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Members: 382
Series: 31
Stories: 1070
Chapters: 2578
Word count: 12945126
Authors: 111
Reviews: 14291
Reviewers: 298
Newest Member: sorinalovesadam
 
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Blind Date With a What?! by littlejoenice G
Adam goes on an unusual  blind date, and his curious brothers follow him...
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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...
The Indignity of It All by Terina PG
A routine day of rounding up strays turns into a comedy of errors. Disclaimer:...
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...
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.

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

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: 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: 31 Published: 02/11/2021 Updated: 02/11/2021
Summary: Written for Lorne Greene's Birthday. Hoss, Little Joe, and Adam have the perfect gift for their pa. Now if they can only keep...
Rated: G
Categories: Mystery, Comedy
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: 2749 Read Count: 19 Published: 02/11/2021 Updated: 02/11/2021
Summary: During a stormy night, Hoss has to explain to his 6 year old daughter, Hannah, why it snows.   This story was written for...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Comedy
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2507 Read Count: 32 Published: 02/07/2021 Updated: 02/07/2021
Summary:  Joe is stuck at home on New Year's Eve with a broken leg, and Mitch Devlin comes by to find out how he broke it.
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Comedy
Characters: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10325 Read Count: 8 Published: 02/01/2021 Updated: 02/01/2021
Summary: It's the middle of winter on the Ponderosa and teenager Joe and his friend Mitch decide to do a little hunting.  The outing...
Rated: PG
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3295 Read Count: 38 Published: 01/31/2021 Updated: 01/31/2021
Summary: An early winter deer hunt gets complicated for the Cartwrights when they are caught by surprise in a bad situation. ...
Rated: PG
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5509 Read Count: 36 Published: 01/30/2021 Updated: 01/30/2021
Summary: My Winter at the Ranch submission. An act of defiance against Marie on an early winter's day leaves Adam sick while his father...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12361 Read Count: 37 Published: 01/18/2021 Updated: 01/18/2021
Summary: It is 1847 and such a winter had never been seen!  Snowstorms and squalls.  Sleet and ice.  Winds so ferocious...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21137 Read Count: 104 Published: 01/14/2021 Updated: 01/14/2021
Summary: Written for A Winter's Tale challenge. It's the dead of winter and Ben collapses. Adam is out training his dog, Hop Sing feels...
Rated: PG-13
Categories: Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Seasons 2
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5010 Read Count: 48 Published: 01/11/2021 Updated: 01/11/2021
Summary: Left at home by himself, Little Joe makes a remarkable discovery that teaches him more about his beloved Mama.
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Prequel, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8018 Read Count: 29 Published: 01/04/2021 Updated: 01/04/2021
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