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Joined 10-10-12, id: 4300973, Profile Updated: 10-11-17
Author has written 224 stories for Bonanza.

I started writing in August 2012 and only write fan fiction for Bonanza. I have two nonBonanza western novels I have written that are available for the Kindle. I write for fun and hope you enjoy the results.

Robin Series: Three Dog Night; Lemon Tree; Dark Secrets

Laine Series: A Rolling Stone; Turn, Turn, Turn

Dream Series: Broken Dreams; Dream Catcher; By Chance To Dream

Sarah Series: A Double Life; By Crooked Paths

Troian/Grace Series: Troian; Dark Water; Tides

Brenda Series: Heat Wave; Second Chances; Everybody Makes Mistakes; The Lord Is My Judge; Dear Friends, and Christmas Gifts

Jane Series: Bounty Hunter; Chasing the Wind

Charity Series: Fractured, Wounded Hearts, Trust Me, Let's Do It, Dreams and Challenges, Sticks and Stones

Presha Series: Christmas Comes Only Once a Year, Baby Blues

Helen Series: Revelations, Love Never Ends

Cat Series: Cat, Keep the Home Fires Burning

Irae Series: Garden Party, Wearing a Frown, Hi Ya, Sweetheart

Lydia Series: How Do I Tell Him, Cliffhanger

Rosalie series: Four Corners, Dreams, Turbulence and Troubles, Date Night, Witch's Sham

Mo series: It's Not a Game, Foolish Chances, The Red Feather

Never Too Late/Virginia series: Never Too Late To Say You're Sorry, Like Father, Like Son

One series: One Step At a Time, One Step Back, One Plus One, Guilt Trap

No, Nothing, Not series: No Alibi, Nothing In My Stocking, A Secret Santa, Not Today, Not Tomorrow

Truth series: Truth Be Told, Truth Is What You Make It

Very Bad/Very Good series: Adam's Very Bad Week, Adam's Very Bad Year, Adam's Very Good Years, Very Much a Cartwright

Through the Ages series: Adam, Age 23; Adam, Age 24; Silenced (or Adam, Age 25); The Race (or Adam, Age 28); Harry (or Adam Age 35); Nightmares (or Adam, Age 36); Adam's Bible (or Adam, Age 37); Obsession (or Adam, Age 39); Trapped (or Adam, Age 40)

On series: On Borrowed Time, On the Run, On Edge, On Top of the Mountain

Annie series: Annie, Slander, The 105, Je t’aime!, A Bird In The Hand, A Time for Everything

Ellie Series: Lost Years, Heart of Ice

Angela Series: Angela's Story, Who Are You?, Travels and Travails, Helen and Hoss

Kate series: Too Much To Ask, Thinking About Tomorrow, No More, A Game of Chess, An Example Set, Melancholy and Joy, and Mistakes Made.

Andi Series: The Dance, Children of the Dance, and Dancing Bear stories.

Aida series: Aida And Adam Just, Hallucinations, Love or Pride, with the Christmas Trip, Deceit and Mistakes

You Can't Go Home/Cici Series: You Can't Go Home Again; Alone Again; Home Again; Again, Again, and Again; Heart and Home Threatened; To Trust Again; Letter From Heaven; Rambling Rake; What Else Could Go Wrong?

Lyn Series: Broken Guitar Blues, Sydney and Evelyn, Full House Blues, Missing Scouser, Nightmares From Down Under, and Brotherly Love.

Grace Series: Never To Submit or Yield with the Adam and Grace stories (Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen, Torn, Melinda Returns)

Toni series: A Massage; To Love, Honor, and Annoy; Discord and Possibilities; Two Pair; Storms; To Have and To Hold; Fire In the Spring; Lad, A Ponderosa Dog

Traci Series: A Triangle Plus, Another Angle, A New Angle, A Trust Broken and Fixed, and I Still Love You. Another Guise, Runaways, A Boy and His Horse, Frogs and Other Stuff

Patricia/Cassandra series: The Secret Spring, From the Depths of My Soul

Escape series: Escape From the Ponderosa, To Escape the Ponderosa Again

Scar stories: The Scar, The Scar Story From Ben

The rest of the stories are stand alone stories.

