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Members: 1689
Series: 32
Stories: 1011
Chapters: 2452
Word count: 12266746
Authors: 109
Reviews: 13687
Reviewers: 395
Newest Member: rhoe
 
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A Daughter Lost by deansgirl Family Friendly
What happens when Ben Cartwright agrees to take on the daughter of a dead friend? ...
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: Adam and his family bring the kids over for Christmas, and Joe winds up taking one of his nephews along while he gets a Christmas...
Rated: G
Categories: Comedy, Drama, Holiday
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13069 Read Count: 37 Published: 12/09/2019 Updated: 12/09/2019
Summary: Hoss is left an inheritance by an English gentleman and must travel to England in order to claim it. Written for NaNoWriMo 2019.
Rated: G
Categories: Mystery, Comedy
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52738 Read Count: 17 Published: 12/02/2019 Updated: 12/02/2019
Summary: Follows "The Earth Remains Forever". Adam's and Sigrid's married life continues in Australia, albeit none too smoothly.
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Sequel, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 62707 Read Count: 25 Published: 11/25/2019 Updated: 11/25/2019
Summary: A beautiful woman with a very privileged background, an unpredictable disposition, and a hidden tragic past proves a challenge...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15233 Read Count: 45 Published: 11/18/2019 Updated: 11/18/2019
Summary: When 11-year-old Adam learns that his pa has remarried he fears that Mama (Inger) will be forgotten. He's also not sure what...
Rated: G starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4008 Read Count: 53 Published: 11/14/2019 Updated: 11/14/2019
Summary: A new school teacher comes to town and Adam and Hoss fear their little brother is growing too attached to her. Little do they...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 50224 Read Count: 84 Published: 11/12/2019 Updated: 11/12/2019
Summary: Written for Ponderosa Nightmares 6. Hero: Doc Martin; Villain: Demon; Plot element: fire.
Rated: PG
Categories: What Happens Next?
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2525 Read Count: 46 Published: 11/01/2019 Updated: 11/01/2019
Summary: An unexpected piece of Adam's past catches up with him prior to the Cartwrights' annual autumn roundup.  When Joe is targeted...
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
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: 18838 Read Count: 66 Published: 10/30/2019 Updated: 10/30/2019
Summary: 1859 in northern Nevada is the setting for this short piece of historical fiction.  Tensions were high between European/American...
Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6129 Read Count: 69 Published: 10/20/2019 Updated: 10/20/2019
Summary: Written for the 2019 "Autumn at the Ranch" challenge.   As autumn draws to a close, Little Joe goes to Arizona to see if...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Romance, Sequel
Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3976 Read Count: 35 Published: 10/17/2019 Updated: 10/17/2019
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