Rachel L Driscoll
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Joined 10-11-11, id: 3330589, Profile Updated: 10-10-13
Author has written 16 stories for Rawhide, National Treasure, Big Valley, Bonanza, and Les Misérables.

Hi!

I am a 16 year old from England. I am a born-again Christian. I have just finished school, having been homeschooled all of my life.

My main passions are horse riding, acting, watching and writing Westerns, reading and writing poetry, reading adventurous fiction, playing the piano, and spending time with my family.

I would love to be a writer. I would also like to travel, America and Australia being the top places that I long to visit someday.

I have always wanted my own horse, and am really excited to be able to start part-loaning a horse with my sister!!! Our beautiful pony's name is Fern!

I love going to Disneyland, our family favourite holiday destination! I have been there about five times now, and look forward to going in November, when my sister is treating the family!

I am teaching myself to play the harmonica (when I have a moment to spare, that is, which is rather rare at present), and hope to learn to play the flute, guitar and accordian when I can afford to buy them!

I am doing an apprenticeship at the riding school where Fern is stabled alongside going to Agricultural college once a week during my course in Horse Care.

I love going to the theatre and the cinema.

I have done drama since I was three, and love performing in shows. I belong to an amateur dramatic group, and have played various roles in a pantomime called, 'The Twelve Plays of Christmas', Amy in 'Little Women', Heidi in 'Heidi', and most recently played the between-maid, a person at the station, and a boy in a paperchase scene in 'The Railway Children'. I have most recently been in the Agatha Christie play, 'Appointment with Death', and thoroughly enjoyed playing Ginevra Boynton!

I LOVE Westerns! And that just about sums me up!


My top favourite movies and TV series are:

Les Miserables (the new musical movie)

It's a Wonderful Life

War Horse

Rio Bravo

Gone With the Wind

Jurassic Park Trilogy

The Sons of Katie Elder

I have just started watching 'Dr Quinn Medicine Woman', and I think it's fantastic - the best TV series ever! I hope to post some stories on DQMW soon!

I've only just discovered 'The Monroes' on YouTube, and I really love the series. I wish it was out on DVD!

I have seen the first season of 'Big Valley' and I love it. It is brilliant!

I really like 'Foyle's War'.

I also like the TV series 'Rawhide' and 'Bonanza'.


My favourite Disney (and Disney Pixar) movies:

The Lion King

Toy Story Trilogy

The Little Mermaid

Tangled

My list could go on. I also love: Tarzan, Aladdin, Brother Bear, Beauty and the Beast, Cars and Cars 2, Hercules, and many, many more!

As for Disney live action movies, I love National Treasure 1 and 2, Secretariat, and Enchanted!


My favourite books are:

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Scarlet Pimpernell by Baroness Orczy

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Circle C Adventures by Susan K. Marlow

I also love to read the plays of Agatha Christie! And I love Shakespeare's plays!


My favourite shows that I have seen at the theatre are:

War Horse

Beauty and the Beast

Top Hat

Oklahoma

The Mousetrap

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Oliver!


My favourite actors and actresses are:

Jane Seymour, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Barbara Stanwyck


My favourite music:

Les Miserables (I love listening to, singing and playing these songs on my piano)

Western theme tunes (like BV, Bonanza, DQMW, Dollar trilogy, The Big Country, etc.)

John Williams' music (War Horse, Jurassic Park, E.T. etc.)

I like country style music too - Olivia Newton John's version of 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' is one of my favourites.


Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to read and review my stories! It is much appreciated! My stats show that I get quite a few hits on my stories - so I would love it if my readers could leave me a little review to let me know what they thought of my stories!!! Thankyou so much. I hope you all like the stories that I publish on here. Enjoy!

Rachel


ATTENTION BIG VALLEY FANS: I am, as I am sure you all are, anxiously awaiting the release of the rest of the BV seasons. I have emailed both 20th Century Fox and Delta Home Entertainment, the two suppliers of BV on DVD, concerning future releases of Big Valley. Fox replied to me and said that my email will be passed on to those who decide future releases. I thought this was rather promising, and thought that it would help if lots of fans contacted these two companies concerning releasing this fantastic series - it may spur them on a bit, and boy howdy, that's just what we need! So please do email them! It may speed up the releases of the other seasons of this beloved series. Please don't hesitate! I for one can hardly wait to see the rest of this series on DVD with my family!


