|Reviews for Rosier at Rosings|
| Guest chapter 27 . 3/10
Sir Gregory is a pig, no better than Wickham. Of course, Georgiana is such a brat in the end that she deserves him and to be turned out by the rest of her family I'm not sure why you or your reviewers like him. I still can't figure out where/how/why Lizzy fell in love with Darcy (or Gregory, really) and Darcy at no point is improved so it seems as if you feel he has no faults, which he certainly did
| MargjeF chapter 13 . 2/19
Aah! That letter almost made me fall in love with Darcy myself! How can she withstand?!
| Fleurdelys21 chapter 27 . 2/17
Your writing is amazing! However, after reading the entire story, for me there were a couple of things that I didn't quite understand. Firstly, the way Sir Gregory was portrayed, it was impossible to like him. Because of this, I suppose I could never quite accept that Elizabeth loved him at all, meaning the story didn't...touch me quite as much, if that makes sense? Also, I find that Elizabeth is always somewhat overcome by her emotions-of course there must have been a lot of strain on her emotions during these events- but she always seems to be crying or letting her feelings get the better of her, which is a little out of character for her. Apart from that, t was an excellently written story!
| Guest chapter 27 . 2/16
It's good that you didn't change the name for P&P fics, otherwise I might not notice that it is the same person whose stories I read in GWTW and P&P communities. As it is I have bought Missteps&Misfortunes from Amazon last month and now I discover that it is also written by you.
I think you could publish Rosier in Rosings also. It is qualitative story (though the Felicia/Felicity error is still there) and the plot is quite original. Personally I liked Sir Gregory, I hope he will find his happiness in sequel.
Thank you for this story!
| akasuzq70 chapter 27 . 2/13
Hi, Dixie (or whatever your new JA screen name is)!
First, I must apologize. I did not follow and review this story as you were writing it. I am an unfeeling b# %h for being able to pass up an author's plea for reviews.
I did read, and was intrigued by, chapter one when it was first published on FFN. However, as I had just completed reading several year long serial stories on AHA that fall/winter, I was reluctant to begin another; I am still reluctant, actually. While following and encouraging an author while she, or he, writes, is a very amusing pass time - and very enlightening - it is hard to overcome that first love of books and reading we all learn in the beginning: reading a book from beginning to end with the security of knowing there will be no devastating breaks in suspense (other than the need to work, because sleep can be delayed), and feeling that warm glow in your heart when you realize you have stumbled upon something wonderful, something special - and no interruptions to distract from your pleasure! Entering a different world by simply turning the pages of a book - or scrolling down a page - is my most perfect pass time, one I don't indulge in enough! Finishing a book and feeling that warm heart glow burst into flame with satisfaction for the characters and the author... well, it's a sensation too lovely pass up for a serial story, where the breaks between posts have the potential to stretch months; and I have been involved in a few favorite stories that had breaks as long as years.
Again, I freely admit I'm a beastly, selfish woman! Why am I even reading fanfiction? Oh, the usual reasons: because I love Pride and Prejudice, i love the characters and all their in, or out of character permutations, i love the continuing, as well as alternate reality, stories of their lives - and i love stumbling upon the really incredibly talented and imaginative authors out there.
Second, the moment I saw the Complete listed for Rosier at Rosings, I started reading - and I have thoroughly enjoyed your story during the few days I was able to devote to reading it! THANK YOU for writing such an enjoyable piece of fan fiction! You warmed my heart and gave me many hours of pleasure! I enjoyed the way you tell your tale - you have style and a gift for words, and an interesting imagination. But most important of all, my mind and heart have been engaged by your Darcy and Elizabeth. When that happens, it becomes as hard to let them go as the original characters JA wrote about. I look forward to reading your sequel.
Last, thank you for luring me out of lurk! I lurked around JA fanfiction on various sites for years before coming out. I had thought myself immigrated from the Land of Lurk, however, I have been self-deported back for more than a year - only this time I am reading (and yes, not commenting on) stories that are updated more than once a week, or have twenty or more chapters published. Even new stories by authors I've come to know through their stories and comment threads, have not been able to lure me out again.
Thank you again Dixie - or whatever your new JA pen name is.
| SBR249 chapter 21 . 2/6
I have to confess that I didn't expect this story to meld into Jane Eyre. Quite a plot twist.
| kekepania86 chapter 1 . 1/24
If you do write the sequel, I'm more than ready to read more of it!
| LiteraryRomantic chapter 7 . 1/15
Even though everyone wants Lizzie and Darcy to end up together, I have to let you know how much I love Sir Gregory. He reminds me of Henry Tilney, who just so happens to be my favorite Austen hero, and is the male version of Lizzie, my favorite heroine, so any scene you add him to amuses me greatly. If I review a completed story in the middle, it is because I have something I absolutely cannot wait to say. It's lovely so far.
| Julianabr chapter 27 . 12/5/2013
Yes, yes, a sequel!
