Date: 01 Apr 2012 6:22 pm Title: Chapter 16
Oh poor Jo. It just gets tougher and tougher at the moment. Poor Twins and Shiena as well No mention of the sixth sense? Thanks for another beautifully-written update :)
Date: 28 Mar 2012 9:29 pm Title: Chapter 15
Jo clearly hasn't got used to how fragile she is becoming as the pregnancy progresses. How nice to see Miss Annersley make an appearance!
Date: 28 Mar 2012 8:25 pm Title: Chapter 15
This episode points up so clearly just why Jem needed to spell things out to Jo so emphatically in the last one - despite it all, Jo still wants to act first and think afterwards, regardless of the consequences to her health. Admittedly her journey to help the twins was necessary, but... I'm glad that both Matron and Jem insisted on her resting once the urgent need was past.
Date: 26 Mar 2012 8:03 pm Title: Chapter 14
I think it's Jem's paternalistic attitude towards Jo and expectation of instance obedience that have caused a lot of the problems here: no wonder Jo keeps rebelling when he hides the real situation of her health from her and keeps ordering her around. You can so easily see this arising between EBD's Jem and Jo.
Date: 26 Mar 2012 10:34 am Title: Chapter 14
I was thinking that Jo needs to grow up and take better care of herself but now I'd just like to slap Jem for not explaining things to her properly in the first place. They don't treat her like an adult and so she doesn't behave like one.
Obviously if this wasn't such a good story, I wouldn't feel like this about the characters.
Date: 26 Mar 2012 1:50 am Title: Chapter 14
Jem's attitude may seem harsh, but he was actually very wise to spell all the risks out to Jo in words which she would understand. Knowing the full facts will make it easier for all of them to insist that Jo get the rest she must have during her pregnancy. A good move to take Elisaveta and her baby to the Round House, too. I think it's asking a lot of Robin and Daisy to care for Jo myself, but am not sure what alternative there is.
Date: 21 Mar 2012 7:59 pm Title: Chapter 13
This is lovely: it's good to see Jo having a friend who she can be honest with about her thoughts and worries rather Jem and Madge and Jack, who however kind are always worrying about her health.
Date: 21 Mar 2012 5:26 pm Title: Chapter 13
Blimey, Jo's going to have to get used to it - she depends on a routine but it'll disappear once she has a newborn on her hands!
Date: 21 Mar 2012 3:10 pm Title: Chapter 13
That little interlude was just what Jo needed at that particular moment, to help fill the gap between Robin's departure and Madge's arrival. The fact that she and Elisaveta were able to talk so frankly will definitely have helped Jo. I'm glad to see she obeyed Jem's instructions to allow Elisaveta to rest as much as possible, by taking the baby downstairs as soon as the feed was done.
Date: 19 Mar 2012 12:07 pm Title: Chapter 12
I find this really interesting to read because I've never read Highland Twins before! I expect I'll get a surprise when I read the original. :)
Date: 19 Mar 2012 2:25 am Title: Chapter 1
Hope Jo can cope with all this all right. And it's a lot to put on Robin too - good that Jem is not expecting her to stay home from school.
Thanks - I really enjoy this.