Pretty cliche, but adorable :) I love cute things :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you thought it was cute. I really enjoyed writing this one. Thanks for your review!
cute, i like it well done, i only normally commemnt on storys i enjoyed, or liked
Author's Response: Thanks for your review! I'm glad you liked it!
This story was really sweet, and it was touching how selfless the two characters were, and how they still found time to be happy amidst the poverty and sadness. I liked the way that you incorporated some light humour into the story as well as the serious plot.
“Ron, we’ve spent almost every Christmas together since we were eleven!”
Heh. That made me laugh…all true of course, but it kind of emphasised the seriousness of their relationship, by what Ron says next about their first year together as a couple.
This is the first Gift of the Magi fic that I’ve read, so I don’t know what the others are like…but I really like the way that you actually mention the Gift of the Magi story in this; it kind of brings the whole thing round full circle, if that makes sense, and puts all the pieces together, giving the fic a rounded feel. (Gosh, I’m random today…)
Just one nitpick: Hermione’s own part-time occupation at Obscurus Books in Diagon Alley didn’t add much to their bank account, either, but it gave her time to spend continuing her education. I don’t think that there should be a comma after “account” ; at the moment it seems to be breaking the sentence up too much.
Anyway, this was really well written, good luck in the challenge! Oooh and my favourite line:
It didn’t matter what was in their bank account or in their house. What mattered was what was in their hearts.
*big awwww* Simply adorable! ~Suzie
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really liked the idea of Hermione having read the story; it just seemed like something she would do. Now that I think about it, I think you're right about the comma. Nitpicks are always welcome. Thanks for your review, Suzie! ~JBV
That was a very touching story. I love the love they feel for each other, through the bad and poorer times. That is truly what gets us all through the rough times. I love that Hermione read the Gift of the Magi. That was a very nice touch!
Author's Response: Thanks a lot! I'm glad you liked it. I thought Hermione would definitely be the kind of person to have read the Gift of the Magi. Thanks for your review! ~JBV
Aww how cute! I loved this story!
Author's Response: Thank you! It's nice to know that people are enjoying it. Thanks for your review! ~JBV
Nice job! Ron and Hermione are a perfect choice for a story like this, and the gifts they gave each other were lovely. I really like how you set up the story with Ron working extra hard for Hermione to go to school; that seems very in character and highly probable! Tying the last line to the title was also very nicely done. Good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina :)
Author's Response: Thanks a lot, Gina! I'm glad you thought Ron working for Hermione to go back to school was likely; I wasn't sure how readers would feel about that. Thanks for your lovely review! ~JBV
Author's Response: Thank you! *First reviewer dance* ~JBV