SUMMARY: In this story, Adam has returned home but is not sure of what to do and if he should stay. It’s a romance, but a bumpy one as there are detours involving all consuming work, tragedy, and life threatening trouble that will fully engage his mind and his heart until he has found his place and his future.
rating = T word count = 27599
Summary – Adam Cartwright and Lotta Crabtree were supposed to be strangers when her carriage broke down on the Ponderosa, but something in their demeanor seemed to say otherwise. Based on the episode A Rose for Lotta. Dialogue in the last chapter is from the episode written by David Dortort.
Rating – T
Word Count – 7909
Summary: In this final part, Adam and his fiancée power toward their wedding despite danger, drama and a troubling physical ailment that plagues Adam along the way. Jody continues to be a light in the Cartwright family’s lives and a few new characters are introduced, both good and evil to be found. Wrongs are righted, pasts conquered and comfort found in the company of love.
Rating: T Word Count: 138,468
The Healing Heart Series:
Smoke Rings In The Dark
Spirit of a Wild One–Part 1
Spirit of a Wild One–Part 2
Spirit of a Wild One-Part 3
Summary: Love comes unexpectedly to Hoss Cartwright, leaving a bittersweet memory. A poem inspired by “The Newcomers” (Season One) written by Thomas Thompson. (Written for the World Poetry Day 2018 Challenge)
Rating: G (168 words)
SUMMARY: This story brings together Everett/Rett Stoddard from the Impasse story and Sophie/Sierra from the A Necessary Sham story into a drama of settling old problems and dealing with new intrigue as well as dealing with Adam’s dissatisfaction with his life on the Ponderosa. It’s a lot to do in six chapters so the story is fast paced.
rating = T word count = 14949
SUMMARY: There are times when one of the Cartwright ends up playing the game of romance even when he hadn’t planned on it and didn’t want to play, but it gets even more complicated when a brother wants to play too.
rating = T word count = 3369
Summary – A young woman’s sudden departure from Virginia City leaves heartache and anger behind. After an eight-year absence, she returns home hoping to reconcile with the ones she left behind.
Rating – T, Word Count – 9751
Summary: When Little Joe is seriously injured following an attack by bandits, Ben must rush him to the nearest doctor for immediate medical attention. Ben Cartwright is stunned to find that the doctor is a woman and he hesitates to let her treat Little Joe.
Rating: T/PG-13 Mild language and brief sexual innuendo. Word Count: 19,190.
SUMMARY: The third story in the First Kiss series has Joe still scheming. Of course Ben won’t scheme, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be affected by the schemes Joe has hatched. The story of Adam and Anita continues first as the catalyst for a scheme and then as a crisis envelops the two.
Rating = T Word count = 23,409
First Kiss Series:
First Kiss – Book One: Adam
First Kiss – Book Two: Hoss
First Kiss – Book Three: Joe and Ben
First Kiss Again – Book Four