Reviews by Karol
Birthday Blues by Patina Rated: G [Reviews - 28]
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: 180
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Birthday Blues Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A touching story!

Adam celebrates his birthday for the first time without his father and brothers - far away from home with his grandfather Abel. He misses his family and sad thoughts about his grandfather's acceptance of him go through his head. At the end of the day, however, Abel has a surprise for Adam and also tells him that he is proud of his grandson.

Wonderful conversations!

Date: 01/08/2020
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: 368
Published: 07/19/2008 Updated: 07/19/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Battle of Wills Begins Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A story as written from real life. I can understand Adam well in this situation. Ben should not have been allowed to act like this - Adam is still a child and had to take responsibility for his little brother. He tries to annoy his stepmother, but she tries to win everything around his heart. Adam now needs especially the love and understanding of his father. It's a difficult situation for everyone, except Hoss. Adam is dissapointed by his father.

 

Thanks Patina for the well written story!

Date: 03/16/2017
The Circle of Life by pony Rated: Family Friendly [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: 206
Published: 03/18/2010 Updated: 03/18/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

A very interesting story with a not everyday occurrence and a well thought-out happy ending.



Author's Response:

Thank you, Karol - I appreciate your kind words! Sometimes it can be a little difficult to come up with unique storylines but this one just sort of "found me." I'm very glad you enjoyed the story and its conclusion! 

Date: 06/18/2019
One More Glass, Please. by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 22]
Summary:

Little Joe's constant nightmares are keeping everyone awake.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1244 Read Count: 206
Published: 06/29/2010 Updated: 06/29/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A nice touching story centering on Joe as a 4 year old.

Interesting how well and quickly Ben frees Joe from his childish fear.

I really like the exchange of words between Adam and Hoss. Well written.



Author's Response:

Thank you, Karol, for reading and commenting. I'm glad you liked the short story.

Date: 01/09/2021
Interlude by adamant Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

Ben, trying to find help for an ill Joseph, finds someone who knows as much about loss as he does.

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

 


Categories: Prequel, Drama Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2884 Read Count: 408
Published: 09/19/2010 Updated: 09/19/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

A story that touches the hearts and reflects the reality of live in all its facets, such as hardness, self-doubt, love and death.

Very interesting described the individual situations, the local conditions and the behavior of the persons.

Interesting also the reasons why Ben takes Joe along on the way.

Adamant, I love this story - well written!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Karol, for choosing one of my stories to read, especilly this one as it was one of the first stories I wrote and I always thought it was a good story -- not wonderful but well-constructed. Thank you again.

Date: 09/17/2019
Absolution by adamant Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 22]
Summary:

Adam wants to protect his wife from an inquest in the shooting of a ranch hand.

 

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


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2177 Read Count: 182
Published: 10/09/2010 Updated: 10/09/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Absolution Reviewer: Karol Signed

An interesting story that gives deep insights into the soul life of Adam.

Gently, with deep feelings and determined to everything to stand up for his love.

Excitingly written in detail!



Author's Response:

How nice to see that this story has a review and by you, Karol. I wanted to show that Adam will do anything for those he loves, even if others may consider it wrong. Adam always did what he thought was the right thing to do. Thank you for the nice review. 

Date: 01/09/2021
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: 232
Published: 10/14/2011 Updated: 10/14/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Babysitters Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A very nice lively story - as if taken from real life.

Small children, especially girls, can be very entertaining and cause a lot of wonder among adults, especially if they are so precociously. Whether one can tell the truth to whom, when and where is not so easy for children to measure. Adam knows how to handle you, because he has that certain empathy.

Nice story that puts us back in our own childhood.



Author's Response:

Thank you, Karol, for reading and leaving a review. I'm pleased you thought it was realistic and felt little girls would give the Cartwright men a run for their money -- adored or not.

Date: 07/03/2019
Summary:

Adam and his wife welcome 1885 together and consider their life as husband and wife. Note: Written last December and posted in the regular Fan-Fic Forum. This is a reworked and extended version.