To anyone who reads my Louise Marie Cartwright stories in the Bonanza section, I have many stories planned, so please do keep an eye out for them. Sorry if it does take me a little while to always get around to writing the next one. I will try to be as quick as possible!


To anyone who follows my Rachel Barkley series in the Big Valley section, I have loads of stories planned, so please keep an eye out for any updates or new stories that I might post. I hope you like my extra character of Rachel that I've added in my stories, and that you enjoy all of the exciting plots that I have planned. I hope to include Eugene in most of my stories as I am really upset that he is hardly in the series! Enjoy my stories!!!


To anyone who might be following my National Treasure story: Please forgive me for being so slow in updating my story. I fully intended to be quicker, but I am afraid I have been getting a bit of writer's block, plus I am getting ideas for different stories, and then I get a bit sidetracked! On top of all that I have been really busy, too! I do not intend to leave this story unfinished. I will try to update it as often as I can.

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A Winter Hunting Trip by Iheartninjago2010 reviews
What happens when Sierra Cartwright convinces her father and older brothers to let her accompany the boys on their annual winter hunting trip? Can the boys keep their promise to their father to look after the stubborn girl and keep her safe when she seems determined otherwise? Includes interaction with an Indian tribe and plenty of Cartwright brother/sister action.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 40,204 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/18 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
In Defense of Heath by Jellico reviews
One-shot WHIB for Season 1, Episode 10, "The Murdered Party". Nick is far from happy that Heath has been beaten by Jake Kyles and two of his sons, and he's even more angry with Jarrod for taking Korby's case. In typical Nick fashion, he has a thing or two to say about it, and if the whole house overhears how he feels, so be it.
Big Valley - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,817 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/21/2013 - Jarod B., Nick B., Victoria B. - Complete
Whispers in the Dark by RJane's Vindication reviews
Multi-chapter, prequel. Terrorized by what he just can't remember, Joe's nightmares threaten to destroy not only him but his whole family as well. Can his family solve the mystery and unlock the buried secrets before it is too late? Or will the nightmares become reality and consume them all? Please review, I'd love to hear from you!
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 57,344 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 7/4/2013 - Published: 12/2/2012 - Little Joe C., Adam C.
Seven Kinds of Love by Shaddow55 reviews
Adam is still struggling with his recent loss and being the single father of two young girls. How will he manage when Emily and Katie have to tag along on a cattle drive? When Adam hires an old friend to watch his daughters the rest of the summer, will he find love again? And when his life seems to be turned upside down again, will he find the peace he is looking for?
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 90,289 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 5/16/2013 - Published: 9/21/2012 - Adam C.
The Old Man and the Dog by Sierra Rose 22 reviews
I have often wondered what my old dogs have thought about as they lie on their beds or on my couch! And so I have written a story from the dog's point of view, about the Cartwright's faithful family dog as he remembers days gone by with Adam, Hoss and Little Joe, while he and Ben enjoy a warm winter's day.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,132 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/28/2012 - Ben C. - Complete
Stallion in the Mist by Sierra Rose 22 reviews
Most teenage boys can't wait to become a man, and Joe Cartwright is no exception. He is tired of his father and brothers always treating him like a kid, and decides to prove them wrong as he sets out on a dangerous undertaking to find the mysterious stallion that everyone is talking about.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,615 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/18/2012 - Published: 11/10/2012 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
A Really Good Plan by RJane's Vindication reviews
Little Joe learns a terrible fate is about to befall his new friend, and it's up to his big brother to save the day! A little bit of humor, a little bit sweet-just a feel-good brothers story that hopefully makes you smile. Please let me know if it does!
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,091 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/24/2012 - Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Back to Yesterday by RJane's Vindication reviews
Multi-chapter, prequel. Adam is finally coming home from college. He wants so much for things to be the way they were before, but he quickly learns that you can't go back. Will misunderstandings and hurt destroy his family forever? My absolute FIRST fan fic is finally complete! Please let me know what you think!
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,385 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/10/2012 - Published: 9/13/2012 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The Things We Keep by RJane's Vindication reviews
