653Wild Cat » by flabirder Introducing a little sister for the Cartwrights. She will be related to characters from other Westerns and have some famous Godfathers, but they will rarely be in the story. It will be necessary to show her life before she moves to the Ponderosa. Warning, spanking of minor children in some chapters. Trolls will be dealt with by the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
K, English, Western, chapters: 121, words: 753k+, favs: 51, follows: 45, updated: 12/24 published: 9/30/2016, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
10The Threads of Fate » by westerns never die Anne Cartwright is Joe's twin sister, the often times spoiled only daughter among three brothers. Headstrong and used to getting her own way, she tags along on a trip to deliver the Pauite Wabuska to Fort Churchill. Along the way, the group runs into a dark-haired drifter with laughing blue eyes who eventually becomes more than a stranger passing in the night. *Multi-chapter*
T, English, Drama, chapters: 26, words: 186k+, favs: 3, follows: 4, updated: 12/24 published: 6/22, Candy C., OC
4The Continuance by WesternJustice Prequel: Ben Cartwright is raising his three sons and two young daughters alone on the Ponderosa. But their lives are about to change when Ben announces he's going to marry again.
K, English, Western & Humor, words: 13k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 12/22
5 A Bonbon Too Far by SierraGirlBZ Beware gifts that fall into the wrong hands. When a little brother sees an opportunity to make an easy buck, trouble ensues in a fun Christmas prequel of misunderstandings, tipsy Irishmen and bonbons.
K, English, Humor & Family, words: 5k+, 12/22, Adam C., Little Joe C.
7 The Mitten Angels by AC1830 When a young doctor arrives at the Mormon settlement near the Sierras, he finds his roots and discovers the community has not one, not two, but three Mitten Angels. Written for the 2020 Advent Calendar on Bonanza Brand
K, English, words: 6k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 12/21
64Home » by CrazyKater On the eve of his sixty-first birthday celebration an interesting observation about Sheriff Coffee's future leads Ben Cartwright to brood and an unexpected guest arrives. This night will come to mark the beginning of an unanticipated and difficult journey for the whole family.
K+, English, chapters: 11, words: 40k+, favs: 2, follows: 8, updated: 12/19 published: 10/25, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
7 Knitted Memories by wx4rmk Mrs. Jones is at a loss for a gift for her daughter Abigail. However, a memory from Adam sparks her imagination. Written for the 2020 Bonanza Brand Advent Calendar Challenge.
K+, English, Western & Family, words: 1k+, 12/18, Adam C.
7 My Favourite Day by ullswater A present day story using the Bonanza characters and my own from Michiefmakers
K, English, Family, words: 2k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 12/16, Hoss C., OC
5 Any Gift of Walter's by PSW A short Christmas-time scene.
K, English, Humor, words: 1k+, 12/16, Hoss C., Little Joe C.
3An unknown journey » by jo'sjourney Adam Cartwright is leaving his only home he ever knew after a fight with his father about changes he would like to make on the ranch , he is going to any where he can to get away for awhile and get his thoughts together. Join me alone with Adam to find out where this takes you and where Adam might end up in the end.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 6, words: 5k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 12/8 published: 12/6
517Mischiefmakers » by ullswater This is a story about Hoss and his wife Caroline and what happens when they take on 3 young boys overnight to help out Sheriff Roy Coffee. There is no limit as yet as to the chapters but I do not expect the story to be a long one. It is part of my Role of a Father scenerio but I decided that the story should stand on it's own.
T, English, Family & Western, chapters: 29, words: 129k+, favs: 42, follows: 67, updated: 12/7 published: 2/16/2014, Hoss C., Ben C., Adam C.
22 After, The lost mind » by jo'sjourney Adam has fully recovered now from his ordeal and is settling down now to everyday life as being a father to Elizabeth and continuing his work on the ranch with family. Only one thing has changed, he has found a new person in his life to give his love to. Follow him on his new journey in his life. WARNING: There is some adult situations in the story.
T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 10, words: 8k+, follows: 1, updated: 12/5 published: 10/21, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
6Reflections Part 2 » by Hart4Ben This is a continuation of Reflections. A series of brief reflections and/or life lessons in the voice of one of the Cartwrights. These pieces are too short to stand alone. The title of the chapter is the focus for that particular chapter. Most center around episodes, but not all. I plan to add more as the opportunity arises.
