Reviews by Penny
The Journey by swgirl Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 75]
Summary:

The second in a series of stories about Kate and Adam. This one picks up where "Beginnings - East Meets West" left off.


Categories: Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 42915 Read Count: 3464
Published: 07/01/2008 Updated: 07/01/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 51 - 52 Reviewer: Penny Signed

So glad to see Kate and Adam's love story continue! This one was also filled with tense suspensefull moments (Matt Larkin). You had me with tears in my eyes when the family was waiting for Kate to dye and Adam begging he not to leave him! Good thing that Kate was a strong woman but she still has her father to deal with. Glad to hear of the baby!! Another page turner couldn't leave the story had to read to the very end!! Thanks for the great read!!

Date: 10/07/2013
Summary: Adam meets a young lady from back east and romance ensues.
Categories: Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 45092 Read Count: 2498
Published: 07/16/2008 Updated: 07/16/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 46 - 47 Reviewer: Penny Signed

This is definitely a page turner story. I was reveted to my computer chair and could not leave the story till it ended! Kate and Adam make an ideal couple. They have so much in common (both lost their mother, both have higher education, both love the land, both love the simple life in the country and both have tempers and are stubborn). I feel like I was on a roller coaster ride I laughed (Kate at the lake), I was angry (John McDonald and Matt Larkin) most of all I enjoyed the story very much!! Apsolutely great writing. You have all the Cartwrights characters just right. Like I was watching an episode of Bonanza but better writing!!

Date: 10/07/2013
Summary: This is the second story in the Battle of Wills series. During a family picnic at the lake, Adam gets in trouble adding poison ivy to Hoss' bouquet of widlflowers for Marie. After an argument with his father, Adam decides to leave home. A neighbor and old friend, Abe Garvey, shows Marie that there's more to education than reading, writing, and arithmetic while leading the search for Adam.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5671 Read Count: 434
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Education is More Than Three Rs Reviewer: Penny Signed

Round two I think Marie won this one she is willing to compromise!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Penny.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 09/10/2013
Summary: The third story in the Battle of Wills series. Men break into the house while Marie is home alone with Adam and Hoss. After observing his step-mother's actions when faced with the robbers, Adam calls Marie a name he once heard Jean de Marigny use. This incident leads to an argument between Ben and Marie about Adam's upbringing. And Adam finally realizes that Marie had been Jean's wife.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4962 Read Count: 268
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Shadow of Jean De Marigny Reviewer: Penny Signed

Adam is behaving like a spoiled brat. Marie has it figued out the boys seem to behaving older than what they are! She knows it's not Ben's fault because of where they lived. I think she is slowly going to change things. Very good story can't wait to read on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 09/10/2013
A Gift Horse by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 33]
Summary: This is the fourth story in The Battle of Wills series. Ben announces at supper that he is going to buy a horse for Marie. Adam becomes unhappy because Ben had promised to buy him a horse before leaving for New Orleans. Will this situation cause another rift between Marie and Adam?
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2452 Read Count: 397
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 02/06/2014 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Gift Horse Reviewer: Penny Signed

Finely making progress al thanks to Hoss!!  Loving this story very much!



Author's Response:

Thank you so much, Penny.

Date: 09/10/2013
New Expectations by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 19]
Summary: This is the fifth story in the Battle of Wills series. Marie and Adam race their new horses. Luckily, Paul Martin has arrived in Virginia City to practice medicine. Ben has invited Paul out to the Ponderosa for supper. After examining both Marie and Adam, Paul has to relate Marie's and Adam's conditions to Ben.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4265 Read Count: 253
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: New Expectations Reviewer: Penny Signed

Very Good writing discriptive. I think you have catured the the personalities of the Cartwrights. Enjoying the story ver much!!!!!!!!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Penny!  I especially thank you for letting me know my younger versions of the Cartwrights are in character.  

Date: 09/10/2013
Summary: This is the 7th story in the Battle of Wills series. It's time to clean out the spare room so it can be turned into a nursery for the coming baby. As Ben, Adam, and Hoss go through the room's contents, they remember the past.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3408 Read Count: 208
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Room Full of Memories Reviewer: Penny Signed

I wonder what else was in that trunk HA!  HA!



Author's Response:

Probably all sorts of things Ben didn't want his boys to see (lol).  I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 09/10/2013
A New Pattern by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 23]
Summary: This is the 8th story in the Battle of Wills series. The Cartwrights go into town so Marie can order baby furniture and Adam can get a haircut. Hoss goes shopping with Marie and, while in the store, he overhears her conversation with two elderly ladies about food cravings and whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. Which of course leads to questions.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3807 Read Count: 233
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A New Pattern Reviewer: Penny Signed

They are becoming a family. Got to read on!!!!!!!!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Penny.  I'm glad to know you're enjoying the series.

