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.
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.