To start a story in the midst of a man's hopelessness and grab a reader's aor I should say readers') attention takes finesse and skill. I couldn't put this one down and I felt it all... the grief, the resignation, the duty, the relief. You put Adam through hell and you did it with such careful gritty realism... he was more than a character in this, he was a real man. I even grew to love Kat.
Your writing is superB.
This was a well spent evening. Thank you.
PS I apologize for the typos. There is something wrong with the spell check on my phone... it is correcting words that don't need to be corrected.
First, I don't think it's your phone -- I find I always have typos when typing in here. One has to type slowly and deliberately. Your phone program only tried to make sense of things. : )
Second, your review did my heart good; I'm more than merely pleased the story didn't bore you as that is the death knoll in my opinion. I try to make the Cartwrights actual people. That way, I feel the stories are not just a homage to the characters but the actors as well; they live on.
Thank you for the review -- I know people must read many stories and not leave reviews so it's always a joy when someone does.