 

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


Categories: Romance, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1302 Read Count: 195
Published: 12/19/2011 Updated: 12/19/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Happy New Year, My Love Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

Adam was always ready to help others. Despite some physical pain, at 55 years of age, Adam is now caring for his parents, his father and Hop Sing, in addition to his own little family.

The passion for his wife is still great and I love how he gently wakes her up to greet the New Year together with her.

I especially like both statements that they see every moment with each other as something special.

Very well written, Adamant!



Author's Response:

How delightful to find your review, Karol, on such an early story of mine. Yes, Adam and his wife have great responsibilities now with Ben and Hop Sing aging. But life is basically hard and how we live it is the test. I wanted to show that Adam's wife is happy to do what she can to take the burden off him. I'm glad you noted how much, after all their years together, Adam and his wife are still in love which can often be shunted aside when burdens take up so much time. Thank you so much for your lovely review! 

Date: 10/28/2020
A Special Morning by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 28]
Summary:

Christmas morning is a special time on the Ponderosa.

 

This is one of my first FanFiction stories, written several years ago - you never know what you'll find when you clean out your files!


Categories: Holiday Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1046 Read Count: 196
Published: 01/18/2012 Updated: 01/18/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

I can well imagine that Hoss is eager to hand out the gifts and is proud to do so since it was otherwise Adam's job. Ben is very happy about the gift of his sons and considers it the second best gift. But no wonder he considers his 3 sons the best gift he has ever received. Nicely to read that Hoss and Joe believe in Santa after they saw the footprints in the snow.

Wonderful, short Christmas story – well written!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Karol, for reading and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

Date: 12/02/2019
A Heart Opens Wide by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 25]
Summary:

Young Adam Cartwright struggles with acceptance.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1093 Read Count: 394
Published: 01/27/2012 Updated: 01/27/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

 

A nice short story that shows us how responsibly little Adam feels towards his brother Hoss and also to his father Ben. But he sees this position endangered by Marie, who cares at this moment for the sick Hoss.

 

Ask the stars for help - a wonderful idea. Especially if it helps the whole family and brings little Adam to rethink.

 

Beautiful title of the story and a happy ending!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Karol, for reading and leaving comments. 

Date: 08/07/2019
Cupid's Target by adamant Rated: G [Reviews - 24]
Summary:

Cupid decides to have a little fun with the Cartwright boys.

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


Categories: Holiday, Comedy Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1135 Read Count: 162
Published: 02/11/2012 Updated: 02/11/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Cupid's Target Reviewer: Karol Signed

Such a wonderful story! I enjoyed it very much!

It tells of 2 Roman gods and their observations and manipulations in terms of love regarding the Cartwrights.

Adamant, a very beautiful, imaginative story!

Very well written!



Author's Response:

I'm so very happy you enjoyed this! I had a great deal of fun writing this for a Valentine's Day many years ago and so it's rather fitting you read it now, seeing Valentine's Day was just a few days ago. It always makes me smile when someone reads an older story of mine and likes it. : )

Date: 02/17/2020
Decisions by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 26]
Summary:

The need to deliver solace brings Adam closer to acceptance.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1511 Read Count: 416
Published: 03/31/2012 Updated: 03/31/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A very touching story told with much love. Adam rides to Marie's grave on Joe's 5th birthday and has a conversation with Marie, telling how everyone is doing one year after her death. After Adam lightens his heart in this quiet place and rides away he knows it was a good decision to come here.

Very nicely done, Tracy! I enjoyed reading it!



Author's Response:

Thanks, Karol, for reading and leaving comments. I'm happy you enjoyed the story.

Date: 06/15/2021
Home by Patina Rated: G [Reviews - 25]
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: 187
Published: 04/05/2012 Updated: 04/05/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Home Reviewer: Karol Signed

Several emotion thoughts go through Ben's mind as he watches how sad and desperate Joe is. A father who is worried about his youngest son and can only hope that Joe will find his way back to himself and back to life.

