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Challah and Pumpkin Juice by Calico
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 119]

Summary: Tzipporah Stein, a Jew living in Vienna, Austria on the eve of WWII, is shocked when she gets a letter telling her she is a witch. The volatile state of Europe as it waits for both a muggle and a wizarding war to begin has prompted Hogwarts to take in students from many countries. How will Tzipporah handle magic, mischief, and even a little romance while trying to be true to her religion and culture at the same time?

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 32994 Chapters: 16 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/24/08 Updated: 07/26/08


Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 11/11/11 Title: Chapter 16: Epilogue

I loved this story. I found it by accident the other day. I'd love to read more. A sequel perhaps? But anyway it was great.

 

Raindrops by Gmariam
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 248]

Summary:

He returned with a quiet sadness and a surprising new responsibility to keep him focused. She returned with a misplaced bitterness and the matching position that forced them to work with one another. Yet fear, resentment, and stubborn arrogance kept pushing them apart, even when they were meant to be together.
Winner, Quicksilver Quill for Best Canon Romance. Thank you!!


Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse

Word count: 88679 Chapters: 28 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/20/11 Updated: 12/20/11


Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 12/04/11 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter Twenty-Five

I just finished reading all 25 chapters. I love how you're writing James & Lily. I can't wait for more.

 
Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 12/07/11 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter Twenty-Six

Yay for Aberforth for talking some sense into James.

 
Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 12/20/11 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter Twenty-Eight

Excellent story. I loved how they were able to work through things.

 

That Fateful Year by ginny6142
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: We always knew that James Potter and Lily Evans would end up together, otherwise the Boy-Who-Lived would never have been born, but no one else did until the day they got married. Many people still believed the marriage would end in failure, but the two were deeply in love from a connection they developed during their seventh year. This is a story of that connection.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 887 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
08/20/11 Updated: 08/24/11


Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 11/14/11 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Ok I like this. I wonder what they plan on telling Harry?

 

High by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 233]

Summary: Past Featured StoryScorpius Malfoy is the Seeker for Slytherin. Not only that, he's the best Seeker at Hogwarts, and it's his catches that win matches. But this year things are different; Albus Potter has switched to Chaser and the new Gryffindor Seeker is his annoying little sister.

This is the story of how one match and one missed catch can change your life.

This story was accidentally deleted, so is being resubmitted ... very very quickly.

SQUEEEEE! High won the Best Next Generation QSQ award. Thank you so much for the everyone who has helped, either by beta'ing or encouraging me.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I'm not sure who I am at the moment, but there must be some Arthur Weasley blood in me.

Thank you Natalie (hestiajones) for doing the vast majority of the beta work on this, and Apurva for work on the early chapters

Squish for Natalie, Jess, Kara and Bob for helping me sort this out.

Due to an archive hissy fit regarding any story with a rating about 3rd-5th, I have temporarily lowered the rating on this story. However, I have NOT changed the content. This story is still a 6th-7th. You click at your own risk.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 135569 Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/04/11 Updated: 01/14/12


Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 12/28/11 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21 -Relative Values

This story is amazing. I'm not a usual fan of Scorpious/Lily but I like this pairing for this story. I can't wait to read the last chapter.

Author's Response: Thank you. Last chapter should be up in January. I'm just trying to get my head around writing it and saying goodbye. ~Carole~

 

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhat if, on that fateful October night, it was not Lily's sacrifice that saved Harry, but James' sacrifice that saved them both? What if Lily is left to pick up the broken pieces of her life after its been shattered into a million pieces? Who would be there to rescue her? Who would get her through the night? This is a story of loss, of pain, of hopelessness, and ultimately, of healing.

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After much deliberation and input from all you guys who have read thus far, I have officially decided to continue this story. It was initially supposed to be a one-shot, but I've decided I already have too much of my heart invested in it to quit now. :) Second chapter in progress. Thanks, all! Advice and reviews are still very welcome!

