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Review:Jchrissy says:
Okay here's my first favorite thing. This is really your own, it doesn't require HP to stand so far, and it isn't based directly off Pride and Prejudice (I don't think) if it is, I apologize for not catching any direct references. But this is based off that time period and you have managed to truly put your characters there.

Your style stayed consistent, and I very rarely see a piece where the writer doesn't falter with a different time period.

Rose. I am so happy to see what a different characterization you are giving her! It's wonderful!

My jaw dropped when Lily told Rose that she needs a husband more than her. It was my favorite part of this chapter, I think. I really want to live in your mind when you wrote this! It looks like such a fun place!

I am so excited to see how the mixture of HP, Jane Austin style, and social standing/rules all mix in this!

Gorgeous writing, incredible imagery, and a wonderful evening read ♥

Author's Response: Thank you very much! Wow! It's wonderful that you think this story stands on its own like that, and it took me a good think through my own conception of the story to see how right you are. It's quickly become its own monster and it keeps getting more and more complicated in my mind as I write - veering away from P&P and even the Potterverse. It's amazing, and I'm really glad to hear that it's visible to readers right from the first chapter.

Like you said, it's the time period that most strongly holds my interest, closely followed by the style, which is heavily influenced by Austen (though I can only dream of actually capturing her distinctive narrative voice). The French Revolution and what follows is my favourite period in history and has been for a while, so it's just so much fun to revel in it. I love the research involved with making this story, too - the fashion and the history is exciting for a sad nerd like me. :P

This version of Rose is different for me, at least, and I'm glad that it's different in the wider sense. I want her to be an aspiring author, ideally becoming an Austen herself, so she views the world in a unique way - she sees the people around her at a distance, from the observer's point of view, and when she becomes part of the action, the result is strange. She doesn't know how to react in some cases, while in others, she doesn't notice right away what she's getting into. I still have a lot of exploring left to do with this Rose, and I look forward to it. :D

Thank you for this review! It was a great treat, and I'm definitely coming after you for the next chapters - I hope you don't mind! ;)


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