I think this is my third reading but probably not my last as I love this story. It's so warm and delightful and then heartbreaking and thankfully, finally satisfying at the end. You've written the Cartwrights' characters so well - especially dearest Hoss - I can picture this as a Bonanza movie. Your original characters of Daisy and Aunt Alice - and and Jimmy and Duggart are also fleshed-out, real people. I feel badly for Jimmy as I know what's coming for him because I feel his heart is good, he simply got lost and easily led.
A beautifully touching story. Author's Response:
Lisal, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this story and these characters. I tend to become attached to child characters in fiction and film, so Daisy has a place in my heart. It's very satisfying for me to feel she touched you as well. And to know you love the idea of Hoss as an amazing father as much as I do. Thank you so much for this generous review.