|Reviews for Through the Kitchen Window|
| DontKnowWhatImDoing chapter 1 . 11/4/2012
If I could hug this one-shot, I would. It has everything a good story needs. I would love to read more of this characters, but this feels perfect just as it is. Beautiful.
| sillyvamp chapter 1 . 11/3/2012
Lovely. Sad and sweet with a great full circle and HEA. :)
| karolkid chapter 1 . 11/3/2012
| Guest chapter 1 . 11/1/2012
Such a wonderfully beautiful story. The POV was perfect for this story. Too bad it just took them so long to find their happiness, but they found it in the end.
| WideForest3 chapter 1 . 11/3/2012
So beautiful to have Esme's POV. I read this with my two-month-old second-born sleeping in my arms. You captured a mother's thoughts so well. Esme's voice was so true here. It was nice to see the Edward-Bella drama from a different POV - one that had no real ulterior motive other than for her children to find happiness. Thank you.
| 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.