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Julia by Hart4Ben reviews
A prequel of sorts to "The Julia Bulette Story". It attempts to explain the apparent connection between Ben and Julia.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,517 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/22/2016 - Ben C. - Complete
Heart and Soul (Emily Series pt 1) by AC1830 reviews
This is a prequel to my story, Christmas Love. Adam's had a rough year and goes to Sacramento for a break. He meets a young lady and gets drawn into a dangerous situation.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,697 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/18/2016 - Published: 1/12/2016 - Adam C., OC - Complete
Adam's Surprise Visitor by Peejy reviews
This is a sequel to "Adam's Journey of Memories." Sam returns to surprise Adam and finds that he has a surprise for her.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 54,596 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/27/2015 - Published: 7/11/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
ADAM'S JOURNEY OF MEMORIES by Peejy reviews
Adam suffers a debilitating injury and has to deal with a doctor not of his choosing.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,631 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/10/2015 - Published: 7/5/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
What's In A Name? by Pikkadylli reviews
Story 3 in THE BRIDAL BONANZA series: In an Alternate Reality where Adam didn't leave the Ponderosa, Ben and his bride return to the ranch and discover news that is cause for a triple celebration: two weddings, an engagement...and another not totally unexpected surprise. But will a specter from the past snatch away the future for one of the Cartwrights?
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 72,065 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/8/2013 - Published: 8/3/2012 - Hoss C.
Phoenix by Tauna Petit-Strawn reviews
This story follows "Prizes". Suffering nightmares after his ordeal by the hands of Matsu, Adam accidently injuries Little Joe. Fearing he'll hurt someone else, Adam packs and goes away, leaving the family to wonder when, and if, he'll return. Only Rated T to play it safe.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 25,898 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/28/2013 - Published: 7/9/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Cartwright Identity Crisis by ChristyG reviews
Adam manipulates his brothers into helping him ward off a grave threat to his future.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,253 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/6/2013 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Early One Morning by faustBZ reviews
Early one morning Adam muses about where his home is—and why. # 11 in the series. This was written for a prompt, the hiaku quoted at the beginning of the story.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 981 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/28/2012 - Adam C. - Complete
Back to Yesterday by RJane's Vindication reviews
Multi-chapter, prequel. Adam is finally coming home from college. He wants so much for things to be the way they were before, but he quickly learns that you can't go back. Will misunderstandings and hurt destroy his family forever? My absolute FIRST fan fic is finally complete! Please let me know what you think!
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,385 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11/10/2012 - Published: 9/13/2012 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Wandering Desert by Irene14 reviews
Adam was shot by Apaches, they couldn't reach water, and he barely pulls through at the end. What happened after the bullet was removed? Told mostly from Adam's POV, "Honor of Cochise" s3e3. Rated T to be safe, injured party, violence alluded to, recovery of injury. Probably could be rated K, but I don't want to rate wrong.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 947 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/27/2012 - Published: 10/26/2012 - Adam C. - Complete
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Some Never Learn reviews
Wanting to do what his older brothers do gets Little Joe into a dangerous situation, but after his rescue, he gets his brothers into hot water. There are repercussions from that which he had not anticipated. Will he learn his lesson?
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,257 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/19 - Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Dark Secrets reviews
Third in the Robin and Adam series. Adam has found a way to use his skills, Ponderosa timber, and their lumber mill to increase profits for the ranch as well as to satisfy his need to do more. However rivals don't like the advantage it gives the Cartwrights and stoop to underhanded methods to try to stop them from competing. That leads to unexpected news for Adam and Robin.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,839 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/17 - Published: 10/11 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Lemon Tree reviews
A sequel to Three Dog Night, this story is in two parts but both involve villains threatening harm to Adam and Robin. Hoss finds romance in this story as well amidst all the serious issues that his brother has to face.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 30,027 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/2 - Published: 9/28 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Three Dog Night reviews
It's a year after Laura left with Will and Adam is still feeling the effects of what happened. He tries to work through the problems but a tragedy sends him on a quest for justice that turns into more than he expected.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21,095 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/12 - Adam C. - Complete
Walk a Mile In His Shoes reviews
After Adam leaves the Ponderosa, Joe goes through an emotional upheaval until he comes to an understanding of why Adam left and how he truly feels about that.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,594 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 9/2 - Little Joe C. - Complete
Conspiracy reviews
Adam is coming home but all is not as it seems to be and he runs into a lot of trouble, Joe gets to be a detective and a planner with some help, and Candy plays an important role in the story before it's all resolved.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,744 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/29 - Adam C., Little Joe C., Candy C. - Complete
Blueberry Pie reviews
Hoss loses that match contest once again, but it is his mistake with Hop Sing that really costs him dearly.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,072 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 8/28 - Hoss C., Hop Sing - Complete
Turn, Turn, Turn reviews
Follows A Rolling Stone story. After an accident at work, Adam starts to have headaches and then other symptoms that force him to have to give up his business and return home to the Ponderosa. He gives his family the diagnosis, but they don't want to accept it and want to find a better answer. Finally they find a slim hope, but Adam isn't sure that it will be what he needs.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,824 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/26 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
You Can't Go Home Again -- What Else Could Go Wrong reviews
8th story in the series. An epidemic in Virginia City, arson, contracts to be met, and an old nemesis all add up to the family having to pull together when there are forces that could tear them apart. Ben's romance continues in this one.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,638 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/16 - Ben C., Adam C. - Complete
You Can't Go Home Again -- Rambling Rake reviews
7th story in the series It's Ben's turn to have a chance at romance as someone from Adam's past comes back but it is more out of curiosity than any specific plan. There's trouble for Ben and she's part of the solution.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23,239 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/16 - Ben C., Adam C.
You Can't Go Home Again -- To Trust Again
6th story in the series On a cattle drive, Adam runs into a lot of trouble and finds out that his family will be there for him no matter what happens.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,676 - Published: 8/16 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Only Six Beers reviews
Young Hoss has a lesson or two to learn, but his father lets him know that it's never too late to learn something new.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,783 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/14 - Ben C., Hoss C. - Complete
You Can't Go Home Again -- Heart and Home Threatened reviews
5th story in the series It's an Enders again and this time with powerful mining allies threatening the whole area with a plan to use hydraulic mining and with a goal of revenge too.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,973 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/14 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
You Can't Go Home Again -- Again, Again, and Again reviews
4th in the series To Begin Again and Again and Again stories are combined here as Adam, Hoss, and Joe find romance and family to be most important, and Ben gradually accepts his sons as his partners.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36,166 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/13 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
You Can't Go Home Again --Home Again reviews
Third story in the series. Despite the title of the series, Adam does go back to the Ponderosa, but it isn't the same. It isn't his home any more as he will make a new place for himself there altering his role in the family and finding a new person in whom to place his trust.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,946 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/10 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
You Can't Go Home Again--Alone Again reviews
2nd in the series: Adam loses all that he had and has to rebuild his life once more, but without anyone to help him this time.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30,367 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 8/8 - Adam C. - Complete
You Can't Go Home Again reviews
My first story (2012) revised. I'm rewriting the first series that I did, changing some of the story line especially in this first one, and reposting the stories. This is the old Cici series. In this first story, Adam left the Ponderosa to build a life away from his family but met tragedy before following a quest for revenge and then reuniting with his family for more turmoil.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26,486 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8 - Adam C. - Complete
A Rolling Stone reviews
In The Avenger episode, there was no explanation as to why Sally Byrnes' father was killed or who did it. This story is an attempt to answer those questions and then to take the story further with how the consequences of what happened affected Adam and changed his life. There's a little bit of what happened to Lassiter as well.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30,705 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/6 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Michelle or Rayne? reviews
Adam has a romantic encounter with a classy working girl in Reno, but how will that affect his relationship with the woman at home that he has been seeing?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,354 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/5 - Published: 8/1/2013 - Complete
By Pure Luck reviews
Hoss meets a young woman when Adam is injured. She will cause changes both directly and indirectly in the Cartwright family.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,248 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/23 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Dear Diary reviews
A young woman has a wonderful night thanks to one special Cartwright but it's more of a dream than reality. Written as a challenge on Bonanza Trails but expanded here well beyond the one thousand word limit of that challenge.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,629 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/8 - Adam C. - Complete
By Chance To Dream reviews
All three brothers play roles in the third of the Dream stories following Broken Dreams and Dream Catcher and each has a serious problem to face. This time it's an old boyfriend showing up to menace Joe's wife, rustlers on the Ponderosa giving Hoss a headache, and a gang Adam is tracking. Meanwhile each is married and dealing with domestic concerns as well.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 25,440 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/7 - Published: 6/27 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Dream Catcher reviews
A short sequel to Broken Dreams: Adam's troubles from Boston are not over as Lucille has followed him to Virginia City and hopes to win him back. However he is in a relationship with Adele and there are going to be complications and trouble. The solution will likely surprise you.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,862 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/22 - Published: 6/19 - Adam C. - Complete
Broken Dreams reviews
Adam left the Ponderosa to pursue his dreams, but they turned out to be smoke. He has to abandon them and escape Boston but then wanders and wonders what he will do next unwilling to go home under the circumstances.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,524 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/15 - Published: 6/7 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Belladonna reviews
