Reviews by Patina
Sunset on the Ponderosa by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 70]
Summary:

We all know the Cartwrights will live forever in our hearts. This is the simple story of how they reached that destiny.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6895 Read Count: 983
Published: 04/07/2008 Updated: 04/07/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

This is an exquisite story, pony, crafted with love for a family whose bonds stand the test of time.  Joe's love for the Ponderosa is tied to his love for his father and brothers (and Hop Sing). You've written a story full of hope despite the darkness that follows twilight.  Thank you, my friend.       

In his mind’s eye, Joe was still young and slim, his hair brown and eyes clear.  So true for us all as we age--the picture of ourselves in our minds rarely matches the reflection in the mirror. 

Date: 08/09/2013
Summary: This is a story that I wrote for my english class. My teacher really liked it. It's about the boy's while Ben is out of Town. There is foreshadowing. And we weren't supposed to have blood and Gore so nothing gruesome in this story. Any spelling or grammer errors are my fault.
Categories: Drama, Comedy Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1452 Read Count: 146
Published: 08/29/2008 Updated: 08/29/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed
Cute story, c8.  For once, Hoss and Joe were able to outsmart their brother when it came to finding out about his birthday present.

Author's Response: Thank You!
Date: 09/01/2008
Summary:

A routine day of rounding up strays turns into a comedy of errors.

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Comedy Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1667 Read Count: 201
Published: 06/27/2009 Updated: 06/27/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

LOL, Terina!  Good thing for Adam that those rustlers were completely incompetent.  It's amazing they managed to hang onto the steer without a proper knot (lol).  Good thing Mr. Kodak hadn't yet invented the Instamatic because Hoss would've been showing the picture all over town. 

Thanks for giving me such a good laugh.

Date: 01/06/2012
The Circle of Life by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 32]
Summary:

After hearing a visitor to town describe reincarnation, Joe is eager to discover what lives he may have lived before. His family worries that he may be defrauded or disappointed - and the unexpected answer surprises everyone.


Categories: Mystery Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2121 Read Count: 195
Published: 03/18/2010 Updated: 03/18/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed
I regret missing your story when you posted it, pony. You weave many layers into what Joe wants for his birthday. Like Ben, I’m a skeptic. I can see how Ben might re-evaluate his position after the professor revealed what he saw during Joe’s reading.

My favorite lines: “The circle of life is complete when perfect unity is achieved. Your son has achieved that unity … with the land, with his family, with his home. His soul has already found the peace for which others search for centuries … for which some search forever, and never find.” Joe and the Ponderosa fit perfectly together.

Thank you for this gem, pony!

Author's Response:

Dear Patina, my intellectual friend! Hmm, seems like you have something in common with this shallow Joegal because those are actually my favorite lines as well. Thank you so much for a gem of a review - and for your years of friendship! 

Date: 06/20/2019
The Open Door by adamant Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 17]
Summary:

Adam wants to marry a woman who has her own private reasons for not accepting him.

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc., are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama, Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4054 Read Count: 306
Published: 09/09/2010 Updated: 09/09/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

Fantastic, Adamant!  I could feel the longing between Mrs. Brody and Adam after that door closed.  Good thing Ben talked some sense into his son and Mrs. Murray made her charge see that she was letting a good man go.  Well done glimpse at two people who wanted the same thing yet didn't seem to realize it.

Date: 09/20/2010
Dissonance by adamant Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 27]
Summary:

New and Improved! :)  This is an enhanced version of the original vignette that appeared in the Fan-Fic forum about Adam and his wife who is packing to leave him.

 

Disclaimer:All publicly recognizeable characters, settings or situations are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1247 Read Count: 205
Published: 12/04/2010 Updated: 12/04/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Dissonance Reviewer: Patina Signed

A moment that could have gone either way, but fortunately it was a happy ending.  This story reminds me of a few couples I know who wondered what would happen when the nest was empty.  Well done little story, Ant.



