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Members: 391
Series: 31
Stories: 1079
Chapters: 2612
Word count: 13076546
Authors: 112
Reviews: 14418
Reviewers: 301
Newest Member: Ronniejoe
 
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Mister Cartwright Last Wish Comes True. by Crazy Coyote PG
“Submitted for your approval. Mister Benjamin Cartwright. Age 72. A man...
Featured Stories
A Hatful of Guilt by Patina PG
A What Happened Instead story for No Less A Man. The Virginia City Town Council...
She Walks In Beauty (for Dusty) by Threem PG-13
This is purely fanfiction, my take on  WHN with this episode of a Bonanza...
A Christmas Carol In Virginia City by Tracy Family Friendly
Celebrate Christmas in Virginia City and uncover a mystery.
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...
Trial by Fire by Terina PG-13
An arsonist is targeting the Ponderosa.  Will Adam and Hoss be able to...
A Moment in Time by adamant PG-13
Adult situations. A one-shot vignette. What does a man do with his former...
Year of the Snake by Gillie PG-13
This story was written for the 2012 Ponderosa Nightmare thread. The night holds...
Graduation by Frannie Family Friendly
Hoss deals with the news his daughter, Hannah, is not only graduating from school...
A Cartwright Christmas Carol by littlejoenice G
A take on the beloved holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol." But in a way that...
Never Judge a Book .... by ansinico Family Friendly
Tracy's Autumn at the Ranch Challenge. Homeward bound after four years in Boston. ...
Ben Cartwright vs the Vampire by janet0312 PG
What happens when the Cartwrights meet a vampire on the Ponderosa
A Well Deserved Comeuppance by Annie K Cowgirl G
The Jessup Gang get more than they bargained for when they pick a fight with...
A Sheriff and The Runaways by Elizabeth Holmes G
All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their...
Beware a Hunter's Moon by Sharry PG-13
Joe is overdue returning home from a business trip which prompts Adam and Hoss...
Sunrise by Sierras PG
Joe comes home shot and fighting for his life. His family and friends hope and...
Lucky Man by Lisal PG
Joe is the target of a bully and may need his brothers' help.... or does he?            
Autumn Romance by CowgirlAtHeart Family Friendly
Written for the 2019 "Autumn at the Ranch" challenge.   As autumn draws...
The Countess and The Cowboy by chezza PG-13
A beautiful woman with a very privileged background, an unpredictable disposition...
The Night Before by Tahoe Lee G
As Adam prepares to tell Peggy her father is dead, it coincides with the anniversary...
The Camping Trip by flabirder Family Friendly
Adam is home from college and looking for a way to reconnect with his youngest...
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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.

You may add 1 picture to your story.

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Don't post your story title in all CAPS.

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: 11 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: 13 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: 34 Published: 05/27/2021 Updated: 05/27/2021
Summary: Eighteen 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: 33 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: 90 Published: 05/12/2021 Updated: 05/12/2021
Summary: This 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: 19 Published: 04/22/2021 Updated: 04/22/2021
Summary:   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: 27 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, What Happens Next?
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: 47 Published: 02/11/2021 Updated: 02/11/2021
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