Reviews for Through the Kitchen Window
divyvicki chapter 1 . 11/3/2012
What a great story. I really loved it.
blueeyes11354 chapter 1 . 11/3/2012
How wonderfully different to read a love story from a mother's perspective. Very well done.
jennlynnfs chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
I saw this story rec'd on Edwardville on livejournal. I didn't know you also wrote the Purple Banana Hammock story. I really enjoyed that one and so gave this one a chance.

Even though this is a Bella and Edward story, I really enjoyed how it was told from Esme's POV. There are so many stories of Bella and Edward falling in love. I enjoy those stories so much, experiencing the attraction and the formative moments of love. I never tire of them.

But, I think even though we don't get to experience Edward and Bella's sentiments first hand, we still experience their heartache, but with the added heartbreak of a mother's love for her son. That aspect adds a layer of heartache unique to a mother's love. Not only are we experiencing Edward and Bella's heartache, but Esme's worries and hopes for both of them. She shares them with us which brings a little closer to these two.

Or maybe it's because I have three boys and I may have identified with Esme a lot throughout the story. :)

I really enjoyed this story and I don't think I conveyed exactly how poignant this story was, so I'll just say I hope you share more.
amelia chapter 1 . 10/31/2012
Darcy Knightley chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
I will fully admit to scrolling ahead to see if they ended up together before reading. There wasn't a time or a year that wouldn't make a terrific full-length fic, but I really loved this as a o/s. The perspective was fresh and held my attention in a way I think would be difficult to capture otherwise. Gorgeous writing, I really hope to see more from you.
jennchris821 chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
Very touching! Love it!
fanfictionalcolic chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
One of the most beautiful, most poetic, most emotional history I ever read. It makes me cry...
ahz chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
Interesting perspective. Brilliant as always.
wannabewriter94 chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read. LOVE that it's from Esme's point of view. Brilliantly written. Pace was fantastic. Even though there were times when I was dying to know what Edward or Bella were thinking, I loved that it was from the mother's perspective. I can't say enough. Thank you!

BTW, this was rec'd by Rochelle Allison on twitter.
married2thcoach chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
Amazing! Your writing is superb. ANd I love that it was all in Esme's voice. And as a mother of a teenage son watching a girl break his heart is horrible to witness. Cause you want to kill her. LOL. I just think you are a fantastic story teller. LOVE IT.
Guest chapter 1 . 10/31/2012
I didin't like it. They wasted so many years. I can't get over all other girls Edward had.
Sabriana chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
You think of the post next to Bella and Edward or better a sequel :)
bigchill77 chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
When people tease me about reading fanfiction, I comment that often the stories are as good or better than I've read in published works, and this is one of those stories. It was so moving and well written, I was totally taken in, and your writing brought me to tears several times. It was so true to the thoughts and emotions, and Esme's point of view was inspired. I'm just sorry my review doesn't do it justice. Thank you for again sharing your gift with us.
rushed chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
As always FicChick, I love your work. Such a beautifully told story. The different point of view added such a different dimension to the story. And though there were definitely times I wanted to get into Edward or bella's heads, or to see how conversations played out (especially at what point he told her he was at the hospital), I loved gettin to hear from esme for a change.
Thanks for writing and sharing your lovely story with us.
KatHat chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
What an absolutely amazing story! What a unique way to approach an E/B, from Esme's POV! I loved how it came full circle, with them coming back home and back to the ept and two pink lines!
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