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Poles Apart by JulesAusten82 reviews
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?
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 62,293 - Reviews: 464 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 712 - Updated: 2/18/2020 - Published: 5/27/2012
Not a Gentleman by Tintinnabula reviews
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.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 154,788 - Reviews: 591 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 421 - Updated: 7/6/2019 - Published: 9/18/2016
Suppression by coldie voldie reviews
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.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 168,939 - Reviews: 1084 - Favs: 372 - Follows: 719 - Updated: 4/8/2019 - Published: 8/5/2012
Revelations at Outwood Station by MorganAW reviews
During the fateful encounter at the Outwood station, Mr. Thornton witnesses the altercation between Frederick Hale and Leonards. The sight of Miss Hale's distress spurs him to intervene. *Chapter 8 and Epilogue added 1/12
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,460 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 1/11/2018 - Published: 1/4/2018 - Complete
Is Patience A Virtue? by Jayne DLM reviews
Sequel to Is It Ever Too Late? Chapter 2 and 7 rated M. This story is set 18 years after Margaret leaves for London in North and South and 2 months after John and Margaret come to an understanding and are engaged. Maria and Robert are being forced to wait until Maria turns 18 before they can formally commence their courtship.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 24,955 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 11/30/2017 - Published: 9/8/2015 - Complete
A Retelling of North and South by SThornton reviews
Margaret Hale is a clever and inventive young woman, whose family hides a shocking secret. John Thornton is a ruthless Milton manufacturer haunted by an intense personal darkness. What will happen when these two passionate people meet? - Will continue on past the end of the book/movie. Complete.
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 48 - Words: 245,770 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 11/12/2017 - Published: 8/17/2017 - Complete
A Circumstance of Tolerable Similarity by MorganAW reviews
Thirty- seven years after she finally married the love of her Life, a 64 year old Lady Anne Wentworth (nee Elliot) observes a curious interaction at the Great Exhibition in London. When she sees Margaret Hale and John Thornton playing through the same melodrama that she and her husband acted out so many years ago, she feels she must intervene. *This is a Persuasion crossover
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 52,659 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/10/2017 - Published: 11/3/2017 - Complete
A Very Kind Friend by GotaBingley reviews
Distressed by her mother's death and afraid for her brother's life, Margaret Hale turns to prayer for comfort and guidance. The answer she receives will force her to swallow her pride and depend upon another. But will she be able to do so?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 72,033 - Reviews: 426 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 274 - Updated: 7/17/2017 - Published: 4/12/2017
Midnight Delusions by S00kiebill reviews
After Mr. Hale's passing, Margaret has to spend a week at the Thorntons while Mr. Bell arranges for her to move to London. She's uncomfortable at the idea of spending time with Mr. Thornton after everything that happened between them, and they soon find themselves in a compromising situation.
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 51,768 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 276 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 1/24/2017 - Published: 11/8/2016 - Complete
Holly and Ivy by GotaBingley reviews
Mr. Thornton's mind is turned to his friend Mr. Hale during what should be a joyful season. But can it be joyful for those who have lost those dearest to them? And what of Mr. Hale's daughter and the burden she must bear? Is there a chance for happiness amid grief?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,371 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 12/20/2016 - Published: 12/6/2016 - Complete
That woman! by Ikuko reviews
Mrs. Thornton awaits her son's return. With mills failed and house to be given up she expects nothing but more grief in the future. Mostly series based. Extrapolating the train scene on the subsequent behavior of Mr. Thornton and Miss Hale.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,753 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 11/25/2016 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Complete
Coming Home with Me by Halo0912 reviews
I always thought there should be a scene at the end of the miniseries where we actually saw things get resolved outright between Margaret and Mr. Thornton. I am expanding on this idea after a great beginning. Reviews are most welcome!
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 29,408 - Reviews: 254 - Favs: 261 - Follows: 413 - Updated: 11/16/2016 - Published: 7/10/2011
Another Chance by kalinmarie reviews
The beginning of Colonel Brandon and Marianne's relationship.
Sense and Sensibility - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,518 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 13 - Published: 8/2/2016 - Colonel Brandon, Marianne D.