Author's Response:

Thank you, Patina, for your insight and comments. I appreciate your reading it. Oh, and I tried to make it realistic--people's issues don't change over time.

Date: 02/21/2012
Great Minds by deansgirl Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

It's Christmas time on the Ponderosa and the family is ready to exchange gifts.


Categories: Comedy, Holiday Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2341 Read Count: 92
Published: 12/13/2010 Updated: 12/13/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

Cute little story, deansgirl.  Great minds indeed. :)

Date: 01/06/2012
First Impressions by praterfarms1 Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
Summary:

Shelly has a game that she plays when she meets someone new, First Impression, and she just met the Cartwrights.  Wonder if she is right? 

*this is the 1st story in what will be a series. (I hope!)


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1327 Read Count: 139
Published: 12/31/2010 Updated: 12/31/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

Love this story, Prater!  Wonderful to see the Cartwrights through someone else's eyes.  One of my favorites.

Date: 09/16/2013
God's Gift by adamant Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 23]
Summary:

Originally written to honor Lorne Greene's birthday, this story is a glimpse into the early days of Ben and Adam, when Ben was working his way west with Adam in tow.

Disclaimer: All publcily recognizable characters, settings, etc, are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1324 Read Count: 338
Published: 04/30/2011 Updated: 04/30/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: God's Gift Reviewer: Patina Signed

Such a sweet story, Ant.  Ben must have regretted his decision to go West many times when Adam was a little boy.  Adam, though, tried his best to be a good boy.  Lovely glimpse into those early years when Ben was still chasing his dream.



Author's Response:

Thank you for reading and commenting. I tried to illustrate what I felt Adam would have been like as a young boy and his relationship with Ben.

Date: 01/06/2012
A Grandfather's Advice by jmd29 Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]
Summary:

As the day of his wedding approaches and Adam begins a new life in Australia his thoughts turn to memories of his grandfather.

Disclaimer:  I do not own any recognizable Bonanza characters or the setting created by David Dotort.  No copyright infringement is intended.  All original characters are the property of the owner.

Spoilers:  Contains spoilers to A New Home

Warnings:  Some language and references to adult situations.


Categories: Drama, Romance, Prequel, Future Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3413 Read Count: 227
Published: 04/30/2011 Updated: 04/30/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

Fantastic, jmd!  I loved all of Abel's sea and sailing references in his talk with Adam; the old man knew how to get his grandson to realize that what he desired wasn't what he had in front of him.  This flashback gives more depth to Adam's love for Jenna. 

Date: 02/21/2012
In Defense by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 17]
Summary:

Joseph Francis Cartwright awaits sentencing. The judge is quick to blame the adults in his life for the boy’s actions. What can Joe say in defense?


Categories: Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1489 Read Count: 228
Published: 05/01/2011 Updated: 05/01/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: In Defense Reviewer: Patina Signed
Good story, Paula. I feel sorry for Jacob even though he seems sorrier to have been caught than for his crime. As Hoss said, whatever discipline Pa doles out will teach Joe a lesson.

Author's Response:

Yes, you always feel sorry for kids that don't have the adult support at home. Joe was lucky to have a father who cared. Thanks for the review.

Date: 07/05/2013
Father by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

This story was originally posted on Bonanza World.

It’s Promotion Day for Adam Cartwright and Pa helps him deal with cold feet. Just a brief story to celebrate Father’s Day.


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1624 Read Count: 118
Published: 05/01/2011 Updated: 05/01/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Father Reviewer: Patina Signed

Good advice from Ben to help Adam through the big day.  Very nice father-son moment, Paula.



Author's Response:

Thank you, Patina

Date: 02/21/2012
Blaze by jmd29 Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

After moving to Australia, Adam must find himself a new horse.

Spoilers: Contains some minor spoilers to A New Home.

Warnings:  Contains some minor language.

Disclaimer: I do not claim ownership to any of the recognizable Bonanza characters or the setting created by David Dotort.  All original characters are the property of the author.  No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Future Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1791 Read Count: 107
Published: 05/07/2011 Updated: 05/07/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

Great little story, jmd!  Sport can never be replaced in Adam's heart but I'm glad to see he's got a new horse that will come a close second. 

