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Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

It seems ages since I read this as a WIP and again once posted here.  Seems I didn't leave a review first time around - can't think why?  Anyway that's here nor there. 

It was the starting to read 'Book Two' that has instigated a second reading.

Glad I am I made the decision ... loved every second of the rerun.  It mattered not I knew the outcome, your words just whetted my appetite for the continuation.

You've given birth to a great many interesting and complex females as a match for your Adam's equally complex and earthy character - which I adore - none of these ladies more so than Sigrid.  I thought, at first I wouldn't get the same satisfaction at a  Cartwright so far from his homeland and the Ponderosa.  Thankfully this quirk proved to be insignificant.  Due to your indepth research and your usual fine details of everyday, what to some would be trivia but I find is the spicy gravy on a meaty dish. Australia has become a wonderful, exciting and rich background for the newly-weds to begin their married life.

Saying that I'm now off to treat myself to the second round.  



Author's Response:

I'm happy about a review anytime!!! : ) But seriously, this is a long story -- the longest I've ever written and it's gratifying to know my efforts weren't wasted. I tried to make my characters believable -- glad you liked Sigrid and I'm pleased having Adam et al in Australia wasn't a bust. Thanks, ansi, for reading and reviewing.

Date: 01/12/2020 - 08:55 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 23 Reviewer: Tahoe Lee Signed

Chapters 17 - 23

I love how you've woven things from the past into the main story and the present.  Adding more layers and more depth.

The other characters in this story are amazing.  Very real.  You ‘know' them.

I felt like I was right there with Adam and Sigrid every step of the way.

I admire all the research involved.  Beautifully written and kudos for a perfect title.

The romance, the intrigue, the adventure.  It's all here.

I highly recommend this story... this journey.


Author's Response:

Thank you for recommending this story to others and I'm pleased you liked the other characters now that they are in Australia. I did try to make this historically accurate and mix in a bit of romance and adventure and the foibles of marriage for both parties. Thank you for reading.

Date: 08/31/2019 - 10:42 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 16 Reviewer: Tahoe Lee Signed

Chapters 9 - 16

I love seeing their relationship blossom like a flower.  You did this well.  The pacing and their dialogue flows so naturally.  Very real.

The other characters in this story add so much to their journey.  Lots of unknowns in the future. 

The "sailor" story Adam told was so cute.  He's charming as always and clever.   

There's a beautiful, seductive quality to this story.

Excited to keep reading.


Author's Response:

I'm pleased the dialogue was natural and yet, I hope, in keeping with the time. An ocean voyage would be challenging at that time and they are not on a "passenger" ship which is probably to Adam's liking. Glad you enjoyed the original characters.

Date: 08/31/2019 - 10:39 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 8 Reviewer: Tahoe Lee Signed

Chapters 1 - 8

 I'm enjoying this story very much.  You've laid the groundwork for a fascinating backstory. 

The family history was so tragic.  It was a frightening situation.  Your descriptive writing and attention to small details makes it even more compelling.

Sigrid is a very interesting woman with conviction.  Kudos!

The journey they're on together is deeply emotional. 

This is a story you can't stop reading.


Author's Response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and choosing to read. I hope that the opening few chapters are compelling enough to spur others to continue to finish.

Date: 08/31/2019 - 10:37 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Pt29646 Signed

I've already left a brief review, but I wanted to acknowledge and compliment the research your must have done on this story. When I read it the first time, I was too curious to see what would happen with Adamn and Sigrid to really savour it. I re-read it yesterday and last night, and I'm impressed with the detail you included about sailing to Australia in the 1800's and then the land itself. Your attention to detail is part of what makes you such a good writer. Anyway, kudos.

Author's Response:

Thank you for appreciating my efforts. I started this as a WIP on the forum where a few people read it -- but the idea of all the necessary reserach and the length required to tell the story was intimidating so I abandoned it, only to start again as a WIP a few months later with a better grip on the narrative. 

Date: 07/27/2019 - 06:29 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 23 Reviewer: Pt29646 Signed

A wonderful story! A child of rape, Sigrid has a terrible beginning, but she's so good and strong. She's pretty enough to keep Adam interested, and intelligent enough to challenge him. I always expect a good story from you, Adamant, and you don't disappoint!

Author's Response:

Thank you, Pt29646. I'm glad you liked the story and thought it was good. Happy it didn't disappoint.

Date: 07/25/2019 - 10:45 pm [Report This]
Title: Chapter 23 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

A well written story is something I've come to expect from this author. Characters who maintain their integrity throughout a lengthy story is another expectation. And although Adamant has provided readers with well researched facts, scenarios, and original characters time and time again, this story, IMO, is her best effort in this area.

Unusual circumstances, down to earth characters, and suspense make up this love story. It's one I have already read twice, and one I will continue to visit in the future.

I highly recommend this tale.

Author's Response:

Thank you, Tracy, for recommending this story despite its length.  I'm so glad that you liked it enough to leave this complimentary review. (And I did research 19th century Australia and Queensland in particular, to add authenticity. I glad it showed.)

Date: 07/23/2019 - 07:29 pm [Report This]
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