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death

Word count: 16965 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
09/06/11 Updated: 04/17/12


Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 11/10/11 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

oh wow. hard chapter. But I'm still eagerly waiting for the next. As much as Severus loves Lily, I really don't want her to turn to him. :)

 
Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 10/04/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a really good. I hope that the second chapter gets posted soon!

 

Summary: Over the course of eight chapters, this story will capture fragments of Teddy Lupin’s early life, where Harry tells him about his parents and tries to help him understand who they were and why they died.

Final chapter is up!!!

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 34660 Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/09/11 Updated: 04/25/12


Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 03/07/12 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 - Why

I think you've captured Teddy and the endless questions very well. Amazing!

Author's Response: Thank you so much, I am really relieved you think I captured Teddy well, I'd hate to do him (or any of JKR's brilliant characters) wrong! Thanks again for the review, I'm glad you are enjoying this story, next chapter will appear soon (hopefully!!) :)

 

The Real Magic by goldensnidget92
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 31]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThis is a story about a love of books. It is a story about a boy and a girl united by this love.


Perhaps there's a reason why Hermione Granger values frienship so strongly. Perhaps there's a reason why Hogwarts: A History means so much to her. And perhaps there's more to her life before Hogwarts than we have been told.


This is her story.

This story was nominated for a Quicksilver Quill Award 2012: Best General Story!


Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 16760 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/21/11 Updated: 05/24/12


Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 03/07/12 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Books and Betrayal

Poor Hermione! I am enjoying this story and can't wait to read more.

 

Summary: The year is 1977, and the Wizarding World is in turmoil, but it doesn't really know it yet. A set of young wizards and witches in their last year at Hogwarts are only just figuring out their places in the world around them. They fall in and out of love whilst pledging their lives to the only thing that truly matters: fighting the darkest force that has ever struck their world. This is the story of the wizards' lost generation.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Slash, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 194527 Chapters: 28 Completed: No
Published:
08/23/12 Updated: 12/02/14


Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 08/12/14 Title: Chapter 25: Things Said Out Loud (Part Two)

Oh yes. Please post codas etc here!

Author's Response: Will do! Glad you'd be interested.

 
Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 04/18/14 Title: Chapter 20: Valentine's Day and the Calm Before the Storm

I recently found this story. It's great! Please don't stop updating here on MNFF! I can never remember my username/password on fanfiction.net.

I have found this one to be very realistic. I love how you're showing the characters to be deep.

Author's Response: I'll keep updating here, but will no longer be waiting for chapters to be approved here to post them on other sites. Thank you for reading! I'm glad you like it.

 
Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 09/02/14 Title: Chapter 26: The First Enemy

I'd read them. :)

Author's Response: Good to know!

 
Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 12/05/14 Title: Chapter 28: Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests

I've really enjoyed this story! You write the struggles so well.

 

The Raven's Claw by Sonorus
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary:

A story of the origins of Hogwarts. 11 chapters.

It is the tenth century. Across the island of Britain great changes are taking place and history is being made. But its wizarding community is mired in division and violence, with little hope of an end. Everywhere, the future seems uncertain.

And amid this, in a glen in the Highlands, a young pregnant woman buries her husband and makes a vow that will change history forever.

Her name is Rowena. They call her the Raven's Claw.



Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 28680 Chapters: 11 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/11/12 Updated: 11/13/12


Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 10/25/12 Title: Chapter 5: The Caverns of Westminster

I can't wait to read more. I love seeing how they've just discovered the Veil Room in the Department of Mysteries.

Author's Response: The idea that the Veil came before anything else was an old one I had for a fic about the Department of Mysteries. That fic came to nothing (it had no plot) but I loved the idea and it transferred neatly here.

 
Reviewer: baseballblondie Signed
Date: 10/27/12 Title: Chapter 6: The Speaker with Snakes

It's very interesting to see how Rowena's mind works.

Author's Response: Writing a really smart person is tricky, but mainly I tried to do it with language, to give her an eloquent and sophisticated way of speaking. I hope that comes off. Also, I tried to keep giving her puzzles to solve, so she gets a chance to show her skills.

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