I quite enjoyed this story. It is very well written, and has a nice balance to the angst/joy ratio. You have to have a some angst or it can get a little dull, but there is nothing worse than trudging through chapter after chapter of absolute heartache. This story is tumultuous, with a roller coaster of emotions experienced by our old favorites.
I like the volatility of this Lizzy and Darcy. Even as they reach their understanding, it does not disappear from their personalities. I think this makes them both so much more human, and realistic. I also appreciated that once Lizzy understood her love, she was much slower to condemn and quicker to forgive. As you get older in this life, you learn quickly that things and people are not so clear cut as 'good' and 'evil'. Lizzy realizes that a very very good man has done wrong. And instead of allowing herself to condemn the whole man due to one action, she is happy to help him make amends. Lizzy really goes through a great deal of emotional growth, and it makes the story that much more compelling.
I also enjoyed the very complex persona of Sir Gregory. He does some very despicable things (I can't even wait for the events hinted at in the final chapter), and yet he is not as easily dispensed with as a character like Wickham. Perhaps it is the fact that he truly believed his own deceptions, where Wickham is fully aware of his lies? I don't know, but a great character.
Anyway, thank you, kind author, for your hard work and the entertainment it provided. I look forward to more of the tale unfolding in your next work. Thx!
| Guest chapter 27 . 12/3/2013
Hmmm... an epilogue that is really prologue with a completely transformed Georgiana from the rest of the story, a Darcy that does not undergo any transformation at all but only has to be better understood to reveal his true character, a Lizzy that accepts Darcy warts and all while becoming transformed into Jane Eyre when she discovers Sir Gregory's deceptions with his wife, and a strange Col. Fitzwilliams that in haste appears at Rosings to impart revelations about Sir Gregory and his wife - why? What could be the impetus for rushing to Rosings? Col. Fitzwilliams doesn't even know about Elizabeth nor Darcy's interest in her; he is not aware that Sir Gregory and Darcy are competing suitors. There are more than a few gaps to fill here aside from the inconstant names.
| JAC-LA chapter 27 . 11/28/2013
This is the first time I am reading any ff book by you and I want you to know that you're a wonderful writer and an excellent vocabulary!. It that said, I am sorry to say that I am on the fence about the story. I find myself frustrated and at time, at a loss on your portrayal of Lizzy, Georgiana and even at times, Darcy!
*Lizzy - your portrayal of Lizzy comes across as timid, weak and fickle as compared to the Lizzy we know and love and to quote her from P&P, “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” That Lizzy barely showed up in your story as she will never put up with a snake, smoth talking like Gregory after her first suspicion. At all, Lizzy has Wickham experience (lies) and lesson learned. Hopefully, your sequel will bring back the real Lizzy and not the indecisive character you wrote about.
*Georgiana - I was disappointed with how you took a shy but sweet girl and turned her into a stupid, spoiled brat. Almost like Lydia (who I can't stand) with her annoying character and that is a shme! Granted, this is what ifs and so, to quote James Bond, you have "license to kill" but to have Georgiana jumping from one man to another? not respecting Darcy? trusting Gregory over Darcy whom, if I am not mistaken, she met (Gregory) on no more than 4 occasions from chapter 1 to 27?. Unacceptable! There is too much love between brother and sister for such pettiness! Again, I hope on your sequel, you will either Lizzy or Darcy sit down and have an honest and open talk the true color of Gergory! And please, please don't, don't have Georgiana fall in love with Gregory!
* Darcy - some of his antics you portray in the story is simple not believable period!
Overall, your story is wonderfull. Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to the sequel - :))
| Guest chapter 27 . 11/27/2013
You positively have to do a sequel on this one. You can't just drop it like that with Sir Gregory and...and...and...inexcusable, that would be
| Guest chapter 4 . 11/27/2013
What? That's all I got. Also, thank you so much for your proper grammar and spelling. It makes every story better, particularly the ones that are good to begin with. Continue writing; it's never a bad idea.
| janashe chapter 27 . 11/23/2013
Congratulations on completing this lovely story - I look forward to the sequel!
| ILoveCherryLimeade chapter 27 . 11/20/2013
I can't wait to read the sequel. Thank you very much for all the time you have put into writing this story and for the the time you will spend in the future writing the sequel. :-)