OCs Trapper John and Corinne are back, but the story focuses primarily on Adam in the case of a female serial killer and the quandary she poses for the justice system in Nevada. Many cannot believe a woman capable of doing what she has done, and that complicates the situation too until she proves beyond a doubt that she is what Adam thought she was.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,348 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/4 - Published: 5/29 - Ben C., Adam C. - Complete
Oh, Ducky! reviews
Due to a misunderstanding, Ben offers Adam as an escort to Clementine Hawkins' niece for a week. Things get more difficult for Adam until there's a problem that could have more serious consequences. Remorseful Ben has to help his son out of that one, and then Adam decides to get some revenge on his brothers but with his father's help. It's all in good fun, or mostly it is.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,076 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/18 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Deadwood reviews
Blaming himself for what he believes is an unforgivable offense, Joe leaves home to travel but learns that memories travel with him and that he didn't want to end up running away forever. At home, his family worries about him and waits for him to decide it's time to return.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,520 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/14 - Published: 5/12 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
By Crooked Paths reviews
The sequel to A Double Life: a story written to meet a challenge on Bonanza Trails to write a story at least in part from the villains POV so some of the chapters will be from the villains' side of things. Not all members of the syndicate were found in A Double Life. One escaped justice and now wants to eliminate those who know too much so he can rebuild the organization.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,652 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/11 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The First Ponderosa Thanksgiving reviews
In the spirit of the proclamation President Lincoln made for the first official Thanksgiving, the Cartwrights plan a Thanksgiving celebration on the Ponderosa for their neighbors, all of them.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,284 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/29 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Hop Sing's Stories reviews
Hop Sing is clever and wise but seldom got a chance to show it openly. His wisdom was dispensed quietly and his cleverness concealed in his day-to-day guidance of the family he adopted as his own.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,875 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/26 - Hop Sing - Complete
A Double Life reviews
Adam does a small favor for a friend and it is the first step into a new life with danger and intrigue. He doesn't regret his decision to help, but he does regret some of the things that happen because of it. The story is in three parts.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 48,629 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/22 - Published: 4/14 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Burden of Guilt reviews
After hearing one son's reaction to an Easter sermon, Ben is consumed by thoughts of responsibility for past tragedies. It is when his sons finally return home from a trail drive that they are able to ease his burden and help him to let go of the weight of that guilt.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,051 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/6 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
A Hard Place reviews
When Adam gets sick and then Ben starts getting some of the same symptoms, Joe finds that he has to be the one making the decisions. It's a tough job, and the outlaws who think he and Adam have the money from the cattle drive with them make it all that much more difficult.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,425 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 3/29 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Suspicion reviews
Choices have consequences, and like a pebble dropped in a pond with ripples to the edge, sometimes consequences can be far in the future and hard to see they are connected to the original event. That's what happens to Adam who needs his family to handle all the effects of one choice that he makes. References to The Dark Gate episode and to my Trapper John story in Part II.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 29,556 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/28 - Published: 3/18 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Gold Can Destroy reviews
It's a prequel with a young teen Little Joe, and Adam tells a tall tale with a message that includes a little family history too for Little Joe if he can believe any of it.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,064 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/18 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Trapper John reviews
Primarily a Hoss story, this starts as a prequel but will take some big jumps in time working through the series time frame and beyond. Hoss meets a trapper in the mountains and the two become friends sharing experiences that will change their lives in ways big and small.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,701 - Reviews: 32 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/12 - Published: 3/8 - Complete
Tides reviews
The third and last story in the series that began with Troian and continued with Dark Waters. This story brings Adam home but it's time to face the consequences of the mess created in the first story. This is how the decisions made then and in the present have an impact on all members of the family and there are other changes taking place as well.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 11 - Words: 22,749 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/3 - Published: 2/22 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
A Cream Colored Coat reviews
A little story of how Adam got that coat that he was so well known for wearing.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,028 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 2/12 - Adam C. - Complete
Dark Water reviews
A sequel to Troian, this story is about Adam after he leaves and what happens next to him as he deals with his feeling of guilt and loss and what he wants to do with his life as he finds himself in another mess far from home and family.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 32,036 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/11 - Published: 1/31 - Adam C. - Complete
Goldfields and Greed reviews
A grittier tale of the time when Eagle Station was evolving into Carson City and Virginia City was still a mining boom town. Men often had to enforce the laws without benefit of government to protect their own because too many were ruled by greed.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,539 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 1/15 - Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Troian reviews
A situation in which decisions are made and actions taken for all the right reasons but they will lead to all the wrong results until only heartbreak can result and the family will suffer. There can be no happy ending by the time everything plays out.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,194 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/13 - Published: 1/6 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Sacrifice reviews
Adam had some regrets over what happened with Melinda Banning and when a similar situation develops, he is determined that he will do nothing to hurt his youngest brother even though the young lady involved is very attractive to him for many reasons. There will be complications though because there always are.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,978 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/30/2016 - Published: 12/25/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Messages reviews
Sometimes a young man has to get creative to help his youngest brother overcome his sorrow at the loss of his mother especially in the Christmas season. Adam has help from Hop Sing in this project. A prequel.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,573 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 12/24/2016 - Published: 12/10/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The Christmas Tree Surprise reviews
Sometimes even when the brothers are working together well, things don't always go as planned. Those unexpected events make for great humorous story telling eventually but certainly can be quite a commotion in the lives of everyone on the Ponderosa when they happen. It all starts when Little Joe has a great idea for Christmas decorating in this prequel.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,472 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/12/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
He Rode Back To Her reviews
A WHI and WHN for The Search. I liked Ann and never liked how that episode ended, so here's an alternative ending for that episode with a Christmas theme too.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,355 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/11/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Weep For Me and Rejoice With Me reviews
In this sequel to Chasing the Wind with Jane again as Adam's wife, drought, a heat wave, fire, illness, injury, bad guys, marital problems, pride, melancholy, and family trouble all play a role. Eventually it will all be sorted out as everyone has to decide what is most important.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,476 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/8/2016 - Published: 11/30/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
To Love A Rose reviews
Adam and Joe have a conversation about women, and later Joe continues that conversation with his father until he understands a different way of looking at love and romance.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,458 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 11/21/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The Jailbreak reviews
A little story of how Little Joe and Hoss can turn things around from what one expects into something else entirely. The story is told mostly from Sheriff Roy Coffee's perspective.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,034 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 11/16/2016 - Ben C. - Complete
A Dream Or a Nightmare reviews
Ben falls asleep but his sleep is troubled. As a result of that and bad news the family has received, Ben travels with Hoss and Joe to San Francisco to say a final goodbye but has a shock and some surprises to face too.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,530 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/6/2016 - Published: 11/2/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The Old Stage Station reviews
In the October tradition of Halloween type stories, here's another of those strange ones. It's not the usual Bonanza story but has a bit of that spooky supernatural thing thrown in.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,056 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 10/21/2016 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Chasing the Wind reviews
In this sequel to Bounty Hunter, Adam's family gets a few shocks as they learn about his time in Boston and why he seemed different when he arrived back home on the Ponderosa. They'll help him wrestle with his dilemma but he'll be the one who has some important decisions to make about his future.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,029 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/19/2016 - Published: 10/13/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
My Life's Work reviews
A story perhaps more suitable to Halloween than Bonanza but it's that season. One of the guys steps very much out of character in this macabre story.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,295 - Reviews: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/13/2016 - Complete
Dear Friends, and Christmas Gifts reviews
The fifth in the Heat Wave/Second Chances Brenda series. This one starts with letters between Brenda and Joe's wife, Amelia, as they discuss family matters. This story is a lighter family story that will end with a Christmas theme.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 18,793 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/12/2016 - Published: 10/3/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Think Like A Man reviews
A prequel in which Little Joe has a dispute with Adam that makes him stomp off in anger, but he gets in a predicament in which he finds that he has learned a few things and also has time to think. He leaves as an angry boy but walks home as a young man.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,023 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 10/7/2016 - Little Joe C. - Complete
The Lord Is My Judge reviews
The fourth in the Heat Wave and Second Chances (Brenda) series. A hurricane and a stay in a small Mexican port many decades ago comes back to haunt Ben's dreams. He has no idea why, but trouble plagues the Ponderosa and especially Adam. No one realizes how the two are connected.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,040 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/29/2016 - Published: 9/23/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Everybody Makes Mistakes reviews