A highly emotional theme.

Very nice and interesting written!

I enjoyed reading this story!

 

 

 

 

 

 



Author's Response:

Thank you, Karol.  I'm glad to know you enjoyed the story.

Date: 08/31/2019
Hoss Defined by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 15]
Summary: You'll find it under "H" in the dictionary :0)
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: A Collection of Short Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1140 Read Count: 113
Published: 09/14/2012 Updated: 09/14/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

The story is very easy to read and it is easy to imagine. Although only a short story, it is divided into small sections.

I think it's very good how the author portrayed Hoss's character at a young age (as a 12-year-old).

It matches the character of adult Hoss as we know it - friendly, helpful and courageous.

The story shows that nothing bothers him and that he can give his father as well as his two brothers something meaningful in each case on the way.

His modesty shows that he doesn't know how or even want to describe himself.

How nice that his family knows all the strengths of Hoss and writes it down in the right words.

A very good description of Hoss' Character.

 

 

Date: 07/24/2019
What Lola Wants by adamant Rated: PG [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

Ben is summoned to New York by an old friend and Adam accompanies his father on the journey into Ben's past.

 

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


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1822 Read Count: 130
Published: 09/17/2012 Updated: 09/17/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: What Lola Wants Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A very interesting story, as one hears from time to time in artistic circles.

Lola wants to see her old friend Ben one more time before she dies and wrote him a letter. Ben, accompanied by Adam visits the dying Spanish dancer who once meant something to him in New York. Impoverished or sick artists often live off their memories, their fame. Lola knows that beauty is fleeting, but through the photo she gives Adam, the memory of her beautiful days as a celebrated artist remains. The fact that Ben and Adam go out to have some fun afterwards is entirely in Lola's favor.

Thanks for this well written story!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Karol, for choosing to read this little story that is actually based on historical fact--at least the parts about Montez! LOL! And yes, Ben and Adam decide to celebrate not just life but Lola's life as well. IT's what Lola would have wanted and whatever Lola wants, Lola gets!

Date: 06/15/2021
Summary:

This is a complilation of three stories about Hoss telling his two small daughters, Hope and Molly, stories at bedtime.

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: Drama, Comedy Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3459 Read Count: 120
Published: 09/27/2012 Updated: 09/27/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Once Upon a Time, Long, Long Ago Reviewer: Karol Signed

A wonderful and imaginative story!

Nice to hear something from Hoss' later life. Very interesting how the two daughters of Hoss, Molly and Hope, behave when Hoss tells them goodnight stories. The know-it-all of the older Hope, about which Hoss almost good-naturedly desperate - described in a very amusing way. How smart and sensitive children can be shows the third story that Hoss tells his daughters, which is about his own life.

I enjoyed reading the story! Very well written!



Author's Response:

I always felt that Hoss would be the best father of all becuase he had a natural empathy with animals and children. And he also seems the type to just wing a bedtime story, not wanting to be hampered by the written page. I'm so glad you liked these and the fact that Hoss is so very loved by the three females in his family. Thank you, Karol.

Date: 09/15/2020
Pere Noel by adamant Rated: G [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

It's Christmas day and Ben Cartwright is anything but in the Christmas mood.

 

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


Categories: Holiday, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1290 Read Count: 409
Published: 12/12/2012 Updated: 12/12/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Pere Noel Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A wonderful story that describes a Christmas day at the Cartwrights, including Joe's mother. The boys behave as kids in their age do. Not happy with gifts like socks, but having fun building a snowman that looks like Ben with his pipe. This conjures Ben a smile on his face, although he seems a little dissatisfied that day because he was searching for this pipe.

Thumbs up for this short, well written story!



Author's Response:

I'm glad that you liked this story, Karol. Seems that neither adult can apreciate the holidays the way that children do until they're shown. Thak you for reading.

