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Members: 394
Series: 31
Stories: 1079
Chapters: 2612
Word count: 13076552
Authors: 112
Reviews: 14448
Reviewers: 304
Newest Member: pm1948
 
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A Big Mistake by littlejoenice G
The Ponderosa deed is put up for stakes in a poker game... and it's all Little...
Featured Stories
A Mouthful of Regret by Patina PG-13
Adam's second round-up following his return home from college.  He...
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 Polka-Dotted Cowboys by Annie K Cowgirl PG
When an epidemic of Chickenpox and the Measels strikes, No one on the Ponderosa...
The Power of Love by BensReader Family Friendly
An accident occurs, leaving Ben in an underground cavern, surrounded by darkness...
Trial by Fire by Terina PG-13
An arsonist is targeting the Ponderosa.  Will Adam and Hoss be able to...
Life Goes On by Frannie G
Hoss helps his daughter deal with an incident that threatens her marriage.
Brotherly Bonding by Tracy Family Friendly
Joe wants to prove that ghosts do exist. Will Hoss and Adam go along for the...
Year of the Snake by Gillie PG-13
This story was written for the 2012 Ponderosa Nightmare thread. The night holds...
Ben Cartwright vs the Vampire by janet0312 PG
What happens when the Cartwrights meet a vampire on the Ponderosa
Evil Beyond Dreams by Bejules Family Friendly
Adam is worried about the nightmares Little Joe is experiencing, but the hero...
A Cartwright Quarantine by littlejoenice G
When Little Joe suddenly becomes ill after returning from San Francisco, it...
Convalescence by CowgirlAtHeart G
WHN for "The Hunter."  Joe recovers from the trauma of being chased by...
I Gotta Get a Message to You. by ansinico Family Friendly
Bonanza Ballads 3  A story prompted by the title of the Bee Gees song. While...
Wishes by Sierras G
Some wishes come true as hoped for, some wishes just can't be, and some wishes...
The Night Before by Tahoe Lee G
As Adam prepares to tell Peggy her father is dead, it coincides with the anniversary...
Final Storm by Sharry PG-13
Something is decidedly amiss on the Ponderosa.  Despite the welcome start...
Party of Bones by Lisal PG
It's October, 1846 and a letter arrives that angers Adam and compels Ben to...
A Good Dog by adamant PG-13
Written for A Winter's Tale challenge. It's the dead of winter and Ben collapses...
A proud day for Joe Cartwright and Virginia City by Karol G
  The story takes place on a spring day, April 3, 1861 to be exact. The...
Bar Maids, Cattlemen, Musicians, and Entrepreneurs by Elizabeth Holmes G
This story is one day of Virginia City life in 1863.  It is spring, the...
Expanding Horizons by flabirder Family Friendly
Eighteen year old Adam is about to expand his horizons and start a new chapter...
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WELCOME TO BONANZA BOOMERS' LIBRARY!

REGISTRATION FOR OUR LIBRARY IS NOW LOCATED ON OUR FORUMS. Visit us in The Board Room for details on how to get a Library account.  Registration on our forums is separate from our Library.  Library membership is required for reading and commenting on stories.

Reviews on stories you enjoyed are required for continued membership.  Please take the time to leave a review.  Authors are exempt from this requirement.

Effective January 2019, all stories must be at least 2,500 words.  Shorter stories are welcome on our main board in our Fan Fiction forum.

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

This Library is for Bonanza stories only. Any stories featuring the Bonanza cast in other roles are not permitted.

We allow cross-over stories; however, 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.

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.

All stories must be complete.  Incomplete stories can be posted as a WIP in our Fan Fiction forum on our main board.

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.

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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: A violent storm, a frightened mare, and the matter of Adam's unexpected homecoming.  A WHI for A Matter of Circumstance.
Rated: PG
Categories: Drama, What Happens Instead?
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11076 Read Count: 20 Published: 07/04/2021 Updated: 07/04/2021
Summary: Virginia City's library is in need of funds for new books. Enter Adam Cartwright with a not-so-brilliant idea. Written for the...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Comedy
Characters: Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7944 Read Count: 14 Published: 06/01/2021 Updated: 06/01/2021
Summary: The story revolves around Adam's birthday. This time his birthday is to be celebrated in a special way. Adam is sent by Ben to...
Rated: G
Categories: Holiday
Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2627 Read Count: 36 Published: 05/27/2021 Updated: 05/27/2021
Summary: FeatureEighteen year old Adam is about to expand his horizons and start a new chapter in his life.
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5044 Read Count: 39 Published: 05/17/2021 Updated: 05/17/2021
Summary: Continues "Bride of the Black Bear" although it's not necessary to have read Part 1. Adam, having been given a Shoshone bride...
Rated: PG-13
Categories: Drama, Romance
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 29912 Read Count: 92 Published: 05/12/2021 Updated: 05/12/2021
Summary: FeatureThis story is one day of Virginia City life in 1863.  It is spring, the roads are muddy mess, and so is the country at large. ...
Rated: G
Categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4876 Read Count: 42 Published: 05/07/2021 Updated: 05/07/2021
Summary: A continuation of a Bonanza Ballads entry. A gunfighter tries to get a fight from a certain Cartwright. Special thanks to Elizabeth...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Mystery, Comedy, 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: 11073 Read Count: 26 Published: 04/22/2021 Updated: 04/22/2021
Summary: Feature  The story takes place on a spring day, April 3, 1861 to be exact. The Pony Express has existed for one year to the day...
Rated: G
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3088 Read Count: 34 Published: 04/15/2021 Updated: 04/15/2021
Summary: Adah Menken and John C. Regan return to Virginia City stirring up old emotions and creating new trouble for the Cartwrights. A...
Rated: PG
Categories: Drama, Sequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 55562 Read Count: 171 Published: 04/13/2021 Updated: 04/13/2021
Summary: I know of no better way to honor Lorne Greene, the man, than to show him as the remarkable man we know and love – Ben Cartwright. ...
Rated: PG
Categories: Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4079 Read Count: 53 Published: 02/11/2021 Updated: 02/11/2021
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