Stories by Title L

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La Caverne
(by ViveAdam)
Summary: Perdus dans une tempête de sable, les Cartwrights font halte dans une mystérieuse caverne
Rated: MA  WC 4500
La rencontre de l’aube
(by rozenn)
Summary:  La rencontre de Ben et de Samantha, sa prochaine épouse.
Rated: MA (4,265 words)
La vie fait-elle toujours “cadeau” d’une deuxième chance ?
(by mumu74)
Summary:  Après avoir été sauvé, Ben aura-t-il droit à une deuxième chance ?
Rated: MA  WC  65,000
Lady in Blue
(by SusanG)
Summary:  Taking an alternate route home with a wagon full of grain places Joe’s life in danger.  While waiting to be rescued he encounters a lovely lady.
Rating:  T   (5,100 words)
Ladykiller
(by Sassybrass)
Summary:   Joe is found in a ravine with mysterious injuries. He has a dark journey into his own memory to discover how he got there and why his brother is in danger.
Rated:  T  WC 7800
Last Chance
(by Cheaux)
Summary: Joe gambles with his life to give his Pa something precious.
WC 900  Rating K
Last Chance
(by Rona)
Summary:  Joe gambles with his life to give his Pa something precious.
WC  900  Rated:  K+
Last Christmas
(by Inca)
Summary: All these years he had been listening hard for the song of the stars only to be disappointed.  But now… his soul was at peace as he accepted what would be….
Rating: K (760 words)
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
Laugh in the Dark
(by EPM)
Summary: Driven by the need for revenge, Adam makes a choice that will affect his life forever.
Rated:  K+
Laura’s Decision
(by BluewindFarm)
Summary:  A Missing Scene reflecting on events from The Pressure Game and The Triangle.
Rating:  T (685 words)
Lay Her Down
(by BluewindFarm) 
Summary:  How does a Cartwright react when The Soiled Dove Society goes on the hunt for a man of steel?  Written for the 2017 Bonanza Brand’s 11th Anniversary R-Rated Story Challenge.
This story is sexually explicit, so if that offends a reader, please do not continue to the story.Rated:  MA  (2,320 words)
Le Collier d’Or #1
(by KateP)
Summary: Strange things start to happen on the Ponderosa after the Cartwrights find a necklace belonging to Marie.
Rated: K+ (6230 words)
Le Collier d’Or #2 – Eloise
(by KateP)
Summary:  Sequel to Le Collier d’Or. Joe and Adam thought they had seen the last of Eloise. Seems they were wrong. A Halloween story.
Rated: K+ (8,730 words)
Le Lot de consolation
(by Indiana)
Summary : Ben has to receive the 3 daughters of one of his friend at home for 2 weeks. Adam didn’t appreciate having to take care of the eldest daughter , because he has bad memory about her when he was 16 years old, so he has to find a solution to avoid this chore…..
Rating T  WC 4500
Le Noël de Chanty
(by ViveAdam)
Summary:  L’orpheline Chanty se fait exploiter par la famille Robinson mais un bel étranger arrive la veille de Noël et va changer sa vie.
Rated: K  WC 4500
Le Réveillon
(by Puchi Ann)
Summary:  Written for the 2016 Bonanza Brand Advent Calendar.   Freshly home from college, Adam becomes concerned when it appears that the Christmas traditions of Little Joe’s mother have been abandoned during his absence
Rating:  K  (5,240 words)
Le souterrain
(by ViveAdam)
Summary: Ben découvre qu’Adam a creusé un souterrain sous la maison. Cette découverte va être mise à profit par presque toute la famille
Rated: K  WC  8000
Leah Series #1 – One Step At a Time
(by BettyHT)
Summary:  A simple accident and later a brawl in a saloon have devastating consequences. A new friend will make all the difference in the outcome.
Rating = T   WC = 41875
Leah Series #2 – One Step Back
(by BettyHT)
Summary:  Adam and Leah have to work out their differences, and there are those who want to make trouble for them as well as for the whole family. The trouble escalates with one problem after another.