The third in the Heat Wave and Second Chances (Brenda) Series. Adam considers leaving the Ponderosa but not to go too far away. The reasons for leaving are that he's being pulled to opportunities in California and pushed by turmoil at home. There will be changes for others in the family too.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 30,897 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/16/2016 - Published: 9/5/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Bullfrog Song reviews
Adam meets a shy boy on the stage and then helps guide him through traumatic events and revelations and to important decisions. The boy has a secret that outlaws want, but even he doesn't know what that secret is. It takes Adam to decipher the clues.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,044 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 8/21/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Second Chances reviews
Follows the Heat Wave story: Adam has had time to think about things he wished he had done differently. He remembers a woman he met almost ten years earlier when she sends an annual letter. He decides to go see her to support her and perhaps find out if he can have a second chance.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,786 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/21/2016 - Published: 8/19/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Heat Wave reviews
Hot weather and no rain create serious problems for the Ponderosa, but a renegade band on the run brings the worst trouble of all for a member of the family.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,210 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/19/2016 - Published: 8/14/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Shoe Leather reviews
A prequel in which Adam is at odds with Ben and with Hoss. A master manipulator is at work and needs to be stopped before things get any worse.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,758 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/3/2016 - Published: 7/29/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Bounty Hunter reviews
Consequences from an incident on a trip taken by Adam and Joe years earlier embroils the brothers in a tense drama, and kindness shown in that earlier effort is the source of their only hope of survival.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,201 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/4/2016 - Published: 6/25/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The Worst Thing reviews
The sons talk about the worst thing that their father has ever done to them and the conversation heads in an unusual direction.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,019 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 6/19/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Lad, A Ponderosa Dog reviews
8th in the Toni series. A light-hearted story for the most part about the dog that becomes part of Adam's family and the additional adventures the family has because of him.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,326 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/19/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Fire In the Spring reviews
7th in the Toni series. There's trouble with the Paiute and Ben and Adam end up in the middle of it, but Adam never talked to Toni before he agreed to go.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,101 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/18/2016 - Ben C., Adam C. - Complete
To Have and To Hold reviews
6th in the Toni series. Toni faces a medical crisis and Adam has to deal with the fear of what that could mean. In the aftermath, both have to deal with the emotional toll. An additional chapter from the version published in 2012.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,126 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/17/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Storms reviews
5th in the Toni series. With the twins' birth and Hoss' wedding, it seemed that things were looking so good, but trouble hits hard and then hits again as Adam and Toni have to weather some major trouble with the help of their families.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 24,454 - Reviews: 12 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/16/2016 - Published: 6/14/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Two Pair reviews
The 4th in the Toni series. The Cartwright family is growing in several ways, but a mystery will develop too.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,518 - Reviews: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/13/2016 - Published: 6/12/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Discord and Possibilities reviews
Third in the Toni series. Adam and Toni get good news but men from the past show up to cause trouble, and at first, even the identity of one is a mystery.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,530 - Reviews: 16 - Updated: 6/10/2016 - Published: 6/9/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
To Love, Honor, and Annoy reviews
Second in the Toni series. Adam and Toni have a wedding to plan, but there's a jealous woman, a jealous man, and a plan to disrupt those wedding plans in a most final way.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 29,387 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/9/2016 - Published: 6/5/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
A Massage reviews
Ben works with an old friend to help him buy a ranch in the Sierras. The old friend brings his daughter along and that leads to all sorts of turmoil among the brothers. This is an old romantic story from 2012 that I am revising and reposting. (All of the stories in the Toni series are revised from the 2012 versions) This is #1 in Toni series.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,931 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/4/2016 - Published: 6/2/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
A Worried Man reviews
It's an Adam has left the Ponderosa for adventure and finds romance story, but like any Adam story, there are always complications.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,012 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/1/2016 - Published: 5/28/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Rites of Passage reviews
Every stage of life requires a new set of challenges to be met. Both Little Joe and Adam face those in this prequel that has Little Joe with mixed feelings about how to react to his older brother who is facing the task of how to fit back into the ranch he left as a boy to go to college but returned as a man who is still the boss' son.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,323 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/25/2016 - Published: 5/20/2016 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
For Diane reviews
A broken plate and a dropped plate lead to lessons learned. Diane gave me the prompt so here is her story.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,044 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/18/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Born For Adversity reviews
There's lots of trouble for Adam right from the start, but there is also a plan for revenge, subterfuge, false identities, fraud, financial difficulties for Ben and the Ponderosa, shocking developments for the family to absorb, and then a climatic confrontation between two villainous siblings and the Cartwright family.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 40,708 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/13/2016 - Published: 5/5/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The Wooing of Abigail Jones, A Spoof narrated by Hoss reviews
This is a different version of the story although it is similar to the episode, and all of it is in Hoss' words.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,628 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 4/30/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Sojourner reviews
Adam's involvement with a young woman leads to discord within his family and when that is resolved, he leaves on a journey that affects him greatly. He will need his family once more to face the future.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 17 - Words: 46,216 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/29/2016 - Published: 4/13/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Sticks and Stones reviews
It's Adam and Charity again but five years later. #6 in the series. Adam's son and Hoss' son have a new playmate who has a secret, and it's one that will cause a major change in his family and in the Cartwrights' lives.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 31,469 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/30/2016 - Published: 3/18/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Will I Get Any Taller? reviews
Twelve-year-old Little Joe Cartwright looks at his big brothers and is impatient to be as tall as they are and wants so much to break horses, but then he asks that most important question and gets an answer he definitely didn't expect. It's another of those tall tales his brother can tell so well.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,236 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/15/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The MIB's Story reviews
People wonder why Adam wears all black clothing and there's a story to explain why. It's a tall tale spun by Hoss to get a few free drinks or is it? It's March and a good time for blarney and fun. Written for a tall tales challenge.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,096 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 3/15/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Dreams and Challenges reviews
Adam and Charity are married and face challenges in work and in family relationships. They have dreams of a family and a home too, and they have to adjust those dreams to the reality of events over which they have no control. Story #5 in the series.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,873 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/14/2016 - Published: 3/6/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Three By One reviews
Adam returns home to Ben who is relieved to have his eldest home again even if it is temporary and Hoss who is happy to see him. Joe isn't pleased though and he and Adam need to clear the air. Then Adam's wife arrives, and events show more than words ever could why Adam is happy even though he is no longer living on the Ponderosa.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,532 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/3/2016 - Published: 2/28/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Let's Do It reviews
There are obstacles to Adam and Charity getting married, but Adam finds a solution after overcoming those problems and seeing no other way to calm the waters. There is a budding romance for Hoss too as the story develops. #4 in the series.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,799 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/25/2016 - Published: 2/22/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Trust Me reviews
With the Ponderosa in financial difficulties, Adam makes a rash decision to save his father's dream and takes a job that almost turns out to be the worst decision he's ever made. He needs his family, Charity, and friends to save him from it. #3 in the series.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,823 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/21/2016 - Published: 2/15/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Kings and An Ace reviews
A short Valentine's Day story with a little surprise in it.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,013 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/15/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Wounded Hearts reviews
A WHN for the Bitter Water episode of Bonanza. Charity, introduced in the story Fractured, will be in this story as a main character. A corporation threatens the Ponderosa and the ranches in the Comstock, shootings, kidnappings, and threats from unknown assailants and Lem Keith's daughter's anger at Adam for perceived wrongs make for a complicated scenario. #2 in the series.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,402 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/15/2016 - Published: 2/8/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Fractured reviews
WHB Bitter Water. This is the backstory that explains how Adam ended his relationship with Virginia Keith and why there was tension in his friendship with Todd McCarren and why Lem Keith disliked him so much. It also sets the stage for more of a story later. Charity is introduced in this story and will be part of a longer series of stories.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,532 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/18/2016 - Published: 1/12/2016 - Adam C. - Complete
Bull! reviews
Adam has a misadventure that leads to him finding out a secret from his father's past.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,932 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2016 - Ben C., Adam C. - Complete
Good Intentions reviews
A prequel story with LJ thirteen, Hoss nineteen, and Adam twenty-five. LittleJoe decides to be good for three weeks as a gift to his father. Adam decides to ride some difficult horses. There are problems. Everything comes together as does the family in time for a Christmas celebration. The second part is a WHB for The Quality of Mercy and features Seth in a prominent role.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 15 - Words: 26,458 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/11/2016 - Published: 12/27/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Baby Blues reviews