Date: 09/10/2013
Summary: This is the 9th story in the Battle of Wills series. The Cartwrights try to decide on a name for the coming baby.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2243 Read Count: 176
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Naming the Newest Cartwright Reviewer: Penny Signed

It would of been nice to see a girl in the Cartwright household. Your writing is so discriptive I feel as if I was sitting there watching everthing!  Good Job!!!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Penny!  I think Ben would have been bald instead of gray-headed if he'd had a daughter (lol).  I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed this story.

Date: 09/10/2013
Love's Labor by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 22]
Summary: This is the 11th story in the Battle of Wills series. The newest Cartwright is born.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5794 Read Count: 250
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Love's Labor Reviewer: Penny Signed

Awwww!!!!  You had me nervious for a moment there



Author's Response:

Thank you, Penny.  Glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 09/11/2013
Summary: The 12th story in the Battle of Wills series. Hoss wants to learn how to be a good older brother to his new sibling.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2282 Read Count: 209
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Big Brother Lessons Reviewer: Penny Signed

I wish there was two big brothers around when I had my babies HA! HA! Great Story!!!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Penny.  They sure would have come in handy, wouldn't they?  Glad you enjoyed it,

Date: 09/11/2013
Summary: At six years old, Hoss finds himself to be the middle child instead of the baby. Not quite old enough to be responsible but not quite young enough to be thought of as a baby anymore.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2300 Read Count: 203
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Middle Child Syndrome Reviewer: Penny Signed

awww!!!!! so cute



Author's Response:

Thank you, Penny.

Date: 09/10/2013
Summary:

First story in the Battle of Wills series.  Marie arrives on the Ponderosa as Mrs. Ben Cartwright.  Hoss is happy to have a new mother but Adam is upset that Pa has married again without telling his sons.  Will Marie and Adam be able to get along?


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4205 Read Count: 340
Published: 07/19/2008 Updated: 07/19/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Battle of Wills Begins Reviewer: Penny Signed

I think you really captured Adam as a child, Hoss too so cute. End of round one at a stand still can't wait to see what happens next!!

Date: 09/10/2013
"A NEW GENERATION" by swgirl Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 40]
Summary:

Sequel to “Beginnings – East Meets West” and “The Journey.” Adam and Kate’s life together continues.


Categories: Sequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 55569 Read Count: 1434
Published: 07/23/2010 Updated: 07/23/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 81 - 87 Reviewer: Penny Signed

Another continuation of Kate and Adam and now Aaron's love story!! I was nice and comfortable and ready to read all night if I have too. I have enjoyed your stories so much and from experience from your other stories I will be reading till the end of the story!! Just when we loose one bad character (Kate's father John) we gain another (Kate's brother Cole). Adam should start believing in Kate's intuition because they are always right (Aaron's new nanny). Can't wait for next installment of you Kate and Adam's story because I know there has to be one!!!!!!! Thanks for the GREAT READS so far!!!!

Date: 10/07/2013
Summary:

Three years ago, Adam left the Ponderosa. Will a chance meeting lead Hoss and Joe to the brother they've lost and release Ben from his depression?


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52769 Read Count: 6557
Published: 08/20/2010 Updated: 08/20/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Penny Signed

You got me intriged left with alot of questions. Have to read on!!!!!!!

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: Penny Signed

Still guessing Is Adam dead? where is he? What happened to him?.... Great story so far!!!

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Reviewer: Penny Signed

Ben's life sure seems upside down, especially drinking in the morning. Lets hope Paul can help him!

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Reviewer: Penny Signed

A plan is forming to help Ben finely!!!! Great writing I feel as if I was in the room during there meeting feeling the tention is the room Good Job!!!!!

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Reviewer: Penny Signed

Poor Ben he just face the facts (I don't think he will until he finds out what happened to Adam)!

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 Reviewer: Penny Signed

I hope Ben finely found pease through his dream and will be able to go on!! Have to read on to find out. This story is very much a page turner!!!!!

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 Reviewer: Penny Signed

Just when I was thinking Adam was gone SURPRICE!!  What will Hoss and Joe firn in Carson City?

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 Reviewer: Penny Signed

Now who does that black horse belong to?!!!!!!!!  Great mystery!!!!!!!!!

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 Reviewer: Penny Signed

The mystery continues!!  I agree with Joe if it is Adam why doen't he come home?!!!!!   I'm at the edge of my seat now - have to find out!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10 Reviewer: Penny Signed

It sounds like Adam is heading for home and not even knowing it!!!!!

Date: 09/12/2013
Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 Reviewer: Penny Signed

OH  MY  GOD!! That just has to be Adam. Hope some question will be answered BUT I believe there will be even more questions!!!  Got to read on.



Author's Response:
Date: 09/12/2013