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  1. Jenny Hearty Congratulation on this blog……

    Late Spring is totally close to my heart……. Its a beautiful romantic story…. I have loved it & followed it on IF from start to final……

    Thank u tons for making this story available on blog again……

    Will love to go through this story again….

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  2. swapnat1963

    Hi Jenny, so nice to start blog, are you going to put all your stories on the blog. if so plz let me know so I can read all of them again and again.

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  3. Hi Jenni,
    Wonderful idea to post this on a blog. And you have built a beautiful dedication to your beloved grandma’s memories here.

    A Late Spring was one of the first Arhi fan-fics i ever read, and i loved it. Glad to get the chance to re-read it.

    All the very best. And keep writing.

    Kat (kdsubs in IF)

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  4. ipkndlover75

    Hey ….Jenny!!!…. Would love to read this story again on the Blog….though have read it multiple times on IF…its one of the most touching story…. And the Khushi in this story is very near to my heart…thanks for making the blog available…!!!

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  5. Hey
    I thought I should leave a comment here as well.
    Congratulations for the blog !
    As I have found the blog you might see me here a little often. πŸ™‚
    and since I have read a few chapters ..
    Hai re Nandkishore ! I so want to want to fall in love but I am no more a teen. 😦
    Mr. Forster reminds me of all those classics Misters….Mr. Healthcliffe , Mr.Darcy.
    Jenny , I am so happy that I found this story.
    Thanyou once again !

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  6. I am so glad that you put the link of this story up in the SF threead.I can’t wait to read this story. Having Neruda’s sonnet here is the icing on the cake!

    I had a question regarding the sub title, between the shadow and the soul. Who loves like this? Arnav? Khushi? Knowing that Neruda’s usually wrote his sonnets based on the love for his wife, this is one that has the deepest love that he has described, a yearning to let the other person know how much they are loved. How they have started acting as one. Is this the meaning of the story? Or it describes just how they came to realise what type of love they shared? I say it because I have always found the those two lines, about secretly loving in the dark as quite disturbing in their intensity, almost as if to be able to destroy everything because of this love’s intensity.

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    1. Hey Genta, delighted to see you here!! Welcome aboard πŸ’• and hope you enjoy this story. I love this sonnet too…the depth and intensity of love described is breathtaking. .

      To answer your question about ‘I love you as certain dark things are meant to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul”, most scholars take ‘dark’ here to convey invisibility or intangibility rather than negativity. [Although I remember reading one analysis where it was supposed to hint at infidelity (because apparently he started loving Matilda while still married to his 2nd wife ) Very conveniently , I choose to ignore that πŸ™‚ ]

      I take dark here to mean a love beyond words. A love beyond the realms of the visible, the tangible, the conscious.

      Coming to the gap between the shadow and the soul : A love impossible to hide or get rid of like your shadow. A love hidden in the depths of soul because circumstances of life don’t allow you to openly accept it. The gap – the bridge between these two conflicting ideas. The meeting point where their (both A and K’s) love resides.

      Hope I’m making sense here!

      This sonnet will make an appearance twice in the story too…:)

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      1. Hi Jenny,

        Thanks for the reply.

        Funnily, even I ignored those analysis about timing of his love for Matilda…

        I like how you interpret A&K ‘s love for each other. I had this feeling that it was a hidden love for part of their life and not reading anything from the story when posting the comment I wanted to see if I was right in my predictions. So they both love like this, surely it should be able to weather whatever life throws at them. I have just started reading it.

        I will wait to see how you develop the story and see how the sonnet will appear again in it.

        Let’s see if they want to do to each other what spring does with the cherry trees…

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  7. hello di,
    i thoroughly follow all of your works a big fan in if!your period stories make me wanna go back and live in a time like that,whereas the late spring makes me imagine what a love so potent would be like/i read the whole story from head to heel and would love to read it again whenever i binge read your awesome stories!my best wishes to both your daughters and your family!cheers violetgirl

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  8. Hey
    I found u recently on IF on started reading Saffron Field.I am loving it.Each chapter is sooo beautifully written.I would like to this one too, but at the moment i have exams.Plssss do not delete it or close the page soon πŸ™‚

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  9. If I want to build an irrigation system, I need to start at the beginning… πŸ˜‰

    Thank you Jen, for rewriting, editing and reposting this story. It gives readers like me, who joined If recently, a chance to read it.

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    1. The pleasure is all mine….that writing/ rewriting stories on this platform brought me to readers like you πŸ’• I loved your comment on Ch 13 and that poem is so beautiful and so apt…a personal favorite of mine. When readers like you rain my bulbs with kindness, insight, understanding and generosity, that too wrapped in such beautiful prose, it’s more than I expect or deserve and certainly like a blessing from the heavens. Love you πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you for such a generous and totally undeserved response! ❀

        I should be able to continue reading later today and comment further. I am glad you love that poem. It’s a favourite of mine too. Who can resist these poems when they are brought to life by your eye opening and day brightening descriptions in ALS.

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  10. CAMoon

    Hi Jen, A new reader for this story. Have heard about it and am now following as well. Hope to catch up with it in between SF-SS. New to WP, please pardon break in any protocol. Best regards. πŸ™‚

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  11. Vani

    Hi Jenny,

    Just wanted to let you know that I have started reading ALS, I realised that you’re re-writing the story. Kind of upset that I didn’t find your work before. I do hope its not too different from what you had written before.

