289A 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: 34, words: 266k+, favs: 48, follows: 92, updated: 5h published: 6/21/2020
4 the Fairy tale of the Sun Who Married the Moon by TheScribblerCMB As Henry Lennox takes his son to walk through the fields of Helstone, he points to the old parsonage, and as the man reminisces about days long ago, he tells the story of how a goddess from the south ended up marrying a mere mortal from the north.
K, English, Family & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 4, follows: 1, 4/20
112After All We've Done : A North and South Modern Variation » by philipisomholt Modern AU : Two weeks after spending the night with John Thornton, Margaret Hale suddenly decides to leave Milton, Connecticut and return to England—and no one knows why or if she'll ever come back.
T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 14, words: 54k+, favs: 10, follows: 43, updated: 4/11 published: 1/22
Remember, Remember, from: The Thornton Tales » by TheScribblerCMB This 2-part story follows The Thorntons as they have a family night out at Milton's first 5th of November festival extravaganza.
K, English, Family & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 8k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 4/10 published: 4/8
126A 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: 11, words: 40k+, favs: 83, follows: 189, updated: 4/4 published: 2/15/2020
2 Margaret's Mother's Day, from: The Thornton Tales » by TheScribblerCMB On Mother's Day, Margaret wakes up to an abundance of gifts and affection from her beloved family, who remind Mrs John Thornton just how much she is loved and appreciated.
K, English, Family & Romance, chapters: 3, words: 24k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 4/3 published: 3/13
37An 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: 11, words: 28k+, favs: 19, follows: 25, updated: 3/13 published: 3/19/2020
124Milton'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: 11, words: 58k+, favs: 43, follows: 112, updated: 2/20 published: 11/26/2018
6 Happy New Year's, John Thornton by philipisomholt Modern AU. A one shot of the New Year's night that changed John and Margaret's life. Prequel to "Back to You" and "After All We've Done".
T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 4, follows: 4, 2/16
Manotazo de ahogado by Aurora Marsha Poirot Margaret se despide de John antes de marcharse de Milton, ¿para siempre? (Posteado en el grupo de facebook originalmente y en AO3)
K, Spanish, Romance & Angst, words: 966, favs: 1, follows: 1, 2/15
16 The Christmas Foundling » by darkpartofmydestiny On their first Christmas as a married couple, Margaret and John found a newborn baby left abandoned at the mill gates. Complete.
T, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 4, words: 12k+, favs: 13, follows: 16, updated: 2/13 published: 12/24/2020
5 Unexpected meeting by Musing-and-Music Margaret and Henry decide to go to Milton a few hours later than originally planned and meet John at the train station as he comes back from Helstone. (based on the BBC series)
K, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 6, follows: 3, 2/12
85Can 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: 17, words: 61k+, favs: 34, follows: 88, updated: 2/6 published: 1/23/2020
19Relatos 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: 10, words: 34k+, favs: 8, follows: 12, updated: 1/29 published: 7/24/2017
30I shall never love anywhere like you » by elanne After the unxpected death of her father so soon after that of her mother, Margaret leaves Milton hoping to put the sadness she has experienced there behind her, but no matter what she does, she cannot forget all that transpired and the lie that haunts her continually. One days she recieves news that shocks her to the core and prompts her to return to Milton to seek closure.
T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 2, words: 8k+, favs: 19, follows: 51, updated: 1/23 published: 1/16
1 The Crooked Cravat, from: The Thornton Tales by TheScribblerCMB With lots of coy cuddles and kisses, the newly betrothed couple try to both express and restrain their passion for each other while they live under the same roof and eagerly await their wedding day. Then, one morning, they unexpectably stumble upon a private and precious ritual that will last throughout the fifty years of the Thornton's happy marriage.
K, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 11, follows: 6, 1/20
16You Love Me » by philipisomholt Modern AU. One shots of John and Margaret's married life that take place after my story "The Rhythm of Life: North and South Retold." Suggestions and prompts welcome.
T, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 11, words: 22k+, favs: 8, follows: 12, updated: 1/19 published: 9/29/2020
2 A Survey of Skin, from: The Thornton Tales by TheScribblerCMB Borrowed from my series, "The Thornton Tales," this one-shot explores the romantic physical relationship of John and Margaret Thornton, starting on their wedding night, an occasion that brings both excitement and nerves for the happy couple. As the newlyweds get to know each other more intimately, they explore their bodies, mapping out a sensual and wonderfully sweet survey of skin
T, English, Romance, words: 5k+, favs: 5, follows: 2, 1/12
37I am afraid I should be a Coward » by LalalaLinoleum Sometimes darkness brings enlightenment. Soon after John Thornton's first proposal, our heroine begins to realize that the master of Marlborough Mills isn't the problem. North & South from (mostly) Margaret Hale's POV. I tend to stick mostly to the novel, but there will be glimmers of the 2004 BBC adaptation, too. (Thanks for the feedback! I'll be updating this story soon! :) )
T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 8, words: 12k+, favs: 25, follows: 52, updated: 1/4 published: 10/9/2020
487The 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: 18, words: 160k+, favs: 182, follows: 356, updated: 12/29/2020 published: 4/14/2018
113The 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: 7, words: 42k+, favs: 89, follows: 195, updated: 12/28/2020 published: 1/14/2020
2 The Christmas Cherry, from: The Thornton Tales by TheScribblerCMB As Margaret hunts for a lost treasure on Christmas Day, her loving husband is both amused and allured by her new dress, which is as red as a cherry. With time to spare before their guests arrive, what can they get up to? With a little bit of mild smut and plenty of fluff, this Christmas one-shot borrowed from my Thornton Tales collection, offers a bit of festive fun.
T, English, Romance & Family, words: 4k+, favs: 5, follows: 1, 12/24/2020
3 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, from: The Thornton Tales by TheScribblerCMB A one-shot from my series The Thornton Tales to try and give us all some Christmas cheer. This fluffy short story follows Margaret and John Thornton as they gather around their Christmas tree and think on all the comfort and joy they have been blessed with. They thank God for the contentment they cherish in their marriage and all the love they share with and for their children.
K, English, Romance & Family, words: 5k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 12/23/2020
115 Together at Christmas » by ElizaG1 Margaret is delivering a Christmas basket when she unexpectedly gets stuck in a room with John Thornton. Will they reach an earlier understanding given the circumstances? (Crossposted on AO3).
K, English, chapters: 8, words: 23k+, favs: 62, follows: 65, updated: 12/23/2020 published: 11/15/2020
5 La goutte d'eau qui fait casser le vase by Musing-and-Music John Thornton rentre de l'usine pour trouver une scène étonnante dans le salon de sa maison. Et si c'était le début de belles choses?
K+, French, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 12/7/2020