Reviews by adamsgermangirl
FRATERNITY by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 30]
Summary: Adam, Hoss, and Joe are making repairs to the lineshacks. When Adam goes to the pond for a break, everything goes horribly wrong. It's up to Hoss and Joe to get Adam back.
Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9465 Read Count: 485
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

This was a real exciting story. "One for all and all for one". That's the slogan for the Cartwright family. Your description of the different kind of fraternity (contrast in brothers) was great. Adam's humor at the end of the story was very well written.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl, for reading and taking the time to leave a review.
Date: 09/11/2016
Summary: Sixteen year old Adam falls asleep at the supper table after a hard week of breaking horses. Believing his brother to be under a witch's spell, Little Joe convinces Hoss to help him break the spell using everything they know from fairytales.
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5877 Read Count: 178
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: TO WAKE A SLEEPING BEAUTY Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

This was a wonderful story. It could be a fairy tail for childrens. I enjoyed the ideas Joe had to wake up Adam. He was very imaginative and it was easy for him to get Hoss on board for it. Always nice to read about the childhood of the brothers.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl, for reading and taking time to leave a review. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 09/08/2016
Fevered Dreams by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

WHI for The Savage.  Was Ruth Halverson real?  Did Adam really propose marriage to her?  This story attempts to explain some of the events in this episode.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4690 Read Count: 287
Published: 06/07/2008 Updated: 06/07/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Fevered Dreams Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Because we know the scenes from the TV it was easy to see Adam and Ruth in your story. I always enjoy to read your stories. Thanks for sharing it.

Date: 09/08/2016
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: 3440
Published: 07/01/2008 Updated: 07/01/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1-4 Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Adam and Kate are a very nice couple. The respectfulness of each other is very great. Sometimes a little bit TO much in my opinion. I like the interaction with each other - especially when they are flirting. Exciting sequel. I'm curious what happens next.

Date: 09/11/2016
A Mouthful of Regret by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 55]
Summary: Adam's second round-up following his return home from college.  He and Joe aren't getting along but a brutal bear attack changes everything.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5746 Read Count: 827
Published: 07/16/2008 Updated: 07/16/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Mouthful of Regret Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Like many times before Adam and Joe are bickering about the chores. After the bear attack Joe felt guilty. I like the describtion of the interaction between Adam and Joe. A very touching moment is when Joe lay on Adams cheest. Well written, thank's for it, Patina.

Date: 09/11/2016
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: 2473
Published: 07/16/2008 Updated: 07/16/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1- 4 Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

A wonderful start - that was a great story. I liked your describtion of the characters. That Kate is as stubborn as Adam that's fine. In my opinion this kind of a woman is good for Adam. The humor between both is very nice. The conversation at the lake was so funny. "You, you Peeping Tom". I am not a Peeping Tom and I wasn't spying you. Fantastic.

Date: 09/11/2016
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: adamsgermangirl Signed

Oh Patina, that was a great story.

Adam was eleven and Pa told him that he has to be an adult about all this. Oh Pa, that was not ok. The part when Adam run off and met the cat was exciting. I like your spelling style.

Date: 07/25/2016
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: 266
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Shadow of Jean De Marigny Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Patina, now you have catch me with your stories. The stories are very exciting. I felt with Adam when he get the slap in the face from Marie. OK, it was another time and maybe at this time it was normal to get a slap in the face. But it was not corect from Marie. You describe the feelings of each very well. Let's go to the next story :-)

Date: 07/25/2016
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: 393
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 02/06/2014 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Gift Horse Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

It was so cute how little Hoss remembered Pa that he promised Adam to buy him a horse. That's the lovely character of Hoss. To see Adam happy at the end - well written, Patina.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl, for letting me know you enjoyed the story.
Date: 07/25/2016
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: 250
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: New Expectations Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

And once again - poor little Adam. He felt of the horse and get hurt. I felt that I was right in the middle of this scene. You have great ideas for your stories, Patina. Oh my... and how will Adam react if he hears that a baby is expected in the Cartwirhgt house.

I'm curious about it.

Date: 07/31/2016
Remembering Childhoods by Patina Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 18]
Summary: This is the sixth story in the Battle of Wills series. It's the morning after the events in New Expectations. Ben's thoughts of the coming baby make him remember Adam's childhood and Hoss' early years
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: 3081 Read Count: 267
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Remembering Childhoods Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

This was a very touching story. A story full of feelings. When Adam said he wants to live by his grandfather, tears came to my eyes. Thankfully Ben found the right words to concinced Adam to stay. Patina, you are a great writing talent.

Date: 07/31/2016
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: adamsgermangirl Signed

"A Room Full Of Memories" that title makes me curious. It's a pity that the TV-Show never shows episodes like tis. I think fans would like to see those stories about the history and about memories. It's written with fantasy. A lot of detail description. Very nice.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl. I'm glad to know the title drew you in and you enjoyed the story.
Date: 07/31/2016
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: adamsgermangirl Signed

I can always see little Hoss for my eyes. Your decription is going to so many details. I enjoy this. Hoss and the jars of candy or his thoughts about if Mary gets a boy or a girl. How he thoughts about what she has to eat to get a boy or a girl. I can really imagine how Hoss is doing that. It's so cute. I'm happy that Mary let Adam make the crib.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 07/31/2016
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: 175
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Naming the Newest Cartwright Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

The find out of the name for the newest Cartwright could have been like this. You write with so much love for the detail. I like it. How Hoss asked "Do we get to pick the hair colour too"? This was so cute and as I said in a previous review I can visualize the scenes you describe mentally. Nice names you have choosen.

