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Title: The Leaves Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

This story gives a terrific snapshot of Adam's character---and his growth---at a crucial time of his adolescence, when he's torn between his desire for independence and his relationship with Ben.  I really enjoyed it!

Author's Response:

So glad you liked it. I felt every adult could identify with struggling to be independent from one's parents. Thanks for taking the time to read and review. : )

Date: 01/10/2019 - 10:31 pm [Report This]
Title: The Leaves Reviewer: Tahoe Lee Signed

What a sweet and tender story.  Adam could be serious about things and he could be trusted even as a teenager.  Such a big decision for him.  He knew he would miss his family and the Ponderosa.  Ben gave his son the little nudge of self confidence that he knew he needed.  Hoss and the cobbler...too cute!

You highlight why we love this family so much.  Well done!

Author's Response:

I'm glad you like the story and took the time to read it. I tried to convey how terrifying it would have been to travel so far and leave everything familiar behind. By using the Bonner brothers and Carl Reagan, I hoped to show Adam's maturity and that he was ready to leave home--for a while. : )

 Thanks for leaving comments.

Date: 10/23/2018 - 08:26 pm [Report This]
Title: The Leaves Reviewer: Pt29646 Signed

Poor Adam! I remember how nervous I was when I first went to college, and I was only 2 hours from home. Thank you for a look at his last evening with his family. Everything rang true.

Author's Response:

So glad you felt that the story was sincere. I only imagined how frightening leaving home to go that far away mut hve been. I remember that I went 4 to 5 hours away and that was bad enough.

Date: 10/14/2018 - 10:25 pm [Report This]
Title: The Leaves Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Ant, I do enjoy stories that incorporate characters from the series.  Adam leaving though is always a tender subject.  His wanting to assert himself - after all he was a man setting off on a life of his own - an adventure.  And yet, his heart was beside the Ponderosa hearth.

The change of season to its autumnal wistfulness gives reference not only to Adam's change of life but also to his return.


Author's Response:

Why thank you, ansi. And you drew me back into the Library where I haven't been for a while. I appreciate the nice words and the commentary. Adam leaving, whether for college or the sea or anywhere else si a touchy subject for some readers. 

Date: 10/13/2018 - 07:08 pm [Report This]
Title: The Leaves Reviewer: Tracy Signed

"The Leaves" brought back memories of each o my daughters' last nights at home before college. The excitement, the anxiety, the fear, and the doubt. 

This story showcases the tightly knit Cartwright family, and the touches of autumn settling in add to the theme of change and the promise of renewal.

Author's Response:

Thanks, Tracy, for both reading and reviewing. I don't know which is worse -- to be the person leaving for unknown challenges or to be the person left behind.

Date: 10/09/2018 - 09:57 am [Report This]
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