Rating = T   WC = 19,639
Leah Series #3 – One Plus One
(by BettyHT)
Summary: Ben wants to drive cattle to Salt Lake City, but Adam and Hoss object creating some tension in the family. Adam is working hard at building a house and trying to keep up with his ranch duties. Meanwhile Leah is facing some unpleasantness with women in town who are talking about her unfavorably.
Rating = T WC 29,984
Leah Series #4 – Guilt Trap
(by BettyHT)
Summary:  Adam is hurt, Hoss is missing, and Ben faces fraud charges in court. The enemy is quickly identified, but the fight against them is the stuff of nightmares as so much that can go wrong, does go wrong.
Rating = T   WC = 25309
Learning a Lesson
(by JoanS)
Summary: Ben is determined to teach Joe a lesson when he gets into trouble in town, but will the youngest Cartwright survive his punishment?
Rated: K (14,690 words)
Learning Curve
(by Rona)
Summary:  A small band of Indians are raiding ranches and homesteads, but are surprisingly inept. Joe stumbles on their secret.
(10,480 words)  Rated: T
Learning the Hard Way
(by Terri)
Summary: Adam has a pleasurable time with his favourite saloon girl, Hoss shows he’s not so shy with Bessie Sue and Ben proves there’s life in the old dog yet. This all takes place one Saturday afternoon. But what of Joe??
The youngest and most inexperienced of the Cartwright men experiences an induction into both love and pain he is not likely to forget.
Rated: MA WC 27,000
Warning: this story is sexually explicit. If you are easily offended please do not continue
Learning to Live with your Life
(by Terri)
Summary: When Joe complains about his size, his brother Hoss is the best one to understand how he feels.
Rated: K+ WC 1900
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
Leaving
(by Dodo)
Summary: The wind of change is blowing across the Ponderosa. A story written for the October Chaps and Spurs Challenge using the words Indian, smoke, leaves, frost and summer.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 3585
Leaving
(by Rona)
Summary: Adam has decided to leave the ranch, a decision that has consequences for them all.
(9,870 words) Rated: T
Left to Die
(by DebbieB)
Summary: cattle thieves, Little Joe is shot in the back and left to die. As he fights for his life, Little Joe also fights with the knowledge that his attackers have seemingly gotten away with their crimes
Rated: G (18,330 words)
Legacy from New Orleans
(by SusanG)
Summary:  There’s more than meets the eye when a man named Charles Dumont and his ward appear at the Ponderosa.
Rating:  T   (29,550 words)
Legacy of Honor
(by Wrangler)
Summary:  A frightened young woman’s lie has devastating consequences for Joe when her father refuses to believe his legacy of honor.  Rated T     WC 35,000
Legacy’s Promise
(by southplains)
Summary:  A What-Happened-Instead for ‘The Legacy’.
Rated: T  WC 7000
Legend of the Grizzly
(by GinnyF)
Summary: A giant grizzly bear terrorizes the countryside
Rated: MA (7,695 words)
l’erreur est humaine
(by mumu74)
Summary:  Les années d’enfance des fils Cartwright.
Rated: K+  WC 2000
Les Cartwright de Ponderosa avant 1860
(by ViveAdam)
Summary: Short stories about the Cartwright family before the start of the series
Rated: K + WC 4900
Les Lambris
(by ViveAdam)
Summary:
Rated:  K WC 2165
Less Than Blood Brothers
(by Alley May)
Summary:  The Cartwright’s take in one of Joe’s school friends.
Rated: K (15,530 words)
Lesson Learnt
(by bahj)
Summary: When Ben and Adam find themselves at odds, it takes the help of some crawdads, mashed potatoes, and a dragon to bring them back together again.
Rated: Family Friendly / Word count: 5704
Lessons
(by Belle & Mumu)
Summary:  When Ben finds himself in a dire situation, he finds he has to draw upon unexpected resources.  A Camp Pines 2014 collaboration by Belle and mumu74.
Rating: K+ (1,420 words)
Lessons in the Art of Negotiations
(by BluewindFarm)
Summary:  It’s time for Adam to introduce Little Joe to the… um… fine art of negotiating.  And at least for the night, what better way to forget that Pa is probably going to ‘kill him’ when he finds out the truth.
