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Members: 1711
Series: 33
Stories: 1026
Chapters: 2481
Word count: 12506417
Authors: 109
Reviews: 13880
Reviewers: 399
Newest Member: Cardesa
 
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An Ounce of Promise by idmarryhoss G
Another good reason to fall in love with Hoss? His good marriage qualities?...
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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
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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'...
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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.

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: A tale for our times. 17 year old Adam Cartwright is sure he's up to taking care of his two younger brothers while his Pa and...
Rated: PG-13
Categories: Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20854 Read Count: 60 Published: 05/16/2020 Updated: 05/16/2020
Summary: After the Civil War, Joe and Hoss fetch Adam home from Mexico. But Adam's military past is not forgotten and no matter how much...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Sequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 49568 Read Count: 17 Published: 05/07/2020 Updated: 05/07/2020
Summary: A thunderstorm on the first day of spring brings the Cartwrights a lot of irritation and trouble.
Rated: Family Friendly
Categories: 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: 8152 Read Count: 34 Published: 05/04/2020 Updated: 05/04/2020
Summary: Spring Awakens Challenge. In "My Son, My Son", it is said that Ben always treated Eden like one of his his own, yet no Cartwright...
Rated: PG 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: 3549 Read Count: 51 Published: 04/19/2020 Updated: 04/19/2020
Summary: Written for the March Prop Fiction Challenge.  I was too wordy, so I had to post it here!  Adam Cartwright returns home...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
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: 2617 Read Count: 62 Published: 04/01/2020 Updated: 04/01/2020
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: 35 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: 57 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: 61 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: 33 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 starstarstarstarhalf-star
Categories: Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11881 Read Count: 44 Published: 02/05/2020 Updated: 02/05/2020
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