Reviews by CowgirlAtHeart
Summary: Little Joe has to write an essay on George Washington for Miss Jones' history class. Finding the information in Adam's history books boring, Little Joe decides to spice up Washington's life.
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3571 Read Count: 153
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: THE HISTORY ESSAY Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

I can just imagine Adam as Joe's helper, ready to tear his hair out!  Very funny!

Date: 02/02/2017
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: 282
Published: 06/07/2008 Updated: 06/07/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Fevered Dreams Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

I really enjoyed this take on "The Savage."  Thank you!

Date: 04/23/2017
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: 820
Published: 07/16/2008 Updated: 07/16/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Mouthful of Regret Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Terrific story, Patina!  I love how the bear attack ends up bringing the whole Cartwright family closer together. 

Date: 08/30/2017
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: 426
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Education is More Than Three Rs Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Another great "Battle of Wills" story!  I like Abe Garvey's character. 

Date: 04/14/2017
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: 259
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Shadow of Jean De Marigny Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Marie chose a good way to handle the dangerous situation.  It's too bad Adam misinterpreted it!

Date: 04/14/2017
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: 388
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 02/06/2014 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Gift Horse Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

I found this story deeply satisfying.  There are many hints throughout the series that Marie and Adam may have had difficulties in their relationship.  However, the way Ben talks about Marie makes me sure she loved Adam and Hoss very much and did her utmost to be a good new mother to them.  This story portrays that well.



Author's Response: Thank you, CowgirlAtHeart, for letting me know you enjoyed the story. Adam must have had a difficult time adjusting to a new mother and he surely tried her patience at times since he was a tween. I can't help but think that Adam did love Marie and that Marie loved all three of her sons.
Date: 01/31/2017
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: 239
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: New Expectations Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Great story!  I like the description of the race.  And I especially like Doc Martin's news for Ben and Marie! 

Date: 04/14/2017
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: 261
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Remembering Childhoods Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

I like how this story ties together bits of information from several episodes to give a picture of Adam's childhood.  I enjoyed reading it.

Date: 04/14/2017
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: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Great story!  I'm glad Marie was included in some of the treasure hunt. 



Author's Response: Thank you, CowgirlAtHeart, for reading and leaving a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.
Date: 04/14/2017
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: 228
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A New Pattern Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

What a sweet story!  I like the explanation of the pink china.  Hoss's confusion about the overheard conversation is great too!



Author's Response: Thank you, CowgirlAtHeart! I'm glad to know you enjoyed my explanation for the Cartwrights' china.
Date: 04/14/2017
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: 170
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Naming the Newest Cartwright Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Marie had better make some non-frilly dresses, because even though Adam's just being contrary when he says he thinks the baby is a boy, he's also correct!  Great story.

Date: 04/14/2017
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: 247
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Presents From the Heart Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Terrific story! I especially like the scene where Roy gives advice to Ben. Also, I like the way young Adam and young Hoss interact with each other!

Date: 10/04/2017
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: 204
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Big Brother Lessons Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

This is such a cute story!  I love the way young Adam and Hoss interact with their new brother.



Author's Response: Thank you, CowgirlAtHeart, for reading and leaving a review.
Date: 10/10/2017
Summary: Joe makes a resolution to stay out of trouble. Hoss and Adam are determined to help him break it. How long can Joe last?
Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4105 Read Count: 289
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A New Year, A New Resolution Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

What a funny story!  I liked how Adam and Hoss got tired of waiting for Joe to break his resolution and started making mischief themselves.  Poor Joe, caught in the middle between two sneaky older brothers!  



Author's Response: Thank you, CowgirlAtHeart! Both Adam and Hoss outsmarted themselves this time. LOL I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 01/12/2017
Summary: Marie Cartwright is sick with a chest cold. Three year old Little Joe discovers her cough syrup.
Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2682 Read Count: 236
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Spoonful of Medicine Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Hilarious story!  It sure takes a lot of people to keep an eye on Little Joe!  I especially liked the way the story handled the difficulties of the relationship between Adam and Marie. It must have been strange to have a stepmother who was so young and so different from Inger.



