This story is so much like a series called Outlander. it is about this 1920s woman who goes mack to 18th century scotland and is forced to marry an outlawed highlander king. the way you wrote the accents for Oliver reminded me of it. and the friction between the two is in this book series too.
Author's Response: Hopefully the comparison is a good thing! *giggles*
I actually went and searched it out on Amazon after you menioned it, and the writeup sounded so intriguing, I ordered it *is not guilty of being a bibliophile, honest*
Thank you so much!
Love YoU!!! Wish my story was as good as yours! Where do you get these insane plots and twists from! So much Harry Potter knowledge too! Just preordered the seventh book!
Author's Response: *hugs* Thank you, honey!
No dancing with Ron? I loved the scene in which you depicted Hermione glancing at Oliver's sensual knee. Oliver's eyebrow going up. I could just picture him saying, "Eh. You like that?" I laughed. You make him sooo lovable. I want to see how he is depicted in the movies when he is older. But disapointingly, I don't think I will be able to see a grown up Sean Biggerstaff. I was thinking about the whole blood thing: VAMPIRES EAT BLOOD!! Is there a connection? I love it when stories make me think. I am thinking that the vampires like store the blood of the people they suck or something. And the dark wizards are using it. But I don't know what for. I don't even know if I am right. Hermione will probably figure it out!
Author's Response: *lol* You\'ve got some great ideas... but I\'m not admitting anything just yet :-) Thank you so much for reading, darling *hugs*
Wow, sometimes I find myself not being able to follow things which is good. I need to be more intellegent to keep up with all the things happening. I love how the characters are all flawed and not like a Disney Fairy Tale movie where every thing turns out hunky - dory. It rescues the story from becoming predictable. The wedding night got me so intrigued. I could sense the stand still between the two characters between their dialouge. Hermione actually wanted something to happen to her that night, but Ollie didn't know it. It sucks becasue he wanted it too. I guess they were talking past eachother. I was like Hermione just tackle him and start kissing him. I think that's what i would do. No words would be easier for me. But i still don't think i would have the courage to jump on him. Hermione is bold and courageous, even though admitting an akward or unfavorable moment. I love reading the dialouge between characters or the romance scenes. I hate to admit that occasionally i find myself reading over things like the descripotions of the museum to see if Oliver re - enters the picture. It gets me into soo much trouble, but i get so excited when i read Oliver's fantastic Scottish dialouge. You should really read a series called Outlander. It reminds me of your writing and story so much. Even the names like Jamie and Ian. The attire is the same too like the tartan and the sporan. You must do some research. The author of the book i am talking about researches a lot for her novels. I totally respect and admire the amount of work you put into these stories. Your's shines out amoung the rest of the same old same old stories. It's mature and sophisticated, not entirely focused and obsessed with the romance between the two main characters but another more serious plot like this trouble the ministry is having. and the relationship between Hermione and her dad is so complex and believable. giving each of these characters a light of thier own, and each a different story. though i must say that the over all impression i get of hermione and her father is a sad one. Hermione hardly ever seems happy! Oliver is more than Hermione. I guess its the big rain cloud that the whole war has put on the setting and how it influences the lives of the characters. I guess i also find myself sympathizing with Hermione. I would hate to have an arranged marriage, so I feel sad for her, and envision myself in her postition with my feelings. I hope Hermione cheers up, she has a good man beside her. Poor Ron... I am wondering what you had in mind for him and Harry. After Hermione has left are they still going to be involved with the story? And does Fred like Hermione? I think he does. He acts like a jealous, pouty ex - boyfriend.
Well I hope I loaded you up with enough questions. You have inspired me to make my storyline better. Keep it up, can't wait for the next installment!
Author's Response: Thank you so much - I can\'t tell you how much getting a review like this really makes all the work to get out each chapter so :-) I spent a lot of time researching for this story, and I\'m really glad it shows. I wanted to really bring people in to what I could see by showing them the details. You know, you\'re the first one to comment,but you\'re right, Hermione isn\'t often really happy, and still carries a great deal of her experiences around with her from the war. Fred and Hermione, hmmm? *evil laugh*
Wait, so the Goyle family contracted for Hermione, not Oliver? or did they make Oliver sign the paper?
Author's Response: *lol* If I ever go back and re-write this, I may have to spend some time near the begining and try to clarify things, just a little.
The Goyle family contracted her at the same time Oliver did - but Goyle\'s owl reached the Ministry first, therefore they were registered as the contract-holder, and Oliver was a challenger. They (the Goyle family) were given the option of defending their case in court, or by winning a duel against Oliver. Does that help a bit?
PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT JUNK THIS STORY. Love is not even the word to desrcibe the feeling i have to this story. It has changed the whole world of Harry Potter Spin offs. Your's is so much more mature than everyone else's. You have a real winner here! GREAT characters and plots. Oliver was one of the part of JK's books that i was dissapointed about, she made me fall in love with him, and then rarely wrote about him anymore. Your story makes Oliver alive again, and makes me love him even more. You've got a great talent that i would wait months for! PLEASE DON"T STOP!
Author's Response: I promise, I will never junk this story! I\'m so sorry I scared you *facepalm*
Thank you so much for all your encouragement - I\'ve enjoyed writing this story, and I get so positively geeky-excited every time I get a review, especially ones as thought-out and specific as yours. *hugs*
does the difference in muggle born and pure blood have to do with anything?
Author's Response: OOO - now I\'m having a brownie craving...
*looks shifty* Just keep that question in mind....
WOW! This sounds like something an author who gets paid would write. Bravo! I wish I was as good as you. You should become an author.
Author's Response: *is stunned* Why, thank you! I would love nothing more than to actually do this for a living, and can only wish to be as good as you\'ve painted me, but I love you for saying it nontheless *huggles*
.... what "sexual situations" does this have? It's too too cliche.. and predictable. some twists?.. to make it not so average.
Hmm.. I don't think that you kept Ron in character as much as he should of been. You kind of modeled him into the character that best fit your story. The concept of Liz moving to Europe from America is a good one though. I just think it could mature some.
wow! oh my gosh.. i am so jealous of you... you write with such credibility, conviction, passion and beleivablility. You captivate me in every story, and i love how you do not really change the characters. Seamus is the same in all your stories about him its almost as if it is a continuation of the same story except in a different point of thier lives. I love it! I love it! I absolutely love it.
Draco is apprehended by members of the Order and held for questioning. While Harry and Ron search for Horcruxes, Hermione has to stay behind and is asked to tend to their ‘guest’. After two months of confinement, a beaten down Draco and a frustrated Hermione start a tentative friendship, based entirely on loneliness. Draco is set free after agreeing to help the Order, but when Harry and Hermione are captured by Death Eaters, he has to decide whom he will betray, his master, or the girl he can’t stop thinking about.
I have made a few minor changes to chapter 9, I changed the direction of the end of the story so it was neccassary. Chapter 10 is in the que now.
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
Beautifully written.. though i think people need more convincing or explaination as to how Hermione and Draco ended up together.
Author's Response: not done yet keep reading
Ahh here's the history ;)
I absolutely lovwe your stories.. i always find myself falling in love with the male leads and becoming breathless.
Author's Response: That is a lovely compliment - Thank you! ;-)
hmm... the dialouge was good and all but then it started to get a little rushed and therefore a little unbelievable.
Author's Response: I was on a time constraint and as it was a gift, I certain specifications for the story.