Posted in Alternate Universe Ben Cartwright Drama Romance

Rose, My Love – Romancing the Ponderosa Book 4 (by millieshepherd)

Summary: Ben runs into a lady friend from his past and the sparks fly again.

Rating:  T

Word Count: 15,453

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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 Alternate Universe Drama Hoss Cartwright Hurt/Comfort

Leo – Romancing the Ponderosa Book 3 (by millieshepherd)

Summary: Hoss rescues a small girl and after finding out her mother’s a widow and that she doesn’t have a penny to her name, he invites them to stay on the Ponderosa until they can get back on their feet. But then disaster strikes the second day of their stay and the Cartwright family is forever changed.

Rating: T

Word Count: 18,984

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Posted in Drama Family Hurt/Comfort Joe Cartwright What Happened Next/Later

The Beauty of Darkness (mcfair_58)

A sequel to The Friendship, The Guilty, The Tall Stranger, The Crucible, and The Storm.  Jimmy Partridge. Margie Owens. Peter Kane. Laura White. Things were far from routine on the Ponderosa. His life – his family – was a shambles. That indefinable ‘thing’ that held them together, what made them ‘the’ Cartwrights, was lost.  Ben Cartwright despaired of ever getting it back.
Rated: PG-13 for brutality and Western style violence
Word count: 55,298

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Posted in Drama Joe/Pa Post Timeline

Deception (by Cheaux)

Summary: In 1873, the deaths of Hoss and Alice so close together left Ben and Joe physically and emotionally, bankrupt. Father and son masked their grief, each hiding serious health issues from the other. By a miracle, both men survived and in the aftermath, Dr. Paul Martin prescribed the whole truth and nothing but the truth as a remedy. In 1875, their pact is still intact…or is it? A sequel to “My Father’s Heartbeat.” It is helpful but not necessary to have read the first story.

Rated: T Word Count:  18,438
Part of the My Father’s Heartbeat Series, links to stories included within

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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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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Joe Cartwright Missing Scene

He’s Gone (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Joe’s thoughts as he rides after Billy Chapin. A missing scene from The Legacy.

Rating: K+

Word Count: 575

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Posted in Drama Post Timeline

A Dream Come True (by AC1830)

Summary: A child’s innocent question leads to memories for Ben and Adam, and a special moment with Adam’s young son.

Rating: K, Word Count: 2891

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Posted in Drama

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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