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Title: Part 1 Reviewer: SteamEngine99 Signed

I thoroughly enjoyed Bring Up a Cartwright or Three. It was easy to read, the dialogue was amazing, and the fast paced plot kept my eyes glued as I awaited what would happen next.


The comic timing during interactions between characters also deserves mentioning; it really added to the charm and made the story even more enjoyable.


I loved the Easter eggs from episodes of Bonanza throughout and the topic you chose to focus in on for your story. Ben's love for his sons is truly touching, and the fact that he tried to find a wife so his sons could have a better life touched my heart.


But, oh, that Little Joe. Can anyone keep that rascal out of trouble?

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for the very kind review, SteamEngine! I'm so glad you liked it! :)

Date: 03/28/2019 - 11:48 am [Report This]
Title: Part 5 Reviewer: PlatoofthePonderosa Signed

Thank you, Cowgirl! An enjoyable way to spend an evening. The episodic plot kept me wondering what would happen next, and you really gave all four Cartwrights good "screen time." I appreciate that you peopled your story with actual characters from the show. There were so many neighbors and townsfolk introduced over the years that it's a shame not to use them.

My favorite line was probably when Adam said, "I think I can promise you, Pa, that if there are any booby traps, embarrassing stories, or dogs on the loose, you won't have me to blame for it." I also liked his wariness about Ben bringing ladies home for supper...I've often suspected that his strong emotional reaction in "The Bride" suggests a bit of residual trauma from the shock of Marie's arrival. :D 

I was SO glad that Rover was a hero and Hoss got to keep him. That warmed my heart. Also, Coriolanus is one of my two favorite Shakespeare plays, so I'm miffed with Adam for not wanting to see it. 

Forgive the disorganized, rambling review, and thank you again! 

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for the read and the kind review, Plato!  I'm glad you liked it! :) 


I really like Coriolanus too!  Adam's decision to put Rowena ahead of Shakespeare couldn't end well. ;)

Date: 01/16/2018 - 10:17 pm [Report This]
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