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Review:Lobelia Sackville-Baggins says:
Oh, dear Lord. I think I'm hyperventilating.
Just. Holy cow. HOLY COW.
Alright, starting at the beginning -- that necklace sounds absolutely lovely. I've never been a fan of huge, flashy things (although I'm not averse to a little sparkle, here and there, as long as it's not overdone -- and it takes very little to be overdone, in my book) and that necklace sounds like it suits Seth perfectly. Moonstone? Milky quartz? White jade?
I KNEW the Grandfather liked her best! He seems to understand her much better than the others. And Demeter makes me (and Vala, too, apparently) uneasy. I think Vala knows something, though. Maybe?
And I KNEW they were being pushed together! Asher is so dull. Not good for Seth at all. Just blah. And pompous. And irritating. And I'm hoping the grandfather steps in when he realizes how much Seth doesn't want this marriage. Funny, I would have thought that he knew Seth was too independent for that, but maybe he just didn't think about that?
And JAMES. JAMIE-JAME-JAMES. I want to know his reaction to, well, all of this. Seth's home life and her dynamic with the rest of her family, and the arranged marriage -- and I want to see her interacting with the Potters as a family (once Ginny gets over it -- Ginny, I love you, but hurry up and get over it!), so she can get a taste of what it's really supposed to be like. I remember her watching them after the Quidditch game and I just wanted to give her a hug. I think James will understand her a lot better, once he learns about her home life. I hope it doesn't get so awful that she has to run away, though. I mean, she doesn't have very many friends except for Katie, and if Katie goes on vacation or something I don't think she knows where Sam lives, which leaves...oh. OH. You know, I think I see a bright side to her having to leave home for a while. Plus, that would give Ginny a chance to see what Seth really is like, and just how wrong she was to judge her by her family if she ended up having to run away from them.
But first, we need to see where Seth and James are going! Argh, I need to know! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. I know you're busy, though, so don't worry about it.
Love you!

Author's Response: I was hyperventilating too when I saw your review! As usual, it's just amazing and wonderful and long and, ah, I'm in love with your reviews. I think I read this one about ten times :)

I would take simple over sparkly anytime, too. Not because I don't like sparkle I just had a really weird phase when I was thirteen when everything had to be bedecked with rhinestones and it kind of makes me back away from such things now :'D.
I think it might be milky quartz :) And yes, Grandfather Woodley has a soft spot for his stubborn granddaughter but they'll have to fight some more battles ;)

Ah yes, Demeter... I wondered if someone would comment on that actually really awkward scene… As you so rightly said, she does make Vala uncomfortable. And Vala isn’t quite honest either…
Haha, yes Asher would not exactly be my type either. We have to give him some credit, though, I think. He is only acting like this because he knows it is expected of him and he really tries to make the best of the situation since he is not in love with Seth either (they are really too different for that). And Grandpa Woodley, well he actually thought he was doing her a favour by pairing his favourite granddaughter up with the best match in England….
Ah yes James – the knight in shiny armour (or a smart suit, rather)… Well, he might not have realised what it really means to be Woodley until now… he thought being a Potter was hard already . And Ginny, ah, Ginny… she’s a piece of work but we’ll see if she can shed all of her prejudices and warm up to Seth.
We’ll see how Seth reacts to all of that pressure… I promise I’ll try to update soon-ish. Thanks again for that lovely review and for always coming back no matter how long it takes me to update! I hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you a happy new year!
Lots of love :)

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