Reviews by pkmoonshine
Summary: Sixteen year old Adam falls asleep at the supper table after a hard week of breaking horses. Believing his brother to be under a witch's spell, Little Joe convinces Hoss to help him break the spell using everything they know from fairytales.
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5877 Read Count: 177
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: TO WAKE A SLEEPING BEAUTY Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Wonderful story, Patina.  I loved Little Joe's leaps of "logic" especially the one about making Adam look like a princess and the frogs.  Thanks for sharing.



Author's Response:

Thank you, pkmoonshine!  Gotta love that little Little Joe and the way he's able to convince Hoss to follow in his schemes (lol).  I'm pleased to know you enjoyed this story.

Date: 06/03/2009
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: pkmoonshine Signed

I was laughing out loud over Joe's attempts to fill in the gaps and make his essay more interesting.  Wonderful story, Patina.  I enjoyed it very much.  Thanks for sharing.



Author's Response:

Thank you, pkmoonshine!  I bet you'll never look at George Washington the same again (lol).  I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed this story!

Date: 06/22/2009
Sunset on the Ponderosa by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 70]
Summary:

We all know the Cartwrights will live forever in our hearts. This is the simple story of how they reached that destiny.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6895 Read Count: 983
Published: 04/07/2008 Updated: 04/07/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

I remember reading "Sunset On The Ponderosa" sometime ago.  It's imges come back and haunt me from time to time ... in a good way.  I believe that our loved ones, those no longer with us here, are never far, and will in some way be there, especially when they're needed most.  Thank you very much for sharing.  It's an excellent story and I enjoyed reading it very much.



Author's Response:

This is the first story I ever published and yes, it's been a few years ago. I'm glad you found it again and appreciate your kind words, pkmoonshine. I agree ... eternity is right here and right now.

Date: 05/15/2009
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: pkmoonshine Signed

An excellent story that fills in some of the puzzle pieces the original episode seems to be missing, not the least of which is why Adam never went back for her.  Thank you for sharing.



Author's Response:

Thank you, pkmoonshine!  The episode did seem to leave a lot unexplained, didn't it?  I'm pleased to know you enjoyed my version of the events in The Savage.

Date: 05/20/2009
Cruel Calculation by Cowgirl Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 22]
Summary: Adam helps an old friend and discovers a secret which could change his life forever.
Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4961 Read Count: 442
Published: 08/13/2008 Updated: 08/13/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Excellent story, very powerful.  Thank you for sharing.



Author's Response:

Thank you pkmoonshine.

Date: 05/28/2009
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 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Great story, Threem.  You did an excellent job in conveying the emotions of everyone involved.  I especially enjoyed the added dimension to the story.  Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen/pkmoonshine

Date: 10/31/2009
Shelter by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 30]
Summary: Adam and Joe Cartwright are lost in a blizzard. Their only hope ... shelter.
Categories: Drama Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1340 Read Count: 300
Published: 12/11/2008 Updated: 12/11/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Great story!  You did an excellent job of portraying the relationship between the two brothers and the cold.  Thank your for sharing.

Kathleen/pkmoonshine



Author's Response:

One of my favorite things to explore, as a writer, is the relationship between the brothers. I appreciate your note, Kathleen! Thanks so much.

Date: 10/24/2009
Greater Love: Promises Kept by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 36]
Summary: Hoss and Adam each make a promise on the night their brother Joe is born. But nobody can imagine how those promises will one day be kept …
Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7014 Read Count: 346
Published: 12/16/2008 Updated: 12/16/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

A very poignant story about the love between three brothers.  I enjoyed reading it very much.  Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen/pkmoonshine



Author's Response:

Thank you, Kathleen. The boys shared a very special bond of love ... a bond that will never be broken.

Date: 10/31/2009
On My Way by SallyAnn Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 17]
Summary:

 

Joe is having difficulty dealing with his grief over losing love and proving he’s an adult by taking it out on his family.  This leads to trouble for him and his entire family.  Set after "The Julia Bulette Story."

 


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6969 Read Count: 352
Published: 05/25/2009 Updated: 05/25/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Excellent story!  Growing up ain't easy, but Joe's making a fine start.  I particularly liked the interaction between Joe and Adam at the very end.  Thank you for sharing.

Date: 06/01/2009
Summary:

All Adam wanted was a quiet evening at home to mark his birthday. Was that too much to ask?


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4913 Read Count: 227
Published: 05/30/2009 Updated: 05/30/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Wisdom Comes With Age Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Great story!  Think maybe next year Hoss and Joe might bow to the wisdom of their elder brother and think twice about taking Adam out for his birthday?  I sure hope not.  I enjoyed every bit of it.  Thanks for sharing. 



Author's Response:

Thank you, pkmoonshine!  Hoss and Joe meant well even though things didn't work out for Adam.  I'm pleased to know you enjoyed this story.

Date: 06/16/2009
The Vacation by Tracy Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 145]
Summary: Feature

The daughter of an old friend visits the Ponderosa. Something wonderful happens, and she must decide whether to leave or stay.

