Reviews for Duty and Defiance
Jess chapter 41 . 1/3/2004
Awesome fic! Love it a lot! (_)
maelinya chapter 14 . 12/31/2003
Beautifully written! Your writing has this wonderful essence to it that makes it feel very Regency-like
Haven't finished yet, but I'm getting there... Is it just me, or does this chapter make Caleb sound very Marius-ish? Just without all the politics... Hopefully Caleb's father will t urn out to be at least a bit like Marius's.
Oh, and I love your SN! Very original and clever!
Silvestria chapter 41 . 12/30/2003
Ah! Finished at last! Loved how you got all the information neatly into Desmond's letter, without it seeming laboured. Just one point- I assume Cate was drinking chocolate, because I don't think they ate chocolate yet in the period you're writing about. Feel free to contradict me. It's an interesting point. Liked the mention of 'other stories'... ;)
GinaO chapter 41 . 12/29/2003
I can't believe this is the end. I really enjoyed reading this story. I laughed, I cried :). I truly liked this chapter. It was nice to see how the others were doing. This is surely one of the best stories around here. I hope you continue writing.
passion101 chapter 41 . 12/29/2003
Yes, it was to my liking and I'm glad that u might want to try a sequal. Maybe have it in one of the children's pov. That would be cool.
Midnight Owl chapter 41 . 12/29/2003
sigh, it's over. that's so sad. but a fabulous story with a fabulous ending... it was so cute! cate seemed like such a sweet little girl... aww. anyways, if you're not going to make a sequel... i'd love to read whatever new story you're going to write. will it be another one in this time period? i suppose i'll have to wait and see. this epilogue was great, by the way. i'm so excited about finding this story! after reading it i had to pick up my Jane Austen books... i reread every one (Okay, i'm trying... i finished Pride and Prejudice & Mansfield Park but i'm working on Sense and Sensibility). Caleb... he's a good character. you developed him well throughout the story and you portray his pain very well. Anyways, enough of this review... excellent story. well done. i have to go study now. cant wait to read more of your stuff!
poohba chapter 41 . 12/29/2003
The letter from Desmond was just the perfect way to end this story. It summed everything up just right.
I'm glad to see Caleb and Isabella are still happy together, six years in the future. And that everything worked out for Desmond and Madeleine and Adam and Audrey as well.
Great finish to a great story.
ONEthousandWORDs chapter 41 . 12/28/2003
Mae Govannen.
What a lovely epilogue! *hugs* It was perfect! Wonderful! Amazing! *lets go* But... but... it's over! *tears up* No more fun language to read... No more fascinating and mostly pointless politicking and lover's quarrels to eagerly await updates on... No more couples that most be reconciled and people who must do the right thing in the face of the world's disapproval. How will I survive it?
Maybe it won't be all that bad... There are other stories I am following, after all. But yours was one of three or four that, almost no matter what, I would sit down and read as soon as the email telling me there was an update came. I really will miss this story. I hope, however, that you WILL continue writing, and that whatever your next project is, it will be of equally high quality.
May thou walk in the light of the Holy Radish and may the Plot Bunnies be helpful and never fail you. Ahem.
Written by S. P. Ratt, your devoted fan.
Edited by Tilly Blue, Fairy Penguin and Secretary to S. P. Ratt the Currently Suffering from Horrendous Writer's Block.
TwinkieChica chapter 41 . 12/28/2003
Cate is far too cute! :) I loved the epilogue; it was perfect. You have done an amazing job in writing this story and I cannot wait to read more of your work that I'm sure will come.
P.S. Have you considered renaming your first chapter "Duty" (since the last chapter is named "Defiance")?
Liriel87 chapter 41 . 12/28/2003
what a great ending! i loved it so much, but its kind of sad its over . . . you know? like you want it to keep going but you want to find out what happens. . . sorry im rambling. I cant believe how good this story is. I cant wait to see what you come up with next!
poohba chapter 40 . 12/28/2003
I love happy endings!
It says a lot about Caleb that he's more worried about his cousin losing the colonel's inheritance than his gaining of it. I love that about him. He is a sweetie.
I also love how Isabella says at the end, " Well, what else would you have had me do? Wait around until you'd made the first move?"
That's the whole plot, summed up, right there.
This is another wonderful story that you've (nearly) completed. I'm going to be extremely happy/sad when it comes time to read the epilogue!
kathleen-525 chapter 40 . 12/27/2003
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! Can't wait for the epilogue...
Silvestria chapter 40 . 12/27/2003
Ah, so sweet! I loved the flashback to when they were little. Looking forward to the epilogue and your next story! *hint hint*
Liriel87 chapter 40 . 12/26/2003
Wow! What a perfect chapter! hooray for you! Feel the niceness. Woo i dont want the story to end! Oh well! Update soon!
ONEthousandWORDs chapter 40 . 12/26/2003
Mae Govannen.
I want to have an epilogue including kiddies! Or maybe their wedding... but that's too cliche. So kiddies it is! Like... Adam and Audrey's son chasing after Desmond and Maudie's daughter and Caleb and Bella's daughter. ; That would be cute! And then... erm... The couples would talk while watching their children? Eh. Plus, it would tie Desmond and Maddy back in. Your last... two? chapters have left them out. Not bad story wise, really, but it would be nice to bring them back at the end.
So... I thoroughly enjoyed this chapter. I think you should put *'s or something in between the two segments of this chapter to indicate a time space. Something along that line. Cause it took me a few sentences to figure it out.
I'm sad that it's over... or almost over... but it was a lot of fun to read! ; I don't know how you do it... I have really come to love them all. Audrey, who really frightened me at first, is now sweet and... flower like. Desmond is no longer the creepy dude, just a sweet guy with a... harsh exterior. And Caleb and Bella I adored from the get go. Adam redeemed himself beautifully, and the thing in this chapter where you brought the ring back into the story... stupendous!
I'll say my good-byes to the characters in my review to the Epilogue.
May thou walk in the light of the Holy Radish and may the Penguin King look benignantly upon thy path. Ahem.
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