Reviews by Elizabeth Holmes
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: 284
Published: 06/07/2008 Updated: 06/07/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Fevered Dreams Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Stories incorporating Native Americans often are spiritual, with a question posed about the line between reality and the spiritual.   Your story expanded and improved the theme which the episode touched on rather awkwardly. 

Date: 05/13/2018
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: 334
Published: 07/19/2008 Updated: 07/19/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Battle of Wills Begins Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Loved it.  Adam's refusal of Marie is consistent with what happens frequently when a new parent is introduced.

Date: 03/14/2017
Daemon by AMG Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary:

A tale of a man and a horse.


Categories: Action/Adventure Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2519 Read Count: 168
Published: 09/11/2011 Updated: 09/11/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Daemon Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Love your story.  It's so easy to read, just flows from sentence to sentence. 

Date: 07/27/2019
To Have Loved and Lost by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 23]
Summary: While leaving a gift for his father, Adam inadvertantly discovers a piece of Ben's past.
Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3701 Read Count: 160
Published: 02/12/2012 Updated: 02/12/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Love the back story about Ben and his family.  It feels like it fits perfectly.  Such a perfect place for Ben's past to be revealed, at sea.  

Date: 07/22/2019
Home by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
Summary:

Where we love is home. A short WHIB for Forever.


Categories: What Happens In-Between?, Drama Characters: Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1012 Read Count: 168
Published: 04/05/2012 Updated: 04/05/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Home Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

A powerful story capturing the depths of loss.



Author's Response:

Thank you, Elizabeth.

Date: 08/29/2019
Brotherly Bonding by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

Joe wants to prove that ghosts do exist. Will Hoss and Adam go along for the adventure?


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: 4065 Read Count: 149
Published: 08/24/2012 Updated: 08/24/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Love it!   Very fast moving, very believable too.  



Author's Response:

Thank you, Elizabeth, for reading and leaving a review.

Date: 04/10/2017
A New Day for Hoss by Calamity Liz Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 25]
Summary:

Hoss makes a new friend at school but does she really want to be his friend or is it another one of the cruel jokes his schoolmates have played on him.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2892 Read Count: 210
Published: 05/26/2013 Updated: 05/26/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

This was a wonderful story about Hoss as around 12 years old I would guess.  The only question I have is why Adam was around the school so much.  I could imagine Angela and Hoss, and was glad he had a friend.  

Date: 07/31/2019
Summary:

PONDEROSA NIGHTMARES 2013

Thank you Bahj for the kick-start with the words...

ADAM - TEACHER - WHIP


Categories: Mystery, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2465 Read Count: 485
Published: 10/27/2013 Updated: 10/27/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

you wrote this over six years ago!   I'm glad to make the discovery.  You write so well.  Love your turn of phrase.

Date: 01/13/2019
A Life That Matters by Pt29646 Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Adam is at Harvard, and he meets Frances Staunton Whipple, an independent young lady who wants a life of purpose and adventure. 


Categories: Drama, Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8064 Read Count: 89
Published: 11/12/2014 Updated: 11/12/2014 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

I hope the story continues on the Ponderosa.

Date: 07/20/2017
A Ghost Story by Pt29646 Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Ben and Adam are traveling West when they make a stop in a small town. Adam realizes that they're not alone in their room at their boarding house. Can he make Ben understand the danger before it's too late?


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3089 Read Count: 107
Published: 01/05/2015 Updated: 01/05/2015 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Good story.  Had to keep reading.

Date: 10/27/2018
A Brother's Love by Sharry Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 34]
Summary: Feature

Adam and Joe are forced to spend an unplanned night in the woods rekindling old coping skills after Joe is injured in a riding accident. SJS fans will recognize a familiar theme.  Those types of stories are alive and well, and don't necessarily require contributions from me. Nonetheless, I am raising my right hand and do freely admit to using Joe to get to Adam, my true intended target.  Cheesy grin... 

*Adult Language* 

Adam and Joe centric with references to Ben and Hoss.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5679 Read Count: 588
Published: 09/13/2015 Updated: 09/13/2015 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Brother's Love Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Second time I've read this story.    The story reads smoothly and keeps moving.  The description of Adam and Joe's relationship truly is about love between brothers, something that isn't talked about very much if at all.  



