|Reviews for Lucky Girls|
| StarvingLunatic chapter 15 . 4/19/2011
Another wonderful story! For a moment, I thought you were gonna have Andy win the lottery. But, I suppose in a way, she did. Again, the family moments were great. I like seeing Miranda, Andy, and the twins as a family unit and just being together. I'm a sucker for domestic tales and you manage that even when Miranda and Andy are just dating. Thanks for writing another masterpiece. Take care. Hasta...
| StarvingLunatic chapter 2 . 4/18/2011
Miranda in a snow ball fight? Oddly amusing. I like how you use the twins, not just here, but in your stories point blank. I like Cassidy's nickname for Caroline too. "Ro." That is cavity-inducing cute! _ On to the next chapter!
| Clio1792 chapter 15 . 4/16/2011
Lucky Girls indeed!
And a lovely, happy ending!
Thanks for writing this great story,
| Clio1792 chapter 13 . 4/16/2011
Ah, ha! Love is one thing, but a good beta is hard to find! How cool for Andrea that Miranda is prepared to be her consort & her critical muse!
And then we swing into action for the crisis, the car accident.
I loved the dramatic way Andrea pulled all her old contacts together to streamline getting Miranda to the hospital, "outting" herself in the process; James, Miranda's ex, was nice enough to be plausible as someone with whom Miranda had once let her guard down (and this segues into what Andrea is facing as Miranda's consort-Miranda is not going to be easy to live with, and Andrea is still too besotted to really face this...will she and James wind up having four-in-the-morning commiserative phone calls, I wonder?); and a well-done final scene in the hospital waiting room, with the most adult behavior coming from Nigel-I have to confess he was my favorite character in the movie, but then I love Stanley Tucci...but you have, to my mind, done him full justice here.
| Clio1792 chapter 12 . 4/16/2011
A nice, "fluffy" chapter!
| Clio1792 chapter 11 . 4/16/2011
Great love scene, great ball scene-Miranda calling the wax sculpture "hideous" was another funny and spot-on moment!
| Clio1792 chapter 10 . 4/16/2011
Ah, Cinderella goes to the ball...except her date is the fairy godmother! This was great...and the reference to Julia was pretty clever, under the circumstances...
| Clio1792 chapter 9 . 4/16/2011
LOVED that three-language countdown with Caroline! Anyone who has raised adolescents has totally been there, and done that!
And of course, these are the two difficulties one faces as a dating single parent-Miranda's solved the first, about not getting involved with anyone who doesn't get along with her children; but the difficulties faced in raising adolescents-that an unsettled love life reduces one's adult authority to reveal the parent as "peer"-is a tougher challenge...
Question is, will Andrea be willing to sit at Miranda's side when they lecture the girls about "dating rules of safety?"
Sad and touching (and believeable) is Miranda berating herself as "an old fool." As is Andrea trying to figure out exactly where she rates among Miranda's priorities...
| Clio1792 chapter 8 . 4/16/2011
This was a consistently funny chapter-from Miranda's cool likttle text: "Thank you for the flowers and the personal delivery. You look quite nice in uniform." to Caroline's dance partner growling "Chill out, Granny..."
6 PM is, I suppose, a "late" night on Valentine's Day...
I doubt either Miranda or Andrea would consider it so on an ordinary day...
Thanks for writing this,
| Clio1792 chapter 7 . 4/15/2011
"Tell accounting I want the numbers I asked for two days ago to be on my desk within the next fifteen minutes or I will outsource their jobs to a firm that actually knows what they are doing"
Ah, yes, that's Miranda...and there was the lovely antithesis to that in Andrea impishly referring to her as a "girlfriend." The incongruity of the term is what makes it funny.
Great scene with Emily hot on the trail, to ferret out the truth regarding Miranda's mystery love interest-"that size six cow," was particularly funny...and poignant at the close, with Richard Sachs finding it impossible to accept his daughter's orientation...
This story is as much about parents & children as it is about the courage of taking up a new romance.
Nicely done chapter,
| Clio1792 chapter 6 . 4/15/2011
The supporting characters in this chapter are terrific: the Emilys, Nigel, Andrea's boss...great snappy dialogue here, worthy of the movie.
But the centerpiece is the flower & gloves campaign waged by Miranda. After umpteen relationships with clueless, selfish men, Miranda has a clear road map concerning how to woo. And you capture a good side of her, admonishing her daughters about boundaries, while making it clear that it's the twins that represent the purest motivation for Miranda to finally put herself out there, and take the chance she's never taken before.
This was solid,
| Kay8abc chapter 15 . 4/14/2011
Once again beautifully written. I loved the Sunrise Roses. I absolutely loved it.
| BloodAuthor chapter 15 . 3/30/2011
loved the story hope you keep writing.
| Clio1792 chapter 5 . 3/26/2011
Good For Andrea, giving Miranda a run for her money!
Turnabout is fair play...makes sense that Andrea wouldn't just drop things and come running but would be thoughtful about such a big step...and it would be a big step for Miranda, too-an openly gay pairing could have professional consequences for Miranda, even in our enlightened age...
Nice development in this chapter-especially the tart query: "what are you apologizing for?"
| Alice Loves Rock Music chapter 15 . 3/22/2011
I like it ! :DDDDDDDD