Reviews For The Summer of '38
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Title: Chapter 3 ~ Epilogue ~ Reviewer: Sierras Signed

This is a delightful heartwarming story. It has touching father/sons moments and sweet brothers moments. I love the ending.

Author's Response:

Taking Enos Milford's remark - "I taught Ben Cartwright all he knows about ranching." the story stemmed from there.

Sierras, thank you for your review or should I say reviews; I do appreciate your taking the time to read and respond to all three chapters.

Date: 09/13/2020 - 02:40 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2 ~ Hansson's Trading Post ~ Reviewer: Sierras Signed

This is a delightful chapter. Will Ben have to trade a prized possession to get food for his boys? How close is he to finding their new home?

Author's Response:

I enjoyed writing this chapter - well, I enjoyed writing the whole story but, adding new characters always gives me pleasure.

Date: 09/13/2020 - 02:31 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 ~ The Grass is Not Always Greener ~ Reviewer: Sierras Signed

This is a very poignant opening chapter. I really feel for Ben ~ a widower with two little boys. I'm delighted to see the appearance of a certain character from one of the episodes.

Author's Response:

Glad the opening wasn't too laboured and dreary - did try to throw in some Pa moments.

Yes, the idea stemmed from that episode.

Thanks for your review.

Date: 09/13/2020 - 01:55 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3 ~ Epilogue ~ Reviewer: Tahoe Lee Signed

I enjoyed this story.  It highlights the bond Ben and Adam forged on the trail.

We get a glimpse into the (hard working, considerate and sensitive) adult man that Adam would become.

My heart was touched to see how attentive Adam was in caring for his baby brother.  You can see their bond and strong connection as brothers early on.  Good stuff!

Great story on the many hardships Ben faced, before finding his dream.



Author's Response:

TL, you make me pleased as punch with your kind words. 

I hoped the hardships weren't too laboured upon and were peppered enough with happy moments.

The idea came to mind from 'The Hayburner' with Enos Milfords remark - I taught Ben Cartwright all he knows about ranching. 

Thank you, for reading and reviewing.

Date: 09/09/2020 - 08:02 pm [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3 ~ Epilogue ~ Reviewer: Tracy Signed

"The Summer of '38" is a prequel filled with bits and pieces of several episodes, and expanded upon with the Cartwright spirit that ansinico understands so well.

Ben slips right into his younger-self - you can almost see him as a younger man. Ansi's dialogue and descriptions suit Ben perfectly.

Young Adam is precious, and the characters, new and canon, are inviting and interesting.

Well done, ansi.  

Author's Response:

What can I say?  A review such as this is not only gratefully appreciated but enormously encouraging, thank you, seems a tad mild in response.  But thank you, I do for your remarks and the setting of another seasonal challenge.

The story stemmed from Enos Milfords remark in the 'Hayburner' ... "I taught Ben Cartwright all he knows about ranching."

Date: 08/27/2020 - 03:06 pm [Report This]
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