North and South - Revelations from Le Havre and Helstone by fis reviews
What if Thornton's visit to Le Havre and Helstone revealed more than he'd bargained for. An AU story based on the timeline from the book before Hale died, with events from TV miniseries all in the mix
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 60,232 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 7/29/2016 - Published: 10/29/2015
Where You Go by april.lizzy reviews
A continuation of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South. The story starts where the novel ends.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 22 - Words: 21,787 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 174 - Updated: 7/20/2016 - Published: 8/2/2014 - Complete
A Helstone Rose by Sobriquett reviews
"London train about to depart, London train's about to depart!" Margaret decides to do things properly and returns to London with Henry. Train Scene AU.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,032 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/26/2016 - Complete
Margaret Hale, with less pride and prejudice by Gaskellian reviews
What if Margaret Hale was less prejudiced against Milton in general and the Thorntons in particular? What if she was less proud and more friendly?
North and South - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 48,511 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 3/21/2016 - Published: 9/6/2015 - Complete
North and South Retold by Sophia Quills reviews
North and South with more arguments, more pain, more friendship, more love, more forbidden soft touches. Same story but more.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 141,841 - Reviews: 727 - Favs: 340 - Follows: 310 - Updated: 12/22/2015 - Published: 11/24/2014 - Complete
First Impressions and Other Minor Catastrophes by Ready Freddy reviews
A modern retelling. Margaret Hale leaves her rural hometown to join her parents in the industrial city of Milton, Maine. Amidst her mother's failing health and her father's crisis of faith, she meets John Thornton, the mercurial owner of Malborough Electrics.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 61,194 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 12/8/2015 - Published: 7/4/2013
In Glorious Sunlight by emn1936 reviews
He knew Margaret would not take kindly to being forced into a marriage against her will. If the best that could be said before was that she didn't like him, he knew she would hate him now.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,908 - Reviews: 271 - Favs: 274 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 11/1/2015 - Published: 8/16/2015 - Complete
Mother Knows Best by fis reviews
A what if fan fiction. What if when John asks Mrs. Thornton to speak to Margaret about the incident at Outwood Station, Margaret is more forthcoming about the Hale family secret?
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 55,872 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 180 - Updated: 9/8/2015 - Published: 4/5/2015 - Complete
Is It Ever Too Late? by Jayne DLM reviews
What if John never found out the truth about Margaret's brother? What if Margaret never had a business proposition? This story is set approximately 18 years after Margaret bid the Thornton family farewell and left for London. Rated M for chapter 11 onwards. Sequel up now 'Is Patience A Virtue'
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 38,194 - Reviews: 294 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 139 - Updated: 9/8/2015 - Published: 11/7/2014 - Complete
The Error of Judgment by Ikuko reviews
The shock of sudden death of Mr. Hale crushes Mr. Bell, rendering him unable to bring the sad news to Margaret himself. He is forced to delegate the terrible duty to the only one he can entrust it: his friend and tenant Mr. Thornton.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 44,475 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 256 - Updated: 7/23/2015 - Published: 4/3/2013 - Complete
The Sum of All Wisdom by Mere24 reviews
Margaret finds Mr. Thornton after their confrontation at the exhibition allowing them to develop a tentative post-proposal friendship. Will their relationship be strong enough to overcome the heartache and deceit that is to come? Both book and mini-series based.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 71,222 - Reviews: 610 - Favs: 375 - Follows: 644 - Updated: 5/24/2015 - Published: 12/20/2012
Two Hearts as One - An Alternate Ending by GotaBingley reviews
An alternate ending to the story "Two Hearts as One". Margaret and Mr. Thornton's relationship has taken a new turn as events in Milton have unfolded. But does this change her actions when her brother appears? (Story begins at chapter 18 of the original story.)
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,195 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 9/19/2014 - Published: 8/26/2014
As Time Goes By by NeverIsTheEternal reviews
"It's still the same old story, a fight for love and glory, a case of do or die. The world will always welcome lovers as time goes by" - Herman Hupfeld. This is a continuation of the novel with light 2004 movie influences. I do not own the lyrics to As Time Goes By or the world and characters of Elizabeth Gaskell.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,454 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 8/11/2014 - Published: 5/22/2014
Two Hearts as One by GotaBingley reviews
While he is visiting the Hales, Mr. Thornton and Margaret have an unexpected conversation. Will this change their relationship as events in Milton unfold?
