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
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
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
Summary: Shelia Johnson, Little Joe Cartwright’s fiancée, gets captured and held hostage by the Lassiters. A WHI for Five Sundowns to Sunup.
Word Count: 10,268
Summary: After a period of adjustment with Adam’s return from school, life has settled nicely for the Cartwrights … until a new storm cloud seems to be threatening Hoss’ usually good mood and ability to work.
Word Count: 12553
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
Summary: Adam talks Ben into making a trade with Chief Winnemucca. The trade isn’t your average deal, the Chief has a redheaded white girl and he wants a few head of cattle for her. Adam takes full responsibility for the girl and soon finds out he might have gotten himself in deeper than he expected.
Word Count: 21,487
Part of Romancing the Ponderosa Series, links to the stories included within.
Summary: Certain hurts never heal and some scars never truly fade. Adam is aware of this now, however, simply being aware doesn’t make moving forward any easier. Even a seemingly normal trip home with his brother blisters the scars that he thought were healing. A WHN for The Crucible.
Word Count: 1,949 Rating: G
Part of the Scars Series, links to all stories included within.