Reviews For Wants and Wishes
Reviewer: PaulineS Signed [Report This]
Date: 07 Sep 2017 10:20 pm Title: Chapter 33 Mischief

Like the responses to Geoff being busy!  Concerned that they have not heard from Phil wondering what Ian learnt when they left the tickets with her.

I can see 4X having fun with the hair dye.

 

 

Reviewer: ivohenry Signed [Report This]
Date: 07 Sep 2017 6:56 pm Title: Chapter 33 Mischief

I think "amazing" will certainly be an appropriate word, though probably  not in the way they expect!

Reviewer: Elder in Ontario Signed [Report This]
Date: 07 Sep 2017 6:54 pm Title: Chapter 33 Mischief

Nice to see Geoff's wedding, followed by some quieter weeks at school after half term - things certainly appear to be moree settled, at least on the surface.  Too bad that Marya is still having trouble with her ankle, though. Wonder if the hair dyeing session will come off successfully (shades of the cornflour incident so many years ago!) 

Reviewer: Beecharmer Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06 Sep 2017 4:12 pm Title: Chapter 32 Guests

Lovely party day. Thank you for more. Like the little interactions between them all and the feel of the day. Just hoping you don't have something extra evil in store to make up for a happy not so stressy day!!!

Reviewer: Beecharmer Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06 Sep 2017 4:04 pm Title: Chapter 31 Preperations

lol for Anna's business lessons, and hope Cecily feels less overwhelmed soon. I like it when they are more family like than stressy too, and glad the girls are both welcoming Miranda.

Reviewer: Beecharmer Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06 Sep 2017 3:57 pm Title: Chapter 30 Invitations

Bless for Marya not wanting them forgotten, and glad she has decided to invite Miranda. Nice to see Cecily and John a bit less stressy for a bit too.

Reviewer: Beecharmer Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06 Sep 2017 3:50 pm Title: Chapter 29 Fair

This seems a good plan, though doubt Miss Parker will think so !! Good for Mrs Griffin.

Reviewer: Beecharmer Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06 Sep 2017 3:46 pm Title: Chapter 28 The Plan

Good for Georgie and co, and glad Matron has stepped in. I love this plan!!! It's perfect way to make life hard for Miss Parker but not them :-D

Reviewer: PaulineS Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 05 Sep 2017 7:11 pm Title: Chapter 32 Guests

Glad the party went so well. It was good to see Miranda being able to minic and laugh at her old self,  it should make it easier for her to fit in with the new group.  Her relationship with her parents is interesting, pleased she gets on so well with her father, and bought flowers for Cecily.

Reviewer: Elder in Ontario Signed [Report This]
Date: 05 Sep 2017 5:41 pm Title: Chapter 32 Guests

I was away for a few days so commenting on two chapters together.  Loved the variouos reactions to the invitations.  Also Cecily's explanation of what she had on her plate, which would be enough to make even the most organized person flinch, clearly the missing elastic didn't help!  Nice to see John showing Anna how to set up her own business.  

The party itself was clearly a huge success.  I hope Bits' intervention with the Copeland twins will help them more over time, clearly she managed at least a small breakthrough in hostilities.  Loved Miranda's transformation from mother's 'angel child' in a frilly party dress to the 'new' Miranda who is gradually becoming more popular, and Cecily's understanding in providing her with other clothes to wear at the party, Mirand's ability to laugh at her former self and her initiative in having her father bring the flowers for her to give as a 'thank you.'  I'm also very glad that Joy now accepts this new Miranda as one of their group, and that Georgie has been able to reason out just why she is so attracted to Marya- and how they both help each other, it's not all one-sided.  A lovely afternoon, which has, I think, cemented a lot of relationships for the better. 

 

Reviewer: ivohenry Signed [Report This]
Date: 05 Sep 2017 12:33 pm Title: Chapter 32 Guests

Lovely party! Glad Miranda can laugh at herself, she has changed so much.

Wonder if Bits has helped to Copelands at all - being a twin herself she is the best one to encourage them to get on with each othjer

Reviewer: ivohenry Signed [Report This]
Date: 03 Sep 2017 11:03 pm Title: Chapter 31 Preperations

Well done John for helping Anna with her "business"!  And well done Cecily for letting out her frustrations rather than bottling it all up - and then apologising. 

Reviewer: shesings Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 03 Sep 2017 9:45 pm Title: Chapter 31 Preperations

Well done, Cecily, you need to let people know when you are feeling put upon! Love Anna learning how to do her own books for her business.

