|Reviews for I Will Love Thee Still, My Dear|
| Guest chapter 14 . 1/24
I'm sobbing as I write this. It was beautifully written. Xx
| Ssnqrq chapter 14 . 12/22/2014
Oh... What should I say about this story? Beautiful, romantic, lively yet super sad. Just like there is a hole in my chest when I finish the last chapter. Sometimes I wish you had not written about bring his body back in Downton. Because then there might have been the mistake about his death. He might have appeared one day to see Mary and their child. And the canon is not happy at all!
You said you have two endings for this. I hope you can write a sequel or just a small different ending for MM. Though it's so so sad, your story is still one of the besr I have ever read!
| 13dramaqueen13 chapter 1 . 3/3/2014
This story is so well done, and beautiful. I think you captured the characters really well; I loved how you made their relationship grow over the letters, and how they gradually learned little things about each other. I also really liked how Mary become close with Isobel, that was a really great touch.
| AmeriGirlTN chapter 14 . 3/2/2014
So glad to see this recognized in the Highclere awards. It's one of my favorites and I just read it again - except for the last two chapters. Sorry.
| sushud82 chapter 14 . 1/31/2014
What a great story. You are a wonderful writer. I think I was most impressed with the way you captured Matthew's torn feelings over the war and I agree that the show could have explored that more thoroughly. So kudos to you for taking on the challenge. I wasn't quite expecting this story to take the turn it did in later chapters...I've been mostly reading happy AU fiction to compensate for the loss of Matthew on the show. I've had enough DA tragedy for a lifetime! So, not quite what I was looking for but a very well-done story nonetheless. Thank you for telling the tale.
| Habitualfool chapter 14 . 8/10/2013
I really liked this story, until...well, you know. I wish that you would consider doing a spin off of this story, where Matthew lived and had that spinal injury like in the show, to see if he would still try and make Mary leave, especially when she finds out about the baby. But, of course, I think it would be brilliant if Matthew never dies (in stories or like he did in the actual show"). I loved reading this, you are a great writer!
| Rachel Smith Cobleigh chapter 14 . 8/7/2013
Achingly beautiful! Of course that's not how I wanted it to turn out, but you wrote it beautifully.
| judyl1 chapter 14 . 6/21/2013
Your story was recommended, and it is really both sad and wonderful. I loved all the letters. The last scene at the station where they said goodbye was so effective. The interaction between Mary and Isobel in the end was so exactly true to the characters.
| theMatthewReview chapter 14 . 6/14/2013
Ohhhhhh... Matthew, Matthew, Matthew. Beautiful and very sad... There have been tears in my eyes these last few chapters.
| eyeon chapter 8 . 6/11/2013
Excellent poetic choices and tremendously romantic!
| eyeon chapter 6 . 6/11/2013
Hello from months after you've finished but I've JUST found this story and am captivated by it. Obviously I'm drawn to the "Next" button but this time I HAD to stop and whine, "WHY didn't she kiss him?"
So funny about being Alice in the play and teasing him (right?) about wearing the dress after!
| Guest chapter 14 . 5/17/2013
I just reread this story and want to thank you for creating such a beautifully haunting piece. In the light of what happened in the canon DA, I appreciate even more the depth of your M/M characterizations and how you capture so vividly their iconic love. Thank you for sharing your obvious talents as a writer.
| Midnight Star1998 chapter 14 . 3/29/2013
I enjoyed your story more than I have enjoyed any fanfiction in a long time. Mathews death broke my heart I even started crying I hah hoped he would survive in the story making it different from the series I cried when he died then and now when he died in your story. You write very well and I look forward to reading more of your stories.
| miscreant rose chapter 14 . 3/28/2013
This was one of the first fanfics I read as a way to get over the hurt from CS 2012. Ooops. But there was something wonderful and cathartic about crying into my Kindle at 3am. So brilliantly done, and I set the bar high by coming across your fics first. Your characterizations are so spot on, and oh, what a story you can weave. At least the senseless loss here made more sense with it being the War. So beautifully paced and presented, and honestly, I cannot rave enough about your writing. THank you for letting me be able to be lost in M/M land again!
| jmu chapter 1 . 3/21/2013
Devastatingly beautiful. I was inconsolable when I read this story. The loss of Matthew felt so very personal to me. Through their letters we came to know Matthew and Mary more deeply. All of your characters seemed so real, so vivid. What has continued to haunt me - since the day that I read the last chapter when you had posted it nearly 5 months ago - is the utter senselessness of war. The stomping out of precious lives. The moment-by-moment fear that soldiers have to somehow cope with. The chaos and the despair. The randomness of who gets to survive and who doesn't. This was one story that I'll truly never forget. You're such a gifted writer; I look forward to further riches from you. Thank you.