And at the end we all konw that little Adam was proved to be right.

Date: 07/31/2016
Summary: This is the 10th story in the Battle of Wills series. The Cartwrights celebrate Adam's 12th birthday.
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: 5014 Read Count: 255
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Presents From the Heart Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

"Present from the heart" that's a good choice for the title. The presents for Adam were coming from their hearts. Ben, Marie, Hoss, Hop Sing and Roy are enjoying that they can give some presents to Adam. I can understand the doubts that Ben had about the horsebrake but as Roy said: accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. At the end Adam thought that marie convinced Pa to let him work with the horses. Slowly but surely he will accept Marie.

Date: 09/04/2016
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: adamsgermangirl Signed

This was a wonderful story. I enjoyed especiellay what Adam said to Little Joe when he was born. I liked it so much when Hoss asked Adam: Are there rules for being a big brother? That was so touching.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl, for letting me know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 09/04/2016
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: 206
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Big Brother Lessons Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Another beautiful story. You describe the brothers so well. I like the part when Adam has Little Joe on his knees. Joe can be more than proud to have these two lovely big brothers.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl, for letting me know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 09/04/2016
No Regrets by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary: This is the 13th story in the Battle of Wills series. Marie writes a letter to her favorite aunt in New Orleans, describing her life on the Ponderosa.
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: 2091 Read Count: 127
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: No Regrets Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Nicely done, Patina, as always. It was interesting to read how Marie describes the life on the Ponderosa with her family. And how she describes the boys and Ben.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl. Nevada had to have been a huge adjustment for Marie. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 09/04/2016
Baby's Breath by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary: This is the 14th story in The Battle of Wills series. Hoss finds a kitten in the barn and decides to bring it in the house. Marie is not happy because of the old wives' tales of cats stealing the breath from babies. Will this kitten change her mind?
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3792 Read Count: 152
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Baby's Breath Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

I can understand that Marie didn't want the kitten in the crib with Little Joe. But at the end the little kitten saves baby Joe and Hoss was very proud of it. Well done written and a Happy End.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl. I'm pleased to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 09/04/2016
Summary:

A What Happened Instead story for No Less A Man. The Virginia City Town Council convinces Adam and Ben that Roy Coffee is no longer capable of doing his job. When Adam explains the situation to Roy, the sheriff swears him in as a deputy and then quits his job. It's then up to Adam to protect Virginia City from the Wagner Gang. When the gang arrives in town to rob the bank, Adam is injured. Ben, Hoss, Joe, and Roy all feel guilt for what has happened to Adam while serving Virginia City's citizens.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10067 Read Count: 371
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Hatful of Guilt Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

That was my first WHI-Story. That was definitely an alternative storyline. Poor Adam - lost his hearing, but he didn't loose his humor at the end. I liked it how you brought Hop Sing into the story. When Ben talked to Elisabeth was so touching. Great story- well written - enjoyed it much.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl. I'm glad to know you took a chance on reading this story and enjoyed it.
Date: 09/11/2016
Summary: Adam is injured when he and Little Joe are making fence repairs. Little Joe makes a bargain with God--if Adam recovers he won't be a spoiled brat anymore.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8255 Read Count: 367
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: I Won't Be Spoiled No More Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Little Joe holds himself responsible for what happened with Adam. The moment when he flung onto Adam's chest when he awakes was so touching. After the happy end Adam and Joe were brickering as usual. That's the real life.

"Open the barn door and let in the wagon", this sentence of Ben made me laugh! Very nice story.

Date: 09/08/2016
Birthday Blues by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 27]
Summary: Adam, away at college, is celebrating his first birthday away from his father and brothers.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1931 Read Count: 155
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Birthday Blues Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Oh, our sensitive Adam. It must be terrible for him to remember each year that his mother died  after he was born. But it was so good that Abel said to Adam that he is proud of him, nevertheless. A very sentimental story.



Author's Response: Thank you, adamsgermangirl. Abel knew better than to treat his grandson's birthday as a bittersweet day. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 09/08/2016
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: 338
Published: 07/19/2008 Updated: 07/19/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Battle of Wills Begins Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

This is my first series that I started to read.

I could imagine how difficult it has to be to Adam when Pa comes home with a new mother for the kids. I really can understand that Adam turn down Marie. Ben was very straight by telling "thats your mother and you have to accept it". I think Pa could be more sensitive. It is not imaginable for me that Pa let his boys alone for such a long time. That the title of the story is part of a conversation in the story is well written.

Now I'm curious how the story goes on.

Thanks for the story, Patina.

Date: 07/25/2016
Der Besuch by Nikky Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

Adam erhält unerwarteten Besuch von seinem jüngsten Bruder in Boston.


Categories: German Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 815 Read Count: 93
Published: 10/14/2008 Updated: 10/14/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Der Besuch Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Die Passage in der Adam sich daran erinnert wie er Joe als Kind tröstete gefällt mir sehr gut. Leider ein trauriges Ende; aber gut geschrieben.

Date: 11/22/2015
Erste Liebe by Nikky Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Joe verliebt sich in eine Schulkameradin - doch er weiss nicht, das sie für einen anderen schwärmt
Categories: German Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 854 Read Count: 57
Published: 10/14/2008 Updated: 10/14/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Erste Liebe Reviewer: adamsgermangirl Signed

Armer Joe. Die erste Liebe hat sich in seinen Bruder verguckt. Das wird ihm wohl noch häufiger passieren. Aber auch er verliebt sich sicherlich bald auf's Neue. Rührende Geschichte.

Date: 11/22/2015