Reviews by Sierras
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: 482
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Sierras Signed

A riveting story that shows the bonds between the Cartwright brothers, and contrasts the differences between them and another set of brothers.



Author's Response: Thank you, Sierras. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 06/10/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Good story

Date: 05/31/2018
With This Ring by Patina Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
Summary: FeatureA short story about a wedding.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1156 Read Count: 257
Published: 06/22/2008 Updated: 06/22/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: With This Ring Reviewer: Sierras Signed

That's a "page-turner" of a story, and I was guessing all the way to the end too!  Great descriptions, and I like the Joe and Adam moments.  Very nice!

Date: 11/30/2018
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: Sierras Signed

This is a wonderful brothers story, poignant and exciting.  It focuses more on Joe and Adam, but Hoss is in there too.  There are great Joe and Adam moments, and great Joe and Hoss moments.

Date: 05/31/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Poignant.  I can picture Adam and Hoss with their different reactions to Marie.  Very nicely done.

Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

A very intense story.  You do a very nice job of showing Adam as a confused young boy.

Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Nice story.



Author's Response: Thank you, Sierras.
Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Very nice story.  The ice is melting.  :)

Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Poignant. A nice look back.

Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Another poignant story.  Glad things seem to be getting better between Adam and Marie.



Author's Response: Thank you, Sierras. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Sweet story. I'm glad Adam is going to make the crib.  Sweet.



Author's Response: Thank you, Sierras, for letting me know you enjoyed the story.
Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Sweet story.  Hoss is so sweet in this.

Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Nice story.  Nice birthday presents for Adam.

Date: 03/04/2018
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: 240
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Love's Labor Reviewer: Sierras Signed

Exciting, and poignant.  I love the ending.  :)



Author's Response: Thank you, Sierras, for reading and taking the time to leave a review.
Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

A very sweet story.  Two big brothers taking care of their baby brother.  I love it!  :)



Author's Response: Thank you, Sierras. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 03/04/2018
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: 126
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: No Regrets Reviewer: Sierras Signed

Nice story



Author's Response: Thank you, Sierras, for letting me know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 03/04/2018
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: 150
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Baby's Breath Reviewer: Sierras Signed

Sweet story.  I can definitely see Hoss wanting to save that little kitten.  That's just like him.



Author's Response: Thank you, Sierras, for letting me know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 03/04/2018
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: Sierras Signed

A sweet Hoss story



Author's Response: Thank you, Sierras, for letting me know you enjoyed this story.
Date: 05/26/2018
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: 329
Published: 07/19/2008 Updated: 07/19/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Battle of Wills Begins Reviewer: Sierras Signed

Poignant story.  Those are the kind of reactions that I would expect from Hoss and Adam at suddenly having a new mother.

Date: 03/04/2018
Summary: After a long day of repairing fences, Adam, Hoss, and Joe decide to spend the night by the lake and enjoy some popcorn.
Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1642 Read Count: 136
Published: 10/18/2008 Updated: 10/18/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Passing Time and Popping Corn Reviewer: Sierras Signed

A nice brothers story, and very nice portrayals of the brothers.

Date: 09/09/2018
Seeds of Doubt by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]
Summary: WHN for The Lawmaker. Asa Moran was riding high as acting sheriff after killing those two would-be robbers at the Express Office. When Adam investigates, Moran is determined to bring the high-and-mighty Cartwrights down. This story includes several scenes that were "missing" from the episode.
Categories: Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6226 Read Count: 304
Published: 10/27/2008 Updated: 10/27/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Seeds of Doubt Reviewer: Sierras Signed

I just watched this episode a few days ago.  I came across this story today and read it with great interest.  I like the way you filled in the ending ~ including what you did with Terri.  I couldn't imagine her not telling someone what she had witnessed.  This is a very exciting story with nice family moments at the very end.

Date: 11/30/2018
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: Sierras Signed

Poignant, sweet and beautiful.

Date: 11/10/2018
Summary: WHN for The Ride
Categories: What Happens Next?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3419 Read Count: 287
Published: 04/17/2009 Updated: 04/17/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Upholding the Family Pride Reviewer: Sierras Signed

A good followup to "The Ride".  Quite exciting, and had me going at one point.  Yikes.

Date: 04/21/2018
Summary:

Adam faces what may be the most terrifying moment of his life.

All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are property of their respective owners.  The original characters and plot are property of the author.   The author is not in any way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise, and makes no money from this work.     No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 814 Read Count: 236
Published: 05/21/2009 Updated: 05/21/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Sierras Signed

Good story.  Adam is usually calm.  Glad his fears melted when he saw his bride.

Date: 05/31/2018
Obsession by Terina Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 132]
Summary:

Adam is missing under mysterious circumstances.  Will his family find him in time?

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: Mystery Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6509 Read Count: 3716
Published: 06/15/2009 Updated: 06/15/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1-3 Reviewer: Sierras Signed

Intriguing beginning to the story.

Date: 05/29/2018