A sequel to Christmas Comes Only Once a Year. The first chapter in this tragedy is a prologue that overlaps the ending of the first story. Adam and Hoss each await the arrival of their first child while events happen around them that will have a major impact on one of them as Sally comes back with a plan to get some money from the Cartwrights in exchange for what she has to offer.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,002 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/26/2015 - Published: 12/20/2015 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
His Gal reviews
There's a guest on the Ponderosa and she's very taken with Adam, but she's only three years old. It's a Christmas story in response to a challenge on Bonanza Trails in which the first paragraph was supplied (by me).
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,148 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/14/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Christmas Comes Only Once a Year reviews
WHN and WHI: After Dead and Gone, Adam is depressed with all that has gone wrong in the past year. He's thinking of leaving. Will the new person in his life make that more or less likely? It's a toss-up with the tumultuous relationship that has everyone guessing.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,956 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/12/2015 - Published: 12/4/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
Love Never Ends reviews
Adam and Helen have returned to the Ponderosa and now have time to get to know each other and make plans for their future. There are quite a few adjustments to make, and there are those who are looking to make their lives miserable. They have to hope that the love they have is enough to withstand some major pressure in the first year of their marriage. A sequel to Revelations.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,433 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/30/2015 - Published: 11/24/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
Hauntings and Nightmares reviews
A prequel in which Adam returns from college, and Little Joe has bad dreams and bad friends which turn out to be a terrible combination. Trouble on the Ponderosa combines with that to cause a combustible situation and Little Joe is the key to resolving the complex web as he learns some important lessons.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,027 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/28/2015 - Published: 11/26/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Revelations reviews
Joe gets drafted but Adam volunteers to go in his place after arguing that it is the logical thing to do. He faces tragedies that would give anyone nightmares but he also finds great resiliency in the human spirit and great courage in the lives of ordinary people before he makes his way home, a man with a renewed commitment to family.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 53,482 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/16/2015 - Published: 11/12/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
You Have To Ask The Right Man reviews
New hands play practical jokes that become increasingly a problem and their justification doesn't sit well with Joe after Adam gets hurt.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,922 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/9/2015 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Keep The Home Fires Burning reviews
A sequel to Cat, in this story, Joe has been troubled and those things have to be addressed. He and Ben leave on an extended trip leaving Hoss and Adam to run the ranch with Candy's help. There are plenty of fires to put out, some literal and some figurative, as the three find themselves overworked and stressed by the challenges they face.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,105 - Reviews: 35 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/30/2015 - Published: 10/24/2015 - Adam C., Hoss C., Candy C. - Complete
Father-Son Escapade reviews
Ben is insulted and enlists Hoss in an effort to get even with the man who insulted him. Hoss is at first reluctant but finds he has as much fun as his father in the quest to get even.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,147 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/21/2015 - Ben C., Hoss C. - Complete
First Comes Marriage reviews
Ben goes to talk to the new school teacher with an invitation to dinner and things get very complicated very quickly. A romantic farce.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,686 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 10/21/2015 - Ben C. - Complete
Bean-O Was His Name-O reviews
A church fire, bingo, and Hoss come together in a little story with a happy ending.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,082 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 10/18/2015 - Hoss C. - Complete
Does He Like Women? reviews
Adam is 36 and unmarried which has led to some gossip. Joe finds a way to end that.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,008 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/18/2015 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Hi Ya, Sweetheart reviews
The continuation of the Garden Party and Wearing a Frown series with the same characters but this is a much lighter story with humor especially with Lake and romances for Ben and Hoss as their stories finally are told.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,518 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/15/2015 - Published: 10/14/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Damn, He Smells Good reviews
Three women and one man. How is he supposed to choose when all three want him, but he can only romance one. Who will he choose? A one-shot.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,599 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 10/11/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
Adam Knows a Secret reviews
Two powerful minerowners want to stop Ben from testifying against hydraulic mining and they would like a piece of the Ponderosa too. Which one of them injured Adam and conceived a deadly plot? Adam has some clues but can't tell them, so his family especially Joe have to work out the story without his help.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,054 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/1/2015 - Published: 9/27/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Cat reviews
Gone for many years, two men make their way back to the Ponderosa and the family that misses them. They don't know each other, but they end up in a critical situation that brings them close together and leads to many changes for all.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 42,564 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/26/2015 - Published: 9/12/2015 - Adam C., Candy C. - Complete
Wearing a Frown reviews
Adam and Joe start off at odds in this story but that doesn't last as they adjust to the needs of the other and then have to rely on each other to survive in a difficult situation. This story continues with the characters of Garden Party.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,069 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/11/2015 - Published: 9/7/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Garden Party reviews
Inspired by some Ricky Nelson songs, the story begins with Adam arriving home disillusioned and cynical. At a party thrown by his father to celebrate his return, he meets someone who begins to change his attitude and will change his future as soon as he allows it and he changes hers although there are some who do their best to try to prevent the two from being together.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 35,125 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/7/2015 - Published: 8/30/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
A Better Man reviews
The first part is a WHIB story for the Crucible. Why didn't Adam leave when Kane said there was no more food and no more water? Or did he try? Then it will be a WHN story when he gets rescued and heads home. He has to answer some questions to himself and to his family trying to understand what happened and make sense of all of it.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,641 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/29/2015 - Published: 8/24/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
On the Shores of the Lake reviews
Short prequel vignettes of the boys growing up on the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,376 - Reviews: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/7/2015 - Published: 8/5/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Branded reviews
Adam has been gone for six years and for four of those years, Ben has not heard from him. His last letter said he was coming home and that he had a surprise. Candy drops a huge bombshell during a casual conversation that leads to a trip to Texas and the beginning of much turmoil for the family.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,992 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/4/2015 - Published: 7/26/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Witch's Sham reviews
A family moves into the Virginia City area intent on causing trouble that will allow them to gain riches or so they believe. They do everything that they can to make that come true, but when they attack Adam Cartwright, things don't work out the way that they hoped.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,501 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/23/2015 - Published: 7/15/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Date Night reviews
Adam hopes to have a wonderful night with a special lady in this light romantic story.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,307 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/13/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
Cliffhanger reviews
Adam married Lydia and brought her back to the Ponderosa. Now there are several things happening that the couple must face, and the question is whether that will make their love stronger or create problems in their relationship. For the family, there is a jealous young man who creates more trouble. Follows the How Do I Tell Him story.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,859 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/6/2015 - Published: 6/29/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Turbulence and Trouble reviews
There is more trouble for Adam and Rosalie as they care for their son and watch him grow, but a man from her past returns causing some problems until his death causes the biggest turbulence of all.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,262 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/26/2015 - Published: 6/20/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
Lies and Losses reviews
In Illinois, Ben has more trouble with McWhorter and loses someone dear to him because of it. Story follows a different path but eventually the whole family will be together on the Ponderosa. It may take some time for that to happen however. It's based on a story idea suggested by a reader. Thank you, Sylvia, for the story idea that got me started.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 36,250 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/14/2015 - Published: 6/2/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
A Degree In Engineering Can Be Deadly reviews
Adam is targeted to help some bank robbers because of his knowledge of mines and mining. He'll need some help to get himself out of this mess.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,824 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/7/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Dreams reviews
Adam and Rosalie endure some troubles but decide that they need to make changes and try some new things. Story starts in Nevada, continues in Mexico and then in Australia before a return to Nevada. The first part is dark but serves as the catalyst for the rest and there is more trouble for them to face later.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 27,411 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/31/2015 - Published: 5/22/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
Four Corners reviews
Ben begins to understand that changes need to be made in how the family runs the Ponderosa. The changes won't be easy for him, but they are necessary, and he has to hope that they're enough to hold the family together.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 37,598 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/16/2015 - Published: 5/6/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Sharp Draw reviews
It was a lesson that all of the Cartwright sons needed, and Little Joe finally got his father's permission to learn from his two older brothers.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,098 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/4/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
How Do I Tell Him reviews
Adam suffers the consequences of a man trying to get revenge on Joe, but it's the secrets that are revealed in the aftermath of that which cause Adam to temporarily leave the Ponderosa to heal emotionally as well as physically. His sojourn leads him to discoveries and opportunities as well as danger that helps him understand what happened.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,900 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/27/2015 - Published: 4/19/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
The Red Feather reviews
This starts as a Halloween style story of anger and vengeance without a happy ending but merges with the story line and OC from Foolish Chances.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,733 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/16/2015 - Published: 11/2/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Foolish Chances reviews
