Reviews by Tracy
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: Tracy Signed

I loved that Adam acknowledged Hoss and Joe's hard work at the beginning, and that was the real reason for his suggestion. Great tale, Patina!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Tracy.  For once, Hoss and Joe wanted to finish up before relaxing.  I'm pleased to know you enjoyed this story.

Date: 06/29/2010
Summary: The Cartwrights attend a magic act in Virginia City that includes hypnosis. When a murder is committed, Adam is the prime suspect. Does hypnosis hold the key to what happened?
Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7405 Read Count: 121
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

Interesting!! Enjoyed the plotline!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Tracy!

Date: 06/27/2010
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: Tracy Signed

Joe sure has a vivid imagination, and even at a young age, Hoss was more than willing to go along for the ride! Cute story, Patina!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Tracy!  I figure Joe got an early start at roping Hoss into his schemes (lol).  I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed this story.

Date: 06/30/2010
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: Tracy Signed

..."she was more of a cake person..." I nearly fell off my chair! Funny stuff, Patina. I can just see Joe embellishing every assignment he ever had!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Tracy!  I bet you'll never look at George Washington's portrait on a dollar bill without giggling now (lol).  I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed this story.

Date: 06/28/2010
PONDEROSA PACHYDERM by Patina Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 19]
Summary: A What Happened Next For Old Sheba.
Categories: What Happens Next? Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4284 Read Count: 146
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Ponderosa Pachyderm Reviewer: Tracy Signed

What a fun story! Great WHN!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Tracy!

Date: 06/30/2010
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 4: Chapter 4 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

I read this yesterday. Took me three tries to read it! Had to wait a while before I could write. I'll be honest - I'm glad I read it. I will never read it again. I guess I never wanted to face what might have happened years later. Like Joe, I "had never closed the door in my heart".



Author's Response:

Bless your gentle heart, Tracy. I really appreciate your reading 'Sunset on the Ponderosa,' and hope that the despite the sadness, you will also remember the joy in knowing that our guys are together - forever.

Date: 04/11/2010
The Tattletale's Birthday by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 31]
Summary:

Adam receives the best birthday gift ever ... from a very unlikely giver.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4001 Read Count: 287
Published: 04/07/2008 Updated: 04/07/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

Geez, ya made me cry again! Enough already! You take the characters we know and love and set them in their younger days with perfection! I had several favorite lines, but this one made me giggle - "he was nearly grown, almost seven years old" - I can hear Joe saying that! Thanks for writing!!



Author's Response:

LOL - our Joe ALWAYS thought he was the biggest dog in the fight, didn't he?!? Thank you so much, Tracy, for such a warm and wonderful review. I really appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts about my story/stories. It's a wonderful feeling to write for readers like you!

Date: 04/11/2010
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: Tracy Signed

Interesting...still a confusing tale for me. So many things are un-Adam-like in the episode. I always did wonder if it had been a dream, that he'd stumbled upon an abandoned hut...Interesting!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Tracy.  This episode just doesn't make much sense, so I'm pleased to know you enjoyed my take on it.

Date: 06/28/2010
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: Tracy Signed

Wonderful descriptions! Thanks, Patina!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Tracy!

Date: 06/28/2010
The Journey by swgirl Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 75]
Summary:

The second in a series of stories about Kate and Adam. This one picks up where "Beginnings - East Meets West" left off.


Categories: Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 42915 Read Count: 3429
Published: 07/01/2008 Updated: 07/01/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 51 - 52 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

Excellent story! Adam deserves to be happy on the Ponderosa! Thanks for writing!

Date: 12/23/2009
Summary: Adam suffers amnesia and is picked up by unsavory characters. Will his family be able to find him in time?
Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10863 Read Count: 351
Published: 07/03/2008 Updated: 07/03/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: bshoptenor Signed

An Adam story that follows his character and values to a tee ! Great job.



Author's Response:

Thanks so much, bshoptenor!  I'm glad you think I got Adam down :D ~ Debbie

Date: 10/20/2009
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: Tracy Signed

Patina! My favorite story! Great capture of the characters. I could see it all happening!  Thanks for writing!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Tracy!  Your favorite?  I'm so honored to know this!

Date: 11/11/2009
Summary: Adam meets a young lady from back east and romance ensues.
Categories: Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 45092 Read Count: 2442
Published: 07/16/2008 Updated: 07/16/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 46 - 47 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

LOVE this story!  Thanks for writing!

Date: 12/22/2009
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1- 4 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

Wonderful beginning! You've managed to let the readers inside of Adam's character as well as introducing us to Kate and her father with well-written descriptions and dialogue. "...rare and refreshing..." - My favorite descriptive so far! Can't wait to read more.

Date: 09/01/2010
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 5 - 10 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

I'm growing a deep dislike for Kate's father. Just thought you should know!

My favorite part of this section is when Kate manages to get rid of Hoss and Joe without hurting their feelings. Such a kind soul. And her line, "I never think anyone is foolish who tries to be kind" is prefect!

Looking forward to more!

 

Date: 09/01/2010
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 11 - 15 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

Excellent chapters! The dialogue at the lake and in the barn was perfect - true to Adam's character all the way! And Ben, Hoss & Joe eavesdropping at the end reminded me of a few of the episodes - I could see Ben's lips curling up just a little at the edges as he tried to act like Hoss and Joe shouldn't be listening when he was listening too! Excellent!

Date: 09/01/2010
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 15 - 20 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

I KNEW it! Kate's father is a skunk!

You explained Kate's background regarding her grandfather's estate very well. Without going into needless details, we now know the situation anc the specifics of why her grandfather was against her father, John. Looking forward to the rest!!

Date: 09/01/2010
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 21 - 25 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

I hope Kate knows how lucky she is to have the Cs watching out for her and caring about her. This story is going along so quickly! Can't wait to read more.

Date: 09/01/2010
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 26 - 30 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

Phew! Kate is safe for now. Wonderful account of a terrifying time for her. Your descriptions had me on the edge of my chair!

Date: 09/01/2010
Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 31 - 35 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

Oh my, the plot seems to hold yet another surprise!! Great job!

Date: 09/01/2010
Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 36 - 40 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

I wanna be Kate! I love this character! I'm enjoying the suspense of the trial and the upcoming wedding! Great story!

Date: 09/02/2010
Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 41 - 45 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

Excellent banter between Kate and Adam! Very enjoyable! Can't wait to see how this ends!!

Date: 09/02/2010
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: bshoptenor Signed

Great continuation - can't wait to read more!

Seeing life through the eyes of the young boys has me hooked!



Author's Response:

Thank you, bshoptenor!  I'm so pleased to know you're enjoying this series!

Date: 10/22/2009
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: bshoptenor Signed

I'm really enjoying these stories. Looking forward to number four!



Author's Response:

Thank you, bshoptenor!  It's wonderful to know that you're enjoying this series.

Date: 10/22/2009
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: bshoptenor Signed

These stories keep getting better and better!



Author's Response:

Thank you, bshoptenor!  I'm so pleased to know you're enjoying this series.

Date: 10/22/2009