Date: 10/10/2012
The Power of Love by BensReader Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
Summary: Feature

An accident occurs, leaving Ben in an underground cavern, surrounded by darkness, only to be rescued by his late wife, Marie.


Categories: Mystery, Drama Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2553 Read Count: 240
Published: 06/22/2011 Updated: 06/22/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Power of Love Reviewer: Patina Signed
Wonderful story, BensReader. There are mysterious happenings in the world that we just can't explain. If it hadn't been for Marie, Ben may have disappeared forever. Thanks for sharing with us.

Author's Response:

Thank you for your review and positive feedback, Patina. 

Date: 07/14/2013
Summary:

Hoss attempts to teach Little Joe some mathmatics


Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1312 Read Count: 163
Published: 07/17/2011 Updated: 07/17/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Hoss the Math Tutor Reviewer: Patina Signed

LOL Sheena!  It really sounds like a little kid and a frustrated teacher.  Love all of Joe's questions that have absolutely nothing to do with the lesson.  My dad surely felt like Hoss when I needed math help.  Hoss deserved more than a few cupcakes for his troubles.  Thank you for such a fun little story!




Author's Response:

It's always good to know that a story is able to come across as realistic, and even better if it can make people laugh :)  Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed it!  

Date: 02/26/2012
A Good Brother by jmd29 Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

Adam comforts Joe in the aftermath of Marie's death.

Disclaimer:  I do not own any of the recognizable Bonanza characters or the setting created by David Dotort.  No copyright infringement is intended. 

 

 


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1355 Read Count: 665
Published: 07/19/2011 Updated: 07/19/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

Very sweet little story, jmd.  Little Joe was lucky to have Adam and Hoss after Marie died.  I can just picture all three boys on the settee, hoping Marie was going to be okay. 

Date: 02/21/2012
Glimmer by idmarryhoss Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Short light happy summer read. A vignette; a flicker; a moment in time.


Categories: Holiday, Drama, Romance Characters: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1131 Read Count: 70
Published: 08/06/2011 Updated: 08/06/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Summer Glint Reviewer: Patina Signed

This is a beautiful snippet in time, idmarryhoss. Your writing is so lyrical and really opens the mind's eye to picturing each moment. I can feel Calle's frustration and see Elin dipping Lotta in the lake. Hoss is blessed to have such a family.



Author's Response:

Thanks a lot, Patina! I appreciate your words very much and save them in my heart. I wrote the piece quite home-sick, but I really enjoyed seeing the water, the trees, the children and even adults who remember how good it feels to strip off from the normal pattern. The show gave so much shooting, action and tragedy, but showed few clips of the nature and leisure times -- and the rest is for our imagination. For all the things people wished... I'd wish everybody would write!

Date: 08/06/2011
All By Myself? by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 36]
Summary:

This story was written for a challenge. The characters are Hoss and Adam. 


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1796 Read Count: 351
Published: 10/10/2011 Updated: 10/10/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

Lovely little glimpse of young Adam and Hoss, Tracy. 



Author's Response:
Date: 02/21/2012
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed
Delightful glimpse into a moment in the lives of young Adam and Hoss. I can imagine young Hoss wanting to have some fun when Pa was consumed with grief for Marie. And I can imagine young Hoss getting sucked into what seemed like innocent fun at the time. Lovely, heart-warming story, Tracy.

Author's Response:

Thank you, Patina! I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

Date: 06/27/2013
Summary:

When Hoss and his wife go away for a few days, Ben, Adam and Joe babysit their two young daughters and bedtime is always the worst time.

 

Disclaimer:  All recognizable characters, settings, etc., are the property of their respective owners. All original characters and plot are the property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2745 Read Count: 226
Published: 10/14/2011 Updated: 10/14/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Babysitters Reviewer: Patina Signed
Nice to see a glimpse of “Grandpa Ben.” Hoss’ girls seem quite a handful but they’re not a match for their grandfather. They’ve got both of their uncles wrapped around their little fingers.

