|Reviews for Labour of Love: An Uphill Struggle|
| tallsunshine12 chapter 1 . 4/25/2022
Ah, I loved this! Absolutely marvelous look at the trials of guardian angels in general, and one in particular. You nailed Rodney, his enthusiasm, his loyalty, his gung-ho, do-all spirit! I like the reference to the 'war-torn' skies. Who'd have thunk it that Hochstetter had any kind of angel on his shoulder, except a bad one? Rodney and Wolfie are two of my favorite HH characters. Keep writing!
| katbybee chapter 1 . 6/27/2017
I am so happy to have finally found this story. It was highly recommended to me by several people after I wrote my story "Carter's Angel." I hope you'll get a chance to read my take on poor Sylvia...lol! This story was every bit as good as they all said it was. I know from comments in the forum that you have been away for a few years...welcome back!
| Goldleaf83 chapter 1 . 4/5/2013
Well, this certainly explains a lot! I'd always wondered how Crittendon managed to avoid dying: he had so very many opportunities, after all. Godfrey certainly has his work cut out for him, and a legitimate claim to having the "Most Difficult Job of The War." Having Godrey and Edward work together was a nice touch. You very deftly slid in some nice references to what Crittendon tells us about himself in the series too.
| snooky-9093 chapter 1 . 1/13/2013
"I'd rather spend all my time running around after a bumbling fool with a good heart than a clever creep who's evil clear through."
Well that about says it! I'm getting to know your writing, and I am so impressed with your creativity!
| JannaKalderash chapter 1 . 12/28/2012
I always wanted to smack Rodney for being such a twit, but then I thought he was doing it on purpose. My reason: NO ONE COULD BE THAT STUPID!
Unfortunately, I later learned that THERE ARE people who are just that stupid. And STAY that stupid.
And it seems that poor Rodney is one of them.
This was pretty good, although I have a lot of sympathy for Godfrey. He's in for a real time of it.
| I-the-Hero-Super-Bug chapter 1 . 7/24/2012
This was absobloominglutely thrilling it was absolutely splendiferous ...Kathy, words cannot express how deeply I feel the inner meaning of this gripping tale of angel bravery protecting Crittendon from near death incidents. I hope to here more of these preposterously beautiful tale of Crittendon's misunderstood existence.
| Canadian Hogan's Fan chapter 1 . 7/17/2012
First off, kudos to you for choosing the difficult task of writing about Colonel Rodney Crittendon. I've often said he was the hardest character to write about in this fandom and I'd hope someone would take a run at doing a fan fiction like this.
I quite like long suffering Godfrey. He has quite an unique character voice, with his quiet almost uncomplaining manner, and I'm really looking forward to hearing more from him. I hope we see more of Edward and even Hochstetter's angel too. I'd also love to see Godfrey's reactions to some of the Crittendon episodes too. THe humor behind the scenes could be priceless.
Anyway, wonderful first chapter. Looking forward to more!
| Firefall chapter 1 . 7/16/2012
That last review was mine, don't know why it didn't take my login. Anyway, great job. More please?
| Guest chapter 1 . 7/16/2012
Just wonderful! A very lovely story. Perhaps a perfect beginning for a series of "memoirs" from the angels watching over the other heroes?
| Sophia Villo chapter 1 . 7/13/2012
Well, guardian angels do certainly explain a lot of things, like Hogan's otherwise inexplicable good luck. Poor Crittendon, he IS one of those people. I'm glad someone here has something nice to say about him. Thanks for the great story!
| konarciq chapter 1 . 7/13/2012
This is just Absolutely Marvellous... Don't ever say again that you doubt the *interestability* of your own ideas once they're on paper - I'll want to read each and every one of them!
The language is just so fluent, so exactly the kind of phrases (I imagine) a guardian angel would use... From his introduction, through Rodney's childhood (the getting lost part was priceless!) and then on into the military, poor Godfrey was sure kept busy. I loved the way he put the events of the weekend courses in sabotage and commando training: "I'll leave you to imagine what happened during that time." LOL And almost forgetting his parachute... ;-D
His meeting up with a few of his colleagues is a nice touch, and could definitely do with more elaboration. In fact, the whole guardian angel angle could. I would love to read a longer story (a mission or something like that) from the Heroes' and the Germans' guardian angels' point of view!
| Guest chapter 1 . 7/12/2012
Aww, Good old Rodney! And even some hope for Hochstetter (I hope).
| St PA chapter 1 . 7/12/2012
Very enjoyable with lots of humor. Watching Colonel Crittendon grow up with the help and protection of his Guardian Angel Godfrey was priceless.
A different approach to life which opens our eyes to things we don't normally or always think about. Godfrey meeting and chatting with Colonel Hogan's Guardian Angel Edward and mentioning the difficulty of Hochstetter's angel gave more depth to the on-going events. I'm glad you chose to write about guardian angels because I firmly believe we all have one watching over us. Thanks.
| dust on the wind chapter 1 . 7/12/2012
Oh, my dear, this is delightful, and so very true to character as far as Crittendon is concerned. Beautifully written, too - your use of language is both clear and competent, which is what a reader needs if they're to enjoy the story without impediment.
| Sgt. Moffitt chapter 1 . 7/12/2012
Absolutely adorable. I have a soft spot for poor Rodney myself.