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First Sight by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: Summary: There are many forms of love and many ways in which love can ambush the unwary. First sight can surprise us.
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House writing for the February Month of Love prompt, Surprise Love.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 2264 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/08/10 Updated: 03/09/10


Reviewer: Sannah Signed
Date: 08/14/13 Title: Chapter 1: First Sight

Reading this story makes me think you are one happy Dad yourself. I loved how Harry starts to tear up.
To add to the baby poo discussion in the reviews, I think the very first one would be the blackish meconium.
One question about the line "I will go and nurse my son." -- Does that mean he will give him a bottle? I thought another of your stories had Ginny breastfeeding?

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
I’m certainly a proud dad, although there are times my kids drive me crazy. It was a blackish green, there is a lot of first hand experience in this story. I used nurse as: transitive verb – to hold somebody, especially a child, affectionately or protectively in your arms. If it’s confusing (and given the many ways the word can be used it probably is) I can change it. Cradle?
-N-

 

Strangers at Drakeshaugh by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 284]

Summary:
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.

Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?

Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2011
and
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 89668 Chapters: 21 Completed: No
Published:
02/17/11 Updated: 03/22/14


Reviewer: Sannah Signed
Date: 08/14/13 Title: Chapter 19: Waxing Gibbous

I love this story! Do you have kids the same ages as the Henry/James and their siblings? The way they act, the routines, the dialogue are all spot-on.
I re-read this story occasionally to help my mommy-brain remember the details.
One aspect of your writing that I look forward to is the very specific details about food (my favorite), swimming, locations, motorcycles, etc. This really helps get to know the characters in a very natural way and teaches about places I don't know much about.
One strength of your writing is the continuity among the many stories you have written. For example, the swimming that families in Strangers do regularly shows up later in James and Me. It's very well done and I thank you for taking the time to write (especially if you have little ones who also take up much of your time).
I look forward to more of your stories, especially this one and the George and Angelina ones.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
Do I? No. Did I, yes. Times arrow continues its flight, and even my youngest is older that James.
The best thing I did was to set this story in an area I’m very familiar with, it saves so much research. And despite the fact that I sold my motorbike when the kids were born, I still have fond memories.
The continuity is everything and, along with family commitments, it’s one of the main reasons I’m so slow. You won’t see much more of George and Angelina until long after I finish Hunters and Prey, they will appear in the sequel to that story.
-N-

 
Reviewer: Sannah Signed
Date: 05/07/14 Title: Chapter 21: Tragedy

Loved the dialogue explaining Teddy on the train and Ginny trying to explain her talking mirror.

One thing I would like to do is to see the places in the story that are real. I am going to use google maps to get a view of the places you are describing / the ones that you say are real. (Not a stalker -- just need a "vacation" without expense) Do you think that will work?

Mother's Day in USA is this weekend -- maybe a good time to complete this story that features many mothers.

Author's Response:
Thanks for the review.

As I’ve said, Alwinton, Harbottle, and the Drake Stone are all real. I walked up to the Drake Stone, and on to Harbottle Lough in early March. However, you need to lose a large farmhouse, and move Harbottle Wood about half a mile north to create the hollow in which Drakeshaugh nestles. Perhaps the potters have magically hidden it since I started writing :-D. Drakeshaugh is almost entirely imaginary, as is the Charlton’s Lintzgarth, although you’ll see some houses similar to Lintzgarth in the area.

-N-

 

Epithalamium by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 70]

Summary: Weddings don't just happen you know! They need planning.

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 27330 Chapters: 8 Completed: No
Published:
08/24/11 Updated: 09/05/14


Reviewer: Sannah Signed
Date: 05/06/14 Title: Chapter 7: Seventy-one Days: Repondez S'il Vous Plait

Just when I thought you had covered stories for everyone you bring out Ernie. Loved the nervousness conveyed in the story and the imagery from your writing.

Author's Response: Thanks
Ernie will reappear in later chapters. You’ll be seeing more of Susan. too.
-N-

 

Friends and Foes by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 33]

Summary: It took Harry and his friends years to discover who killed Colin Creevey. Ginny and Luna's classmate is the only person whose killer remains free. It is 2001, and the search has been ongoing for a year. Will the killer ever be brought to justice?

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 42432 Chapters: 8 Completed: No
Published:
01/12/14 Updated: 08/10/14


Reviewer: Sannah Signed
Date: 08/14/14 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: A Surrey Start

I was thrilled to see this update and really love the way you provide the backstory for your original characters while telling the stories featuring HP characters
One thing I did not get about this chapter ways why did Harry and Hermione not provide more information about magical world since they both lived muggle and had to learn about the magical world.
I am eagerly awaiting the next chapter (of FaF or anything else you write)

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
Hermione didn’t want to say anything, Harry was simply answering Bobbie’s questions. Besides, they have both been in the magical world for ten years.

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