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Title: The Lake Reviewer: Tracy Signed

"The Lake" ties together not just the young Cartwright boys and their life on the young Ponderosa, but names from the series, characters barely touched upon. It stands to reason that many of the residents of what became Virginia City and its surrounding ranches grew up with the Cartwrights.

What strikes me most in this story is the solid relationship between Adam, a young man about to go off to college, and his youngest brother, Joe. All too often, age differences separate siblings, but this story proves the bond between brothers.

Written for a challenge, this story goes beyond the prompt. 

Author's Response:

Thanks, Tracy, for creating te challenge and recognizing that the Bonner brothers and Carl Reagan only appear in one epsiode each but stay in our memory -- at least mine. And so I used the Bonner brothers' close relationship as a mirror of sorts to Adam and Joe -- brothers have a bond that no one can break, no matter what the age diference.  

Thanks for such a positive review.

Date: 07/05/2018 - 10:26 pm [Report This]
Title: The Lake Reviewer: ansinico Signed

I don't rightly know where to start but, I guess the beginning will do.

Immediately I was pulled in; Ben's weariness worries about finances and care for his sons.  Hoss & Joe's need for candy and Adam's need for independence. 

I always enjoy the addition of Bonanza characters.  Adam's want for his own time and his responsibility for Joe were so betwixt and of course, brothership came to the fore.

The simplicity of the story was wonderfully descriptive and I felt as if I were there watching Adam and Carl's struggle and fist punching the air when Adam bloodied Carl's nose.

All in all, I found it an enjoyable insight into the life of the young Cartwright's and their neighbours.  

Author's Response:

Since I was online in the Forums, thought I come over and thank you for such a nice review. I did worry about the plot being too simple and therefore, BORING! Glad to know it wasn't yawn-worthy. Funny isn't it, both Carl and the Bonner brothers only show in one episode each but we remember them and I do like to include them in prequels. Hope you enjoyed a little diversion into the world of teenage boys and that the smell of testosterone wasn't overwhelming (personally, I like it!)  :-D

Date: 06/28/2018 - 04:32 pm [Report This]
Title: The Lake Reviewer: Pt29646 Signed

A good story showing how protective Adam was of his younger brothers. 

Author's Response:

Thanks, Pt, for reading and leaving a comment. 

Date: 06/26/2018 - 09:01 pm [Report This]
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