Author Page – The Tahoe Ladies

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21st Century Cartwrights # 1 – Within the Circle (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A Cartwright in the 21st Century series.
Rated: T  Word Count: 41200

21st Century Cartwrights # 2 – With a Two-Edged Sword (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A Cartwrights in the 21st Century story.
Rated: T Word Count: 41,230

21st Century Cartwrights # 3 – Calculated Revenge (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A 21st Century Cartwright tale
Rated: K+  Word Count: 1700

21st Century Cartwrights # 4 – Passages (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A 21st Century Cartwright story
Rated: K+ Word Count: 2500

21st Century Cartwrights # 5 – With the Best Intentions (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A Cartwright’s in the 21st Century story.
Rated:  T  WC: 16150

21st Century Cartwrights # 6 – The Fine Art of Weaseling (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A Cartwright in the 21st Century story . . . as told by Adam.
Rated K  Word Count: 3200

21st Century Cartwrights # 7 – With All Deliberate Purpose (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A 21st Century Story about The Cartwrights
Rated T  W C 41000

21st Century Cartwrights # 8 – Death Walked This Way Today (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A follow-up to With All Deliberate Purpose in the 21st Century Cartwright series
Rated:  T  Word Count:  4700

21st Century Cartwrights # 9 – Is This Normal? (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A 21st Century Cartwright story
Rated: T  Word Count: 5840

21st Century Cartwrights #10 – Heavenly Intervention (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A Cartwright 21st Century tale.
Rated:  K+ Word Count: 6980

21st Century Cartwrights #11 – Withholding the Dream (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A building so beautiful, so elegant, so deadly…and Cartwright and Sons Construction are to blame when it strikes, taking one of them….
Rated:  T  Word Count: 46800

A Civilized Little War (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  For a long time, Pam kept herself in the shadows. She was there but not as outgoing as Katie nor as flamboyant as Irish. Once, walking across a casino floor behind those two, she remarked to me that she felt a lot like Hoss :   the back-up and ugly duckling of the lot. I have come to realize that she is a lot like Hoss :   patient, understanding and sometimes having to go the extra mile to have her star outshine the others in our constellation. And usually how she gets there is with a sly, and-not-so innocent smile. ~BTL
Rating: K    Word Count :   5070

A Dark Night’s Tale (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Joe hears things that ‘bump’ in the night….
Rating: K Word Count :   1200

A Lady Never Tells (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Ben is still a handsome, charming man…. Word Count :   24800  
Rating: MA – Adult themes and situations.

Almost (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A close call for someone.
Rating: K Word Count :   3152

As Luck Would Have It (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  What can happen on a short cattle drive? The Cartwright brothers have a tale to tell.
Rating: K Word Count :   9262

Believe (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Joe and Adam live through a harrowing experience, but Ben and Hoss have doubts about Adam’s recollection of events.
Rating: T    Word Count :   25400

Boots in Hand (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A Cartwright son says goodbye.
Rating: K Word Count :   990

Borrowed Time #1 (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A What Happened Next to follow the episode ‘Bushwhacked.’
Rating: T    Word Count :   8550

Borrowed Time #2 – Paid in Full (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  For Adam and Joe, a lost brother is never far away in time of need. (Some events mentioned can be read in “Borrowed Time”)
Rating:  T   Word Count :   4500

Bubbles in Honey, Roses and a Button (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  For Ben remembrance comes from an unusual source.
Rating:  T   Word Count :   5500

By Wisdom’s Wings and Love’s Own Hand (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A WHN for Triangle
Rating:  T (3,980 words)

Chores (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  One of our founding Ladies was a lawyer/whirlwind by the name of Katie. She was into everything and we had trouble going places and not running into people she knew. Her appetite for life knew few limits and those were generally NOT self-imposed. Katie had one bad habit that we ever found :   she never knew what day it was without a calendar.
Rated K+   Word Count :   1350

Common Ground (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  When Ben sends Adam and Hoss to repair an old line shack, strange things happen.
Rated K+   Word Count :   12050