Author's Response:

The Carwtrights were suckers for pretty girls and if they're such charming and disarming little things, it's a sure-fire dominance. Thanks for reading.

Date: 07/06/2019
Revenge...May the Best Man Win by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
Summary: One wants to teach a lesson, one wants revenge, one just wants some peace quiet. With the three high spirited Cartwright boys home alone for the weekend anything can happen. Which one will come out on top?
Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10702 Read Count: 375
Published: 10/18/2011 Updated: 10/18/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

This is hilarious, bahj!  I thought it was going to be the standard battle between Adam and Joe until Pa gets home.  What a wonderful surprise to find out you've taken this type of story to the next level.  Poor Hoss!  His brothers are trying to outprank each other but he's caught in the crossfire.  I kept laughing through an "Oh no!" each time something happened to Hoss.  Again, a really wonderful story.



Author's Response: Thank you so much, Patina. It's nice to hear that I accomplished "the next level" in this story, and I'm so glad it made you laugh :0)
Date: 03/29/2012
The True Warmth of November Sunshine by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 29]
Summary:

Alone, injured, and so close to home . . .


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1543 Read Count: 343
Published: 11/14/2011 Updated: 11/14/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

Fantastic little story, Tracy!  So much in so few words is an amazing feat.  Anytime I think I'm having a bad day, I'll have to think back to everything that happened to Adam. 



Author's Response:

Thank you, Patina, for reading and reviewing. I'm working on being more concise in my descriptions - still have a ways to go. Your comment leads me to believe that I'm on the right path!

Here's hoping that you don't need to think back on Adam's bad times - nothing but good days ahead!

Date: 01/06/2012
The Gamble's Payoff by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
Summary:

In this 'missing scene' from "The Gamble," Ben, Adam and Hoss are awaiting their fate, knowing Joe is their only hope for rescue. What they don't know is that a gamble from long ago is about to pay off ...


Categories: What Happens In-Between?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2528 Read Count: 178
Published: 11/21/2011 Updated: 11/21/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

Fantastic WHIB, my shallow friend.  Artie will soon be proved wrong!  The love Adam and Hoss have for their younger brother clearly shows through.  How can the remaining Cartwrights not be confident that Joe will come to their rescue?  



Author's Response:

Patina, my intellectual friend - I agree! Joe ALWAYS came through for his family, because they ALWAYS came through for him. That's what family is all about! And on that note ... thank you for coming through for me with such a lovely review. I truly appreciate it.

Date: 09/20/2013
On This Night by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
Summary: Ben is lying on his death bed when three ghostly visitors from the past step in to change the course of fate.
Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: A Collection of Short Stories, Halloween Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1449 Read Count: 184
Published: 11/27/2011 Updated: 11/27/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed

A different kind of ghost story, bahj.  I enjoyed the contrasts between the sons' interactions with their mothers and Ben's interactions with his wives. 



Author's Response: This is the kind of ghost story I can handle :0) I'm so glad to know you enjoyed it!
Date: 02/21/2012
Buried Treasure by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
Summary: What do a nutty professor, an ancient Indian legend, and a dusty sea chest from the attic have in common. Come spend Christmas with the Cartwrights and find out what awaits in this zany, action packed adventure.
Categories: Action/Adventure Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52169 Read Count: 207
Published: 11/29/2011 Updated: 11/29/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Patina Signed
This is a delightful story of friendships with a dash of Indiana Jones. I enjoyed the backstory behind Hoss’s friendship with Brave Pony, a character we only met once (in The Saga of Muley Jones). Adam’s attempts at marriage counseling for his newfound friends left me giggling several times. Ben sharing stories from his past with Roy Coffee made for heartwarming interludes between the adventures of Hoss, Brave Pony, and Joe. A fun story!
Date: 03/24/2019