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Book Learning  by Branwyn 8 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/4/2006
Aha, I suspect I, too, will never look at vegetables in quite the same way, having read this. And seduction via herbs and the fruits of the earth? Hmmmm.

Author Reply: About the seduction via vegetation, you will see in the next chapter. (hee)
Thanks for reviewing!

LivillaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/10/2006
Are you going to update this? Please? It's sensual and SO funny at the same time. I love it so much.

Author Reply: Dear Livilla--

I apologize for leaving poor Faramir and Eowyn hanging for so long! (Especially poor Faramir, lol!) I do mean to finish it but have been distracted by upheaval in my real life.

Thanks so much for reviewing!

StefaniaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 7/27/2006
Branwyn, your story is not only sexy (its theme, of course) but it is also really funny and sweet. When Eowyn shows up with the vegetables, will Faramir naturally assume that she is preparing a vegetarian dinner? If she was film Eowyn, they would have hired a cook, so no chance of that.

I can't wait to see what happens now that Eowyn has had a useful lesson.

- Steff

Author Reply: As you will find out if you read the fourth part, they have a cook so Faramir is spared having to eat Eowyn's homecooking. Though she does come up with a very special menu for their evening meal. Thanks for your kind comments!

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 3 on 7/7/2006
I love Freydis! She certainly picked up on Eowyn's naivety and her desire to learn! And who better than a practical woman of Rohan, with two husbands to her name and a selection of very strong-minded, larger than life, half-Rohirric, half-Gondorian, half-troll children to her name to educate Eowyn on the pleasures of the bedchamber!

Faramir will be very surprised. Eowyn has certainly learned things he won't have picked up from his book!

Author Reply: Freydis just barged her way into this story, and who was I to stop her? Especially since she is a good six inches taller than I am. :-D
I was very nervous about writing an OFC (and a housewife and mother, to boot), so it is reassuring to hear that you like her and her unruly children. Yes, Faramir is going to be very surprised (hee, hee).
Thanks so much for your kind comments!

JuliaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 7/4/2006
Heeheehee, cucumbers indeed! I like Freydis, and I'm glad she was able to give Eowyn good advice. My only question is, shouldn't she have said her boys were 1/3 Eorling, 1/3 Gondorian, and 1/3 troll, rather than half of each as 3 halfs equals 1.5 boys? Or do we just put it down to the fact that she is not as good at arithmetic as she is at giving sexual advice?

Author Reply: ...3 halfs equals 1.5 boys?
Freydis is quite good at doing sums in her head (how else can she tell if the merchants are cheating her?). However, in this case, she is joking that her children are so impossibly wild that they must have some troll blood, and since the children are clearly half Rohirric and half Gondorian, the impossible arithmetic is part of the joke. (I think I might be inflicting my (US) Midwestern sense of humor on unsuspecting readers; Raksha, who lives on the other side of the country, didn't get it either.)
Thanks so much for reviewing!

RadbooksReviewed Chapter: 3 on 7/4/2006
This was a fun chapter! Eowyn has so much to learn and it is wonderful that she has someone to turn to there in Minas Tirith. I could just picture the two women sitting there at the table using vegetables to *cough* describe various activities. I also enjoyed the image of the two boys and Eowyn thinking how her children might look much the same. Nicely done all the way around.

Author Reply: This chapter was fun to write, though I wasn't sure about the reception it would receive, what with the indecent acts with vegetables and all. :-D For Eowyn, seeing those children would also be a reminder of years which were wasted as she stood beside Theoden's chair. Her people are not as long lived as the Gondorians, so I think that most Rohirric women of her age would already have married and borne children. Thank so much for your encouraging review!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 3 on 7/4/2006
TBC.....yes, yes, soon....soon....!! Eowyn isn't the only one who isn't going to look at vegetables in the same way again. An experienced friend is much better than a book.

Author Reply: An experienced friend is much better than a book LOL! That pretty much sums up this chapter. I am glad to hear that you continue to enjoy the story and were not offended by this rather earthy chapter with its scenes of vegetable abuse. An update (actually, the final part) should be posted around the end of July or beginning of August.
Thanks so much for reviewing!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 3 on 7/4/2006
I may never look at cucumbers the same way again - heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Seriously, a wonderful chapter. Eowyn's innocence is touchingly and humorously exposed even more, by way of her surprise at even the idea that the male sexual partner doesn't have to be on top. And I giggled at the notion of pole-axed newlywed Faramir, besotted by his bride, but Freydis is right. And her and Freydis' conversation is just what Eowyn needs, and it makes Eowyn's lack of mother or sisters even more obvious.

Of course, I like Freydis, who is far more relaxed than Eowyn, though not, I think, much older, and has a kind heart as well as a sense of humor.

I almost feel sorry for Faramir, what with all the surprises Eowyn is gleefully planning. But then, maybe he has a few of his own for her!

Can't wait for the next chapter!

Author Reply: This chapter is rated R for indecent acts with vegetables. :-D
Poor Eowyn doesn't have Dr. Ruth Westheimer or R-rated movies to enlighten her about sexual matters! Yes, Freydis is not much older than Eowyn, just much more experienced. Eowyn would be 25 years old at the time of this story, and Freydis is around thirty. I am relieved that you liked my earthy Rohirric housewife. I was a little nervous about including an OFC since I had never before tried to write one.
Thanks again for your skillful beta assistance, and I am glad that you are still enjoying your birthday present!

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