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Members: 1715
Series: 33
Stories: 1037
Chapters: 2513
Word count: 12620919
Authors: 111
Reviews: 13970
Reviewers: 402
Newest Member: chris
 
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"I've got a Good Idea!" by ansinico PG
Penning from Prop - challenge - Story behind the Chinese Lanterns.
Featured Stories
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 Man Named Missouri by Patina G
Ben has hired a new hand to help with the branding. Is there more to him than...
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...
Each Step, A Journey by Tracy Family Friendly
Travel with Adam as he makes his way home to the Ponderosa.
Year of the Snake by Gillie PG-13
This story was written for the 2012 Ponderosa Nightmare thread. The night holds...
A Creature, Frail and Vain by adamant PG-13
Adam wins the woman he loves but then loses her. Can he win her back? Mature...
Ben Cartwright vs the Vampire by janet0312 PG
What happens when the Cartwrights meet a vampire on the Ponderosa
A Big Mistake by littlejoenice G
The Ponderosa deed is put up for stakes in a poker game... and it's all Little...
A Question of Mercy by Annie K Cowgirl PG
A What Happened in Between/What Happened Instead for the episode "A Question...
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...
I'll Wait by Sierras PG
The Cartwrights discover dangerous and unwanted company on the Ponderosa. This...
Autumn Romance by CowgirlAtHeart Family Friendly
Written for the 2019 "Autumn at the Ranch" challenge.   As autumn draws...
A Young Man's Autumn by Elizabeth Holmes PG
1859 in northern Nevada is the setting for this short piece of historical fiction. ...
Bitter Harvest by Sharry PG-13
An unexpected piece of Adam's past catches up with him prior to the Cartwrights'...
The Countess and The Cowboy by chezza PG-13
A beautiful woman with a very privileged background, an unpredictable disposition...

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.

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: This story is a continuation of "Nordic Storm" in which Hoss and Annika meet and fall in love.  Their pasts and the uncertainty...
Rated: G starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5073 Read Count: 24 Published: 08/08/2020 Updated: 08/08/2020
Summary: Ben tries hard to keep his composure - and his grieving family intact - as young Adam falls for a much older woman and Little...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star
Categories: Drama, Romance, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27513 Read Count: 131 Published: 08/07/2020 Updated: 08/07/2020
Summary: Ben Cartwright's meeting with Alpheus Troy and the other mine owners did not go well.  They want his timber and he won't...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel, What Happens Before?
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19905 Read Count: 105 Published: 08/05/2020 Updated: 08/05/2020
Summary: We fans all know how one or another Cartwright is sometimes missing from an episode. What do they do when they're off to San Francisco?...
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: Comedy
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6748 Read Count: 27 Published: 07/16/2020 Updated: 07/16/2020
Summary: WHN for "Broken Ballad". For 'In the Heat of the Moment' challenge. After Ed Payson's death, Adam is bereft and intent on exacting...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, What Happens Next?
Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9027 Read Count: 59 Published: 07/14/2020 Updated: 07/14/2020
Summary: Something is decidedly amiss on the Ponderosa.  Despite the welcome start of a fresh spring season, Hop Sing warns the Cartwright...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure, 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: 15530 Read Count: 96 Published: 06/19/2020 Updated: 06/19/2020
Summary: Why has Little Joe been getting into fights at school? Can Adam reconnect with the little brother who once looked up at him in...
Rated: G starstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2796 Read Count: 67 Published: 06/01/2020 Updated: 06/01/2020
Summary: Fans were alternately devastated and relieved when Laura Dayton left Adam for Will. Here I'll share my vision of the event, starting...
Rated: PG
Categories: What Happens Next?, Romance, Action/Adventure, What Happens In-Between?
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13473 Read Count: 62 Published: 06/01/2020 Updated: 06/01/2020
Summary: Spring Awakens Challenge. Following after the harsh winter an early spring thaw allows for a trip into town for the Cartwright...
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: 7379 Read Count: 66 Published: 05/31/2020 Updated: 05/31/2020
Summary: As Adam prepares to tell Peggy her father is dead, it coincides with the anniversary of Marie's death and dredges up memories...
Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star
Categories: Drama, What Happens In-Between?
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3959 Read Count: 67 Published: 05/30/2020 Updated: 05/30/2020
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