Date: 13 Jan 2012 10:44 am Title: Chapter 1
Thank you. A nice little tale, and it will be interesting to see how the adults respond to Rachel's story.
I like the details and the fact that we see the start, but they don't rush straight into marrying. Thank you!
Date: 12 Jan 2012 9:18 pm Title: Chapter 1
A fascinating story with a very satisfactory ending. For some reason I think I'd only read the first part of it before, about her life as a dyer and weaver of cloth. But clearly her skills extended far beyond this. I like the way she is allowed to help the more experienced midwives when each of her friends gave birth - I'm sure they appreciated someone of their own generation being present. Knowing Rosemary's love for that little church (it's probably my favourite York church too!)it really is so appropriate for her to marry the young Vicar.
Thank you, Squirrel
Date: 12 Jan 2012 8:57 pm Title: Chapter 1
Well, I wonder what Jo will make of that? Will she worry that Rachel is too young for such themese?
What a lovely and generous girl Rosemary is, helping all and sundry, with a matter-of-factness about her that helps her get any task done with the minimum of fuss. It also helps her make others see it in the same light. No task is too great for her, not even adopting Gretchen's daughter, whom she goes on loving even after her own children are born.
Thank you for writing it, Rachel/Squirrel
Date: 12 Jan 2012 5:40 pm Title: Chapter 1
Thanks for posting this, Squirrel - I've been curious as to the whole story that we were shown the beginning of in 'Rachel', and you're right, it is better as a separate piece. I suspect not only will it help us understand the next bit of 'Rachel' as you suggest, but that knowing Rachel as well as we do now, that will give a greater richness to this story of hers.