The Protector (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  After six years away, Adam is on his way home. But events conspire against him to delay his long anticipated return, and he finds himself up to his eyes in a plight that threatens both his life and those around him. With his father and brothers one step behind, will they be able to reach him in time to bring him home to the Ponderosa.

Rated: T    (49,558 words)

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Polka Dots and Tears (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Delayed on a trip home from Sacramento to the point that his family searched for him, Adam suddenly appears on the Ponderosa but wounded and wearing clothing clearly not his.  Joe is the one to find him but has no answers only questions for the unconscious man.  A quest for answers will lead to a variety of trouble for family members.

Rating:  T   Word Count:  13,833

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A Rose By Any Other Name (McFair_58)

Summary: The ending of the pilot has always bothered me. Would Alphaeus Troy and the mine owners really have given up that easily?  What if the fight in China town had ended differently and Little Joe never made that dinner date with Lotta Crabtree…?

Rated: PG-13

Word Count: 21,226

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Convergence (by JC)

Summary:  Three years ago Adam left the Ponderosa for parts unknown, and now Ben finally gets the news he has been praying for – his firstborn is coming home. However, an unexpected reunion in Stockton isn’t the only surprise fate has in store for the Cartwrights. (A Bonanza/Big Valley crossover story and sequel to More Than a Memory)

Rating: T 35,257 words

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Family Is Of the Heart (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The Cartwright brothers do not resemble each other. Many have remarked upon that, but there is a good reason for them looking so different from each other–they had different mothers and more.  However, they are still brothers because there is something more important than who is present at your birth.  The family learns to accept that principle.

Rating = T  Word count = 21,656

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When the Hate is Gone (by AC1830)

Summary – Written for the 2018 Bonano Challenge on Bonanza Brand. A Missing scene for The Stranger – When Ben rides off with Charles Leduque, heading to New Orleans, how do his sons react after being told not to follow or rescue their father?  They are Cartwrights after all.

Rating = K, Word count = 5306

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