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A Mother's Final Gift
by TheScribblerCMB reviews
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?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 35 - Words: 279,090 - Reviews: 305 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 5/23 - Published: 6/21/2020
A Misguided Mistake
by darkpartofmydestiny reviews
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.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 40,713 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 191 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 2/15/2020
I am afraid I should be a Coward
by LalalaLinoleum reviews
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! :) )
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,715 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 1/4 - Published: 10/9/2020
The future must be met, however stern and iron it be
by elanne reviews
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.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 160,200 - Reviews: 493 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 359 - Updated: 12/29/2020 - Published: 4/14/2018
The Heart Asks It's Pleasure First
by scaramouche97 reviews
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?
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 42,031 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 12/28/2020 - Published: 1/14/2020
Together at Christmas
by ElizaG1 reviews
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).
North and South - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,688 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 12/23/2020 - Published: 11/15/2020 - Complete
Had things been different
by Captainfredrickwentworth reviews
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?
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 42,551 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 10/22/2020 - Published: 5/16/2019 - Complete
by Elizabeth Hades reviews
*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
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 98,175 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 9/11/2020 - Published: 5/3/2020 - Complete
Winnie-the-Pooh is in Lockdown Too
by Old Toad reviews
As the pandemic closes in on the Hundred Acre Wood precautions have to be taken
Winnie-the-Pooh - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,092 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/21/2020 - Complete
As Darkness Falls, Your Heart Will Be True
by MossRose10 reviews
The day after the mill strike, John Thornton comes calling on Margaret Hale for an important errand. However, he couldn't have picked a worse time. Can their encounter be salvaged? An episode 2 fix-it.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,975 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/18/2020 - Complete
Look Back, Come Back to Me
by VictorianBubble reviews
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.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 46,611 - Reviews: 399 - Favs: 294 - Follows: 545 - Updated: 1/5/2020 - Published: 3/9/2014
Nary a Thought for England
by ficlit78 reviews
After mere weeks of engagement, John and Margaret now face their wedding night. After all that has transpired between them, how will they navigate this great unknown? Frank discussions and Victorian propriety explored. Also just smut drabbles and baby making because these two sorely need to bang it out. COMPLETE
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 45,501 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 9/1/2019 - Published: 7/6/2019 - Complete
Through Bessy's Eyes
by tracyh reviews
Bessy Higgins may be gone, but love and friendship never dies, especially when the happiness of a friend depends on it
North and South - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,917 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/25/2019
Looks On Tempests
by olivetreelove reviews
Margaret ends her London mourning period early to return to Milton and the master of Marlborough Mills upon receiving bad news from Mr. Bell. She does not know if she wants to offer comfort or receive comfort. "Love looks on tempests and is never shaken." Formatting errors fixed! AU, character death, Margaret Hale/John Thornton
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,596 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 38 - Published: 9/5/2018 - Complete
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
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
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
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: 339 - Follows: 310 - Updated: 12/22/2015 - Published: 11/24/2014 - Complete
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
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
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: 388 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 3/13/2014 - 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
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
The Manufacturer's Rematch
by Silberias reviews
When Mr. Thornton calls during Fred's visit, Margaret gets him to come inside rather than accidentally driving him off. A second chance instead of further pain ensues. Crossposted on Ao3
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,650 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 21 - Published: 2/23/2013 - Complete
by Lady Greenbrier reviews
Series-based. "Could she not feel it? Could she not feel how every fiber of his being was calling out to her, begging, pleading for her to look back at him? Could she not hear his voice beseeching her to give him one last glimpse of her lovely face?"
North and South - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,292 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 14 - Published: 1/7/2012 - Complete
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
Sick of Shadows
by Lettered reviews
Margaret and Mr. Thornton gradually get to know each other better. With conversation, balls, politics, and Fanny.
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 40,573 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 286 - Follows: 409 - Updated: 5/2/2011 - Published: 3/18/2011
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
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
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