Author Page – sandspur

Bonanza and I were born the same year, 1959. I started watching the show at age three, first for the horses, then for those four wonderful men! Love the Cartwrights, horses, and history.

NEWEST:  The Undiscovered Country — See summary below.

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A Stitch in Time (by sandspur)

Summary:  Joe lies dying of injuries 19th century medicine could never cure while Adam, given a cryptic clue from an ancient fraternal feud, searches for help 100+ years in the future..
Rating:  T

Pride and Ponderosa (by sandspur)

Summary: What happens when Jane Austen’s ultimate chick-fic, “Pride & Prejudice,” crosses into the burly, macho, he-man world of Bonanza? Confusion? Kidnappings? Crossover characters from other series like “Bronco” and “the Big Valley”? Anything can happen—and anything does!
Rating: T. Totally clean, but one description of an unseemly death.  WC 86,200

Siren Song (by sandspur)

Summary:  What if Ben hadn’t seen Adam pulling Kane through the desert just before abandoning the search? And what if the only thing keeping Adam going…stopped?
Rated:  T    Word count:  5403

The Lilies Series #1 – The Lilies of the Field (by sandspur)

Summary: With Ben away, the Cartwright boys face down poachers, a train robbery, a fire that nearly destroys the Ponderosa, a strange new school teacher and a lost dog. But when Ben returns, the biggest problem of all is gossip.
WC 109,300  Rating: T (mild language, mature themes, violence)

The Lilies Series #2 – The Lilies of the Valley (by sandspur)

Summary:  Adam and Tilly go to Europe for the worst honeymoon ever, landing in the middle of a war to end up missing and presumed dead. Meanwhile, Ben, Adam and Hoss move on with their lives, finding new friends and uncovering strange secrets from the past.
Rating: T. Violence, character death, attempted rape, etc.  (109,635 words)

The Lilies Series #3 – One Scarlet Lily (by sandspur)

Summary: Adam and Joe leave the Ponderosa, perhaps for good, in the wake of tragedy and misunderstanding. But the danger only Adam knew about is still with them. Note: the backstory is filled in gradually, through a series of nonsequential flashbacks.
Rating–T. Contains some violence, mild language, a grisly murder scene and a couple of animal death scenes.  (105,500 words)

The Lilies Series #4 – 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.Note: This short story is set in the “Lilies” universe, but it can stand on its own.

The Sound and the Fury (by sandspur)

Summary: It’s brother against brother, Cartwright style! Revenge is not a dish best served cold–it’s best served to the sound of the cannon!
Rating: K  (1,160 words)

The Undiscovered Country (by sandspur)

Summary:  The problems a man keeps secret are the biggest problems of all.
Rating:   PG  (1,955 words)

Latest Update:  4.9.2018

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