    Nevertheless, I am absolutely enjoying the story so far, and this one is set in Landour. I have to say the places you choose, blend in so well with the story, it just makes it so much more poignant.

    Arnav and Khushi as teenagers are adorable. They’re so young, yet their love for one another is so intense, one can’t help but fall in love with the two of them and their love. I have not yet reached Chapter 13. The prologue however is heartbreaking, to think what went wrong. As much I am scared to read that phase, I am also excited for what is to come, for this journey of second chances.

    Thank you for another beautiful story πŸ™‚

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  12. The Girl of Ravens


    I have made it πŸ˜€

    What a beautiful blurb. Those roses and rustic door – I’m so ready to walk through the bleak winter and be part of this incredible journey. ❀

    All the best,

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    1. A warm welcome to ALS and unfortunately the older version is not available anymore. Hope you like this version just as much of not more πŸ™‚ Would love to hear from you.


  13. arhi_crazy

    Hi Jenny
    The first time I read A Late Spring, it was as a silent reader.
    Next time when I read it, it was already completed and I didn’t know how to put my thoughts in a single comment describing how much I loved it
    But this time I’m so excited to be a part of this wonderful journey. My fingers are crossed.

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  14. anniereddy

    Hello Jenny,
    I had read your story Saffron Fields and was amazed at how beautifully you had woven the characters and the story line, I personally loved the characters in the story. When I stumbled upon this blog – A Late Spring, I was ecstatic to get read another wonderful story from a wonderful writer. I haven’t started reading yet but will do soon. I am so looking forward to it. I just wanted to say Hello and a big Thank You for creating such magic with your words and for allowing us to be a part of it.

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  15. Minnie

    Hello Jenny,

    I have been a silent reader so far. I haven’t read this work previously and absolutely enjoy the magic you knit with your words. Please let me be a part of this journey so I can immerse myself in your world like I always do when I read your work.

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  16. Hi Jennifer,
    iT’S jyothirockz/ jyothim78
    I read ALate Spring ans Saffron Fields and loved them both and would like to read Alate Spring again along with the sequel Silver Sands. I cannot access the the chapters though, can you please grant me the access..

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  17. Hi jennyπŸ˜ƒ
    Another amazing update πŸ˜ƒ
    Arshi need time
    And arnav should talked with khushi about the past and future
    I know it too soon but this time khushi have to become selfish
    This time arnav will fight but khushi also have to fight
    Let see where it goes πŸ‘
    Update soon πŸ˜ƒ

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  18. Suvika

    “He had the most formidable rival a man could ever have: a dead man and his memories. Did she even remember, did she even miss, was their even space for what they’d once shared ? ”

    Can totally feel the longing & vulnerability in these words </3 There’s defeat yet hope, a hope for brighter future , of a love reciprocated …. simply beautiful, a magical chapter !

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  19. rsgpt

    Khushi can not avoid this meeting, Arnav won’t let her. And what is most important is that they both need and deserve this whatever ways it goes. Having insecurities and doubts is perfectly normal. Plus Khushi is suffering from guilt towards Arnav and now Branny too it seems. But denying feelings is not the solution!

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  20. nomoniker

    Jen, this made me incredibly sad. Life dealt her the sourest grapes, didn’t it? My heart feels heavy for Khushi. At least Arnav had the power to control his destiny, the only thing he wasn’t able to achieve is her love, and of course that’s the most important one, no question. But Khushi was violated emotionally and physically, repeatedly, and for years on end, by her family and so called husband. I can totally understand why she sees no rainbows or beautiful sunsets. And she’s so justified to think he doesn’t deserve that kind of graveness. These poor beautiful souls were so manipulated by their families. The universe is cruel. Please make them be alright. Hope this kiss is a beginning, but this one seemed so desperate that it hurt.

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  21. msingh27

    Hello Jennifer,
    I’m quite new to your stories & Late Spring is the very first FF I read but after reading this story, I’m just fell in love with your writing. This story line is brilliant. It’s very rare that I get emotional reading something but I couldn’t help myself in keeping my tears in check. I read the whole thing in a day & a half …just couldn’t stop. I’ve become your fan dear. Please do add me to your list while updating this story. Also if you see fit, please do grant me access to your other stories..thank you so much

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  22. gangard

    gangard love your stories. Only frequency was increased. But can understand your commitments you can’t help it
    We are being selfish. So don’t mind our feelings
    All the best always

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  23. Hi Jenny i had heard so much about the story and i am going to read i know you you are a great writer i also had read bried with doll is my favourite i love it and now iam going read late spring and i know i am going to love it 😊

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  24. Hey jenny I have read your The Impenetrable Heart and loved to core😍😍
    That was my first story on this forum but I couldn’t read your other stories as I was busy in asli duniya ,and you know how it is.
    I would reading your this story now😊😊
    But a request if you still have The impenetrable Heart story written somewhere can I read in that blog please!!
    Of course I am looking forward for the new version too!
    I even wanted to read your story bride with doll too.
    Please do reply to me soon!

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