Rating: R   (5,095 words)
Lessons Learned
(by the Tahoe Ladies)
Summary: Ben resorts to evesdropping…
Rated: K Word Count: 2275
Lesssons in the Art of Negotiations #2 – The Ophelia Theatre Presents… Private Dancer
(by BluewindFarm)
Summary:   The Ophelia Theatre Presents the very first ‘Chippendale’ dancers, featuring Adam and Joe Cartwright; who star in their own private dances later that night.
Rating:  MA  (2,900 words)
Let’s Kill Timothy
(by Rona)
Summary: A friend of Joe’s gets them both into trouble.
(8,060 words) Rated: T
Let’s Try That Again
(by Puchi Ann)
Summary: Have you ever had a day that started on the wrong side of deluge of water . . . and went downhill from there? Join Little Joe Cartwright as he struggles to reach the end of one particularly problematic Monday.
Rating: K+
Letters to Inger
(by DJK)
Summary:  Selected letters from those written by Adam Stoddard Cartwright to Inger Borgstrom Cartwright, deceased
Rating:  G  (23,775 words)
Letting Go
(by DJK)
Summary: What Hoss had to say about Adam’s leaving.
Rated: K+   Word count: 1046
Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie
(by Dodo)
Summary: Home alone and Joe finds himself facing a heart-searching dilemma.
Rated: K Word Count: 7267
Lies and Losses
(by BettyHT)
Summary:  In Illinois, Ben has more trouble with McWhorter and loses someone dear to him because of it. Story follows a different path but eventually the whole family will be together on the Ponderosa. It may take some time for that to happen however. It’s based on a story idea suggested by a reader. Thank you, Sylvia, for the story idea that got me started.
Rating – PG13  WC = 36301
Life and Sunsets
(by MonicaSJ)
Summary: An old man gives Adam something more than advice. Rating:  K  (1,410 words)
Life is Sweet
(by Claire)
Summary: It was just a simple trip… before it all started to go wrong. All Adam and Joe had to do was escort Abigail Jones home to Virginia City. And then disaster struck. Life is never simple, but it can be very sweet.
Rated: K+ (11,345 words)
Life’s Lessons
(by BluewindFarm)
Summary:   A companion story for the episode, Second Sight.
Rating:  K+ (9,680 words)
Life’s Lessons
(by ChristyG)
Summary:  Just how much trouble will they be in, when Pa learns what he did?  Sometimes the end doesn’t justify the means.
Rating:  K  (11,080 words)
Life’s Lessons are not always Learn in School
(by storm)
Summary:  This is my story for the April challenge.
Rated: K+  WC 1600
Life… It’s All About Love
(by DebbieB)
Summary: WHN story: The Stallion and a bit of Forever tossed in to wet the eyes
Rated:  G (2,325 words)
Light up the Winter Darknerss (by GinnyF & Robin) Summary:  This is a Bonanza Christmas/Chanukah story.  One Christmas morning the Cartwrights go in rescue of a stranded family, who unbeknowst to the Cartwrights are being held hostage by bank robbers.
Rated:  PG13 for some harsh language and a fight scene (10,975 words)
Light up the Winter Darkness
(by Robin & GinnyF)
Summary:  This is a Bonanza Christmas/Chanukah story.  One Christmas morning the Cartwrights go in rescue of a stranded family, who unbeknowst to the Cartwrights are being held hostage by bank robbers.
Rated:  PG13 for some harsh language and a fight scene (10,975 words)
Lights
(by Sibylle)
Summary:  Written for the 2016 Bonanza Brand Advent Calendar.
Rating:  K  (2,050 words)
Like a Phoenix Rising #1
(by Krystyna)
Summary: A young woman’s account of how she found hope and love when her life seemed to have crumbled into ashes …
Rated: K (23,435 words)
Like a Phoenix Rising #2 – Abbie’s Story
(by Krystyna)
Summary: This is the second part of the story about Abbie who first appeared in the story Like a Phoenix Rising which ended with her married to one of the Cartwrights … this part reveals which Cartwright was her husband and what happened to them.
Rating:  PG  (20,000 words)
Like Father Like Son
(by the Tahoe Ladies)
Summary:  Some light-hearted chat between father and son.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 665
Like Father, Like Son
(by DebbieB)
Summary:  A chain of circumstances brings Ben to the brink of realization that he and his youngest son are more alike than he had dared to admit.
