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Members: 1705
Series: 33
Stories: 1021
Chapters: 2469
Word count: 12421755
Authors: 109
Reviews: 13817
Reviewers: 397
Newest Member: jamessmith30
 
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Birthday Blues by Patina G
Adam, away at college, is celebrating his first birthday away from his father...
Featured Stories
First to Die by Pt29646 PG-13
A slightly longer and revised version of a story I wrote for a writing prompt...
Faith by adamant PG-13
After a life-shattering event, can Adam's lost faith in himself and humanity...
A Brother's Love by Sharry PG-13
Adam and Joe are forced to spend an unplanned night in the woods rekindling...
With This Ring by Patina Family Friendly
A short story about a wedding.
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 Vacation by Tracy PG
The daughter of an old friend visits the Ponderosa. Something wonderful happens...
A Single Shot...And After by debpet2 PG-13
A single gunshot has devastating consequences for the Cartwrights and those...
A Father's Gift by Annie K Cowgirl PG
Ben's thoughts as one of his son's lies in a hospital bed.
The Power of Love by BensReader Family Friendly
An accident occurs, leaving Ben in an underground cavern, surrounded by darkness...
You're Gonna Get It! by littlejoenice Family Friendly
April Fool's Day pits the two younger Cartwrights against Pa and older brother.  
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
Plagued by dreams, things go from bad to worse for Joe when Adam is sent an...
Wayfarer's Return by CowgirlAtHeart Family Friendly
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. ...
After Forever by RedShirt PG-13
A Cartwright son -- with family of his own to rely on -- returns to the Ponderosa...
The Perfect Moment by PlatoofthePonderosa Family Friendly
Sue Ellen Terry tries to figure out what love is. WHIB for “The Sisters.” 
Eagle's Nest by Sierras G
It is spring, and the winter has passed. Five-year-old Little Joe wanders off...

WELCOME TO BONANZA BOOMERS' LIBRARY!

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.

Please register here in our Library.  Library registration is separate from our discussion forums. Use your same username (pen name) as you have in our forums to avoid confusion.

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: A couple of the Bonanza Boomer gals visit the ponderosa and wreak havoc with the Cartwrights and thier friends. This story is...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Comedy, Romance
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee, Will Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 45685 Read Count: 29 Published: 03/09/2020 Updated: 03/09/2020
Summary: A fine day out for the Cartwright brothers brings about fond memories and a glimpse into the future.    
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6310 Read Count: 40 Published: 03/01/2020 Updated: 03/01/2020
Summary: Some wishes come true as hoped for, some wishes just can't be, and some wishes come true in ways not expected. It is the middle...
Rated: G starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, Holiday, What Happens Next?
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6596 Read Count: 43 Published: 02/29/2020 Updated: 02/29/2020
Summary: A trip to town to get the mail doesn't go as planned, as the boys one by one get into trouble. Written for a Bonanza Ballads prompt...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Comedy
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4612 Read Count: 25 Published: 02/16/2020 Updated: 02/16/2020
Summary: Adam has to decide if he will commit cold-blooded murder to save Joe's life. PG 13 for violence and adult language.
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11881 Read Count: 28 Published: 02/05/2020 Updated: 02/05/2020
Summary: A missing scene for the episode 'A Matter of Circumstance', which is one of my favorites. Left alone in the house with what may...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Drama, What Happens In-Between?
Characters: Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2933 Read Count: 14 Published: 01/27/2020 Updated: 01/27/2020
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Joe Cartwright dropped his gaze to the vast forest before him with its tall pines, low bushes, and tangled undergrowth...
Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Prequel, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21012 Read Count: 104 Published: 01/14/2020 Updated: 01/14/2020
Summary: It's January in Virginia City and a blizzard has descended on Virginia City.  Sam the bartender and his staff become hosts...
Rated: G starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6615 Read Count: 78 Published: 01/11/2020 Updated: 01/11/2020
Summary: When an error appears in the Territorial Enterprise listing Adam as dead, he is forced to find a way to correct it.
Rated: G
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: 41069 Read Count: 51 Published: 01/03/2020 Updated: 01/03/2020
Summary: All sixteen-year-old Hoss wanted was a Christmas kiss from Ellie Miller.  He was so excited he set off for the Miller's place...
Rated: PG starstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8128 Read Count: 16 Published: 12/19/2019 Updated: 12/19/2019
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