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Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Bejules Signed

Loved this story ansi!

You painted a wonderful and vivid picture of the young Cartwrights - Joe especially - just as I envisage them! Love the banter and interactions between such a loving family! Your descriptions and mannerisms brought them all to life!

The intertwining of Ben's past and his story telling of his cabin boy days, with interruptions from a young Joe sitting on his lap, questioning some of the words being used, was full of joy, as well as intrigue. I must admit, I was as curious as Ben's sons were to find out about the start of his sea-faring adventures!

Thank you for a very enjoyable read.

Date: 11/11/2019 - 06:21 pm [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

I love this story!  We don't get to hear much about Ben's young life at sea, and this story fills out the picture in a manner worthy of "Treasure Island"...the characters in Ben's tale are so vividly described!  The antagonism between Reedy and Squint is especially great.  And as usual, your characterization of the four Cartwrights is terrific!  I especially like when Joe is hiding behind the chair and Adam comes in...I can clearly envision the emotions of all the Cartwrights at that moment.

My favorite line from the story was when Ben was speculating that the priest had given Joe a couple extra names..."Joseph Mischief Trouble Francis Cartwright.” I have a hunch Ben was right! :D

Thank you, ansi, for a fantastic story!

Date: 03/21/2019 - 11:14 pm [Report This]
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