Rated:  PG contains some violence (12, 437 words)
Like Her Own
(by Robin)
Summary:  A look back and understanding how the past influenced the present.
Rating:  T  (7,266 words)
Like the Night
(by dbird)
Summary: Ben’s plan to reconcile Adam and Hoss leads to disaster for the Cartwright family. A WHN for “She Walks in Beauty”.
Rated: K+ (20,795 words)
Like You Were
(by PSW)
Summary: Ben reflects.  Written for the July 2017 Pinecone Challenge, and expanded (very slightly) for inclusion here.  Prompt/lyrics: Old man, look at my life, I’m a lot like you were. (Neil Young)
Rating: K      Word Count: 530
Lila Jane
(by DJK)
Summary:  Young Adam hated Lila Jane for over four years, two months, and seventeen days before an accident changes their relationship.
Rating: T   Word count: 41,129 Warning: corporal punishment as part of family discipline
Lilly the Kid
(by ForeverFree)
Summary: Seventeen old Joe Cartwright has planned to prove himself a man to the citizens of Virginia City by entering a fast draw competition on Founder’s day. But everything goes wrong and Joe is left publically thrashed and disgraced, when he find an unexpected friend in eleven year old Lilly.
Rating: K+ (15,779 words)
Little Bit Challenge
(by Various members)
The Little Bit Challenge encouraged members in the Brand Forums to write a ‘Little Bit’ for every Bonanza episode (all 431, if possible).  Members could submit as many Bits for as many episodes as they were inspired to write.  Multiple members could submit Little Bits for the same episode.  Did we mention the writers were limited to either 100 or 200 words, exactly?
Rating:  K
Little Boy Lost
(by JoanS)
Summary: Joe is missing when the family are in a San Francisco hotel.
Rated: K (7,465 words)
Little Boy Lost
(by Rona)
Summary:  Joe and Adam are held hostage on the ranch. But something doesn’t add up. Who is behind it, and can they escape before one or other of them is killed?
(12,210 words)  Rated: T
Little Girl in Pink
(by Sibylle)
Summary:  Adam meets a little girl on the road to Virginia city that he better never found.
Rated: T  WC 600
Little Joe and the Punch Bowl
(by BettyHT)
Summary:  Joe just doesn’t do well when he visits that punch bowl too often.  The first chapter is a story told mostly in Joe’s dialogue and Joe’s thoughts.  The second is narration from Joe’s POV.
rating = PG  WC = 2394
Little Joe Cartwright, Thief
(by pbeaking)
Summary: Little Joe finds himself in trouble when he is caught stealing from the mercantile. There’s no denying that he did do it, but why? Now he must face his father and explain his actions. This was my first story ever. Warning: it does contain corporal punishment.
Rating: T  WC  1900
Little Joe Cartwright’s Very, Very, Very Bad Day
(by pjb)
Summary:    The ever-helpful Cartwrights come to the aid of studio executives who need to develop a special episode for Sweeps Week.
Rated PG-13   Word count: 3,175
Little Jonah
(by DebbieB)
Summary:  When Little Joe finds himself trapped in the bottom of an old forgotten well, with nothing but time on his hands, he recalls a Bible story that his father recently read to him and associates it with his own predicament.
Rated: G (4,975 words)
Little Man. Big Man
(by DebbieB)
Summary:  Joe, so wrapped up in self-pity, and fed up with his family’s constant teasing, takes a long ride that ends up leading him straight into disaster and his first real taste of what it’s like to be the big man of the family.
Rated:   G (10,325 words)
Little Ray of Sunshine
(by Stetson1859)
Summary: Adam is trying to come to terms with Inger’s death, and finds comfort from an unexpected source.
WC 897  Rated: K+
Living in Darkness #1
(by Tauna Petit-Strawn)
Summary: Two years after being blinded in an accident, Little Joe returns home from the blind school. What next? Another note is included in the first chapter.
Rated T (9,800 words)
This is not a WHN for The Stillness Within.