Reviewer: PaulineS Signed [Report This]
Date: 03 Sep 2017 9:01 pm Title: Chapter 31 Preperations

Good to see Cecily losing her temper verbally rather than bottling it up and doing extra cleaning.  John's approach to Anna of helping her start a business was appropriate and different.  Nice to see more of Bits.  Nicola is starting to think for herself which can only be beneficial.

Reviewer: Elder in Ontario Signed [Report This]
Date: 01 Sep 2017 6:11 pm Title: Chapter 30 Invitations

Nice that Marya'a injuries are healing well and that Mitch will make sure that tendency to limp is watched.  Love the teasing attitude between Cecile and John, which the girls enjoy so much, especially Marya.  Also love their assessment of the various people to be invited the following weekend.  Marya' s final conversation with her mother is yet another example of how sensitive she is to others, lovely that she wants to send a picture to the siblings she never met.

Reviewer: shesings Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 01 Sep 2017 3:41 pm Title: Chapter 1 Nicola

Marya is becoming a very perceptive and thoughtful girl with a strong sense of right and wrong.

Reviewer: PaulineS Signed [Report This]
Date: 01 Sep 2017 2:22 pm Title: Chapter 30 Invitations

Marya's illness has made her more aware of other people, it is good that she can see how and why Miranda has changed.  Her caring about not forgetting Zoe and Christopher is also a sign of her sensitivity for others.  Anna's approach to life is very different, they are certainly able to think and reason for themselves and respect their differences.

Reviewer: AnneM Signed [Report This]
Date: 01 Sep 2017 12:13 pm Title: Chapter 29 Fair

Very brave of Marya to point out that it wasn't fair to blame Miss Parker for making her hand bleed. Mrs Griffin seems pretty perceptive and on the spot. I wonder if Miss P will manage to learn from her new class - I do hope so.

Reviewer: PaulineS Signed [Report This]
Date: 30 Aug 2017 4:58 pm Title: Chapter 29 Fair

Good to see positive changes in the class and a new form mistress.  Georgie was quick to explain What was happening and to take responsibility.. The rest of the class seemed to be relieved to explain why to someone in authority.  

Miss Parker will find the Five B students a different kettle of fish and may well learn more about girls and herself from them.  It was good to see that she is starting to doubt her fathers solutions.  

Reviewer: ivohenry Signed [Report This]
Date: 30 Aug 2017 4:49 pm Title: Chapter 29 Fair

Lots of good things happening - hope Marya will get on well now, though presumably they'll still have Nicola for Maths.  Will be interesting to see how she manages her new class

Reviewer: Joan Dumbleton Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 30 Aug 2017 3:52 pm Title: Chapter 29 Fair

Enjoying this very much, thanks for taking the time to write it.

Reviewer: Elder in Ontario Signed [Report This]
Date: 30 Aug 2017 3:01 pm Title: Chapter 29 Fair

Well done, Diana Griffin for realising there was a problem in Miss Parker's class, investigating and coming up with her suggestions for changing things.  Very astute of her to realise that Nicola herself has probably been bullied in the past even though she doesn't know how or by whom, and I love her rationalisation of why she'll do better with Middle 5B - I do hope that she learns from them, especially as she is already beginning to doubt her father's advice - the move could really be the making of her, as she's already a good teacher. She should have heard Marya defending her over the pen incident, though - perhaps it would have changed her view of the girl.  However,Lower 4X are clearly reassured by the change of teacher, things can only improve for them from now on.  

Reviewer: thefrau46 Signed [Report This]
Date: 30 Aug 2017 2:46 pm Title: Chapter 1 Nicola

Hooray. That's the boarding house and class problems sorted.  Only Old Nosey Parker to go now. 

Hope Marya's feet and hands will continue to improve with Mitch's TLC.

Reviewer: shesings Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 30 Aug 2017 12:02 pm Title: Chapter 28 The Plan

Georgie is great and supportive here but I hope the co-ordinated chaos doesn't backfire on Marya.

Reviewer: Beecharmer Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 28 Aug 2017 7:37 pm Title: Chapter 27 Sunday

Good for Clare, and I'm glad Joy is getting a bit of boundary setting but not being excluded totally. This has such a Chalet School feel to it, but with more depth in some things obviously because of the topics. The reviews and comments are well deserved, several times recently I've had the same thing as before where I think "oooh I want to get back to that book", then remember that it's this story and I have to wait until you post ! Thanks for more, love this universe, even with all the stress.



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