going down that route!) the last lines were so fitting and perfect, having already raised a Rose and wanting to help him raise his. I adored this story, thank you xxx
Aozora Evangelion chapter 2 . 5/26/2014
The best one so far! Fav! :D
Esrelda Snape chapter 2 . 5/20/2014
I loved this short story. It was so touching and unexpected. Severus deserves comfort and friendship. Thanks for sharing it with us all. :)
dandelion chapter 2 . 5/8/2014
Aaaw. I was in tears after the first chapter until I I noticed that there was a second chapter. : ) I like your ending very much.
cloudshape to ennien chapter 2 . 3/5/2014
I have read that before, a lifetime ago. I has touched me deeply then, as it does now. Despite the rather happy ending it is so melancholy, so very sad. Nothing will change the fact, that his whole life has been lonely and miserable and only now in his last few remaining years he has a chance at happiness.

"Do you think a belated glory could repay me for all I have lost?" Hopefully a belated happiness can.
A ShrinkinG VIOLET GIrL chapter 2 . 11/8/2013
I love this kind of plot..it moves me..
kiraglitter chapter 2 . 7/26/2013
heart-wrenching and beautiful. great job.
angeltrin1 chapter 2 . 12/21/2012
Wow this story was very inspiring. I love how in character you kept both Hermione and Severus. This was a sweet beginning to a lovely friendship. Thanks for writing it.
CyrkNocy chapter 2 . 8/8/2012
Really lovely story :3
WanderingMoon chapter 2 . 1/18/2012
so sweet! 3 thank you for the story :)
TenIsTHEDoctor chapter 2 . 7/19/2011
Absolutely amazing and so lovely. :') Made me cry. Beautiful!

xoxo Much Love, Britt
Anna Marcelli Palmer chapter 2 . 4/3/2011
Amazing.

I am sorry if I sound lame or something, but I usually have to do with writers that need self-improvement or that ask for my help, and thus in this case there's not much for me to say.

This time the length of the text scared me even more. Usually, due to lack of time, I overleap entire paragraphs in order to finish a work. "A Tale Of Roses" made me actually stop and read from the beginning when I realized I didn't want to miss a word. My only preoccupation is, not everybody is that patient with long descriptions, but then again, you remarkably avoided run-ons, and elaborate text is here for whoever can appreciate it, no?

I actually looked up a couple of words in a thesaurus, so kudos for vocabulary and grammar, which are both exceptional-especially should one count the fact it's from an author that doesn't come by them naturally.

For the last, I have to confess that even if the above weren't true, I couldn't care less. Well, in a way I would, but what I want to say is that what captures me more in your writing is first, that you can depict situations plausibly without getting tiring -a thing that gets me nervous all the time when it comes to my works- and second, the emotional insight you give without overloading, as I have already said, the interactions of the characters. An author usually portrays eg. corny love storys and heart-wrenching death scenes in order to cover their lack of talent and/or technique with the advantage of the impression. You just give the reader a real story, a story of nostalgia, beauty, memory and friendship.

What is more simple-and then again, what is more honest- than that?

Depy
flutegirl17 chapter 1 . 2/22/2011
I just wanted to let you know, that this is the second time I've read this story, and it still makes my eyes water. It is amazing, and I love it. :)
angelicka chapter 2 . 2/18/2011
This is a beautifully written piece. Sad and sweet and evocative, and yet heart-warming and full of hope with the promise of a close and meaningful friendship for the two of them in their final years. I was left with both a smile and a tear. Very well done indeed.
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