Date: 12/02/2019
Summary:

A story written in memory of Pernell Robert's passing, 2013.  Ben is left with a motherless child and has trouble coping.

 

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


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1034 Read Count: 612
Published: 01/31/2013 Updated: 01/31/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Child Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

Interesting story of a man who has to find his way around the world after his beloved wife dies and leaves him a little boy. This is not easy, but finally the beginning is made. A beautiful story of Ben and Little Adam.

I enjoyed reading this story!



Author's Response:

I'm glad you liked this little vignette. Thank you for choosing it, Karol.

Date: 09/17/2019
A New Day for Hoss by Calamity Liz Rated: Family Friendly [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: 234
Published: 05/26/2013 Updated: 05/26/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A beautiful story that shows how Hoss loses his initial shyness through a girl's attention and wins self-confidence.

Even as a boy, Hoss is a good soul, which means he has a lot of emotional intelligence - he has heart-building. Actually, he does not want to burden other people with his grief.

He followed Adam's advice to talk to Angela first about horses. That was very smart from Hoss.

You can familiarize yourself with the whole story very easy. Well written!

Date: 07/30/2019
Evil Beyond Dreams by Bejules Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 19]
Summary: Feature

Adam is worried about the nightmares Little Joe is experiencing, but the hero that comes to Joe's rescue surprises the Carwrights. Written for Ponderosa Nightmares challenge 2013.

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: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Holiday, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2604 Read Count: 499
Published: 10/28/2013 Updated: 10/28/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

Adam's horse as a kind of life saver of Joe - an interesting story!

The fact that this green male has really existed shows a certain reality regarding the nightmares of Joe. But it is still unrealistic, because these types of creatures are only in the imagination.

Well written and divided in small sections.

Date: 07/09/2019
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A very interesting, creepy story related to an unusual reality. A creature attacks a sleeping and dreaming Joe in the barn and is almost saved by Adam's horse sport.

Goes well with Halloween.

Very well written! Enjoyed reading the story!

Date: 05/17/2020
Summary:

Little Joe finds himself in a tight spot...literally.


Categories: Action/Adventure Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1493 Read Count: 115
Published: 03/06/2015 Updated: 03/06/2015 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

An interesting story that details Joe's fear of heights and inner struggle.

Nice that he can free himself from the danger zone with the help of Hoss.

Very well written!

Date: 05/17/2020
Summary:

A fifteen-year-old Little Joe learns a lesson the hard way.


Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1354 Read Count: 171
Published: 09/29/2016 Updated: 09/29/2016 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Prickly Problem Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A really interesting short story. What Joe did to win $ 50 to pay his poker debts, but fell off his horse into a cactus and Adam helped him remove the barbs from his skin, of course, not without a few striking words towards Joe.

Well written!

 

Date: 01/08/2020
Christmas Scenes ~ A Father's Struggle by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 8]
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: 64
Published: 12/29/2016 Updated: 12/29/2016 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A very touching story at Christmas time. Ben quasi looks back at life with his little sons, Adam and Hoss, whom he had to take care of because the mothers were missing. Doubts and fears, but also trust in God and other people move him. It's always a struggle with himself whether he is doing the right thing and thinking. In particular, his third wife Marie, Joe's mother, gave him the satisfaction he needed.

Written in an understandable way and interesting to read!



Author's Response:

Thank you, KArol, for reading my story. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 06/28/2020
You're Gonna Get It! by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

April Fool's Day pits the two younger Cartwrights against Pa and older brother.

 


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5563 Read Count: 121
Published: 03/25/2017 Updated: 03/25/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karol Signed

 

A great story for April 1st. Very humorous and plausibly told. I laughed out loud while reading. The story reminded me of the jokes in my youth.

Each of the Cartwrights had to "suffer" from the jokes of their own family and laugh about them. Very imaginative! Even Hop Sing joins the ranks of those who make an April Fool's joke.

An amusing story with and by the Cartwrights.

Very worth reading! Well written!

Date: 12/02/2020