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Comment from aryr
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Very well done Yvette, I really enjoyed this chapter, not only because Nicholas got to meet Sir Archibald, but he showed him his respect for a title, after initially wishing to call him Archie. Now they are off to the next adventure-the cabinet.

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    You know, that was a purposeful inclusion as I'm hoping it demonstrates to the young reader the importance of respect to those that have earned it (even though they're smaller or different...). :) ;) Thanx for the review, ma'am, and for your continued support!! ;) Yvette
reply by aryr on 10-Oct-2019
    You are most welcome Yvette. Great job.
Comment from Debbie Pope
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This is such a charming tale. I like the names and the chivalry of it all. Everything is so formal and serious. That is such a nice relief from our haphazard world where kids like social media and drugs.
I look forward to the next chapter.

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Hooray!! You noticed that aspect... although I'm hoping it's not a detriment... sigh. :) :) Thanx so much for the review and those wonderful stars, MQ -- but, most of all, ma'am, thank you so very much for your continued support!! ;) It (and you!) give me my 'green light' to keep up with this writing bit... :) :) Thank you. Yvette :)
Comment from juliaSjames
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A pink armadillo, shocking! He's well cast as a knight since he has natural body armour. Guardian of the magic cabinet. I can't wait to learn what's inside.

Can you tell I spend a lot of time watching "episodes" with my grandkids? From this hard earned expertise I urge you to introduce another female character and/or upgrade Rosalind the rosebush.

Blessings Julia

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Don't worry, Julia, in addition to Rosa, there's another busy-body on her way soon... ;) :) Thanx so much for making me feel as though it's all worth it -- take care! ;) Yvette
reply by juliaSjames on 10-Oct-2019
    I'm a child at heart :-))
Comment from Mystic Angel 7777
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This is well penned with no evidence of SPAG to be had making for a smooth and enjoyable reading experience. The story progresses in a fluid and logical manner making it easy to follow. The dialog is consistent with both the characters and the setting. Well done and thank you very much for sharing it.

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Thanx so much for your review on this one, Angel -- much appreciated, ma'am! ;) :) I am so very grateful for your support!! ;) :) Yvette
Comment from Spangle
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I especially like the warm sensitivity of this in the exchange about Sir Archibald's name. (Things like that tend to stick with me.) It is a lovely series and, as time allows, I do plan to go back and catch up on the chapters I haven't yet read. I'm positive it will be a sweet undertaking.) :-) Janet

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Oh, I'm so very glad you've decided to go back, Janet, and I hope you enjoy.... it's a young person's novel, but hopefully one that parents would enjoy reading with their young person to encourage discussions and reading! ;) :) Thanx for your support and enjoy the day! ;) Yvette
reply by Spangle on 10-Oct-2019
    I often read YP books and have found that a great many of them are well-written and have intricate plot twists. :-)
Comment from Sally Law
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You've been in a serious writing deficit? Good grief woman, have you no pity on the rest of us? This was enchanting as always and endearing. I love Constantine. He sounds like me in the kitchen. I look forward to the continuing chapters. Sending you my best today as always,
Sally xo

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Yeah, I've been trying to 'find my mojo' ... not the muses, they seem to be doing okay on poems and really short things with no 'ties', but my drive on my fantasies seemed to take a hiatus last month... been doing lots of non-writing, non-school activities to hopefully entice it back (or at least let it know I'm not happy without making things up outside of reality - lol!!)... Thanx for your review on this one, Lady Sal -- and I think you in the kitchen would be a real hoot!! ;) Take care! ;) Yvette
reply by Sally Law on 10-Oct-2019
    Yes, ?What The Blind Girl Cooked? is on tonight, live from my kitchen. :]
reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    LOL! :) ;) I'll see if Constantine is available to help! ;) ;)
Comment from sandramitchell
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YAY!!!!!! It worked! I must have a gripe more often! LOL. I loved it that dear Sir Archie has come round. It took a little convincing, and a few nudges from Constantine, but he got it in the end. Everything is going nicely now that they all believe Nicholas is the TRUE groundsman. Well done, my friend! NEXT!! lol. :)) Sandra xxx

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Thank you so very much for your enthusiasm, Sandra -- And, yes, I owe you a debt of gratitude for getting me off my procrastinating butt and getting it in gear! :) So THANK YOU for that, Beautiful Friend -- it really means more than you know to have your support!! ;) :) Take care over there and have a wonderful day! ;) Yvette
reply by sandramitchell on 10-Oct-2019
    You are very welcome, Yvette. This story is a little gem, and I want you to finish it. Well done on this part. :))
Comment from JudyE
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I've missed these - as in - I've been looking forward to more chapters. I haven't missed reading any. I didn't find any glitches but thoroughly enjoyed renewing my acquaintance with these characters.

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Thanx so much for your review on this one, Judy -- much appreciated, as always, ma'am! ;) :) Look forward to reading you again soon and hope all's okay over there NZ way! ;) :) Take care of your and yours!! ;) :) Yvette
Comment from mrobyn
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I really loved this - could not help chuckling throughout and can't wait for more - you paint your characters so clearly it is not difficult to visualise them with their differentiating characteristics - (sorry for the repetition but could not think of a different word). I do really love this kind of fantasy. I can see the story as if on film. Perhaps you will turn this into a script sometime.

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Wow!! ;) :) Thanx so much for your wonderful review and those lovely stars on this one -- so glad my crazy fantasy fun is making you smile!! ;) :) Be sure to catch up on the other happenings to join the fun -- it's a young person novel, but it's enjoyable for everyone (hopefully!)... Take care and have a wonderful day!! ;) :) Yvette
Comment from CrystieCookie999
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I could not find anything to improve in this chapter. I guess even an armadillo has to affect an air of macho bravado to justify being pink and a shorty. Constantine brings Sir Archie back to reality, of course. I like this descriptive line: His snort that followed sounded less melodic, like the lower note of a saxophone. The last line definitely leads the reader on to wanting to read more. Good job.

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Wow, Crystie!! ;) :) Thanx so much for your wonderful review and those lovely stars -- so glad this little fantasy fun is making you smile!! ;) :) Take care and have a wonderful day!! ;) :)