A long-forgotten memento is re-discovered, bringing back a memory of a special moment between brothers during a very dark time in their lives. Complete and hopelessly sappy one-shot on a brother's love for his baby brother. I hope it makes you smile-please let me know if it does!
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,037 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/28/2012 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
My Quiet Girl by Shaddow55 reviews
Adam, his wife, and their two girls are living the perfect life. But when tragedy strikes they will have to rely on each other and close family to get them through. I do not own Bonanza, the original characters, or the songs in this story.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,243 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/20/2012 - Published: 7/29/2012 - Adam C. - Complete
Valley of the Shadow by Laurie Le May reviews
When sickness breaks down the family's ability to communicate, Jarrod supplies the words. A young Barkley family story.
Big Valley - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,438 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Jarod B., Nick B. - Complete
Shadows by Rebekah Driscoll reviews
This is a modern twist of the classic novel 'Jane Eyre.' It follows the life of Julia Evans and the shadows that cloud her life. But as she will later discover, shadows only last for a time while the sun hides behind a cloud . . . PLEASE READ & REVIEW!
Jane Eyre - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 24,102 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 5/7/2012 - Published: 2/7/2012
Shelter by Cruelest Sea reviews
The night of Tom Barkley's death, Audra mourns and Jarrod comforts her...as he always has. Pre-series.
Big Valley - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 424 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/4/2012 - Jarod B., Audra B. - Complete
Incident of the Sterling Fox by RowdyClara reviews
COMPLETE: Rowdy goes into Sterling City with Wishbone and Mushy on a harmless supply trip that turns not-so-harmless quickly. Please review and critique!
Rawhide - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 14,105 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 2/29/2012 - Complete
The Polka Dotted Cowboys by Knowing Grace reviews
Adam has just arrived home from college, but things aren't as they were before. At every turn he seems to butt heads with Little Joe. Will illness and a close call with death make them friends again?
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 7,158 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/3/2012 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Reunited by Rebekah Driscoll reviews
What will happen to Woody and the gang when Bonnie has grown out of them? One shot. This is how I like to imagine things would happen. PLEASE READ AND REVIEW! I'd appreciate your feedback . . .
Toy Story - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,549 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Complete
Rampage! by Rebekah Driscoll reviews
When John Hammond, the Chairman of InGen, goes missing, Alan Grant is determined to discover why, and on the way, unlocks a deadly plan . . . this is my first fanfic! Please read and review! Thanks! Rated T for some injury detail.
Jurassic Park - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,835 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/21/2011 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Complete
Incident of a Dead Town by Carla K reviews
With Rowdy Yates and Pete Nolan missing, trail boss Gil Favor's search for his missing drovers takes him to a dead town . . . or is it?
Rawhide - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,774 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/18/2005
Incident of the Last Drive by Carla K reviews
The only men left after a disastrous cattle drive, Gil Favor and Rowdy Yates are forced to face some truths about themselves.
Rawhide - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,851 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/30/2005
Incident of a Broken Man by Carla K reviews
A secret from a man's past means trouble for trail boss Gil Favor and his drovers.
Rawhide - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,578 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/23/2004
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My Alice Fair reviews
Alice Corby is just a family friend, so why is Ben acting so strangely around her? Whatever the reason, Louise doesn't like it, and fights against it with all her might. But with the family divided, how can Ben's plans go ahead? Will Louise ever forgive him for betraying her and her mother? And will the family pull through the struggles that are ahead? 3rd Louise Cartwright story
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Western - Chapters: 10 - Words: 32,643 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/23 - Published: 8/28/2013 - Adam C., OC
Her Mother's Daughter reviews
When Louise is given a pony for her 6th birthday, she finds herself becoming a true horse lover, just like her mother. But when she starts school this new-found hobby lands her in a heap of trouble when she spends her time daydreaming about her pony. What secrets lie unearthed in the purchase of Louise's pony - and will they ever come into the light? AU 2nd Louise Cartwright story
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 26,161 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/27/2013 - Published: 6/21/2013 - Adam C.
Who Am I? reviews
