Reviews for Salt and Sweat and Freshly Mowed Grass
gris.lluvioso chapter 1 . 6/14
Beautiful. Thank you, I loved it.
The way you narrated the story and Samantha's feelings went right into my heart; and I liked the ending –even if it was bittersweet. 3
Worst Person chapter 1 . 10/1/2015
oh my gosh. That last part just cannot make it. It's so touching and cute. I want to have kids like that(but i don't want my lover die of course).
toffeema chapter 1 . 4/26/2015
oh, those last four paragraphs. took my breath away. brought tears to my eyes. *sigh*
Pink Bead Girl chapter 1 . 1/2/2015
This story was just utterly wonderful. It made me frown, smile, laugh out loud and lastly, shed more than a few tears.

It rang so true and real, your narrative just flowed over me like a stream as you painted your particular version of the world.

I was anxious when Samantha was so mean to Noah initially when he asked her out on a date but when he came back I was beyond happy.

The negative effect of her mother's caustic words in Samantha's head was a great source of worry too. I am glad Samantha was able to overcome them in the end.

Your deft way of showing so much in so relatively few words is just marvelous. I would have liked to keep reading and reading.

Broke my heart into a million pieces that Noah died, such a wonderful man and husband. I was hoping for a happy ever after but alas, it was not to be. The ending is bittersweet and life's like that and you caught it well.

Enjoyed this a lot, made me all teary and happy at the same time. Thanks for a great read.
AlysonSerenaStone chapter 1 . 10/20/2014
Aw! That ending was just too much! So cute and so much like Noah! Why did he have to die? Guys in stories are always so much better than guys in real life. I just loved Noah...Just simply loved him..Wonderful, wonderful story!
my princess ending chapter 1 . 6/8/2014
My face is literally filled with tears. I cannot deal right now.

When I read the summary of this story I knew I wasn't going to read it because there wasn't a happy ending to it. (I found it from A Drop of Romeo.) But then I decided to read Annie's review, wondering why she would post a sad one shot on this website and when she admitted she cried, I decided to read it because it had to be powerful, and if was. Very powerful.

I'm a bit of a feminist and all but one thing I will always do is follow my heart. It irked me so much to see Samantha cling onto her pride like that but I knew she had to do it. My heart clenched every time Noah let her keep her pride because that's how much he loves her. It breaks my heart. I'm crying again, oh no. Everything about this is perfect. I don't regret reading it and I never will despite the fact that there's a sad ending.

I started bawling three times throughout this story. First time was when Samantha started the fight with Noah. I knew what she was doing and I knew I would never blame her for that because well, her past isn't all diamonds and roses. I cried even harder when Noah came back to mow her lawn and told her despite the fact that they're not together, he will not let her mow the lawn because right then and there, he laid himself out for her. How many guys actually do that?

The second time was the proposal and I think that's self-explanatory. I cried of joy because I knew then that maybe your summary was a lie and they do get a happy ending. But then you had to kill my hope by saying some things weren't in our control.

The third was when we discovered what happened to Noah. It tore me apart just as much as it tore Samantha apart because HE LEFT HER. I cried even harder when her 10-year-old son went to go mow the lawn. If I had been standing, I would've collapsed to the ground and started bawling too. I thought it was a beautiful touch. I think this whole story is beautiful and everyone should read it and share it.

Thank you so much for writing this.
LiliesxandxLamps chapter 1 . 11/19/2013
I came across this story completely by accident, and was pleasantly surprised. Noah and Samantha's love story was very sweet :)
ObsceneFreak chapter 1 . 9/10/2013
Wow I seriously almost cried at the end.. That was very emotional.. I absolutely loved it! I think I saw a few grammar mistakes but other then that it was fucking awesome :)
Guest chapter 1 . 8/12/2013
I'm dying.

I'm DYING.

IM DYING.

I knew from the moment you started talking about their kids that it would be sad. AND IT WAS.

But it was also touching, sweet, funny, and amazing. I love this story very much. It is the perfect type of story chex-mix. Sweet, salty, and perfect to the bottom.
Broken Teapot chapter 1 . 11/18/2012
My goodness... This was absolutely amazing. I've been on this website for over 2 years and this is the first story to ever make me cry (I've been close but I haven't gone there.) It was written so well and you gave a great feel from the characters. Even before the proper description of the guy I'd already created an accurate accent in my head for him. The story followed the perfect path- I knew what was going to happen just because it had to happen (like the guy dying and the son mowing.) This probably isn't the best Oneshot I've read (in the top 3) but it was the first to get such an emotional response from me. It was just... Amazing!
Angel chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
Why does he have to die!? T.T
gingerneverdies chapter 1 . 9/4/2012
This has got to be one of the BEST stories on FP! I'm not a very emotional person but as much as i hate to admit it i cried at the end...great job! :)
Mikariangel chapter 1 . 8/11/2012
I don't usually write reviews but that was... amazing. It was heart-wrenchingly sweet and made me tear up. I hope you definitely keep writing!
twibbit chapter 1 . 7/31/2012
I've read this like 3 times 'cause its so beautiful. (:
caitly chapter 1 . 7/15/2012
I really really love this. At first it I wasn't sure if I would, but I am quite literally trying to to cry right now. I love the pacing and the characters and well, just everything about it. So yes, you did evoke true emotion.
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