Reviews for A View from the Bridge
The Daughter and Dad Pair chapter 2 . 7/4/2013
Loving the Story so far! Ummm...quick question, what colour is dannys hair and eyes?! sorry if you mentioned it already. i might have missed it.
Daughter.
annnnonnn chapter 2 . 5/14/2013
so far. It's all pretty interesting. But the last line made me laugh/cringe.

"the night countinued" i remember using that to end a scene when i couldn't find a proper way to end it. To think about it, it's kinda a weird/lazy expression so i wished you would have used a different sentence.

Just a lighthearted and casual comment.
FairyTaleDreams chapter 37 . 1/27/2013
I absolutely LOVED your story and fell in love with Danny through the course of the book. Dee too is a totally lovable character. Hats off on some great writing.
leavesfallingup chapter 37 . 10/12/2011
A truly beautiful story. There were many instances where you could have thrown in cliche'd themes, but instead you gave us a steadily growing, natural and believeable romance between two very deserving people. Although it may seem silly, my favorite part was the reconciliation between mother and daughter. Many in my family hold grudges and don't even release them in the face of the cold truth.

I enjoyed this story immensely and hope to read more from you soon.

BTW, you should mark this story as "complete."
leavesfallingup chapter 30 . 10/11/2011
I was deeply sorry to read your note. Cancer has been the bane of my family and it has claimed so many. Looking at the date of your last posting, I can only assume that whatever was going to happen has happened. I can only hope that you were able to create great memories together and that those memories will be with you for many years.

LFU
leavesfallingup chapter 28 . 10/11/2011
I hope that Dee's mom will be able to get over herself and truly listen to what Dee was trying to say to her. If not, their relationship might be irreparable.

Once again, I love the fact that Danny could have taken advantage, and he didn't. My vote is completely on his side. He might not be rich, but once he gets past his childish jealousy and insecurity he will take good care of Dee's heart. (Didn't that sound sappy?)
leavesfallingup chapter 24 . 10/11/2011
Okay, so both Carl and Dee are a little dense. Neither of them seems to understand why their significant others (or prospective boyfriend in Dee's case) should feel annoyed or insecure about the amount of time these two are spending together outside of school. Are they really that clueless?

Now, I can understand Carl seeking out Dee's comforting friendship. And I can understand Dee liking Carl as a friend and wanting to help, but surely...
leavesfallingup chapter 20 . 10/11/2011
Danny won't wash his hand for a week now... either that or he'll try to repeat the action to refresh his memory.
leavesfallingup chapter 19 . 10/11/2011
I like the fact that Danny isn't pushing anything, despite the fact that he is significantly more experienced than Dee. He remains a gentleman, even when Dee makes herself vulnerable by falling asleep in his arms.

Carl is becoming more and more interested, which will eventually lead to disaster. Oh boy.

Your story is very well written and I find that I have to keep hitting the NEXT button even when I should be doing other things.
leavesfallingup chapter 18 . 10/11/2011
I keep expecting Dee's mother to come in and find them in a compromising position. Considering the mother's opinion of her daughter, she would probably assume that Dee was active, calling her a slut and so on.

Why do I suspect that there will be a twist to this tale? At this time it seems that Dee is very interested in Danny, but that she is wisely taking things very slow. On the other hand, it doesn't seem as if she is romantically interested in Carl, though he seems to be attracted to her; clean and neat. But will you keep it that way?
leavesfallingup chapter 17 . 10/11/2011
I'm sorry for not reviewing each chapter. I downloaded the previous five chapters so that I could read them on the long vanpool ride home this afternoon.

I sympathize with Carl, but I also think he is a little dense when it comes to relationships. It is only natural that Olivia would be upset. If Dee is as pretty and hot as people are saying, then Olivia would naturally be concerned to have her boyfriend spending many private hours with her. Add to that the fact that he is giving the girl rides, they are spending time together at his house, and the two of them seem to get along so well, and she has a definite case for concern. What happened at the end of last chapter only serves to underline the issue.

When I dated, and especially now that I am married, I made it a point to always tread carefully in my interaction with other women. Even if my intent was pure, my actions could hurt my wife or cause her undue concern.

That being said (written), Olivia seems to be a poor match for Carl.
leavesfallingup chapter 7 . 10/11/2011
That was interesting. He does sound like he would make a good Eddie. I'm going to have to get a copy of the play all over again, since it has been years since I saw it last.
leavesfallingup chapter 5 . 10/11/2011
It's a good thing that Dee's dad is a strong man who is on her side. Too many times, when one parent is like Dee's mom, the other parent is weak and vacillating.
leavesfallingup chapter 4 . 10/11/2011
Sometimes parents put blinders on. They don't want to know and they don't wish to believe that their angels could sin. Oddly enough, these same ones usually choose to love one child more than another... which makes no sense to me. How could you not love your own child?
leavesfallingup chapter 3 . 10/11/2011
Carl seems like a great guy. I am wondering: is Clemmy's a regular school hangout? Because, if it is, wouldn't rumors be flying by the following morning. Perhaps he should have let his girlfriend know what he was doing in order to alleviate any false perceptions.
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