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Series: 30
Stories: 937
Chapters: 2232
Word count: 11283095
Authors: 106
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Reviewers: 378
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Come the Morning by Calim11 PG
A yearly ride that usually brings sadness brings something else this time. ...
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A slightly longer and revised version of a story I wrote for a writing prompt...
Faith by adamant PG-13
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With This Ring by Patina Family Friendly
A short story about a wedding.
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The Vacation by Tracy PG
The daughter of an old friend visits the Ponderosa. Something wonderful happens...
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Ben's thoughts as one of his son's lies in a hospital bed.
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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...
What the Wind Blew In by Marla Fair PG-13
One day the wind blows in a young woman claiming to be Ben Cartwright's daughter...
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
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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. ...
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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.

All stories must have a rating of G, PG, or PG-13. There are no R Rated stories permitted in our Library. Please do not post your story title in all caps.*

All stories must be complete.

You may edit your story at any time after you've submitted it, but you may not add any additional chapters to your story. Added chapters bumps your story to the top of our Library home page and that pushes somebody else's story down a notch and someone else's off this home page screen completely.

Stories must be at least 1,000 words.

You may add 1 picture to your story, no more than 1 please.

An author may add no more than one story per week. After 7 days, you are free to add a second story.

Our Library has a side bar for featured stories. I will alternate those features now and then. Only members who participate in our Bonanza discussions forums will be featured and *no stories with titles in "all caps" will be featured.

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

Most Recent
Summary: Hoss and Little Joe become curious about the bell near the front door, so while their father is out for a while, Adam recounts...
Rated: G
Categories: Mystery, Comedy, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 34536 Read Count: 5 Published: 07/19/18 Updated: 07/19/18
Summary: Joe and his brothers are in Virginia City. He is now telling Adam that Hoss has disappeared. What is going on? This was a...
Rated: G starstarstar
Categories: Comedy
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1189 Read Count: 14 Published: 07/18/18 Updated: 07/18/18
Summary: Ben returns from San Francisco with a mysterious package that rekindles memories of his years at sea. And a story that he has...
Rated: PG
Categories: Action/Adventure, 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: 8850 Read Count: 10 Published: 07/18/18 Updated: 07/18/18
Summary: Hoss' life is at risk, and his family comes together to save him.
Rated: PG-13
Categories: Drama
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7687 Read Count: 19 Published: 07/17/18 Updated: 07/17/18
Summary: Adam returns home one hot, summer afternoon after being bitten by a non-poisonous snake. Later, he begins to suffer the symptoms...
Rated: G
Categories: Comedy, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8049 Read Count: 34 Published: 07/10/18 Updated: 07/10/18
Summary: A single gunshot has devastating consequences for the Cartwrights and those close to them.
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstar
Categories: Drama
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8012 Read Count: 46 Published: 07/08/18 Updated: 07/08/18
Summary: Summer challenge. The Cartwrights endure a summer drought.  Tempers are short and problems enlarged. But, when disaster beckons...
Rated: G starstarstarstar
Categories: Drama
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3858 Read Count: 48 Published: 07/08/18 Updated: 07/08/18
Summary: Joe gets into trouble with both his father and his girlfriend. His father, because he kept giving him excuses to why he kept coming...
Rated: G
Categories: Comedy, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4181 Read Count: 20 Published: 07/03/18 Updated: 07/03/18
Summary: This is the response to the "In the Heat of the Moment" challenge. Adam is tempted away from his work on the corral to go swimming...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Seasons
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6355 Read Count: 25 Published: 06/25/18 Updated: 06/25/18
Summary: Summary: With the spring thaw coming early, there's just been too much to do and too many complaints about the work. Ben's solution?...
Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star
Categories: Comedy, 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: 13203 Read Count: 33 Published: 06/19/18 Updated: 06/19/18
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