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Members: 1606
Series: 30
Stories: 941
Chapters: 2238
Word count: 11315322
Authors: 106
Reviews: 12851
Reviewers: 379
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Never Too Far Away by jmd29 PG-13
After moving to Australia and marrying, Adam suffers a bout of malaria. Spoiler...
Featured Stories
First to Die by Pt29646 PG-13
A slightly longer and revised version of a story I wrote for a writing prompt...
Faith by adamant PG-13
After a life-shattering event, can Adam's lost faith in himself and humanity...
A Brother's Love by Sharry PG-13
Adam and Joe are forced to spend an unplanned night in the woods rekindling...
With This Ring by Patina Family Friendly
A short story about a wedding.
She Walks In Beauty (for Dusty) by Threem PG-13
This is purely fanfiction, my take on  WHN with this episode of a Bonanza...
The Vacation by Tracy PG
The daughter of an old friend visits the Ponderosa. Something wonderful happens...
A Single Shot...And After by debpet2 PG-13
A single gunshot has devastating consequences for the Cartwrights and those...
A Father's Gift by Annie K Cowgirl PG
Ben's thoughts as one of his son's lies in a hospital bed.
The Power of Love by BensReader Family Friendly
An accident occurs, leaving Ben in an underground cavern, surrounded by darkness...
You're Gonna Get It! by littlejoenice Family Friendly
April Fool's Day pits the two younger Cartwrights against Pa and older brother.  
Year of the Snake by Gillie PG-13
This story was written for the 2012 Ponderosa Nightmare thread. The night holds...
Invisible Mending by ansinico PG-13
One day in the life of Joseph Francis Cartwright, or is it just a moment, or...
No Strings by Bejules G
Plagued by dreams, things go from bad to worse for Joe when Adam is sent an...
Wayfarer's Return by CowgirlAtHeart Family Friendly
Written for the "A Winter's Tale" writing challenge.  After having been...
Somewhere Along a Trail by Elizabeth Holmes G
Twenty-two year old Hoss is caught in a snowstorm on a mountain trail. ...
Never Quote Me the Odds by Marla Fair Family Friendly
Anyone who has watched the episode 'Once A Doctor' leaves the story with one...
After Forever by RedShirt PG-13
A Cartwright son -- with family of his own to rely on -- returns to the Ponderosa...
The Perfect Moment by PlatoofthePonderosa Family Friendly
Sue Ellen Terry tries to figure out what love is. WHIB for “The Sisters.” 
Eagle's Nest by Sierras G
It is spring, and the winter has passed. Five-year-old Little Joe wanders off...

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Please register here in our Library to allow you to read, comment and upload stories. Registration here is separate from our discussion forums. Use your same username (pen name) as you have in our forums to avoid confusion.

All authors that are adding a story for the first time to Bonanza Boomers Library, must first get approval from our Librarian, Patina. Please private message your complete story to Patina, via our Bonanza Boomers discussion forum, and she or one of the members of the Beta Readers team will review your story.

This Library is for Bonanza stories. Any stories featuring the Bonanza cast in other roles are permitted on our forums only. Bonanza Boomers website offers a forum that welcomes fan fiction based on the stars of Bonanza as they appeared in many different roles.

While we allow cross-over stories in the Library, this is still a Bonanza Library and the Cartwrights must be the main characters in the story. Any character from the other TV story must not supersede the Bonanza characters in the progression of the plot.

AU stories are permitted. We do not have a category for that, please post this in your summary to let the readers know.

Library submissions should be free of major typographical and grammatical errors. You are free to request a beta reader to help you. A list of our beta readers and our beta reader team leader can be found in our discussion forums.

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Any stories not meeting the above criteria will run the risk of their story being removed.

Most Recent
Summary: Hoss asks where the red blanket that always hangs on the stairway came from. Adam knows, but the story behind it is painful for...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Mystery, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 18327 Read Count: 24 Published: 09/17/18 Updated: 09/17/18
Summary: Created for the Bonanza Boomers 'In the heat of the moment' summer challenge to write a story set in the hottest time of year...
Rated: PG
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21451 Read Count: 21 Published: 09/09/18 Updated: 09/09/18
Summary: Adam and Little Joe overhear a conversation and believe their father to be dying. They decide to try to make him as comfortable...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Comedy
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee, Will Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21352 Read Count: 29 Published: 09/08/18 Updated: 09/08/18
Summary: There's never a dull moment with Little Joe around.Written for a challenge. My words were: leg (femur), money/wealth, a smart...
Rated: G starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Prequel, Comedy
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2655 Read Count: 44 Published: 09/01/18 Updated: 09/01/18
Summary: Summary: Joe needs to retrieve a rifle he'd left at Eagle's Nest but is too afraid to get it. When he goes to see Adam to try...
Rated: G
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16123 Read Count: 27 Published: 09/01/18 Updated: 09/01/18
Summary: Following a foolish gambling wager, Joe faces the prospect of forfeiting something that neither he or his family can afford to...
Rated: PG
Categories: Drama
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13621 Read Count: 46 Published: 08/24/18 Updated: 08/24/18
Summary: Adam and Hoss continue their time at Keep, the settlement owned by James and Jack Fayette.   They become embroiled...
Rated: G
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4141 Read Count: 63 Published: 08/18/18 Updated: 08/18/18
Summary: Returning from Montana, Adam comes across an injured Shoshoni brave which starts a series of events that change his life. ...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, Romance
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 32859 Read Count: 55 Published: 08/16/18 Updated: 08/16/18
Summary: In this prequel nothing special happens to the Cartwrights until Joe takes it into his head to... This is based on an incident...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star
Categories: Prequel
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2443 Read Count: 44 Published: 08/06/18 Updated: 08/06/18
Summary: A girl that Adam knew in college--and never got along with-- arrives at the Ponderosa... with an ulterior motive. Adam knows she...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Mystery, Comedy
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4817 Read Count: 39 Published: 08/02/18 Updated: 08/02/18
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