Aww! I'm so glad you wrote a sequel since I really, really loved "Convalescence", it was definitely worth the wait. I like a good romance story and having a certain cowboy come back was just icing on the cake for me. Well done, CowgirlAtHeart!
You created a lovely young woman for Joe.
I like how you used the tragedy from losing Alice and the terror Joe went through with Tanner as a backdrop for this story.
It was in the back of my mind as I read this... giving your story depth.
I absolutely love the surprise at the end. Well done!
A perfect Bonanza ending!
Thank you for the read and the kind review, Tahoe Lee! I'm glad you liked it, especially the ending!
What a beautiful story. A true ending that we all wanted for Joe and Bonanza. great writing very captivating
Thanks, Rosanna! I'm glad you liked it! :)
Ahhhh - what a sweet romance story.
I was quite disappointed for Joe after he rode all the way to Arizona only to find out that Beth was taken. I was worried about that. The poor man did not deserve additional heartbreak.
However, things worked out beautifully in the end. It's good to see Joe & Beth together at last, happy, and needing only each other.
My extra favorite part was when Adam showed up just in time for the ceremony. I'd say that was just about perfect.
There was a lot of love in the air in this story - which makes it a Cartwright story with a very happy ending. :)
Thank you for the read and the kind review, Sharry! :) I'm glad you liked it!
I didn't intend at first for Joe to find Beth taken when he got to Arizona...I wrote two drafts of this story that just weren't working and then hit upon the idea of Arthur's brother showing up again. I felt bad for Joe too! (The poor guy, I think I enjoy putting him in tough situations!)
So wonderful to see Joe move on. Beth seems perfect for him.
Thank you, PT! :)
Thank you, Gillie! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I understand the bittersweet feeling...it was hard for me to write a story after Season 14 because I just kept thinking about Hoss. I wanted to give Joe a happy ending because "The Hunter" was such an abrupt and unsatisfying ending for Bonanza.
"Autumn Romance" is a perfect story for the Autumn On The Ranch challenge.
I haven't read any fanfiction set after the series ended, and this one doess not disappoint. Thanks, CowgirlAtHeart, for this touching story.
Thank you for reading and for the kind review, Tracy! :)
Ahhh, what a sweet touching story. I also like the surprise that happens near the end. :)
Thank you, Sierras! :) I'm glad you liked it!