EXCELLENT!!! I was lost in the story & can't wait to read part 3.
I only have 2 concerns, 1 - It seems very much against the Cartwrights' high morals, that Hoss would have a Son before they were married. (I imagine that Ellie was pregnant because they were technically married on the boat before they got home.) and 2 - Joe has come up with so many ideas that have quickly saved himself & others. So I feel that, even though yes Adam is VERY smart & also came up with many ideas, Joe was made to look too ignorant & immature, an insult to him.
But again, those are the only complaints I have, You are a FANTASTIC writer! Please keep it up!!!
Thank you very much for your stories!