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Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Rosanna Signed

what a wonderful story. My heart was in my throat when Joe ran into all those Indians. The suspense was great through out this story. 

Author's Response:

Thank you for reading my story and commenting, Rosanna!    Very encouraging.

Date: 11/14/2019 - 01:44 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

What a great story, Elizabeth!  I really like the way you've brought real history into your feels like one of those historical Bonanza episodes such as "Enter Mark Twain." The Cartwrights are true to character, the original characters are terrific (I really liked Ace), and the descriptions throughout are really vivid!  I could just see the autumn woods in my mind as I read this. And I really liked the scene between Ben and Winnemucca. Thank you for a wonderful autumn story!

Author's Response:

Thank you, Cowgirl.  I like historical fiction.  I was cautious and conservative with this story because I'm no history expert when it comes to northern Nevada.  When I read the prompt, I had an imagine of Joe riding by himself on some vague trip with the autumn landscape behind him.

Date: 11/07/2019 - 06:35 pm [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Pt29646 Signed

I like the way you've combined history with fiction. One's actions and thoughts are true to canon. Well done.

Author's Response:

Pt, thank you for your review.  That is high praise.  Thank you for reading and taking time to comment.

Date: 11/04/2019 - 03:42 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Marla Fair Signed

Thanks for the story.  It reminded me of an early Bonanza episode.  

Author's Response:

Marla Fair, yes, I think the earlier episodes showed the family riding the ranch much more frequently than in later episodes.   Thank you for reading my story and commenting.

Date: 11/01/2019 - 11:58 pm [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Sharry Signed

I love and appreciate historical fiction, Elizabeth.  You've created an entertaining tale surrounding the trials of what it might have been like to be Pauite or white in those days.  Both sides of the equation had a story to tell. 

The part of Idaho I live in was once part of the Overland Stagecoach run; a small piece of it is now known locally as Overland Road.  In stagecoach days, I've read the road connected south to Nevada through Reno and Virginia City and beyond.  Those days are long gone, but I love to read about the possibilities of how it all once was. 

Joe really liked that little Indian gal.  And I liked the relationship you've maintained between Chief Winnemucca and Ben.  It rings true to me, or at least how I think it might have been.   

Happy Halloween.  :)  

Author's Response:

Sharry, Thank you for reading my story and for the comments.   I'm taken with the old trails and roads too.  I looked up old maps of the Overland.   The ride between Silver City and Lake Tahoe would have been very do-able.   Including Winnemucca in the story was quite something.  He demanded more time, and so I gave him a conversation with Ben.  He's quite a powerful figure, long after his death.  Thank you again.

Date: 10/31/2019 - 10:03 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

"A Young Man's Autumn" is a revealing tale of daily life in the old west, friendhsip, and the uncertainty of life for the Native Americans in the area. This story fits well in the Autumn challenge and it's one I recommend. 


Nicely written, Elizabeth.

Author's Response:

Tracy, Thank you for reading my story and for the kind review.  Some of the early episodes held very true to the history of the area.   I'm learning a lot by writing stories such as this.  Thank you again.

Date: 10/24/2019 - 10:21 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Sierras Signed

Wow! This is an intense story and very well written and so vivid.  Very nice portrayals of the Cartwrights.

Author's Response:

Sierras, Thank you for reading my story and for the kind comments.  This was a fun story to write.

Date: 10/20/2019 - 08:36 pm [Report This]
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