Thanks Krys, not just for this wonderful story but for jogging my memory. l have just finished reading your WIP 'World Turned Upside Down'...l will go back to it an leave a review, but l just had to finish this first.
On reading the comments left re the WIP, you mentioned this story. l had started reading this a while back but wasn't able to finish it. l was most annoyed when l couldn't recall the writer or the title...I had to leave it at a cliff edge moment.
l was praying that neither LJ, nor Adam would enlist, l am so glad you kept them out of it.
You have again woven a wonderful tale, so readable and realistic. l totally agree with the other reviewers regarding the historical content.
You had me so totally involved, l was living every moment. l loved how LJ was doing the elder brother responsibility with Andrew that his own brothers feel for him. An then Adam coming to bring him home. Equally you had me worrying about Pa and Hoss.
BTW, you had Kyle spot on as Cameron Mitchell portrayed him...even though always been fond of CM, you had me loathing him.
l can't say anything other than 'a work of excellence'.
Thank you so very much for this so very complimentary review on this story, ansinico. I really am touched by such kind and appreciative words because this story means a lot to me as it nearly was the story that never got posted. I sent it to my beta reader and her comments were pretty scathing about it, for some reason she didn't really read it just skimmed through and rubbished it (one reason I deleted the James bros mention in it was because she said it was laughable) so I totally wiped it out from my files. However the reader who gave me the info about the attack on the town by Quantrill is actually a descendent of Jesse James and she was the one who told me they rode with Quantrill on the raid so I had researched to make sure it was accurate. She then wrote to ask why hadnt I posted the story so I told her my beta reader said it was a load of rubbish, and I didnt have it anyway ...but she did and insisted I post it... hence the story, although without Jesse and Frank ... so, beta readers do not know everything, as a writer there are times you just have to follow your instincts and everytime I get a lovely review for this story I want to cheer ! And thank you for adding that about Kyle's characterisation a la Cameron Mitchell, that is the kind of thing that matters in a fanfiction story. Many many thanks ... Best wishes Krystyna