|Reviews for The Road Not Taken|
| lemster1 chapter 24 . 1/20
Enjoyed the whole story. My only suggestion would be a little background on why LG gave up teaching.
Thanks for effort on this.
| D. Charles chapter 24 . 6/7/2013
Even though this story was completed last year I still would like to express my delight in reading such a compelling tale. It reads like a novel by John Grisham, I use him because whenever I read one of his books Iam unable to put it down. That is how it was with this story, you captured Dr. Ellingham's brilliance and his true nature, which is his well kept secret of being a compassionate and principled physcian. It also reminded us pf his unmatched skill as a diagnostician. In the end he could not deny the fact that he was now and always would be a GP, caring for the total person. The story was simply beautiful. Cheers!
| Kumquat12 chapter 24 . 12/18/2012
I really enjoyed reading this, and didn't want it to end. Thanks for writing it.
| DeclanS chapter 24 . 4/12/2012
Thank you for this story.
The breadth of medical knowledge added to the authenticity and informatively laid out with balance both sides of the surgeon/gp question which was at the crux of the plot. Martin's final decision was therefore plausible and believable.
Juxtaposing Martin's dilemma with the sad storyline of Ethan Brown and the bevy of other patients showed us the depth of Martin's caring for his patients.
| Boots1980 chapter 24 . 4/10/2012
You have shown that Doctor Ellingham has developed a need to be needed. He fulfills this need much better as a GP in Port Wenn rather than in an operating theatre in Truro or London. A very humanizing, well-written story of Martin's evolution as a man.
| GriffinStar chapter 24 . 4/9/2012
Lovely end to an excellent story, where Martin has worked out where he wants to be. Great stuff!
| Snowsie2011 chapter 24 . 4/8/2012
Martin finds out that life is made up of compromises. Choosing to be a GP in a small village isn't so bad if he's surrounded by people he loves.
Very nice story. I hope you plan on starting a new one soon!
| Chapin chapter 24 . 4/8/2012
You reflect well who this good man is. Thank you for a well crafted story. Hopefully you are sharpening your pencil even as I write.
| fanficfan71 chapter 24 . 4/8/2012
A great story ggo85 and a lovely finish. Thanks for sharing.
| robspace54 chapter 24 . 4/7/2012
Choices... The lady or the tiger? I think you may have channeled season 6. Very, very nice!
| robspace54 chapter 23 . 4/7/2012
The doctor had to bury another patient and he shows his humanity quite well.
| Bodmin chapter 24 . 4/7/2012
Thanks dor another great story. I knew it would be the end when I read his words "I'm content." That is the most he could achieve. He will never be happy job-wise. There is no job that could fulfill him. But if the villagers could leave him alone long enough to enjoy his family, then at least he can be content.
With Louisa at his side.
I'm anxiously awaiting another result of your creativity!
| GriffinStar chapter 23 . 4/5/2012
For all his gruffness the Doc does really care about his patients, as your chapter shows with him being by Ethan Brown's bedside when he passed away,and by his concern for Morwenna. And if he truly didn't care, he wouldn't worry about the villagers potentially smoking themselves to death, he'd just let them get on with it. Of course he would say he's just doing his job wouldn't he?
| Bodmin chapter 23 . 4/4/2012
The only advantage for Martin with patients on the operating table is that they don't have a choice to act in any way, so he cannot assess if they follow doctor's orders, when they awake that is.
If he could knock out every patient before dealing with them, he would be fine.
| fanficfan71 chapter 23 . 4/4/2012
I'm glad Mrs Brown has seen the soft side of the Doc too, he could do with another champion in the village besides Louisa. Great chapter.