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Review:WitnesstoitAll says:
Oh my goodness.

There is so much in this chapter that I want to point out and love, and now that I've gotten to the end, to the part where I actually write this review, I'm a bit at a loss for what to say. This story is so, so painstakingly canon -- it makes my heart so, so happy. I literaly grinned the entire time I was reading this. The way you casually flit from description to humour to a bit of angst to warm, fuzziness ahhh! Can I borrow your brain, because you, my dear, are brilliant. Like, Hermione-brilliant.

You handled a large table full of an enormous cast with so much ease -- that is really something to be proud of. And your characterization of each and every one of the Weasley's was so spot on. I think the magic of this story is really in the little details... the small one liners that pop up in the course of the narrative that really bring this story to life. For example, that bit about Arthur and the airplane, while Molly blanched at the memory. Ron's mention of a famous seeker to make Harry feel better about losing the game of quidditch. The little line about where all the bubbles were coming out of George. These things are little gems sprinkled through this story that help to convince the readder that this really is the Weasley family, and as such there was never any question in my mind that your account of these interim years is how it happened.

I adore your portrayal of Harry and Ginny's relationship here. I often find myself balking at the thought of writing Ginny Weasley because I can't typically wrap my head around her or her relationship with Harry. I feel as though you really brought a depth to their relationship that I hadn't found yet in the FF world.

Lastly, I have a quick question for you. Where did you find the date for when all the little weasleys were born? Or did you make the order they arrived in up? I'm currently in the midst of some planning for the second half of my George/Angelina novel and was looking for some info on the next generation children for completeness's sake, so I'm curious how you came up with your timeline for their births.

Anyway, this is such a brilliant story and I cannot wait until you update it again. :)

Very Well Done!!
Melissa

Author's Response: Melissa! You're a very lovely reviewer so thanks for the lovely review!

I'm glad I can make your heart happy?! Haha. Can I just say, comparing me to Hermione is the biggest compliment ever. So thank you!

For me, reading a story, the details are so important so that's why I love to include them in my own writing. I have a giggle thinking up all of the little human idiosyncrasies I can include to round out the picture a bit more.

Thanks for your comment on the relationship between Harry and Ginny... I know a lot of people find that relationship hard to get, but to me it always seemed natural. However, it's one of those relationships that is rarely depicted in FF as something close to canon... which is what I've tried to do! So I'm glad you think I've achieved that - particularly as you don't usually like the Harry/Ginny ship.

As for organizing the many Weasley and Potter babies - I do have a master timeline! Some dates are canon and can be found on the Harry Potter wiki, but I worked most of them out, based either on the likely spacing each couple would want between their kids, or on which characters I wanted to be pregnant and which children I wanted to be born by the time the story starts. I'd be very happy to send you the dates I have (canon and otherwise) if you'd like a starting point! And the dinner... I did have to draw up a table plan to keep it all right in my mind!

Huge thanks again for continuing to read and review - I really have to get on with the next chapter, knowing I have 'readers'! :P

Sarah xo



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