Summary: Follows the How Do I Tell Him story in which Adam married Lydia and brought her back to the Ponderosa. Now there are several things happening that the couple must face, and the question is whether that will make their love stronger or create problems in their relationship. For the family, there is a jealous young man who creates more trouble.
rating = T word count = 18,888
Lydia Series, links to stories within the series are included.
Summary: Evil comes in many different guises, and Adam discovers that some things are not quite as they seem. When the evil stretches out and harms Joe, Adam realises he has a lot to do to protect himself and his family from even greater harm.
Rating ‘G’ (26,485 words)
Summary: You’ve heard the saying, ‘Loose lips sink ships’? Joe learns a valuable lesson and Adam could pay the ultimate price when the family attempts to deliver a herd of horses to the Army.
Rating: K+ WC 10,000
Summary: In Illinois, Ben has more trouble with McWhorter and loses someone dear to him because of it. Story follows a different path but eventually the whole family will be together on the Ponderosa. It may take some time for that to happen however. It’s based on a story idea suggested by a reader. Thank you, Sylvia, for the story idea that got me started.
Rating – PG13 WC = 36301
Summary: Once again, Little Joe finds himself facing the music. Hoss and Adam are amused by the current situation, although Ben thinks it is no laughing matter. Sometimes, the Cartwrights can dig a very deep hole without using a shovel.
Rating K+ Number of Words: 1,798
Summary: Joe is caught off guard when he steps up to help a longtime friend in a serious situation, but his good intentions don’t go as smoothly as he anticipated. Though he thinks he’s doing the right thing, he soon realizes not everyone agrees. Misplaced anger and desperation soon lead to tragedy.
Rated K+ WC 15,750