Author's Response:

I'm pleased to hear you were interested enough to read the story twice, Elizabeth.  My intent was to capture Adam and Joe's relationship in the way I've always seen it - something I wish there had been more time for in the series.  I have learned a lot of people see both Adam and Joe in much the same way I do, although not everyone has exactly the same point of view.  I think love between brothers is a remarkably strong type of bond.  And you're right - it isn't often discussed in the purest sense of the emotion much at all.  In terms of Adam and Joe, I think Joe had an easier role.  While we all know Pernell was going bald early on, it's amazing Adam was not completely gray like his father by the time Joe reached adulthood.  Jeepers!  :)        
Date: 06/07/2017
Christmas Scenes ~ A Father's Struggle by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

For Ben Cartwright, the journey west is ongoing, no matter the past, his fears, or the holiday.

 

I do not own nor do I profit from Bonanza fanfiction.


Categories: Drama Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3182 Read Count: 44
Published: 12/29/2016 Updated: 12/29/2016 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

I very much enjoyed this short reverie.  Christmas time is not joyous for many people.  As we get older, there are more people to remember who are no longer with us.

Marie brought Ben into the present and reminded him of all the love that was and is his.

 



Author's Response:

Thank you, Elizabeth, for reading and leaving an encouraging review.

Date: 05/04/2018
Summary:

Ben arrives home to find Joe at death's door after a hunting accident, bringing back eerie memories from an incident he has tried for fifteen years to forget. Before the night is over, both he and Adam will have to face their inner demons. Written for Ponderosa Nightmares 2017. 

This story is primarily a WHIB-WHN for "My Brother's Keeper," but it also includes references to events mentioned in "Marie, My Love," "Yonder Man," and the Ponderosa episode "Secrets and Lies" (I ONLY use Ponderosa as canon when it does not contradict the original series at all, which isn't often). JPM, APM, SBS.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel, What Happens In-Between?, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3798 Read Count: 169
Published: 10/26/2017 Updated: 10/26/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed
The story is a very good read. Whether the wolf is real or a dream makes for a compelling story.

Author's Response:

Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm glad you enjoyed it! 

Date: 02/27/2018
The Hill by adamant Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

For "A Winter's Tale" Challenge.  A resentful Adam, under Ben's edict, takes Hoss and Joe sledding on a winter afternoon to "The Hill."


Categories: Drama, Holiday, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Seasons
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2428 Read Count: 113
Published: 11/16/2017 Updated: 11/16/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Hill Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

I loved this story.  Adam's teenage attitude, the arguments between the younger two boys, Ben's frustration all are understandable.  I liked how the shared sledding activity bonded the 3 of them together.

 



Author's Response:

I'm so glad you liked the story. I tried to remember what it had been like as a child to be snowed in and the boredom. Thank you for reviewing.

Date: 12/08/2017
Such sensible sons .... by Krys Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

A winter's tale submission...

 

How do Ben's sons react when Pa doesn't come home after a blizzard had struck the Ponderosa???


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3097 Read Count: 73
Published: 11/18/2017 Updated: 11/18/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Great description of being out in the blizzard.   All of this sounds exactly like the Cartwrights.  Thanks for the story.



Author's Response:

A pleasure, Elizabeth ... very pleased you enjoyed the story.  Currently enduring this kind of weather here ...:)

Date: 12/08/2017
Wayfarer's Return by CowgirlAtHeart Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 10]
Summary: Feature

Written for the "A Winter's Tale" writing challenge.  After having been away at sea, Adam decides to return to the Ponderosa in time for Christmas.


Categories: Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2135 Read Count: 142
Published: 12/04/2017 Updated: 12/04/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Wayfarer's Return Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

A wonderful Christmas story about the Cartwright family.    So glad the wayfarer made the decision he did!



Author's Response:

Thank you for reading and for the kind review! :)

Date: 01/11/2018
Summary: Feature

Twenty-two year old Hoss is caught in a snowstorm on a mountain trail.  Fortune is with him when he finds a cabin owned by two young men.   They recognize Hoss's last name and share a story of the two families crossing the Great Plains together.  Their parents parted ways many years ago.   Now the next generation renews the friendship.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Holiday Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3780 Read Count: 70
Published: 12/06/2017 Updated: 12/06/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Thank you Cowgirl.  I am glad you enjoyed the story.   When writing about the geography where I have never been, I like to take a look at the map and any other information I can find about the area.   Gives the character a more solid base.