Living in Darkness #2 – Into the Light
(by Tauna Petit-Strawn)
Summary:  Sequel to ‘Living in Darkness’.
Rating K+ (4,100 words)
Living the Dream
(by Dodo)
Summary:  A ‘missing’ scene from ‘The Storm’.  WARNING!!   Please note this story has graphic sexual content.
Rated – R   7300 words
Lo, I Am With You
(by AC1830)
Summary:  One of the Cartwrights is badly injured.  He’s trying to get home.  Someone comes to his rescue and helps him until his brother can find him.  But who took care of him?
Rating = K  (1633 words)
Loading the Wagon
(by Harper)
Summary: Joe has plans to go to the Spring Dance instead of the cattle drive–until Adam goes to town for supplies.
Rated: T (2,635 words)
Lonely Hearts Passing in the Night
(by DebbieB)
Summary:  A love story about a gentle giant.
Rated:  G (5, 400 words)
Long Johns, Nightwear, and Pantyhose on the Ponderosa — a REALLY Lost Episode
(by Robin)
Summary:  Wondering if lumps of coal are in store this Christmas.
Rating:  T  (1,915 words)
Long Road Back #1
(by Tauna Petit-Strawn)
Summary:  A what if I got from “The Crucibles”…mostly, what if Ben, Hoss and Little Joe hadn’t found Adam. What if someone else did? And What if Adam didn’t just ‘bounce back’?
Rating K+  (14,570 words)
Long Road Back #2 – Acceptance
(by Tauna Petit-Strawn)
Summary: Sequel to “Long Road Back”.
Rating:  K+ (12, 190 words)
Long Road Back #3 – Far Side of Jordan
(by Tauna Petit-Strawn)
Summary:  After years of marriage Tara stands next to Adam’s grave thinking.
Rating:  K  (750 words)
Longest Night
(by sklamb)
Summary: Rose McNair gives Dan De Quille an interview after Virginia City’s great fire. A “What Happened Elsewhere” for The Night Virginia City Died,
Rating:  K  WC  2500
Look After the Kid
(by DJK)
Summary: A Cartwright lesson in responsibility and in being the boss.
Rating:  K (1,185)
Looking Back Over the Years, He was Always There
(by mumu74)
Summary:  There comes a time when a man looks into the mirror of his own life.  What does he find? Memories of hard times, memories of his childhood, little moments full of fun and mischievous.  And as a man there are challenges which had to be faced with courage.
Warning:  character death
Rating: T+    Word count : 5633
Looking Death in the Face
(by Terri)
Summary: The thoughts in your head when you are about to die. Little Joe knows his time is up but the suffering starts long before the bullet is fired.
Rated: K+ WC 2800
Looking for Little Joe
(by DJK)
Summary: Two short stories that begin with Adam and Hoss looking for their missing brother.
Rated: K+ Word count: 2916
Loser Take All
(by freyakendra)
Summary: Joe’s biggest ever poker win results in Adam and Hoss playing for higher stakes than any of them could ever have imagined. Rated:
T  WC  12,600
Losing Control
(by Terri)
Summary: Locked away and unable to escape, all Joe can do is wait for his jailer’s return.
Rated: K+ WC 1700
Loss
(by JoanS)
Summary: Joe is badly injured and could have a serious disability.
Rated: K (19,950 words)
Loss of Innocence
(by Rona)
Summary: After an accident, Joe loses his memory. While the family frantically hunts for him, Joe thinks he has found his home, but all is not as it seems.
(9,265 words)  Rated: MA
Lost
(by Rona)
Summary: Awakening to find himself badly injured, Joe learns his father is dead.
(6,970 words) Rated: T
Lost
(by the Tahoe Ladies
)
Summary: A story in five voices when the unthinkable happened.
Rated: T Word Count: 33000
Lost and Found
(by AC1830)
Summary:  While in San Francisco with his father, ten year old Adam gets lost and is cared for by a special person.  Several years later, Adam has the chance to return the favor when he unknowingly saves the man’s life.
Rated K+   WC 1675
Lost and Found
(by EPM)
Summary: Adam turns irrational after suffering a vicious attack while marking trees for a contract.
