3Three from the Wind » by Angelene111 Joe had returned from his harrowing experience through the desert. Upon first appearance all seems normal as Joe seems to be wanting to dive right back into life at the ranch. Things are not however as they seem. Out of seven people only three made it back. The law will soon discover that the dead did not die naturally. What secrets are Joe and the others holding on to?
T, English, Mystery & Tragedy, chapters: 7, words: 28k+, follows: 1, updated: 10h published: 9/18, Little Joe C.
637Wild 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: 118, words: 734k+, favs: 48, follows: 43, updated: 13h published: 9/30/2016, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
503To 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: 70, words: 160k+, favs: 16, follows: 26, updated: 9/19 published: 12/22/2017
30The Hawk » by SierraGirlBZ When the abduction of one brother leads to injury for another, it seems that two Cartwrights may be about to meet their maker. But fraternal bonds aren't easily severed, especially on Paiute land.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Drama, chapters: 5, words: 13k+, favs: 3, follows: 6, updated: 9/19 published: 9/11
2 A Simple Favor by MissjudyK A fellow rancher asks Adam to check on his son-in-law near Sacramento after completing a cattle drive to that area. The Cartwrights' friend is concerned the young farmer is having trouble since his wife became ill while visiting her parents, and can't get home just yet. The situation Adam finds, reawakens a need he's put aside, and prompts an honest appraisal of his future.
K, English, Family, words: 32k+, favs: 1, 9/18, Ben C., Adam C.
209Shannon » by Eclectic Butterfly A twelve year old secret from Ben's past comes to light and causes some changes for the family. AU
K+, English, Family & Western, chapters: 23, words: 231k+, favs: 50, follows: 61, updated: 9/18 published: 12/5/2009, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
5The 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: 16, words: 109k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, updated: 9/16 published: 6/22, Candy C., OC
4 Like Father Like Son by Knowing Grace Post show story. While on a trip to Abilene, Texas, Joe's son goes missing.
K, English, Western & Humor, words: 824, favs: 2, follows: 2, 9/15, Adam C., Little Joe C., OC
9LOST PART 2 » by DG Fisher Prequel to Lost & Found...Now that the love of his life has finally said "yes" Adam is looking to the future and accepted the most terrible and wonderful of gifts - the opportunity to make himself into the man he chooses to be.
K, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 11, words: 29k+, favs: 4, follows: 2, updated: 9/14 published: 12/6/2003
Trapped in the Desert » by Mary's journal Ben, Joe, and his wife Mary are robbed of their horses, leaving them trapped in the desert alone. Family bonds and Faith are put to the test during a desperate fight for survival.
K+, English, Adventure & Western, chapters: 3, words: 2k+, follows: 1, updated: 9/14 published: 9/7, Ben C., Little Joe C., OC
6 Proving His Point by wx4rmk Fifteen-year-old Adam is growing up and wants to take on more responsibility around the ranch. Will Ben agree and come to the realization that his oldest is indeed maturing? Please note: This story does contain a couple scenes of corporal punishment.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Western, words: 5k+, 9/14, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
103Predisposition » by CrazyKater (Sequel to Premonitions, final story in the series) 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, Horror & Drama, chapters: 13, words: 86k+, favs: 3, follows: 9, updated: 9/12 published: 5/4
10Disney Sing-a-long at the Ponderosa » by CocoRocks A collection of Bonanza Snippets told through the magic of Disney songs
K+, English, chapters: 6, words: 5k+, follows: 1, updated: 9/11 published: 9/3
6 Allegience by HarpforHim After the first grueling days of the Battle of the Wilderness, Joe comes across someone he hadn't expected to meet during the war. Two brothers caught on opposite sides of the Civil War come face-to-face one night in an intense battle of words, forcing Joe to reconsider exactly where his allegiances lie.
K+, English, Western & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 9/9, Adam C., Little Joe C.
15 Eulalie » by Adamantwrites AU In order to escape her relatives on Mount Olympus, Eulalie visits earth where she is smitten with a mere mortal. All recognizable characters and setting are the property of their respective owners. All original characters and plots are the property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.
T, English, Drama & Fantasy, chapters: 6, words: 13k+, favs: 4, follows: 5, updated: 9/9 published: 8/25, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
3 Eternal Legacy by wx4rmk After the death of a close friend, Adam and his family find a peculiar object that appears to have a long and fascinating history among the Cartwrights.
K+, English, Western & Family, words: 2k+, 9/3, Adam C., Little Joe C.
4 Broken Ballad - The Last Gunfight by AC1830 What if the final gunfight that killed Ed Payson took a different turn and set the main players on different paths? A WHI for Broken Ballad.
T, English, Western & Drama, words: 2k+, 9/2
17LOST & FOUND PART 10 » by DG Fisher Lost & Found - Part 10
K, English, Western, chapters: 4, words: 7k+, favs: 5, follows: 6, updated: 8/31 published: 10/11/2004
2 Ladies Night by CocoRocks Joe and Candy go to great lengths in order to get free drinks during ladies night at the Saloon.
K+, English, Humor, words: 1k+, 8/31
1The Cavalry is Coming » by Marla Fair A prequel to 'A Rose for Lotta'. Ben Cartwright's meeting with Alpheus Troy and the other mine owners did not go well. They want his timber and he won't give it to them. The rancher knows Troy will do whatever it takes to keep his mine running, and when he arrives home to find out sixteen-year-old Little Joe is missing, he fears the worst.
T, English, Drama & Family, chapters: 2, words: 7k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, 8/31, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
1 The Ledgend of a Dying Kidnapper by Mary's journal Joe's wife Mary receives a disturbing note several hours after her husband left for Carson City.
K+, English, Adventure & Drama, words: 2k+, 8/30, Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C., OC
4 We Gather Together by CocoRocks A humorous WHI for part 1 of Forever. Little Joe's wedding to Alice Harper brings in some interesting wedding guests. Featuring some interesting relatives and friends from past episodes.
K+, English, Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 8/28
1AFTERMATH » by Beppina Alternative reality. Post Hoss & Alice, Joe's loss & suffering.
K, English, Western & Tragedy, chapters: 2, words: 17k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, updated: 8/27 published: 3/18
291Thief » by AureaD Summary: Abigail has bitten off more than she can chew when she finally meets up with Adam Cartwright.
K+, English, Western & Romance, chapters: 29, words: 101k+, favs: 17, follows: 25, updated: 8/25 published: 7/12/2018, Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C.
13 Blindsided (a sequel to Bushwhacked!) » by Marla Fair Two years after he was bushwhacked, Joe Cartwright returns to Lone Pines and the Griswolds' spread. Though he intends to stay for one night, circumstances beyond his control compel him to change his plans. Something is terribly wrong, and he is bound and determined to set it right - even if it it costs him his life. Slightly AU in that the eps 'Forever' never happened.
T, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 17, words: 66k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, updated: 8/20 published: 8/8, Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C.