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 70,630 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 389 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Complete
Possession by PrincessJosephine reviews
As her mother's health begins to deteriorate, Margaret is forced to reconsider her options. But at what cost?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 58,025 - Reviews: 508 - Favs: 349 - Follows: 274 - Updated: 4/21/2014 - Published: 7/27/2013 - Complete
A Friend in Sorrow by NeverIsTheEternal reviews
One-Shot. What if Margaret had confided the truth of Frederick to Mr. Thornton on the fateful afternoon of her meeting with Inspector George Watson? A sin forgiven gives her a friend through sorrow. Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to the characters or the world created for this story by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,761 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 30 - Published: 4/20/2014 - Complete
Coinicidental Meeting After a Sad Event by devbronte5 reviews
Margaret, unable to bear the burdens at home, sets off for a walk to talk freely with Bessie. However, something happens & this is a little "what if" situation that I really wanted to happen next, if I wrote the scene.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,613 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 2/26/2014 - Published: 9/6/2011
Confrontation by yindream reviews
Set a while after John's first, and not very successful, first proposal, Margaret and John come across each other in a public garden and Margaret tries to explain. This is my first fic so please don't judge me (too harshly). The actually story is better than the summary hopefully, however it can't compare with the actual book. Standard Disclaimer. I don't own anything.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,101 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 18 - Published: 1/31/2014 - Complete
Margaret come home by mummy4 reviews
Miss Hale has been in London months, she is a shadow of her former self after another tragedy has befallen the family. Unexpected help arrives to aid her in her recovery, but others are out to thwart that aid.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 40,701 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 1/28/2014 - Published: 1/7/2014 - Complete
Never Doubt I Love by westwingnut221 reviews
What if John Thornton had been JUST a bit later as he walked past Outwood Station that night?
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,087 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 250 - Updated: 1/20/2014 - Published: 7/20/2013
With a Little Help from Plato by mrs.vienna reviews
a much earlier reconciliation, pairing John Thornton/Margaret Hale - Disclaimer: I do not own the character of this story. They all belong Elizabeth Gaskell/BBC.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,080 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 20 - Published: 11/17/2013 - Complete
This wild, strange, miserable feeling by bnanachild reviews
Margaret Hale and John Thornton find their "relationship" the talk of Milton and have no choice but to marry.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 59,244 - Reviews: 311 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 266 - Updated: 8/26/2013 - Published: 8/4/2011 - Complete
North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell) by thepurplepencil reviews
North and South, written by Elizabeth Gaskell. (TRANSCRIBED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF EASIER READING)
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 52 - Words: 183,536 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 5/31/2013 - Published: 5/30/2013
Perceptions by PrincessJosephine reviews
New to Milton, Mr Hale encourages his daughter Margaret to develop a friendship with Fanny Thornton, his student's sister. He believes that the acquaintance will be beneficial to both ladies. John Thornton, the handsome Master of Marlborough Mills, also has high hopes for the relationship. But for reasons of his own...
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 21 - Words: 42,494 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 5/7/2013 - Published: 4/11/2013 - Complete
A Winter's Grief by Lythande1972 reviews
What if Aunt Shaw was delayed, and Mr. Bell did not stay, and Margaret chose to stay in Milton for several weeks after the death of her father? What if the grief was more than she could handle alone?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,225 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 3/30/2013 - Published: 3/24/2013
An Understanding by PrincessJosephine reviews
Margaret, living in London after the death of her parents, is invited to accompany Mr Bell to Helstone. With high expectations she journeys to her childhood home not realising that her visit would result in an unexpected meeting. A meeting that could prove the most important of her life.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 19,767 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 3/29/2013 - Published: 3/8/2013 - Complete
A Change of Heart by lovepmd reviews
This story begins as Margaret visits the Thorntons just before leaving Milton. What might have happened if Margaret had been a bit more forthright with her feelings? Please R&R...shall I continue?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,671 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 3/1/2013 - Published: 8/5/2012
Journey by gusmi reviews
The title "Journey" refers as well to John's and Margaret's honeymoon as to their "journey" into life as a married couple. In accordance to the honymoon theme it's of course a bit on the "lemony" side, so ... enjoy! I wrote this two years ago when I discovered "North & South" in our local library; it's my first try in Fanfiction and I sure hope you'll like it.