Damned (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A WHN for A Time To Step Down.
Rated T    Word Count :   38816

Death of Letter S (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  We saw it happen in The Gift, first of all. Then in Ponderosa Explosion, and again in The Stallion. Made us wonder what the others thought. This should explain it, somewhat. Maybe…..
Rating :   T (1,515 words)

Edges (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  One man’s dream is another’s reality.
Rated T     Word Count:  3839

Forbidden (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  At a party at the Ponderosa, Hop Sing shares a moment with a beautiful guest.
Rated K+  Word Count: 3800

From the Heart (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Ben’s memories of his three boys.
Rated K Word Count: 6700

Fulfilling the Legacy (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A WHN for ‘The Legacy’
Rated: K  Word Count: 500

Ghost Town (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Eerie happenings in Virginia City.
Rated: K – Word count: 3158

Honor # 1 – Changes (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Part 1 of the Season 15 Series as envisaged by Tahoe Ladies. (Better known as the Honor Series)
Rated T Word Count: 27727

Honor # 2 – Steps Forward and Back (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:   Part of the Joe and Honor series. The 15th Season
Rated: T Word Count: 15354

Honor # 3 – The Most Important Job in the World (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Season 15 – Episode 4. A continuation of The Honor Series
Rated: T Word Count: 1734

Honor # 4 – Broken Promise (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Following Changes and Steps Forward and Back we arrive at the third story from Season 15 as envisaged by Tahoe Ladies
Rated: T Word Count: 53000

Honor # 5 – Reclaimed Love (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Season 15 continues – episode 5. A continuation of the Honor Series
Rated: T Word Count: 45300

Honor # 6 – Whisper My Name (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Season 15 continues…episode number 6.  A continuation of the Honor Series
Rated: T Word Count: 10700

Honor # 7 – I do, I do (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Season 15 – Episode 7. A continuation of the Honor Series
Rated: T  Word Count: 6746

Honor # 8 – When Little Boys Grow Up (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Season 15 – Episodes 8. A continuation of the Honor Series
Rated: K  Word Count: 8663

Honor # 9 – Romantic Interlude (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Season 15 – Episode 9. A continuation of the Honor Series
Rated: T Word Count: 2797

Honor #10 – Twenty Years Means Nothing to the Pines (by theTahoe Ladies)

Summary: Season 15 – Episode 10 (A What Happened Later story) A continuation of the Honor Series
Rated: K  Word Count: 1994

Honor #11 – Old Shadows (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Season 15 – Episode 11 (Finale to the Honor Series)
Rated: K Word Count: 14200

Hostage (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: a story of captivity, survival and compassion.
Rated: T – Word Count: 40500

If (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A Cartwright’s musings as he awaits his fate.
Rated K Word Count: 2613

Judgment (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A story of struggle, suffering, and triumph for the Cartwrights.
Rated: T – Word Count: 59500

July 1898 (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Ben writes down his thoughts… Warning character death.
Rated T Word Count: 1640

Kin (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: The return of an old face on the Ponderosa.
Rated: T   Word Count: 10436

Last Request (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  The two surviving Cartwrights reunite after many years apart. Decisions need to be made.  This story was written by Tahoe Ladies Bailey and Irish.
Rated K+  Word Count: 5800

Leaves (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Ben Cartwright has taught his sons many things but in Leaves, he is must follow his own lessons in order to survive.
Rated: K Word Count: 2700

Lessons Learned (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Ben resorts to evesdropping…
Rated: K Word Count: 2275

Like Father Like Son (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Some light-hearted chat between father and son.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 665

Lost (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A story in five voices when the unthinkable happened.
Rated: T Word Count: 33000

Mercy (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: There’s a shooting, someone loses their temper, and the judge’s ruling all seem right. But are they?
Rated: T Word Count: 38300

My Brother’s Keeper (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: The brothers’ perspective of the Season 4 episode.
Rated: K – Word Count: 7340

No Winning (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A casual question ties Ben in knots.
Rating:  K+ (1,060 words)

