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Hope by faust PG-13
Hope is the thing with feathers...it falls into your lap, but is blown away...
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Upholding the Family Pride by Patina PG-13
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When Little Joe searches for a friend against his father's wishes, he finds...
The Power of Love by BensReader Family Friendly
An accident occurs, leaving Ben in an underground cavern, surrounded by darkness...
Murder At Dayton Crossing by Bejules PG
Riding with a posse in the middle of a storm, Joe is injured in an accident...
Bootless Cries by Marla Fair PG-13
Who would have thought that a pair of missing boots would propel the Cartwrights...
Instinct by Tracy PG
Someone from Adam's past brings danger to the Ponderosa. This story is a "what...
Cold Shot by desertgal PG-13
A cowhand from the Ponderosa remembers a life lesson he learned through Adam...
Love, Honour and Obey by ansinico PG-13
Will an impending marriage be the beginning to the end of the Cartwright family.Can...
He Sailed The Seven Seas by LornesGirl Family Friendly
A glimpse into Ben's childhood, and the first story in the series, "The Saga...
Ten Years After by Pt29646 Family Friendly
Adam returns to the Ponderosa with his family. There have been many changes...
Aftershock by littlejoenice G
A WHN for the episode, The Crucible. This story picks up right where the episode...
Mystery At Devil's Foot Mine by Sharry PG-13
Something mysterious is underfoot at the Ponderosa's latest mining project...
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Hoss goes away on family business, and encounters a beautiful young woman. ...
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Summary: This story concludes the trilogy that was begun (accidentally) with Ten Years After.
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Future
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21897 Read Count: 24 Published: 02/23/17 Updated: 02/23/17
Summary: This story was written for the Challenge “Lorne Greene’s birthday”.Ben, during a very special moment in his...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Drama, Romance
Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2854 Read Count: 4 Published: 02/23/17 Updated: 02/23/17
Summary: When a baby is left on Ben's doorstep and entrusted to him, he searches to find the parents, and gets a surprising shock.
Rated: G
Categories: Mystery, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16197 Read Count: 49 Published: 02/11/17 Updated: 02/11/17
Summary: The Ponderosa deed is put up for stakes in a poker game... and it's all Little Joe's fault. This is the continuation of my Fan...
Rated: G starstarstar
Categories: Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4418 Read Count: 39 Published: 02/03/17 Updated: 02/03/17
Summary: 14 year old Joe Cartwright was just trying to do something nice for a friend. Older brother Adam didn't see it that way. An argument...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 76979 Read Count: 62 Published: 01/11/17 Updated: 01/11/17
Summary: After the war, Adam wants a happy, married life. But things rarely turn out as hoped or planned but sometimes, they turn out better...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star
Categories: Drama, Mystery
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 32969 Read Count: 72 Published: 01/03/17 Updated: 01/03/17
Summary: For Ben Cartwright, the journey west is ongoing, no matter the past, his fears, or the holiday.   I do not own nor do I...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama
Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3337 Read Count: 20 Published: 12/29/16 Updated: 12/29/16
Summary: A new kind of threat has descended on the Ponderosa, killing livestock, raising fears, and ultimately threatens the safety of...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16942 Read Count: 86 Published: 12/21/16 Updated: 12/21/16
Summary: When 10 year old Joe awakes screaming his pa's name, his brothers assume the young boy is afraid since their pa is away in Placerville...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Prequel, Action/Adventure, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 42235 Read Count: 52 Published: 12/20/16 Updated: 12/20/16
Summary: Adam is home for Christmas after graduating college, and ten-year-old Joe has a cold.
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Holiday
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2853 Read Count: 51 Published: 12/19/16 Updated: 12/19/16
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