The question that Adam and his family must answer is who wanted him dead. The answer surprises him as well as those around him, but then it's time to catch the assassin before the next try is successful. Follows the story It's Not a Game.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,862 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/9/2015 - Published: 4/4/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
It's Not a Game reviews
Adam is troubled by how his life is going on the Ponderosa, and with his father's advice, he leaves to find fulfillment and to come back when he has found what he is seeking or at least Ben is praying for that.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 60,570 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/2/2015 - Published: 3/18/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
A Ponderosa Pine Christmas reviews
Adam goes to Tennessee on business but finds personal concerns outweigh business considerations.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,927 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/24/2015 - Published: 3/21/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
A Promise By Ring Nose reviews
Prequel but not by much. This is an attempt to give background for "The Paiute War" episode and answer some questions. Why had Young Wolf developed animosity toward Adam? Why did Ring Nose agree to come back with Ben knowing he would be jailed or hanged for what had happened? Why was Wilson so intent on getting revenge on the Paiute and Adam?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,902 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/13/2015 - Published: 3/7/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
Like Father, Like Son reviews
Adam's son Garrett finds that he has some experiences much like his father had as a youth, and Adam can help him with those because of it. The story follows the Never Too Late To Say You're Sorry story, and has the same OCs.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,301 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/6/2015 - Published: 3/2/2015 - Adam C., Hoss C., OC - Complete
An Excellent Plan reviews
Hoss has to work at out maneuvering his brothers in order to spend time with a young lady.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,423 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 2/28/2015 - Hoss C. - Complete
Doppelganger reviews
WHI for Death at Dawn in which the plot by Bryant is more complex than simply trying to save Farmer Perkins. Adam's failure to save his father shakes his confidence in his abilities. Thank you to Sylvia for suggesting the story idea.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 11 - Words: 44,915 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/27/2015 - Published: 2/17/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Bessie Sue's Proposal reviews
Every leap year, on February 29, traditionally, a woman may ask a man to marry. This is the story of Bessie Sue's decision to do that and what happens next.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,555 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/16/2015 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
What Happened? reviews
In a strange town, Adam is in jail facing charges for his behavior. The behavior was completely out of character for Adam, and luckily the sheriff is willing to listen and to investigate.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,055 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/14/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
Contemplation reviews
Adam has been gone and the family has lost touch with him. On the eve of Joe's wedding, each of them will be thinking about their family.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,747 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/11/2015 - Published: 2/9/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Lost In a Storm Grizzly Tale reviews
The three Cartwright sons go on a hunting trip together, but the story of that trip is quite different when they tell their father.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,089 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/10/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Never Too Late To Say You're Sorry reviews
Adam has been gone from the Ponderosa for ten years. His family knows little of his life but then Ben decides it's time for at least a visit. There's a backstory to explain Adam leaving, and flashbacks to explain his personal life, and then the reunion and the results of that as old grievances are aired and new relationships are forged.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,282 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/8/2015 - Published: 1/31/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Guilt Trap reviews
Adam is hurt, Hoss is missing, and Ben faces fraud charges in court. The enemy is quickly identified, but the fight against them is the stuff of nightmares as so much that can go wrong, does go wrong. 4th Adam and Leah story.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,268 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/31/2015 - Published: 1/25/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
One Plus One reviews
The third Adam and Leah story. Ben wants to drive cattle to Salt Lake City, but Adam and Hoss object creating some tension in the family. Adam is working hard at building a house and trying to keep up with his ranch duties. Meanwhile Leah is facing some unpleasantness with women in town who are talking about her unfavorably.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,983 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/23/2015 - Published: 1/15/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
Reunion reviews
A prequel that is an alternate reality in which Adam was taken by Indians in the attack that cost Inger her life and eventually is reunited with his family when he is a teenager, but the reunion is rocky.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 54,648 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/13/2015 - Published: 1/12/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
To Escape the Ponderosa Again reviews
WHI for She Walks In Beauty as Adam and Hoss are at odds; WHN then there are further developments especially for Adam later in the story.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,908 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2015 - Complete
Escape From The Ponderosa reviews
WHI for The Lady from Baltimore: Joe and Adam are at odds; how will they repair their relationship and what changes will happen for the Cs especially Adam?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,987 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
One Step Back reviews
Adam and Leah have to work out their differences, and there are those who want to make trouble for them as well as for the whole family. Story follows One Step At a Time.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,647 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/12/2015 - Published: 1/6/2015 - Adam C. - Complete
One Step At a Time reviews
A simple accident and later a brawl in a saloon have devastating consequences. A new friend will make all the difference in the outcome.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 41,859 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/3/2015 - Published: 12/23/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Not Today, Not Tomorrow reviews
The representative of an eastern mining corporation wants the Ponderosa for its timber as well as the gold and silver it might contain. He tries to put pressure on the family to force the deal when Ben says no to his offer, but he didn't know what he was going to be facing once he made those Cartwrights upset. Follows the No Alibi and Nothing In My Stocking stories.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,421 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/20/2014 - Published: 12/16/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
A Secret Santa reviews
Someone on the Ponderosa decides that Christmas presents will be good deeds done for members of the family. Finding opportunities to do the things that would mean the most is the tough part. The same characters as found in No Alibi and Nothing In My Stocking.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,829 - Reviews: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/16/2014 - Published: 12/14/2014 - Complete
Nothing In My Stocking reviews
As Christmas nears, Joe remembers the tragedy in his life, and he's not the only one having nightmares almost every night. There are other problems and near tragedy. When Christmas arrives, Joe and the rest of his family have to find a way to be thankful for what they have and accept what they have lost. A sequel to No Alibi.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,353 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/12/2014 - Published: 12/6/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Journey Revisited reviews
The trouble over Regan Miller leads to a frank discussion between Hoss and Adam which leads to a trip to find Inger's grave. Trouble happens along the way as the two brothers rebuild their relationship. WHN for She Walks In Beauty and somewhat for A Journey Remembered.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,332 - Reviews: 29 - Updated: 12/5/2014 - Published: 11/30/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Truth Is What You Make It reviews
A sequel to Truth Be Told. Adam finds himself in a predicament and needs his family to help him. It lets him recapture the trust he needed to feel that he was truly at home.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,055 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/28/2014 - Published: 11/24/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
No Alibi reviews
Adam makes a very bad decision but doesn't know how bad it is until too late. It affects his whole family but especially Joe, and both struggle with what to do. A man bent on revenge for a perceived wrong hurts the family as well. Hoss is hurt, and Ben has to try to find a way to help all three sons.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 35,586 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/22/2014 - Published: 11/17/2014 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Truth Be Told reviews
The death of Marie and what led to it trigger years of difficulties for Adam Cartwright and his family building the Ponderosa but with trouble holding the family together. The truth can let them move forward but it takes a long time before Ben admits it. A reader, Sylvia, gave me the ideas that culminated in this story being written. A big Thank You! to Sylvia.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 18 - Words: 61,652 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/16/2014 - Published: 11/7/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Always With Me reviews
Little Joe wants to go on a solo hunting trip, but he isn't as alone as he thinks.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,292 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/2/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
What Would Adam Do? reviews
Standing at the graveside of an old friend, Adam talks with his grandson about a story his late friend had told him about Hoss and Joe.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,012 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Very Much a Cartwright reviews
Adam has a new wife who has much to learn about him, about the Ponderosa, and about being a Cartwright, but it turns out that she's a great learner as she and Adam face a number of difficulties alone and together.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,642 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/31/2014 - Published: 10/26/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Adam's Very Good Years reviews
Away from the Ponderosa, Adam tries to discover his dream and his future. He will travel and meet a number of people and have some adventures. His family hears of his travels in his letters home, but their letters rarely reach him so he doesn't know of most of the changes on the Ponderosa that occur during his absence.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 35,936 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/25/2014 - Published: 10/14/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Ben and Ma reviews
An accident and a prank by the sons lead to an unexpected result for Ben.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,632 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 10/21/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Adam's Very Bad Year reviews
In the sixth season, Adam had bad luck in situations from Thanks for Everything Friend to the Flannel Mouthed Gun to The Search and Right Is the Fourth R and ending with Dead and Gone. He had lost Laura to Will in the previous season. You would expect so many setbacks to affect a man and this is the story that tries to explain how it might have been for him by the end of that year.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,775 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/12/2014 - Published: 10/5/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Adam's Very Bad Week reviews
After the Lotta Crabtree encounter, Little Joe is angry with Adam and events increase that as well as his jealousy. Adam is angry and acts accordingly. Ben and Hoss do their best to calm the waters but it takes a crisis to bring the brothers back together again.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,356 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/3/2014 - Published: 9/29/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Deceit and Mistakes reviews
Adam and Aida have troubles with family, but Candy finds romance to his liking.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 27,119 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/26/2014 - Published: 10/27/2013 - Adam C., Candy C. - Complete
