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    Joe is on his way home one night when he is attacked and beaten. At first it seems the motive was robbery, but all too soon the clues begin to pile up that something terrible and devastating has happened to the youngest Cartwright son - something he cannot remember that carries the potential of changing his life forever. As the truth comes out the Cartwright men come face to face with a challenge none of them could have conceived; one that calls upon them to look deep within themselves to find the answers and to find a way to save Joe.

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    14/14
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    15
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    With a storm approaching, Little Joe heads out to find the prize foal his father is so fond of and is caught in a flash flood. While his brothers deal with their own fears, Ben Cartwright fights a battle to overcome despair and grief and face the very real fear that Joe may never be found.

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    38,198
    Chapters:
    9/9
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    137
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    Every stage of life requires a new set of challenges to be met. Both Little Joe and Adam face those in this prequel that has Little Joe with mixed feelings about how to react to his older brother who is facing the task of how to fit back into the ranch he left as a boy to go to college but returned as a man who is still the boss' son.

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    1/1
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    3
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    In this story written in three acts, Adam’s involvement with a young woman leads to discord within his family and when that is resolved in the first part (chapters 1-6), he leaves on a journey that affects him greatly in the second part (7-13). He will need his family once more to face the future in the third part (14-17).

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    There's lots of painful trouble for Adam right from the start, but there is also a plan for revenge, subterfuge, false identities, fraud, financial difficulties for Ben and the Ponderosa, shocking developments for the family to absorb, and then a climatic confrontation between two villainous siblings and the Cartwright family.

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    This is a story of survival.
    Kitty is with child, maybe Matt's, asks Ben Cartwright, the husband of a old friend for help.

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    1/1
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    Why did Adam disappear from the Ponderosa, never to return again? Maybe it happened like this….

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    1/1
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    For the good folks of Virginia City, Roy Coffee is a darned good sheriff. For the Cartwrights, he is also a proper friend, as he proves to himself when his job intermixes with a tragic event on the Ponderosa.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    6
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    177
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    At thirteen, Joe decides to practice shaving, only to discover that growing up isn't just about growing whiskers. (This story introduces an OC named Jackson Cooper, aka Coop.)

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    Adam is married to Charity and Hoss gets romance too as the family is growing. There are problems but none the family cannot overcome by working together. Children are part of the story but do not dominate the story lines. This is the second in the Adam and Charity series.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    A trip to Yertington has tragic consequences for the Cartwrights. Sequel to Wavering.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    268
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    A trip to Yerington has tragic consequences for the Cartwrights.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    242
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    While caught in a snow storm, Adam and Joe find shelter in an old line shack.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    Adam may have met his romantic match but he'll have to work for it.

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    1/1
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    Joe was gone for over a year. He had nothing holding to him one place for the whole year and a half that he was gone, now that he's home again his Pa doesn't want to let him out of his sight. How will the newly independent Joe react to his Pa's need to protect him?

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    2,037
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    5
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    198
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    In this story, Adam returns home to the Ponderosa. Ben is relieved to have his eldest home again even if it is temporary and Hoss is happy to see him. Joe isn't pleased though, and he and Adam need to clear the air. Then Adam's wife arrives, and events show more than words ever could why Adam is happy even though he is no longer living on the Ponderosa. A happy family story with nothing too serious going wrong.

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    1/1
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    Adam has an embarrassing misadventure that leads to him finding out a secret from his father's past. Joe desperately wants to know Adam's secret but Adam doesn't want him to know and there are good reasons for him to keep his secret.

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    1/1
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    A prequel story with LJ thirteen, Hoss nineteen, and Adam twenty-five. LittleJoe decides to be good for three weeks as a gift to his father. Adam decides to ride some difficult horses. There are problems. Everything comes together as does the family in time for a Christmas celebration. The second part is a WHB for The Quality of Mercy and features Seth in a prominent role.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    100
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    Fractured is a WHB to the Bonanza episode Bitter Water. This is the backstory that explains how Adam ended his relationship with Virginia Keith and why there was tension in his friendship with Todd McCarren and why Lem Keith disliked him so much. It also sets the stage for more of a story later. Wounded Hearts follows and continues from the Bitter Water episode. Charity, introduced in the story Fractured, will be in this story as a main character. A corporation threatens the Ponderosa and the ranches in the Comstock, shootings, kidnappings, and threats from unknown assailants and Lem Keith's daughter's anger at Adam for perceived wrongs make for a complicated scenario. The next part is Trust Me in which the Ponderosa is in financial difficulties and Adam makes a rash decision to save his father's dream and takes a job that almost turns out to be the worst decision he's ever made. He needs his family and friends to save him from it. The last part is Let's Do It in which there are obstacles to Adam and Charity getting married, but Adam finds a solution after overcoming those problems and seeing no other way to calm the waters. There is a budding romance for Hoss too as the story develops.

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    English
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    80,489
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    41
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    Adam and Helen have returned to the Ponderosa and now have time to get to know each other and make plans for their future. There are quite a few adjustments to make, and there are those who are looking to make their lives miserable. They have to hope that the love they have is enough to withstand some major pressure in the first year of their marriage. A sequel to Revelations.

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    English
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    19,437
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Hits:
    63

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