Rating K+  (8500 words)
Lost and Found #1
(by MonicaSJ)
Summary:  Adam finds a woman to love who has no reason to leave him. When she’s taken away, he’s left wondering if he’ll ever get her back…and if she’ll want to come back.
Rating: T WC 30,000
Lost and Found #2 – The Long Journey Home:  Adam and Beca
(by MonicaSJ)
Summary:  This is a sequel to Lost and Found.  Adam looked long and hard to find his wife and bring her home.  Now he must fight even harder to save her and his infant son from a fate worse than death.
Rating: T  WC 28,000
Lost at Sea
(by Mamse5)
Summary:  The chance of a life-time to visit the city where his mother grew up leads to an experience neither man could imagine.  Will the actions of an injured Ben fracture the loving bond between him and his youngest?
(33,835)  Rating K+
Lost Brother
(by Dodo)
Summary: An accident leaves Joe unable to remember one man.
Rated: K Word Count: 18210
Lost in Time
(by DebbieB)
Summary:  Adam has a once in a life time experience of meeting someone who reminds him of his youngest brother, Little Joe, but is that person from his world or another?
Rated: G  (9,000 words)
Lost Loves – Gone But Not Forgotten
(by Terri)
Summary: After the death of Alice, Joe reflects on the people he has lost in his life. He needs his big brother’s support, but Adam has not been heard of for three years.
Rated: K+ WC 4400
Lost Son #1
(by SusanG)
Summary:  It’s never easy being the youngest of the family.
Rating:  T   (30,750 words)
Lost Son #2 – The Guardian
(by Susan G)
Summary:   There’s someone keeping an eye on Joe.
Rating:  T   (41,740 words)
Lost Soul
(by jfclover)
Summary:  A man and his wife are brutally attacked by renegade Paiutes.
Rating:  K+   Word Count:  6,800
Love Again
(by dbird)
Summary: It was the summer Joe turned ten, Adam fell in love, and the Cartwright family’s world wouldn’t be the same again.
Rated: K+ (7,065 words)
Love at First Sight in Virginia City
(by ViveAdam)
Summary: Joe falls in love with Christine, a horsewoman in a gipsy company.
Rated: K+  WC  15,000
Love Comes Late
(by DJK)
Summary:  A young Adam has to come to terms with a second step-mother.
Rating: teen and up.  Warning: contains corporal punishment as part of family discipline.   Word count: 45,173
Love Cuts Both Ways
(by karilyn)
Summary:   This is a What Happened Instead for Candy and Lisa Campbell from “The Stalker.”
Rated K (8,890 words)
Love Has Eyes
(by DJK)
Summary:  Adam didn’t lie to his father, but Marie wasn’t so sure that her stepson wouldn’t lie to her.
word count: 1407
rating  PG for references to mature subjects and corporal punishment
Love Hooking
(by deansgirl)
Summary:  Elizabeth Stoddard’s favorite pasttime was hooking rugs and blankets. But when Ben Cartwright proposed she found all her rugs had a love theme.
Rated: K+ (1,485 words)
Love Hurts
(by Home Alone)
Summary:  Hoss rides up to Ima Hogg’s goat farm to deliver a message and barely escapes an unwanted marriage.
Rating:  K+/G    Word Count:  2,148
Love is Like a Violin
(by DebbieB)
Summary: Ben sends Adam and Joe off together in hopes that the brothers can mend some fences…but not the wooden kind.
Rated:  PG (mild violence)  (12, 730 words)
Love Story
(by Rona)
Summary:  Identical twin girls arrive in Virginia City. Joe falls in love with one of them, but her past is fast catching up.
(9,755 words)  Rated: T
Love Story Pour Hoss
(by mumu74)
Summary:  tout est dans le titre… Et oui; Hoss aussi….
Rated: MA  WC 26,000
Love Will Tear Us Apart
(by Claire)
Summary: After an accident, Adam and Joe have some important lessons to learn.
Rated: K+ (11,370 words)
Love Wins Out
(by BluewindFarm)
Summary:  Missing scenes for The Truckee Strip
Raing:  K  (1,345 words)
Love, Honour and Obey
(by ansinico)
Summary:   A conflict over a woman, an impending marriage, and a murder threaten to tear the heart out of the family, but whose heart and which Cartwright SJS, JAM, PJM,
The hangman’s noose beckons, Adam treads the road to hell as he tries to piece together the fragments of chaos and salvage what, if anything is left of his family.
