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Members: 1680
Series: 32
Stories: 1001
Chapters: 2417
Word count: 12037146
Authors: 108
Reviews: 13554
Reviewers: 395
Newest Member: Arlette76
 
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The Left-handed Wife by Lisal PG-13
Set in season 7 - Ben is faced with the possibility that Adam has returned to...
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...
Cracked Up by Bahj Family Friendly
After finding his wife's favorite platter broken, Ben enters the ring with Little...
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: What happens when the Cartwrights meet a vampire on the Ponderosa
Rated: PG
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7300 Read Count: 18 Published: 10/13/2019 Updated: 10/13/2019
Summary: Tracy's Autumn at the Ranch Challenge. Homeward bound after four years in Boston.  Adam, after witnessing a glorious autumn...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star
Categories: Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4607 Read Count: 40 Published: 10/11/2019 Updated: 10/11/2019
Summary: Thanks to Hoss' girlfriend, Adam is forced to perform a song in the Virginia City Fall Festival. My entry for the "Autumn at the...
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: 5981 Read Count: 26 Published: 10/08/2019 Updated: 10/08/2019
Summary: A WHN for both the episode 'A Time to Step Down' and 'Lonely House'. Five years have passed and Trock has been released from prison...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, What Happens Next?
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 62276 Read Count: 101 Published: 09/30/2019 Updated: 09/30/2019
Summary: In this sequel to A Life That Matters, Adam returns to the Ponderosa with his new bride and grandfather. 
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Sequel
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 31439 Read Count: 375 Published: 09/05/2019 Updated: 09/05/2019
Summary: Joe comes down with typhoid while Ben is away, leaving Adam and Hoss to care for him. A WHN for Rain From Heaven.
Rated: G starstarstarstarstar
Categories: What Happens Next?, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14000 Read Count: 39 Published: 08/31/2019 Updated: 08/31/2019
Summary: Adam and his bride of convenience travel to Australia to begin a new life in the outback. 
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Romance, Action/Adventure, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 86648 Read Count: 86 Published: 07/16/2019 Updated: 07/16/2019
Summary: Summary: When a young Hoss defends a boy from a bully, the bully starts to pick on Hoss. How does Hoss avoid a fight?
Rated: G
Categories: Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6292 Read Count: 17 Published: 07/16/2019 Updated: 07/16/2019
Summary: Hoss brings home his cousin's dogs to take care of while he takes care of a relationship gone sour. The dogs wreck havoc on the...
Rated: G
Categories: Comedy, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12176 Read Count: 110 Published: 06/12/2019 Updated: 06/12/2019
Summary: Set in season 7 - Ben is faced with the possibility that Adam has returned to Nevada without telling his family.   Inspired...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star
Categories: Drama, Romance, What Happens Instead?
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: 6450 Read Count: 123 Published: 05/27/2019 Updated: 05/27/2019
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