Author's Response: Thank you, CowgirlAtHeart! Marie arrived when Adam was a tween--not quite a child but not quite an adult. It must have been a difficult adjustment for him to accept a stranger as his new mother. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 01/12/2017
Summary: After telling four year old Little Joe about the balls held during Mardi Gras, Marie dreams of a dance held in the future. How has life turned out for the Cartwrights? Did Adam, Hoss, and Joe turn out to be the men we know?
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3621 Read Count: 228
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Glimpse Into the Future Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Wonderful story!  It brought about in me a sadness that Marie wouldn't live to see the boys grow up and she and Ben wouldn't grow old together, but at the same time a joy because her "petit Joseph" grows up to be a fine man of whom she would be proud.



Author's Response: Thank you, CowgirlAtHeart, for letting me know you enjoyed the story. No doubt Marie was proud of the men her boys became.
Date: 01/31/2017
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: 153
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Birthday Blues Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Adam's emotions in this story seem realistic.  I, also, experienced the "birthday blues" in college, being over 2,000 miles from home and missing my family greatly.



Author's Response: Thank you, CowgirlAtHeart, for letting me know you enjoyed this story. That first birthday away from home and family is the hardest. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 02/02/2017
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: 202
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Middle Child Syndrome Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Great story!  I like how Marie figures out how to help Hoss adjust to his new role as the middle child.



Author's Response: Thank you, CowgirlAtHeart. Hoss must have felt lost in the middle. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 04/24/2017
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: 329
Published: 07/19/2008 Updated: 07/19/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Battle of Wills Begins Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

This is a terrific story! I realized today that I'd read several of the "Battle of Wills" series but somehow had missed the first one.  This story provides a wonderful setup for an ongoing drama between Marie and Adam.  She is determined to be a good mother to him; he is just as determined that he doesn't need a mother!

Date: 03/12/2017
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: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

This story reminded me of the episode "My Brother's Keeper."  Poor Joe seems to attract accidents of this sort!

Date: 01/29/2017
Summary: Feature

This is purely fanfiction, my take on  WHN with this episode of a Bonanza story.  I am in no way associated with the authors, actors, or producers of the show-


Categories: What Happens Next?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5551 Read Count: 2875
Published: 10/04/2008 Updated: 10/04/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

This story adds so much depth and interest to Adam's role in "She Walks in Beauty"! I really like Les's character, and I think the portrayal of her emotions and Adam's is realistic.  A very enjoyable read!

Date: 03/28/2017
SUNSET TIMES FOUR by attiecat Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 21]
Summary: Ben meets with all three of his wives.
Categories: Drama, Romance Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1528 Read Count: 158
Published: 10/15/2008 Updated: 10/15/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

I'm crying.  What a touching, sad but sweet story.

Date: 04/13/2017
The Cartwrights of Camelot by Cinderella88 Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 22]
Summary: After reading King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table, Joe has one crazy dream...
Categories: Action/Adventure Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1147 Read Count: 98
Published: 11/09/2008 Updated: 11/09/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Cartwrights of Camelot Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

Great story!  I like the way Joe's idea of his family mixed with the Knights of the Round Table in his dream.  The Cartwrights really are "kings" of the Ponderosa!

Date: 03/27/2017
Love's True Light by Cinderella88 Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstar [Reviews - 46]
Summary:

After Joe returns back to the Ponderosa from avenging Alice's death (portrayed in the episode "Forever"), he is still mourning for her and their unborn child. He finds comfort from a special poem...


Categories: Drama, Romance, What Happens Next? Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 569 Read Count: 146
Published: 11/10/2008 Updated: 11/10/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Love's True Light Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

What a sweet story.  Alice's letter will surely help Joe find healing.

Date: 03/08/2017
The Birthday Wish by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 27]
Summary: It's Joe's birthday, and he's making a wish. But the Cartwrights don't realize it's someone else's birthday too ... and he has a secret wish of his own.
Categories: Mystery, Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3150 Read Count: 215
Published: 11/14/2008 Updated: 11/14/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: CowgirlAtHeart Signed

What a touching story.  (I won't give the ending away, but I will say when I read Joe's description of the boy he met, I knew who it had to be.)



Author's Response:

Thank you for reading and reviewing, CowgirlAtHeart! Even though it wasn't a surprise to either one of us (smile), I think it turned out to be quite an unexpected twist for the Cartwright family! 

Date: 02/02/2017