 

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: All Genres Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 59633 Read Count: 2404
Published: 12/18/2009 Updated: 12/18/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25 Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Tracy, I've finally gotten a chance to read the entire story and I enjoyed it very much.  I like Sarah.  She's a kind, gentle, loving woman, yet one who shows a great deal of strength and courage in the face of adversity.  She fits in with the Cartwrights very well, and IMO makes a great addition to the family. In the scene where the Cartwrights and Sarah are set upon by men running from a posse, their concern for and the way they drew strength from one another had a sense of the mystical.  Thank you for sharing The Vacation. I hope there will be more.



Author's Response:

Thank you for the review. You are one of my favorite FanFic authors, so it means a lot that you took the time to read my "first story that turned into a bit of an epic"! I'm glad you like Sarah. I am planning to continue the story in the near future. Thanks again for the review!

Date: 03/07/2010
The Circle of Life by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [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: 191
Published: 03/18/2010 Updated: 03/18/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Great story, Pony, very well done. The ending was completely unexpected.



Author's Response:

Glad you liked it, PK, and as a writer, I'm also happy to know the ending took you by surprise! :-)

Date: 04/11/2010
Summary:

Adam finds that his wife is with child, but it may not be a happy occasion.

Disclaimer: All publicly recognized characters, setting,etc., are the property of their creators. The original characters and plot 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: 4130 Read Count: 240
Published: 11/26/2010 Updated: 11/26/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Secret Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Great story!  It's said that still waters run deep, and that fits Adam to a T.  There's a lot of emotional depth to Ben's oldest, and you did an excellent job in bringing that out.  Thank you for sharing.



Author's Response:

I'm so glad that you liked it and thank you for the compliment. It's a pleasure to share my view of Adam.

Date: 12/24/2010
A Christmas Carol In Virginia City by Tracy Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 73]
Summary:

Celebrate Christmas in Virginia City and uncover a mystery.


Categories: Holiday Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16777 Read Count: 1043
Published: 12/18/2010 Updated: 12/18/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Great story, Tracy.  You kept me guessing all the way to the end.



Author's Response:

Thank you for reading and leaving comments, pkmoonshine. I'm glad you enjoyed my look into the Cartwrights' past and future.

Date: 01/31/2011
A Type of Madness by adamant Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 29]
Summary:

Strong warning: Violence and anti-canonical actions. Adam is driven to the extremes of revenge by a horrendously cruel act against a woman he loves.

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. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4355 Read Count: 333
Published: 04/01/2011 Updated: 04/01/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Type of Madness Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Wow!  This is a very riveting story that will probably come back to haunt me for years to come, same as that scene in Forever, when Ben and Joe weep together for the loss of Joe's wife and unborn child.  As others have said it's not an enjoyable read, but you've done an excellent job in showing Adam as a man who feels very deeply, very passionately.

Still water runs very deep, indeed.



Author's Response:

Thank you for your insightful comments. And everyone is right as well as you, it's not enjoyable, nor was it meant to be but I appreciate that you read it through.

Date: 04/13/2011
Summary:

While picking up his father's Chistmas present in Carson City, Adam decides to pay a vist to Aaron Kaufman and his daughter Rebecca. It just happens to be the first night of Hanukkah and Adam is invited to join in the Festival of Lights.

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

 

 


Categories: Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2507 Read Count: 123
Published: 12/16/2011 Updated: 12/16/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Hanukkah Visit Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Wonderful story about the love between family and friends. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing.



Author's Response:

Thank you for reading it and letting me know that you liked it. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Date: 12/23/2011
Title: Chapter 1: The Hanukkah Visit Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

A wonderful follow up to The Way Of Aaron.  I enjoyed the warmth and hospitality the Kauffmans extended to Adam by inviting them to share in their Hannukah celebration.  I was also pleased to see that Mr. Kauffman seemed to be doing well in his business and that Rebecca is engaged to marry a man she, and her father, too, find suitable.  Thank you for sharing. 



Author's Response:

So glad that you liked this follow-up story. I appreciate the time you took to read it and for letting me know your view. Thank you.

Date: 07/03/2014
The Siren's Call by adamant Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Adult situations:  Ben Cartwright is willing to sacrifice everything and everyone for a beautiful, French actress/singer he meets in New York while there on business.

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


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9400 Read Count: 98
Published: 03/21/2012 Updated: 03/21/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Siren's Call Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Ben has been shown to be a good father, and a pillar of the community, but above all that, he is a human being, subject to all the glories and the foibles that make him so. You did an excellent job of portraying Ben's human-ness in The Siren's Call.  A woman like Helene would be very hard for most healthy red blooded men to resist.  Thankfully, she turned out not to be Adam's cup of tea.

Thank you for sharing.



Author's Response:

Thank you. Not everyone likes to see Ben portrayed as vulnerable. I tried to make Helene a woman who was irresistable to men--all except Adam who has a built-in BS detector and saw Helene for what she was, unlike Ben who was smitten. I appreciate the positive review. Thank you again.

Date: 07/04/2014
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: 531
Published: 01/31/2013 Updated: 01/31/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Child Reviewer: pkmoonshine Signed

Great story and a tribute very fitting to Pernell Roberts.  I thought you did an excellent job in conveying the raw freshness of Ben's grief, even anger, at losing Elizabeth, and as well as that tiny spark of hope and healing when he takes a good hard look at his son for the very first time.  Thank you for sharing.

Date: 07/16/2014