On a Winter Morning (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: An interesting meeting for Ben.
Rated: T  Word Count:  2200

Paradise #1 – And So Ends Another Day in Paradise (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Joe finds himself traveling into a different type of town.
Rated MA – Adult Themes  Word Count: 12000

Paradise #2 – Paradise Encore (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Adam retraces Joe’s steps and they lead him to Paradise.  Written by Tahoe Ladies Pam and Coyote.
Word Count: 11500  Rated MA – Adult Themes

Phoenix Series – Book 1 – Chained (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: The boys thought they would have some fun, only their fun brought down dire consequences for one of the Cartwrights. He reacted based on how he was taught; now he stands on the precipice between justice and revenge. Which will win?
Rated T Word Count: 61,990

Phoenix Series – Book 2 – Rising (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Always the youngest and smallest and trying to measure up; how can events of the past cannot be forgotten when faced with the stark reality on a daily basis. Can he accept and live with the truth?
Rated T Word Count: 54,713

Phoenix Series – Book 3 – Freed (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Like the Phoenix, one must be totally broken and consumed by the flames of the past in order to rise again… stronger, better, a Cartwright no doubt.
Rated T Word Count: 52887

Physics 101 (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Adam becomes the ‘butt’ of a joke…
Rated: K+ Word Count: 730

Questions and Answers (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A simple little mystery.
Rating:  K  (17,450)

Rising to the Challenge (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  There’s a fight, but which brother wins?
Rating:  T  (785 words)

Sanctuary (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A short tale of fear and wishing for it all to be over… But then there was that voice.
Rated: K – Word Count: 626

Secrets of the Heart (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A story to raise your eyebrows and cause the casual observer to go ‘ahem’.
Rating:  MA  (5,360 words)

Takin’ Charge #1 (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Dedicated to all those times when you have taken up the banner and led the way, even when you didn’t know where you’re going or why you had to…
Rated: T Word Count: 35,600

Takin’ Charge #2 – The Story of Ruth (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A follow up story for Takin’ Charge
Rating K+ Word Count: 6300

The Art of Parenting: Lesson #1 (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  This is the first part of The Art of Parenting Trilogy.
Rated K Word Count: 1700

The Art of Parenting: Lesson #2 (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: This is the second part of The Art of Parenting trilogy.
Rated K   Word Count: 14,080

The Art of Parenting: Lesson #3 (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  This is Part 3 of The Art of Parenting trilogy.
Rated K  Word Count: 4370

The Best Present (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A Christmas Tale
Rated: K Word Count: 4970

The Favor (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  Ben asks Joe for a favor that turns out much better than Joe could have ever imagined…..
Rated MA – Adult Themes   Word Count: 4200

The Morning After (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Ben suffers from a birthday hangover…
Rated: K – Word Count: 1100

The One (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: A tale of wills between a man and a horse
Rated: K Word Count: 7830

The Other Side of Valor (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: There is another side of every story that remains just beyond your grasp sometimes.
Rated: T – Word Count: 7540

The Power of Blood (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Two brothers battle to keep each other alive.
Rated: K  Word Count: 17550

The Price of Truth (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: Did Marie have a secret that she kept from Ben?
Rated: T Word Count: 69500

The Shooting (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  There’s a robbery and hostages.  Decisions to be made and the consequences to suffer.
Rating:  T  (870 words)

The Third Warning (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: This is a story of racial prejudice and violence. The authors, while being sensitive to some readers’ concerns, have no intention of defaming any racial or ethnic group as we have found and experienced prejudice and bias on both sides of the issue. We warn you ahead of time that this is not a story for everyone and should you be put off by it, we suggest that you examine your own prejudices carefully……….
Rating:  MA  (19,135 words)

The Toymaker (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  A Christmas Tale
Rating:  K  (7,025 words)

Wild Oats (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary:  On a cold winter’s night, with help from a bottle of Bear Paw Johnson’s white lighting, what could the Cartwright boys ever find to talk about while their pa was sleeping soundly on the only bed in a ratty old line shack?
WC: 7425    Rated:  R

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