Reviews for John & Margaret: Coming Home With Me
ChrisDurin chapter 2 . 1/14
One of the best North & South stories I have ever read. Its as if you see the sequel! Amazing :)
Martha Herbert chapter 1 . 11/3/2015
I absolutely love your finish to one of the most lovely love stories since Gone with the wind.I wish they would make a movie out of you writings
Lady Sophia of Arda chapter 1 . 7/27/2015
This is just absolutely delicious- every chapter. Their passion is so vivid! You capture the Victorian mindset very eloquently and your dialogue and prose sound very authentic with the time it is set.
Suzanna chapter 21 . 6/8/2015
I absolutely loved this! Years ago, I stumbled across "North and South" by accident, and I fell in love with it (and Mr. Thornton). But I too was heartbroken that it just ended, before they began their lives together. And this is a perfect continuation of the story, just as I imagined. Wonderful story!
FaithBelieve chapter 21 . 9/2/2014
Thank you Paskina! Never really considered Americanisms/Britianisms and I went right out and bought myself another thick dictionary. I really appreciate reviews that help me improve my writing.
Paskina chapter 20 . 8/27/2014
Your repeated use of the phrase 'I guess' makes me cringe throughout the whole fic.

It's England, early 19th century... Americanism's were not used. No one ever used 'I guess' unless they were literally playing a guessing game.

If you're going to attempt historical fiction, especially geographically specific fiction, please try really hard not to let modern day language sneak in and spoil things. Americanism's really jar and grate, and turn the whole thing into a parody.
glasses-chan chapter 4 . 8/11/2014
oooh a turn of events! So glad I found this story. I just finished watching the movie and was very unsatisfied with the ending.
Marion Griffith chapter 1 . 7/1/2014
I have reviewed your "Coming Home With Me" - John & Margaret, and would like to say that even though I scanned it very briefly, it was so good, that I have just ordered it from Amazon. Thank you for being such a good writer. I know that I am going to enjoy this entire book. Many thanks, Marion Griffith
TheWomanKB chapter 21 . 3/17/2014
This has to be the best continuation of North and South on this site (and possibly other sites too)! And I see that there is a book that is out there that is suppose to be better! I am so going to get it on my Kindle. Thank you, thank you for giving John and Margaret a wonderful ending to their story. PS I have to comment on those who chew this FF apart because of the grammar errors. What do you expect from a FF? Do you think these writers can afford expensive editors? It takes hours and hours to properly edit a book, especially of this length. This author may not be the best editor but she is very talented and creative. So with that being said, either enjoy the story (or not) and shut up!
purpleVampire22 chapter 21 . 1/25/2014
That was perfect
Liili chapter 3 . 12/24/2013
I am a French fan of North and South. I just wanted to review now by your 3rd chapter to tell you, respectfully, what I think of your work.
First of all, there is a great will of finding powerful words and emotional ones to express what is happening in Margaret and John's hearts. Thank you for such devotion to our favourite characters, and I guess it might be the same in the following chapters. Now, allow me to say why I will not keep reading.
It is the sequel of the miniseries, and in my opinion, your characters do not look like Margaret and John in this miniseries. To me, Margaret is much more shy, and discreet. She may have temper indeed, but what I mean is that she remains more difficult to understand in terms of feelings. She is not that demonstrative. At all. And even though she is with John Thornton, to me again, she would not appear so "in love" to the point of exagerating on "her love for him", her dreams about him at night. I just find her too much... expansive, effusive, while Margaret in the miniseries is more reserved and shy. As for both characters, I do not see in them the same atmosphere which is present in the miniseries. I do not expect smoke, bad weather or sadness haha of course even in the end of the miniseries, it is sunny, they are smiling and kissing, and moving. But their mutual nature should not change...
Well that is what I wanted to say. I just do not recognise Margaret and John through your dialogues. I do not imagine them saying those things or acting that way just after the miniseries. It is not the same atmosphere or personnality. They are, to me, less demonstrative in the sense that I do not think it would be that easy, that joyful. The less they say, the more their eyes speak for them. It looks more like them. (like in the other Coming Home with me by Halo0912).
Once again, I respect your work and your great enthusiasm for this writing, I am glad so much people love it, congratulations for the achievement (the book).
I wish you the best,
Vera Cobb chapter 2 . 10/30/2013

I'd love to read this story, but I'm wondering if you've ever considered using a beta reader? There are a lot of spelling/grammar issues in these first couple of chapters that are unfortunately making it really difficult to get through. It's a shame, because the characters seem to be well drawn and the dialogue is realistic.
Some of your punctuation with dialogue isn't quite right either. I apologise if I sound critical, but I do think this is probably a great story - I just think it would be even greater if you could make it perfect :)
A few of the errors:
"Margaret knew he was handsome but now she saw closely that he was strikingly [striking] as well."
"It had to be when I handed over father's [Father's] Plato to you"
"pulled back a hair's breath [breadth] away"
Guest chapter 21 . 7/25/2013
I really enjoyed what I've read you stayed true to the character and I could actually see John and Margaret acting this way together. I think you got the mother spot on. The only thing I had problems with was how you made John such and expert about woman cycles. I think that Margaret had the education to know about her cycle and she should have been the one to inform John she was pregnant not John informing her. When you write a period story you've got to do research on the mindset of the people in that time. I think that most men in that time especially a business man like John Thornton would not notice something like his wife cycle. Not only that but it made the character of Margaret seem stupid that she would not realize she may be pregnant because if you remember in the movie John said she was a very accomplish young woman in that time that meant very educated. Other than that I think the story was great hopefully BBC will use your story and give us the pleasure in seeing John and Margaret you coming home with me.
fnrizka chapter 21 . 7/25/2013
Is there any possibility that you can write another story of North & South? )
jobie chapter 1 . 7/12/2013
One more thing, I suggest you read this original and then get the book. I liked reading what she added. And boy, did she!
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