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,317 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 46 - Published: 10/19/2012 - Complete
North and south modern take by neska-polita reviews
A 21st century take on the 19th century classic by Elizabeth Gaskell.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 62 - Words: 81,235 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 8/3/2012 - Published: 6/10/2012 - Complete
North and South A Continuation by gally1 reviews
Following on from where the book/recent BBC adaptation left off, see how both John and Margaret learn to accept each others differences and how they cope together against his mother. Please RR
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,626 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 6/6/2012 - Published: 7/14/2007 - Complete
The Funeral by Mere24 reviews
After Mr. Hale's death, Mr. Bell plans the funeral in Oxford. Margaret cannot bear not saying goodbye to her father, and must ask Mr. Thornton if he will allow her to accompany him to the funeral. Book Based for the most part.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 55,627 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 449 - Follows: 170 - Updated: 10/20/2011 - Published: 7/15/2011 - Complete
Of Necessity by ChocolateIsMyDrug reviews
'North & South' AU. Rumours are flying around Milton about Margaret and the man at Outwood Station, and the way Mr Bell and Mr Hale see it, it would be best if she were married as soon as possible. Mr Thornton seems the most likely candidate...
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 42,686 - Reviews: 931 - Favs: 554 - Follows: 712 - Updated: 4/26/2011 - Published: 5/16/2009
Intervention by brkfstattiffys reviews
Aware that Margaret's grief extends beyond the recent death of her parents, Mr. Bell feels compelled to intervene on her behalf. He attempts to force the two lover's together before they are ready to confess their feelings.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,340 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 3/27/2011 - Published: 2/4/2011 - Complete
Felicity by Mango Schmango reviews
Margaret/Thornton oneshot. Sometimes words are superfluous. Sometimes it is actions that speak volumes instead of trite sentiments.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,042 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 17 - Published: 9/7/2010 - Complete
Life of John and Margaret by MadAboutWriting reviews
I absolutely loved the story and couldn't stop imagining about what happened next. Thanks for your reviews and please keep sending them in. I have also updated 'The Union', hopefully a better read now.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,283 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 6/7/2010 - Published: 5/27/2010
Thornton and Margaret by The World of My Creation reviews
A look into the life of John and Margaret Thornton as, together, they face their first year of marriage. Picks up right where the book ends.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 51,886 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 218 - Updated: 5/20/2010 - Published: 5/19/2009
A Series of Alternate Events by Miss Pseudonymous reviews
There were plenty of opportunities for Margaret and Thornton to have gotten together earlier. Shall we explore each one?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,208 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 11/24/2009 - Published: 9/22/2009
In the Company of Children by Winam reviews
A slightly alternate version of the events of North and South, from the point of view of its main protagonists.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,304 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 9/25/2009 - Published: 9/15/2009 - Complete
A timely visit by bookworm0706 reviews
-Book version with a bit of liberty taken for a more emotional ending. Fluff!- When Margaret Hale asks Mr. Bell to explain her lie to John Thornton, he goes out of his way to travel to Milton and do so. Mr. Thornton's strong passions are reawakened.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,508 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 24 - Published: 5/19/2009 - Complete
Only a Business Matter by ChocolateIsMyDrug reviews
From Elizabeth Gaskell's 'North and South'. Mr Thornton makes a business proposition of his own. Major M/T fluff.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 991 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 18 - Published: 1/22/2009 - Complete
A Matter of Conscience by ChocolateIsMyDrug reviews
From Elizabeth Gaskell's 'North & South'. Margaret, troubled at the thought of what Mr. Thornton must think of her, decides to go to him and explain why she lied to the police inspector, hoping to regain his good opinion.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,270 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 23 - Published: 1/1/2009 - Complete
An Opportunity Not to be Missed by sunburntdaisy reviews
Reconciliation proceeds somewhat differently when Mr Elliot fails to interrupt Anne's conversation with Captain Wentworth at Munn's Marzipan. Left to make her own way home, Anne finds she has better company than expected...
Persuasion - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19,817 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 277 - Follows: 38 - Published: 7/17/2007 - Complete