Just a short one-shot in first person about all the names Jean Valjean is called during the movie. Please, please review!
Les Misérables - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 287 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/2/2013 - Jean Valjean - Complete
Somewhere Flowers Grow reviews
My take on the 'A Little Fall of Rain' scene from the new movie. A short one-shot setting the mood and emotions in this great scene. Please read and review! And please vote on my Les Mis poll on my profile page!
Les Misérables - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 538 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/4/2013 - Eponine, Marius Pontmercy - Complete
Because They Care reviews
A Rachel Barkley one shot written after gaben gave me a challenge. When Rachel gets herself into a scrape, she is left to think about her actions. AU 7th Rachel Barkley story - Please R&R
Big Valley - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,162 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/5/2013 - Complete
Shadows in our Midst reviews
Louise Marie Cartwright is born just before Marie has her fatal accident. Time passes, and when Adam goes away to college, Louise must grow up without knowing her eldest brother, whilst being witness to a deadly secret. When Adam returns, will he be able to earn his sister's love and draw her out of the shadows in the midst of her heart? AU. My first Bonanza fanfic. Please R&R
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Western - Chapters: 11 - Words: 18,665 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/27/2012 - Published: 12/12/2012 - Complete
Serpents and Swindlers reviews
When tales of counterfeiters hit the town of Stockton, the Barkley's learn that snakes aren't just the kind that wriggle around on their bellies - althought there are plenty of that kind, too! AU 6th Rachel Barkley story. Please R&R
Big Valley - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 26,192 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/23/2012 - Published: 10/5/2012 - Complete
It's a Long Way to Frisco reviews
Jarrod finally agrees to take Rachel with him to San Francisco, but the journey isn't quite what they imagined when a gang of outlaws attack the train... AU 5th story in my Rachel Barkley series.
Big Valley - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Western - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,037 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/6/2012 - Published: 7/12/2012 - Complete
Gene's Farewell reviews
This is a quick one-shot showing Rachel's feelings when Eugene goes away to college for the first time. It is set after my story 'When Heath Came Along' and before 'The Angels are Singing'. AU
Big Valley - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 929 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/18/2012 - Complete
Rowdy Yates Ramrod A POEM reviews
This is a tribute to Clint Eastwood, as it is his 82nd birthday today. A big thankyou to that great actor for giving us the wonderful character of Rowdy Yates! Happy Birthday Clint Eastwood! Please R&R!
Rawhide - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 317 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Complete
Ransomed reviews
Audra and Rachel go for a ride to the Mokelumne River, but it turns into a nightmare when the two sisters are captured by a gang of outlaws that want ransom money from the Barkleys. AU. 4th Rachel Barkley story. Please R&R!
Big Valley - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,328 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/27/2012 - Published: 5/18/2012 - Complete
The Angels are Singing reviews
When Nick buys a bronco mare, Rachel is determined to break it! AU. This is the second story in my Rachel Barkley series. Please R&R! Thankyou!
Big Valley - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Suspense - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,717 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/10/2012 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Complete
When Heath Came Along reviews
Introducing another sister to the family - Rachel Barkley. This is my rendition of 'Palms of Glory'. When Heath breaks the news to the family that he is Tom Barkley's son, Rachel does not want to accept him. First of many Rachel Barkley stories. AU
Big Valley - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,242 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/3/2012 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Complete
National Treasure Chasm of Mysteries reviews
When the famous Skeleton Canyon treasure letters come into Ben's hands, he is determined to look for the treasure. But who has the map? And is the treasure really a myth? Please read and review! Thanks!
National Treasure - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,123 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/6/2012 - Published: 2/12/2012
Incident at the Waters of Marah reviews
When drought hits the trail, Gil Favor is sure that the heat isn't the only thing that is getting to the drovers. Please, please, please R&R! Thankyou!
Rawhide - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,414 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/9/2011 - Published: 11/29/2011 - Complete
Incident at Painter Creek reviews
When Pete informs the drovers that they have to cross Painter Creek, Wishbone warns of approaching trouble... Please review my story! This is my first Rawhide fanfic!
Rawhide - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,617 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/13/2011 - Complete