T, English, Drama, chapters: 4, words: 2k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 12/3 published: 11/3
545To Everything There is a Season - Raising Cartwrights » by mpluto This is the eighth of the To Everything series. This story concentrates on the Cartwright children. Adam and Shiloh have their hands full with their work, but they'll find quickly that growing children take time and patience and…that priorities change. It will grow into a story about each child as he/she grows. There will be joy, heartbreak and the unexpected. It's May of 1866.
T, English, Western & Family, chapters: 76, words: 173k+, favs: 16, follows: 26, updated: 11/30 published: 12/22/2017
13Moon Horse » by Marla Fair Little Joe's birthday just won't be the same since Pa has to be gone, so Adam agrees to a campout in the woods on All Hallows Eve - never guessing what terrifying events that innocent choice will put in motion.
T, English, Drama & Family, chapters: 5, words: 15k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, updated: 11/24 published: 11/3, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
2 Finding My Place Journal by wx4rmk Jamie documents his thoughts and feelings about living with the Cartwrights in a journal during the season 12 episode, 'The Gold-Plated Rifle' (episode #16). Written for a Trailriders writing challenge.
K, English, Western & Family, words: 1k+, 11/19, Ben C.
22LOST & FOUND PART 10 » by DG Fisher Lost & Found - Part 10
K, English, Western, chapters: 7, words: 11k+, favs: 6, follows: 7, updated: 11/15 published: 10/11/2004, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
5LOST & FOUND PART 2 » by DG Fisher Adam and his soon to be increasing family go back with Ben, Joe, and Hoss to the ranch for a visit before eventually moving there. Will Adam ultimately regret his decision, and is it really true that you can never go home again?
K+, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 8, words: 39k+, favs: 6, follows: 2, updated: 11/14 published: 11/21/2003, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
73Turning Back » by DG Fisher Here is another AU version of what happened to Adam.
K, English, Western & Drama, chapters: 13, words: 27k+, favs: 10, follows: 14, updated: 11/10 published: 7/17/2009, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
123 Predisposition » by CrazyKater (4th and final in a series, sequel to Premonitions) Adam is home. With the events leading to his abrupt return shrouded in mystery and struggling to redefine his place in the family, he must find the courage to continue living among ghosts of the dead.
T, English, Drama & Angst, chapters: 2, words: 111k+, favs: 2, follows: 9, updated: 11/9 published: 5/4
111 Premonitions » by CrazyKater (3rd in a series. Sequel to Predicament) A month before two of his sons set out to Eastgate Ben Cartwright began to have a recurring bad dream. An AU take on the episode The Crucible.
K+, English, Suspense & Angst, chapters: 2, words: 90k+, favs: 9, follows: 12, updated: 11/9 published: 8/3/2019
33 Predicament by CrazyKater (2nd in a series. Sequel to Preoccupation) When the Marquette's land finally went up for auction there was just no predicting what Adam was going to do. The weeks leading up to Elizabeth My Love told from Hoss's POV.
K, English, words: 23k+, favs: 5, follows: 2, updated: 11/9 published: 11/23/2019
1LOST & FOUND PART 6 » by DG Fisher Adam's mind is full of concern about his family, Bentwood Junction, and Marie leaving to visit family in California. Are Adam's feelings of unease correct, and will a patient enemy succeed in delivering the most devastating blow possible?
K+, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 11, words: 39k+, favs: 2, updated: 11/8 published: 11/10/2003, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
20Things That Matter » by wx4rmk Adam and his wife Cecily are raising a wonderful family on the Ponderosa. However, like all families, things don't always go smoothly. This story will follow Adam and his family through the trials and tribulations of living in the western frontier. Please note: This story will contain some scenes of corporal punishment.
T, English, Western & Family, chapters: 2, words: 5k+, favs: 4, follows: 4, updated: 11/6 published: 10/9, Adam C.
4 Pranked! by AC1830 Ben gets pranked but will that be the end of it?
K, English, Humor & Family, words: 600, 11/4