Rated: MA
Love, Oh Love, Oh Careless Love
(by DebbieB)
Summary:  It’s just as the song implies, “Gonna cry tonight, and cry no more”.
Rated: G (5,250 words)
Love’s Labours
(by LissaB)
Summary: It’s spring, and we all know what a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of. But we also know that the path of true love never doth run smooth, so one way or another, all the Cartwright brothers find themselves with “wimmin trouble”.
Rating: K+ (81,935 words)
Love’s Last Whisper #1
(by Wrangler)
Summary: Twelve years after the loss of Marie Cartwright a man with a grudge against Ben commits the unthinkable; the desecration of Marie’s grave and the theft of her casket. Now as a combined, yet grieving, force Ben and his boys begin their search for what was stolen.
Rated: K+  WC 103,000
Love’s Last Whisper #2 – Checkmate:  The Return of Bristol Ford
(by Wrangler)
Summary: Three years after he had put the Cartwrights through the trauma of stealling Marie Cartwright’s casket, Bristol Ford returns with a more sinister plot than before. What he accomplishes changes the relationship between Ben and Joe.
Rating:  T  (66,200 words)
Love… Always Love
(by DebbieB)
Summary:  Love knows no barriers, that’s what my grandmother once told me.  I must have been feeling her presence on the day I wrote this short, short story.
Rated:  G  Tissue alert (1,450 words)
Loved and Lost
(by SusanG)
Summary:  An romance ends badly.
Rating:  T  (1,030 words)
Loving Carrie
(by pjb)
Summary:  A devastating tragedy sends Joe on a quest for answers.
Rated: T   WC 53,000
Luck of the Day
(by SusanG)
Summary:  It’s a bad day to run a bank errand for Pa.
Rating:  T   (12,650 words)
Luck of the Draw
(by Karen)
Summary: The consequences are far reaching when Joe accidentally shoots a young child.
Rated: T (33,190 words)
Lucky
(by southplains)
Summary:  The mysteries of Marie’s background are deeply threaded through the lives of not only Joe but all the Cartwright men; her past is twined among their destinies. The first in a possible series (if the mood strikes me) exploring Marie’s part in Cartwright family history.
Rated: T  WC 7000
Lucky #1
(by alyssajoy64)
Summary:  The one who steals the heart of Adam Cartwright is a lucky girl indeed. You do not need to have read “The Luckiest”, this story stands by itself.
Rated: K+  WC 1600
Lucky #2 – The Luckiest
(by alyssajoy64)
Summary:  A grieving Adam finds comfort from an unexpected source.  A companion to Lucky.
Rated: K+  2500
Lucky Eight
(by DJK)
Summary: Little Joe puts his lucky number to use, but will it be able to save him from trouble with his pa?  warning: references to corporeal punishment.
Rated:  T  (5,595)
Lucky Streak
(by faust)
Summary:  Adam and Joe are caught in a cave in. Adam is not amused.
Rating:  K+   Word Count:  3,937
Lucy
(by jfclover)
Summary:  Joe is caught off guard when his plans don’t go as smoothly as he anticipated.  Though he thinks he’s doing the right thing, he soon realizes not everyone agrees.
Rated K+  WC 15,750
Lydia Series #1 – How Do I Tell Him
(by BettyHT)
Summary:  Adam suffers the consequences of a man trying to get revenge on Joe, but it’s the secrets that are revealed in the aftermath of that which cause Adam to temporarily leave the Ponderosa to heal emotionally as well as physically. His sojourn leads him to discoveries and opportunities as well as danger that helps him understand what happened.
Rating = T  WC = 29,938
Lydia Series #2 – Ciffhanger
(by BettyHT)
Summary:  Follows the How Do I Tell Him story in which Adam married Lydia and brought her back to the Ponderosa. Now there are several things happening that the couple must face, and the question is whether that will make their love stronger or create problems in their relationship. For the family, there is a jealous young man who creates more trouble.
rating = T  word count = 18,888

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