Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort Post Timeline Romance

Trouble Comes Looking (by BettyHT)

Summary: The story is set five years later than A Fight You Do Not Want, and Adam has to recover from a tragedy and find a way to move his life forward.  He has made some terrible mistakes in doing that and has to figure out how to make his life better. 
Rating T and Word count 28,726

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort

A Fight You Do Not Want (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A light drama with quite a bit of humor in the last chapters, the story focus is on Adam but all members of the family as well as Jamie and Candy play significant roles in the telling of this story. There are two OCs too who are necessary to move the story forward. There is a Part 2 which is a short follow-up story.
Rating: T  Word count: 20,302

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Dear Son, My Son (by BettyHT)

Summary: Joe gets himself in a bit of trouble involving a romance and a jealous husband, but Adam is implicated in it too.  The entire story is told by messages mostly between the family and Adam.  Some reading between the lines is necessary because these are men communicating in writing so not all will be said directly.
Rating: T   Word count: 2,856

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Posted in Action/Adventure Adam Cartwright Alternate Universe Drama

Choices and Risks (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Seeing injustice, Adam has to act, but his actions and the consequences from them pull his family into that quest too.  In the end, all of them make choices knowing the risks involved.
Rating: T  Word count: 14,366

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Posted in Drama Prequel

The Children Shall Lead (by BettyHT)

Summary: This is a prequel about how Ben found the spot for the Ponderosa, but it is told as a story about Adam and Hoss and how they met Young Wolf.  There is also some insight into how Adam developed into the man he became.
Rating: PG  Word count: 4057

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

Will It Ever Stop Snowing (by BettyHT)

Summary:  I didn’t think I would have a Christmas story this year, but I found two old story prompts in a folder and used them.  The first two paragraphs of this story are those prompts with a few alterations, and the rest of the story is mine.  A snowstorm leads to some changes for two families.
Rating: PG  Word count: 5409

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Trapper John stories (by BettyHT)

Summary:  There are three stories that can stand alone but are related. –Trapper John — Hoss meets a man in the mountains whose life intersects with the Cartwrights a number of times. –Suspicion — Adam’s relationship with Delphine leads to a disastrous turn of events and to Adam leaving, but he meets someone important in France, and on his return, he meets Trapper John. –Belladonna — Murder and what to do about the murderer are at the center of the story. A threat to Adam’s family brings the situation to a crisis.  
Rating: T   Word count: 60,428

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Choosing Blue (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Adam and Joe go to War, but it’s not your usual brother against brother Civil War story.  There’s not much about war, but there is spying, romance with a little help from a brother, a tale of revenge, and suffering among other things.
Rating: T  Word count: 15,777

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Only the Truth Can Fix This (by BettyHT)

Summary: A ‘guest’ at the Ponderosa reveals a secret that Adam had warned his father would inevitably be found out.  The family has to deal with the aftermath of the cruel truth.
Rating: T   Word count: 12,471

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Sacrifice (by BettyHT)

Summary: Adam thinks he will have to make a sacrifice to improve his relationship with his younger brother, but it is Joe who ends up doing that for all the right reasons.
Rating: T  Word count: 15,443

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