On Top of the Mountain reviews
There are ups and downs in any family, and Adam and Elaine experience a number of those. Hoss gets to be romantic too as the story develops.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,242 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/21/2014 - Published: 9/14/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Just the Way They Are reviews
Prequel set in the time period after Adam returns to the Ponderosa from college. Based quite a bit on misunderstandings, Joe harbors a lot of jealousy of Adam which affects his interactions with his oldest brother. The trip home from a cattle drive and a series of unfortunate events begin the healing of the rift between the brothers.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,579 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/20/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
On Edge reviews
Adam and Elaine have a number of issues to face together in this story as they get to know each other better. They always have the support of the rest of the family though whether they are facing Elaine's disapproving father, fighting in court over Jon's custody, or working to keep everyone in the family safe. Violence, and racist opinions of a character are included.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,452 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/8/2014 - Published: 8/26/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Discomfort Zones reviews
Be careful for what you wish. The Cartwright brothers are sent to do another brother's task. Ben is tired of their complaining and wants them to understand what the others have to do.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,072 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/7/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Candy's Opinions reviews
A short story in honor of David Canary's birthday. What is Candy's relationship with the Cartwrights and what does he think of them?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,385 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/25/2014 - Adam C., Candy C. - Complete
On the Run reviews
The story follows the On Borrowed Time story and is about five years later. Adam faces accusations and a tragic loss, and has to flee. He and his family need to investigate to discover who is behind the things that have been done. Sexual references and violence.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 29,359 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 8/23/2014 - Published: 8/18/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Trapped (or Adam, Age 40) reviews
An attempt on Adam's life is just one of many troubling events on the Ponderosa. Are they related, and who could be the mastermind behind them?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,647 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/16/2014 - Published: 8/9/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Obsession (or Adam, Age 39) reviews
Adam finds his time and energy pulled in too many directions and can't satisfy anyone. He leaves on a trip but finds trouble, and trouble hits his family at home at the same time.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,633 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 7/30/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Adam's Bible (or Adam, Age 37) reviews
There are romances and nuptials, and there are some things that Adam said to his brothers over the years in what Joe dubbed as Adam's Bible that seem to help. There is trouble for Adam and Lea too until they can work out what has come between them.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,166 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/27/2014 - Published: 7/21/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Nightmares (or Adam, Age 36) reviews
As Adam's health improved after his ordeals in Italy, France, and on Devil's Island, memories began to flood his sleep causing nightmares. He needs to do something about those and his fears, but there is no easy solution to his suffering. Help comes unexpectedly from the new ramrod on the drive who is also the new foreman of the ranch. A few more surprises in the last chapters.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 31,351 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/16/2014 - Published: 7/5/2014 - Complete
The Secret Glade reviews
Another story of Adam returning home from college and reconnecting with his family.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,058 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Complete
The Lake Incident reviews
Joe's practical joking raised his brothers' ire and then his father's.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,160 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Complete
The Mine reviews
Ben is trapped, and it's up to his sons to get him out.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,420 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Forlorn and Lonely reviews
Joe just doesn't understand why his whole family seems to be out to make him miserable.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,220 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Little Joe C. - Complete
The Prank reviews
It was a long winter, and Hoss and Joe were hoping to have some fun at Adam's expense, but it doesn't work out as well as they thought.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,082 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Complete
The Race (or Adam, Age 28) reviews
Adam suffers a devastating wound, but he is the only one who knows who shot him. He is unable to tell anyone, and no one knows that the shooting is part of a bigger plan of revenge for perceived wrongs.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,166 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/30/2014 - Published: 6/25/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Harry (or Adam, Age 35) reviews
Adam had been thinking of leaving the Ponderosa to chase an elusive dream and satisfy his wanderlust. A visit by Joe's friend Harry sets that into motion, but Harry travels with him. The rest is the story of their travels until they return to the Ponderosa and the turmoil that awaits them there. WHI for some Bonanza events.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 37,831 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/24/2014 - Published: 6/10/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Silenced reviews
Adam is 25 and facing a major crisis in his life. The situation gets more and more dire until he is gone. His family never loses hope that he will return, but the Adam who comes back is not at all like the one who left. Hoss is 19 and Little Joe is 13 at the beginning of this story.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,868 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/7/2014 - Published: 5/30/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Adam, Age 24 reviews
A sequel to Adam, Age 23 with the same characters and a few new OCs. This story deals with Two Cats, the men who hired him to kill Adam, and the Paiute and their problems with the movement of whites into their lands. Some graphic violence.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,216 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/28/2014 - Published: 5/22/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Adam, Age 23 reviews
Adam has returned to the Ponderosa after college but carries disturbing memories and has to try to reconnect. It isn't easy to work with your father who sees you as his boy, and with your younger brothers who aren't quite ready to accept you as a man either. There's more trouble with the hands because of Adam's kindness and Ben's interference. Some graphic/disturbing violence.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,243 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/17/2014 - Published: 5/9/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
From the Depths of My Soul reviews
Adam struggles with Patricia's medical issues and mental health problems, and faces one blow after another. He wonders how he will be able to continue doing all that he is doing especially in caring for their young son. The problems and pressures will cause him to seek help, and he will get more than he bargained for in that too.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 48,114 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/6/2014 - Published: 4/23/2014 - Complete
Mind Escape reviews
Ben witnessed a robbery and murder. Threats to his life have caused him to go into hiding until the trial, but it is Adam who suffers the consequences as accomplices of the accused set out to find Ben's location by questioning Adam who finds that his mind is his only weapon against their relentless questioning. SAS
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,830 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/22/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
The Secret Spring reviews
Adam gets involved in an unconventional romance, and he's in for a bumpy ride.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,798 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/19/2014 - Published: 4/12/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
On Borrowed Time reviews
Adam tries to stop a gunfight but fails and a young man dies. The dead man's brothers blame Adam and put a complex plan of revenge into action. Soon Adam is missing and his family is the only hope he has of being found and saved. SAS
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,676 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/12/2014 - Published: 4/6/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Wanderlust and Consequences reviews
Wanderlust and Wives and Truth and Consequences stories combined in chronological order. Ben and Adam traveled west and built the Ponderosa as Hoss and Joe join the family and Inger and Marie are there as well. Then as an adult, Adam travels to help Hop Sing get his wife, and finds adventure and love before returning home for more. A surprise too in the last chapters.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 103,070 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/5/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C., Hop Sing - Complete
Hopeful reviews
Adam and Regina had been in love, but circumstances drove them apart. She kept a secret, and five years later, it will cause dramatic changes in Adam's life. 1st chapters based in part on the episode The Hopefuls.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 41,098 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/4/2014 - Published: 3/27/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
A Time for Everything reviews
Sixth Adam and Annie story. Adam is targeted for revenge and finds himself accused of murder and without a defense. He does his best to uncover the people behind the plot but finally has to seek another solution to keep himself and his family safe.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 32,634 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/20/2014 - Published: 3/10/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
A Bird In The Hand reviews
The fifth in the Annie series. Adam and Annie travel to San Francisco and into a mystery and danger which eventually ensnares their son and causes an agonizing decision. Adam and Annie, with the family's help, will need to defeat some nasty and mostly unseen villains but get help from Maggie who was introduced in Je t'aime!.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,571 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/6/2014 - Published: 2/28/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Je t'aime! reviews
Adam and Annie have a few bumps in their romance and marriage with visitors and other factors interfering with their relationship. Hoss gets a little good romance eventually too.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,348 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/26/2014 - Published: 2/20/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
The 105 reviews
Some of Adam's bad memories bother his sleep, but others who remember have revenge in mind. He will need his whole family backing him up on this one as he is falsely accused. Some trouble for Hoss' romantic relationship adds to the complexity of the situation.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,976 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/19/2014 - Published: 2/13/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
What Did You Do Today, Pa? reviews
Ben has one of those days, and then has to face that question.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,774 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13/2014 - Ben C. - Complete
Joe's Halloween Birthday Misadventures reviews
Misunderstandings, jealousy, and impetuous temper get Joe in trouble, and then he has to get himself out of it.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,028 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/13/2014 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Lily Pad Misadventure reviews
Once again Joe is explaining to his father how he ended up waiting in jail to be released to his father.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,074 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/13/2014 - Little Joe C. - Complete
You Can Always Check In reviews
Adam stops in a little town to get out of a dust storm and finds himself trapped in an eerie mystery. (see Tauna Petit-Strawn's Justice For Abigail for a companion story.)
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,377 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/12/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Valentine Romance reviews
