Summary: How can two lovely women showing up in Virginia City, a meeting to award a lucrative timber contract for the Transcontinental Railroad and the Cartwrights fit together? Find out in this mystery.
Rating: K Word Count: 50488
SUMMARY: This started as a pinecone, Cousin Bette, but needed closure. This is it. Adam met a beautiful woman and the romance progressed rapidly. But was it too rapid, and what else was going on?
Rating = T Word count = 1667
SUMMARY: One man faces execution for a crime he didn’t commit, another suffers a terrible beating, and Proud Mary is at the center of the controversy but can’t help. The whole family will have to work together to untangle the mystery, but the question is whether it will be in time to prevent tragedy. That depends on how much Adam can remember.
Rating = T Word count = 4632
SUMMARY: Joe is hurt and wonders if the dream he had was a dream because it seemed so real. It’s the kind of thing he rather wishes might be true, but then again, could this really be?
Rating = T Word count = 1450
Summary: Cattle are being eaten, and their picked-clean skeletons are being deposited near the lake, but when the Cartwrights investigate, they find a lot more than they ever bargained for … and the effects will last forever.
Rating: T (20,000 words)
Summary: What is the sinister secret of the mysterious house on the cliff? Adam and Joe are about to find out – the hard way.
WC: 16,570 Rating: T
Summary – October challenge – write another worldly story involving one or all the Cartwrights. The unthinkable has happened – all four Cartwrights are dead!
Rating – K, Word count – 2045
SUMMARY: Joe comes up with a scheme to solve Hoss’ romantic troubles and acquires a treasure map too, but the schemes about Adam have the most significant consequences. Edited in more material to the last chapter.
rating = T word count = 15,925
SUMMARY: When witnessing a crime, Adam can’t act, and then after the fact, he can’t help the posse and he can’t tell what he knows. Those things give people the wrong impression, but eventually put him in great danger too. The whole family will have to work together to resolve the problem.
rating = T word count = 10,705
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