Summary: Marie and Ben’s attendance at a funeral in town leaves Adam at the Ponderosa to watch six-year-old Hoss, and seven-month-old Little Joe. The day of babysitting gets started with only minor difficulties, but takes a frightening turn as a late-season thunder storm hits the area, trapping the parents in town overnight, and making the boys rely on all that they’ve learned to get by alone.
Rating: K Word Count: 12,862
Summary: Little Joe wants a solo hunting trip, but he won’t be as alone as he thinks he is when he gets his grand adventure. Story features Joe but Ben and Adam have prominent roles too.
rating = T WC = 1346
Summary: “Adam is going to kill me.” A school-age Little Joe tells you why in this modern era Cartwright story. Warning: references to literal corporal punishment and figurative fratricide
rating: teen for mature references word count: 4584
The Most Eligible Bachelor Series, links to stories within the series are included.
Prequel. After Adam returns to the Ponderosa from college, Joe harbors a lot of jealousy of Adam and it colors all of his interactions with his oldest brother. The trip home from a cattle drive and a series of unfortunate events will begin healing the rift between the brothers.
WC = 8613 Rating: T