Some suffering Adam in this one. Adam met Meredith when she was a young girl and a friend of Joe's. When he sees her again, she is a beautiful woman with a sad, dark secret. Love, romance, finding out her secret, and dealing with her past make up the rest of the story.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 30,768 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/11/2014 - Published: 2/6/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Heart of Ice reviews
A continuation of the Adam and Ellie story with more of an emphasis on Adam's darker memories and what happens when he remembers those. T mostly for violence and language.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,702 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/22/2014 - Published: 1/16/2014 - Adam C. - Complete
Lost Years reviews
A WHI for the last seasons of Bonanza: Hoss is missing, Adam is found and coming home, what happened to them, and what will happen next with them and with Ben, Joe, Candy, and Jamie.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 32,047 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/14/2014 - Published: 1/7/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Slander reviews
Second Adam and Annie story. There's a nasty rumor circulating about Adam. He won't explain because he wants to protect someone he knows who may be the actual culprit. Annie is there by his side as he faces legal trouble and threats to his safety and his life. Ben runs into some trouble too.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,096 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/6/2014 - Published: 12/22/2013 - Ben C., Adam C. - Complete
Annie reviews
Rustlers and kidnapping lead Adam into a tempestuous romantic relationship. [Sequel to follow.]
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,212 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/21/2013 - Published: 12/13/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Hoss In Charge reviews
A story to commemorate Dan Blocker's birthday in 2013. The story focuses on Hoss when trouble hits his family.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,919 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/14/2013 - Hoss C. - Complete
Black Cat reviews
An unusual tale featuring Adam and explaining some things that happened on Bonanza with a supernatural twist.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,376 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/13/2013 - Published: 11/11/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Land Sharks and other Halloween stories reviews
Prequel chapters 1 & 2: The boys are playing pranks on each other and there are consequences. Third story is the more scary Adam and Rattlesnake Cave, and the fourth story is Joe's Halloween Birthday Misadventures which is pretty much as it sounds.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,970 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/31/2013 - Published: 10/12/2013 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Love or Pride reviews
Adam's wife Aida welcomes her parents for a visit but not all goes as she had hoped it would.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,156 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/26/2013 - Published: 10/24/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Hallucinations reviews
For the Halloween season, a darker story of poison and bizarre behavior with a cunning adversary. Added an expanded epilogue with chapter 9. It is a much lighter tale than the rest of the story.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,582 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/22/2013 - Published: 10/19/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Frogs and Other Stuff reviews
Adam, Hoss, and Joe have children and now they begin to have a better understanding of what their father faced with them as they were growing up.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,499 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/21/2013 - Published: 9/28/2013 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Aida And Adam Just reviews
The story is a WHI for some of the pivotal events of the last two seasons, and then a WHN after that. Adam is featured but Hoss, Joe, and Ben play significant roles.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,713 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/11/2013 - Published: 10/7/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Too Much To Ask reviews
Adam, Hoss, and Joe are forced into labor and then into an agonizing choice. How will Hoss and Joe learn to live with their decision, and will their father forgive them? And what did happen to Adam? Will all the evil men be punished? Lots of questions, drama, and suffering but no character death.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,415 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/4/2013 - Published: 10/1/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Helen and Hoss reviews
Trying another Hoss story although all the other family members are included. Helen Layton returns. Has she changed or will she hurt Hoss again? That Hoss will be hurt again is what his family fears, but then they have a series of problems to face seeking a happy ending.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,414 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/28/2013 - Published: 9/24/2013 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Travels and Travails reviews
Adam and Angela travel to Arizona to see her family and must face problems that emerge because of her past, and some new problems.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,959 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/22/2013 - Published: 9/18/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
First Days reviews
Just a short story about how Ben has to endure his sons' first days in school. Little Joe has the most interesting of those days.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,230 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/18/2013 - Ben C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Runaways reviews
Three runaways from a CA reform school end up hiding on the Ponderosa. First Eric and Matthew are involved but eventually their fathers and other members of the family are caught up in the drama.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,484 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 9/15/2013 - Published: 9/7/2013 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Who Are You? reviews
What would happen if you lost some of your short term memory and it never came back? Adam has to deal with it in this story, and Angela suffers too even as the family tries to help both of them.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,510 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/5/2013 - Published: 9/2/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Another Guise reviews
There are some who want to disrupt the Ponderosa operations and will use any means to do so. Adam is the first target, but who else in the family is in the crosshairs and why? A drama with an air of mystery.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 19,167 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/30/2013 - Published: 8/24/2013 - Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
A Boy and His Horse reviews
A horse is found injured and unbranded, and Adam's son develops an attachment to him, but then the owner wants him back. How will Adam teach his son the value of honesty and integrity while saving the horse and keeping his son's trust? How will his son handle the events and all of the change in his life?
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,823 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/24/2013 - Published: 8/19/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Angela's Story reviews
Acting in a wholly uncharacteristic way, Adam meets a saloon girl on a trip and begins to fall in love, but will the Cartwright Curse strike again? With his family's help and concern, he will try to overcome the difficulties brought about because of her past to see if they can make a life together.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 21,744 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/18/2013 - Published: 8/15/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Traci series: A Triangle Plus reviews
Traci series: A Triangle Plus, Another Angle, A New Angle, A Trust Broken and Fixed, and I Still Love You. Hoss renews a friendship with former neighbors but turmoil ensues from blame, anger, and jealousy only to be fully settled after a series of events. New story added to the series is The Black Egg.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 69,210 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/8/2013 - Published: 5/28/2013 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
The Long and Dusty Road reviews
Roy and Adam go to get a prisoner but run into trouble. There's a bank robbery, and then a pursuit. Oh and Ben gets hurt.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,832 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/2/2013 - Complete
Andi series reviews
The Dance, Children of the Dance, and Dancing Bear stories. Four ladies new to Virginia City and four Cartwrights, and the story of four romances. Marriages and those grandchildren that Ben longed for follow and then the adventures and misadventure of the growing family ensue.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 66,281 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/1/2013 - Published: 5/2/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Dumb Old Adam reviews
Prequel story of the day before Adam leaves for college and almost all done in dialogue among the brothers.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,292 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/7/2013 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Kate series with Thinking About Tomorrow reviews
Thinking About Tomorrow, No More, A Game of Chess, An Example Set, Melancholy and Joy, and Mistakes Made. From Adam being nearly hanged, to defeating a crime boss and then his son, to the melancholy, problems, and the joys of marriage and family.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 84,615 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/27/2013 - Published: 6/21/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
A Puma, A Bear, and A Puppy reviews
Joe wants a dog, Hoss wants to help, and Adam has a plan. Prequel story.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,131 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/13/2013 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Secrets reviews
Hoss, Joe, and Adam have a secret that Ben wants to know, and other secrets get revealed in the process.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,747 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/7/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Never To Submit or Yield with the Adam and Grace stories reviews
Another story to explain Adam being gone from the Ponderosa. It is a story of struggle and overcoming great difficulties. The story is more about his reaction to what happened to him and a short story of his time away. There is the reactions of Joe and Ben to Adam leaving and then returning. Adam falls in love with a woman who has lived through similar trauma.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 46,976 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/20/2013 - Published: 4/15/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Reborn on a Birthday reviews
Adam asks for a hunting trip instead of the usual party on his birthday, but things just don't go as planned.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,758 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/17/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Adam's Birthday Stories reviews
A series of stories about Adam's birthdays from his thirty-first through his thirty-fifth. Meant to be light-hearted with a little romance, to see the same events from Ben's POV, and to examine the relationship among the brothers a bit too.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,670 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/13/2013 - Published: 4/10/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Another Sand Creek? reviews
In the Christmas season, Ben sends Adam on a short mission to the Paiute which embroils his son in tragedy.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,623 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/6/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
The Scar Story From Ben reviews
Adam has a little scar on his upper lip and how he got it is explained in The Scar but this is Ben's story of that scar.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,632 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/29/2013 - Ben C. - Complete
The Scar reviews
Adam had a little scar on his upper lip. This a an explanation of how he got it.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,766 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/29/2013 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Lyn series with Guitar Blues stories reviews
Lyn series: Broken Guitar Blues, Sydney and Evelyn, Full House Blues, Missing Scouser, Nightmares From Down Under, and Brotherly Love. Adam got a guitar after a nasty ordeal, later leaves the Ponderosa after a confrontation, lives in Australia, and returns and builds a life in Nevada.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 98,459 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 3/7/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
How Do I Love Thee? reviews
Joe, a girl, some punch, a dance, moonlight, and poetry: not a good combination. A just for laughs story.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,117 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/15/2013 - Little Joe C. - Complete