5The Rhythm of Life : North and South Retold » by philipisomholt Modern AU. (Prequel to "Back to You.") Margaret Hale is a British expat who moves to Milton, Connecticut to live with her father when her mother's health deteriorates. Born and raised in South Carolina, John Thornton is the owner of a trucking company, Marlborough Shipping Depot. Whenever the two meet, sparks fly.
T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 12, words: 48k+, favs: 3, follows: 6, updated: 9/18 published: 9/17
21Back To You : A North and South Modern Variation » by philipisomholt Modern AU. John Thornton hasn't seen Margaret Hale in sixteen years. Everything turns upside down when an unexpected visitor turns up at Marlborough Shipping Depot, forcing John to relive the best—and worst—time of his life.
T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 4, words: 10k+, favs: 6, follows: 8, updated: 9/18 published: 9/15
9El amor de una madre » by somiadora "El amor de una madre viene dado por Dios. Se mantiene preso por siempre más. El amor de una muchacha es como una nube de humo, cambia con el viento." Hannah Thorton - Elisabeth Gaskell, Norte y sur.
K, Spanish, Family & Romance, chapters: 15, words: 14k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 9/14 published: 7/11
2L'amor d'una mare » by somiadora "L'amor d'una mare ve donat per Déu. Es manté ferm per sempre més. L'amor d'una noia és com un núvol de fum, canvia amb el vent." Hannah Thorton - Elisabeth Gaskell, Nord i sud
K, Catalan, Family & Romance, chapters: 15, words: 15k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 9/14 published: 7/13
81A Misguided Mistake » by darkpartofmydestiny After an unexpected encounter on the night of the dinner party, Margaret tries to understand her new feelings for Mr Thornton amidst the trials of life in Milton. A mid canon retelling of North and South with more kissing.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 8, words: 31k+, favs: 58, follows: 138, updated: 9/11 published: 2/15
68Can We Be Whole Again? » by SidsCookies A surprise decision may give Margaret the family she desperately wants in the wake of her parents passing. However, there are still many obstacles to overcome before she can find peace.
K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 14, words: 51k+, favs: 24, follows: 67, updated: 9/11 published: 1/23
162 Foolish Passions » by Elizabeth Hades *Formerly titled: MISSIVES & MISUNDERSTANDINGS* If the missive had met its mark: What would have been if the stone had struck John Thornton instead of Margaret Hale on that fateful day at Marlborough Mills? A tense, angst-ridden HEA retelling of North and South from the day of the riot, both book and TV miniseries based. UPDATED WEEKLY
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 18, words: 98k+, favs: 46, follows: 102, updated: 9/11 published: 5/3
3 Une seule dette by Musing-and-Music Margaret a quitté Milton après la mort de son père. Elle tente de vivre avec les autres habitants de Harley Street en dépit de leur caractère et des sentiments qu'elle éprouve pour un certain gentleman.
K+, French, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 9/5
112A Mother's Final Gift » by TheScribblerCMB As Thornton battles bitterly with Margaret's rejection, and she in turn struggles to come to terms with her true feelings for the northern mill owner, an ailing Mrs Hale decides to intervene. Will her final gift to her daughter be enough to save this classic couple?
K+, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 13, words: 59k+, favs: 22, follows: 52, updated: 9/4 published: 6/21
98Milton's Magistrate » by JuliaDaniels Murder and mystery lead to mayhem in Milton. Join our favorite characters, John Thornton and Margaret Hale in this alternative telling of Gaskell's classic North and South.
T, English, Romance & Mystery, chapters: 10, words: 53k+, favs: 35, follows: 98, updated: 8/30 published: 11/26/2018
30An Earlier Heaven » by darkpartofmydestiny "A happy family is but an earlier heaven" - George Bernard Shaw Set in the world of my completed story A Strange Situation, these are basically plotless fluffy happy family oneshots that I need to write to cheer myself up during these difficult times. Prompts and requests absolutely welcome!
K, English, Family & Humor, chapters: 8, words: 18k+, favs: 17, follows: 22, updated: 8/23 published: 3/19
88The Heart Asks It's Pleasure First » by scaramouche97 This story begins just after Margaret's father has died. With no one showing her any sympathy, what will happen when Mr Thornton is the only person to treat her with genuine kindness?
