A Tale Told by an Idiot (by mcfair)

Summary: It is 1875. Two years later, Joe Cartwright’s inability to cope with his wife’s death is ruining his life. His Pa thinks getting away might be the answer. Little does Ben know that his decision will put Joe’s life in danger, as well as the lives of the Ingalls’ family who take a wounded Joe in and bring the wrath of a man who hates him down on their heads.

Rated PG-13    (54,680 words)

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The Strawberry Roan (by sandspur)

Summary: a cowboy who returns to the Ponderosa after a long absence discovers a new horse trainer…with an unwelcome training method.

Rating: T (mild language). 4316 words.

The Lilies Series:

The Lilies of the Field
The Lilies of the Valley
One Scarlet Lily
The Strawberry Roan

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Keep the Home Fires Burning (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  In this sequel to Cat, Joe’s troubles are addressed as he and Ben leave on an extended trip to spend time together so that Joe can face his losses with the man best able to help him come to terms with them.  That leaves Hoss and Adam to run the ranch with Candy’s help. There are plenty of fires to put out, some literal and some figurative, as the three find themselves overworked and stressed by the challenges they face.

Rating = T   WC = 24,181

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