18A 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: 3, words: 7k+, favs: 6, follows: 13, updated: 6/26 published: 6/21
49Missives and Misunderstandings » by Elizabeth Hades 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 (Working title: In which John Thornton does a great deal of kissing)
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 8, words: 38k+, favs: 23, follows: 70, updated: 6/23 published: 5/3
49Can 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: 9, words: 28k+, favs: 19, follows: 59, updated: 6/22 published: 1/23
99Had 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: 18, words: 38k+, favs: 32, follows: 95, updated: 6/9 published: 5/16/2019
72The 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: 5, words: 29k+, favs: 58, follows: 131, updated: 6/7 published: 1/14
54A Misguided Mistake » by darkpartofmydestiny After an unexpected encounter in Mr Thornton's study during the dinner party, Margaret finds herself trying to understand her feelings for Mr Thornton. A mid-canon retelling of North and South with more kissing but the same amount angst and misunderstandings. I like to think of it as if N&S was a romance novel.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 5, words: 16k+, favs: 42, follows: 112, updated: 5/18 published: 2/15
66Pride 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: 38, follows: 84, updated: 5/15 published: 5/19/2019
26An 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: 6, words: 15k+, favs: 15, follows: 20, updated: 5/14 published: 3/19
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: 94, follows: 200, updated: 5/13 published: 3/25/2019
60Milton'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: 7, words: 37k+, favs: 33, follows: 86, updated: 5/11 published: 11/26/2018
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: 27, follows: 48, updated: 5/10 published: 1/2/2019
429The 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: 16, words: 141k+, favs: 158, follows: 312, updated: 4/26 published: 4/14/2018
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: 9, 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: 16, follows: 17, 3/21
450Poles 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: 303, follows: 697, updated: 2/18 published: 5/27/2012
217 A Strange Situation » by darkpartofmydestiny 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: 81, follows: 115, updated: 2/8 published: 4/9/2019
386Look 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: 287, follows: 527, 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: 10, updated: 12/18/2019 published: 7/24/2017
8 In Sickness by darkpartofmydestiny A deleted scene from my story A Strange Situation. John suffers an industrial accident - Margaret is there, and her eyes are opened to the true dangers of cotton mills as she faces the prospect of a life without her husband. Contains description of injury. Complete.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 6k+, favs: 16, follows: 5, 10/21/2019
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: 4, follows: 3, 8/25/2019
548Not a Gentleman » by Tintinnabula An alternate imagining of Mrs. Gaskell's story, assuming Margaret had been hurt more seriously on the day of the riot. Intertwines elements of both the book and the BBC series, but focuses less on angst and more on the relationship of John and Margaret. Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, but am only presuming to borrow them for a while.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 26, words: 154k+, favs: 242, follows: 405, updated: 7/6/2019 published: 9/18/2016
1k+Suppression » by coldie voldie There is a word that exposes the very soul of John Thorntons relationship with Margaret Hale. One word which defines their love, their life, and their desperate pursuit of one for the other. One word that ties together each shared moment, and embodies every aspect of a battle not so easily won: Suppression.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 41, words: 168k+, favs: 362, follows: 709, updated: 4/8/2019 published: 8/5/2012
6Northern Christmas by Merakia Modern AU! John Thornton manages the business front of Thornton Textiles on Milton Street in Chicago. For Christmas, all he wants is to be with his family in New Zealand. Instead, he ends up in NY with his PA for Christmas.
K, English, words: 2k+, favs: 10, follows: 15, 1/18/2019
622A Marriage of Convenience » by Sophia Quills So the title is self-explanatory. The story is about our two favourite people falling in love.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 15, words: 80k+, favs: 230, follows: 459, updated: 12/27/2018 published: 9/24/2016
3 Adust (adjust) by The Readers Muse Despite claims to the contrary, he often brought his brain to work with him.
T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 2, 11/9/2018