T, English, Romance, chapters: 6, words: 35k+, favs: 65, follows: 151, updated: 8/21 published: 1/14
84Solace by Leona2016 John Thornton and Margaret Hale struggle with their own ghosts, but what if they found solace in each other's company when they needed it? What if their mutual attraction proved too strong to resist? And if they do give in to it, will they lose or gain the other's love? A retelling of North and South, book and series based. (UNDER REVISION)
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, favs: 56, follows: 120, updated: 8/9 published: 1/10/2017
455The future must be met, however stern and iron it be » by elanne Margaret receives a letter from Mr Bell that throws her into despair. She is forced make a choice that wasn't meant to be hers, but the consequences are not hers alone to deal with.
T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 17, words: 153k+, favs: 165, follows: 327, updated: 8/6 published: 4/14/2018
107Had things been different » by Captainfredrickwentworth This is a retelling of Gaskell's North and South, but with a twist. At the beginning of our story, when Margaret is propositioned by Henry Lennox, she feels obligated to agree. (I've used a bit of poetic license with her reasons). Anyway, Margaret marries Lennox and then goes to visit her parents a few months later, as they have moved north. What will happen when she meets John?
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 19, words: 40k+, favs: 38, follows: 101, updated: 7/11 published: 5/16/2019
72Pride and Power » by ThornfieldHall It was a truth universally denied that a girl with an ailing family, had little wish for a husband. Unfortunately for Margaret Hale it was a truth universally acknowledged that that a single merchant in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. AKA the Jane Austen-esque regency AU no one asked for.
T, English, Romance, chapters: 20, words: 111k+, favs: 41, follows: 86, updated: 5/15 published: 5/19/2019
434Margaret of Milton » by PemberleyFan Margaret rejected Thornton's marriage proposal, but when an unexpected tragedy strikes she is forced to make decisions she never dreamed of. An alternate path to a HEA for our dear couple! This is the first five chapters; entire story was originally published here. Remainder of story removed per requirements.
T, English, chapters: 6, words: 10k+, favs: 93, follows: 197, updated: 5/13 published: 3/25/2019
78 What We Trade Our Hearing For » by RiversOnFire What if Margaret was an event photographer and John owned a concert venue? A modern AU story, set in the not-quite-current day United States. Starts with the beginning and will end after HEA, with some drama along the way.
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 30, words: 93k+, favs: 28, follows: 47, updated: 5/10 published: 1/2/2019
3North and South Archives » by SidsCookies A collection of one shots based in various North and South universes. Light hearted pieces to keep us through these difficult times
K, English, chapters: 2, words: 4k+, favs: 4, follows: 10, updated: 4/1 published: 3/29
8Circling the Heart by KylieKyotie A several chapter story of John and Margaret being thrown together by fate and later secretly thanking their lucky stars for it. One small section with an adult intimacy situation. May add more vignettes as inspired. Fairly fluffy.
T, English, Romance, words: 19k+, favs: 22, follows: 18, 3/21
457Poles Apart » by JulesAusten82 Both Margaret's Mother and Father have passed away. Her Aunt is still in Italy and her Cousin in Greece. She is left all alone in Milton. How will Thornton rescue her, and will she inadvertantly rescue him in return?
T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 14, words: 62k+, favs: 307, follows: 706, updated: 2/18 published: 5/27/2012
221 A Life Together » by darkpartofmydestiny (Formerly A Strange Situation) After their chance reunion at the train station, John and Margaret return to Milton. Margaret uses her new wealth to search for a purpose, John struggles to come to terms with his past failings - and they must learn to live with each other. (M version is up on A03) Complete
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 40, words: 187k+, favs: 89, follows: 113, updated: 2/8 published: 4/9/2019
387Look Back, Come Back to Me » by VictorianBubble What if Margaret Hale did look back at Mr. Thornton as she was about to leave Milton after the death of her parents? The story continues after Margaret visits the Thorntons to say goodbye and to give Mr. Thornton her father's book. Book and series based.
K, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 31, words: 46k+, favs: 289, follows: 533, updated: 1/5 published: 3/9/2014
16Relatos del Norte » by Ginevre John Thornton y Margaret Hale se doran mutuamente, contra todo y contra todos, contra el mundo, si fuese necesario. Aunque los comienzos en su relación no carecen de leves tensiones, tiras y aflojas. Su historia de amor, eterna e incombustible, no sólo hará felices a quienes les quieren, sino que les otorgará la fuerza necesaria para ayudar a forjar un Milton mejor.
T, Spanish, Romance & Family, chapters: 8, words: 27k+, favs: 6, follows: 11, updated: 12/18/2019 published: 7/24/2017
5Through Bessy's Eyes by tracyh Bessy Higgins may be gone, but love and friendship never dies, especially when the happiness of a friend depends on it
K, English, Supernatural & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 5, follows: 3, 8/25/2019