Date: 12/08/2017
Summary:

A mystical experience. Or was it?

Written for a Christmas challenge.

Disclaimer: Original plot is property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1411 Read Count: 60
Published: 12/10/2017 Updated: 12/10/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Voice in the Night Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

This story is a keeper.  It's wonderful.   I love the myth of animals becoming vocal at midnight on Christmas, and it makes a mystical story.



Author's Response: Thank you, Elizabeth Holmes. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 12/17/2017
I'm Gonna Make It by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Adam goes back East to attend a college reunion, then finds himself racing against time to get home for Christmas.

 

Written for the challenge, "A Winter's Tale."


Categories: Comedy, Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3985 Read Count: 57
Published: 12/16/2017 Updated: 12/16/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: I'm Gonna Make It Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

This story becomes more captivating the farther one reads.   It has a mystical, magical quality to it.    I very much enjoyed this story.  It has images that stand out like pictures as the story progresses and are intriguing.  Thank you.

Date: 12/17/2017
Title: Chapter 1: I'm Gonna Make It Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

This story becomes more captivating the farther one reads.   It has a mystical, magical quality to it.    I very much enjoyed this story.  It has images that stand out like pictures as the story progresses and are intriguing.  Thank you.

Date: 12/17/2017
Never Quote Me the Odds by Marla Fair Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Anyone who has watched the episode 'Once A Doctor' leaves the story with one burning question - where was Little Joe when Hoss was thought to be dying and, ultimately, operated on? This WHN is my answer to that question.


Categories: Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4326 Read Count: 34
Published: 02/06/2018 Updated: 02/06/2018 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

This is a wonderful story that builds on an episode of Hoss's near death.  The inclusion of the family friend, Roy Coffee, made the entire theme work beautifully.  



Author's Response:

Thank you.  I love Roy.  One only imagine the affection he had for those Cartwright boys. 

Date: 03/12/2018
The Perfect Moment by PlatoofthePonderosa Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Feature

Sue Ellen Terry tries to figure out what love is. WHIB for “The Sisters.” 


Categories: Romance, What Happens In-Between? Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2169 Read Count: 75
Published: 03/10/2018 Updated: 03/10/2018 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Your story makes me wish the end of "The Sisters" could be changed. 



Author's Response:

Thank you, Elizabeth. :) 

Date: 06/10/2018
Summary:

Springtime Challenge

Ater a long harsh winter Ben decides his sons - deserving or not - would benefit from a day in town.  But, will Pa's grand idea bode well?

 

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: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6387 Read Count: 63
Published: 05/29/2018 Updated: 05/29/2018 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

A very humorous story, and we're left wondering what actually happened with Widow Yelland.



Author's Response:

Much thanks to you Elizabeth - I too am wondering about the Widow Yelland - maybe another story.

Date: 06/03/2018
Eagle's Nest by Sierras Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Feature

It is spring, and the winter has passed. Five-year-old Little Joe wanders off to find his mama who died couple of months earlier. This is about the incident that is referenced by Ben to Little Joe in the episode "Between Heaven And Earth". I originally wrote this story back in 2001. I entered it in a Bonanza fan fiction contest, but it didn't win. I recently came back to it and rewrote it for the Spring Awakens Challenge.


Categories: Drama, Prequel, What Happens Before? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3180 Read Count: 71
Published: 05/29/2018 Updated: 05/29/2018 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

This episode is one of the memorable ones for me.  Thank you for the prequel.



Author's Response: You're welcome, and thank you for the review. :)
Date: 06/10/2018
Summary:

Adam receives a strange package and refused to open it. Ben, overcome by curiosity, opens it and unleashes a monster. Hoss is the only one who can save his family.

Written for the Ponderosa Nightmares challenge.


Categories: Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9551 Read Count: 48
Published: 10/26/2018 Updated: 10/26/2018 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Love Conquers All Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

Years ago, actress Stephanie Powers did battle with a small doll that was bewitched.  I cant remember the name of the show, but I'll never forget how frightening it was. Your story reminds me if it, but with a much better outcome.

Date: 10/29/2018