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Founder: LilJoeGal - Stories: 23 - Followers: 1 - id: 102611
Completed stories starring our favourite characters from the Bonanza World. Mostly, but not exclusively, Joe and/or Adam centric.

Riding on Faith by southplains reviews
A story of faith, hope and thanksgiving. One of the Cartwrights appears to be gone forever. Can the rest of the family learn to go on without him?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,303 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
Blood Bonds by southplains reviews
A story of brotherly loyalty.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,339 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/11/2008 - Complete
Choices by Angelone2 reviews
Just before Adam goes away to college, an unexpected near tragedy teaches him how choices in his life may or may not change how his family feels about him…no matter where he is.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,425 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/16/2005
Little Boy Lost by Angelone2 reviews
Ben takes his boys to San Francisco a year after Marie's death to distract them. Unfortunately bad luck and tragedy pursue them. How will the family cope after a fire seemingly takes Little Joe from them. Please Read and Review
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,305 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/13/2005
For The Love of Little Joe by Angelolyte reviews
Little Joe was presumed dead three years ago. His return to Virginia City sets events into motion that can't be stopped. What will Ben, Adam and Hoss have to do to help Little Joe come home once and for all?
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31,336 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/4/2004
MIRROR IMAGE by J7339 reviews
In the process of being rewritten with more complicated content and hopefully a better story. New version will be uploaded as soon as I can (April 2014) What would happen if there were two Joe Cartwright's in Virginia City reposted to try and fix the formatting to make it readable.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 45,959 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/20/2003 - Complete
The Whipping Boy by KaitlynRose reviews
Adam has just returned home from college and Joe is feeling neglected and unloved.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,450 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/12/2002
Snatched by KaitlynRose reviews
Ben wants to spend more time with his youngest son, but two kidnappers have plans of their own.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,355 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/15/2002
A Silent World by Kate P reviews
Many miles from home, Ben and Joe are caught in a tornado
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,330 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/1/2003
Stephanie by Kate P reviews
Adam blames Joe for the death of his fiancee
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,049 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/11/2002
Dancing with Angels by Waggledagger reviews
A series of misfortunes with the opposite sex threatens Joe's relationship with his family and brings his life into mortal danger. While the story centres on Joe, the rest of the family also features.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44,843 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/19/2012 - Little Joe C. - Complete
Heroes by southplains reviews
It's a bad day for the Cartwrights. A story of faith, courage, and its sometimes surprising sources.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,832 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
Lessons From the Past by BeckyS reviews
Adam and Joe Cartwright learn something about each other one night when Adam falls desperately ill.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,887 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/6/2001 - Complete
Fields of White by BeckyS reviews
Just turned 16, Joe Cartwright must take on the responsibilities of a man and, in a twist of fate, save his oldest brother's life.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,780 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/18/2004 - Published: 3/6/2004 - Complete
Suffering In Silence by Colleen17 reviews
With the added responsibilities of running the ranch, they didn't notice that their little brother was withdrawing further and further from them each day.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,592 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 4/15/2012 - Published: 3/28/2012 - Little Joe C. - Complete
Worry by southplains reviews
This is a companion piece to my story 'Invincible'. Although not absolutely necessary, I would advise that 'Invincible' be read first. Hoss and Ben struggle to rescue an injured Joe and Adam.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,656 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
Invincible by southplains reviews
Left alone to work out a disagreement, Joe and Adam suddenly find themselves struggling to survive.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,348 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
Forged In Blood by tombstonerose reviews
When Little Joe returns from a trip not acting like himself, Adam tries to find out what happened, but Joe is not talking. Danger follows the brothers on a simple errand for their father, and one brother might lose his life for the other.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,139 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/6/2012 - Published: 10/20/2011 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
FALSE WITNESS by J7339 reviews
In the process of being rewritten with more complicated content and hopefully a better story. New version will be uploaded as soon as I can (April 2014) Little Joe becomes the pawn in an evil plot again his father Ben Cartwright. The consequences for all the family are far more severe and devastating than they ever first thought.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 130,531 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/3/2002 - Published: 5/2/2002 - Complete
DEAD MAN'S CANYON by J7339 reviews
In the process of being rewritten with more complicated content and hopefully a better story. Little Joe thinks that his family doesn't love him anymore. He is always being yelled at and getting into trouble. To add to his problems there is a substitute teacher at the school that has also taken a disliking to Joe. After a vicious attack by the
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 60,177 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/8/2003 - Published: 3/4/2002 - Complete
A World of Hurt by southplains reviews
Failing to heed Adam's advice, Joe leads his brothers and himself into danger.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,047 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
A Son for a Son by Freya-Kendra reviews
A man from one of Ben Cartwright’s previous lives has come to take revenge on Ben’s oldest son, Adam – but it’s Joe who pays the price.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,336 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/1/2008 - Complete