Bonanza Fan Fiction
Joe Stories

Joe is either the star or co-star in each of these stories.   AS, BS or HS after the author's name means one of the other original cast characters costars. AR means the story presents an alternative to series canon but takes place in the familiar Bonanza old west world.  AU means the story takes place in an alternative universe - modern, scifi, medieval, etc.  PT means the story is post-timeline. SC means characters other than original cast Cartwrights play a large role. YC means the story takes place prior to the timeline of the Bonanza pilot episode.   DF means death fic. These stories are cross-indexed in the noted categories.

The Accused -- Joan Sattler -- WF [Author's Choice]

Almost -- The Tahoe Ladies -- AS

And Amen to All That -- Krystyna Woollon -- AS

Arizona Trail -- Susan Grote -- BS

The Art of Parenting:  Lesson One -- The Tahoe Ladies -- BS

The Art of Parenting: Lesson Two -- The Tahoe Ladies -- AS, HS

Baker’s Brat -- Joan Sattler -- YC

Be My Valentine -- Puchi Ann -- YC

Betrayal -- Kate M. Teal

Between Brothers -- Julie Jurkovich -- WF

Boarding House Blues -- Caz Convine -- CO, HS

The Bond -- Janice Sagraves -- AS

Bridging the Gap -- Helen Adams -- AS, WF, YC

The Brown-Haired Boy in the Bar -- BeckyS 

A Camping Story -- BeckyS -- AS, YC

Candy's View -- Karen F. -- HS, SC

Centennial -- Puchi Ann - AS

Chaos -- Kate M-Teal 

Changes -- Tahoe Ladies -- WF, PTL

Chores -- Tahoe Ladies [Author's Choice]

Country Fair -- Susan Lynch -- AS, YC

The Cowboy and the Lamp -- Kate Pitts -- Holiday

A Dark Night's Tale -- The Tahoe Ladies -- JFF

Dark of Night -- Helen Adams -- YC

Dead Horse in Laredo -- Randy S. -- JFF

Deadliest Disease -- Susan Grote -- WF

The Deadliest Game: Joe in Tights -- Helen Adams

Deadline -- Lynda Kemp -- AS

Death Walked This Way Today -- Irish, Tahoe Lady -- AS, AU

Defending Miss David -- Kate M-Teal

Emiline Hutton's House -- Jenny Guttridge -- AS, Holiday

Encounter at Oxbow -- Kate M-Teal -- AS

The Favor -- Tahoe Ladies [Author's Choice]

Fields of White -- BeckyS -- AS

The Final Bequest -- Puchi Ann -- AS

The Fine Art of Weaseling -- The Tahoe Ladies -- AS,AU

Ghost Town -- Susan Grote -- WF

Glimpse of Heaven -- Helen Adams -- WF [Author's Favorite]

Growing Pains -- Helen Adams -- WF, YC

The Hat in the Water -- Debpet -- AS, HS, JS

Heat Wave -- Helen Adams -- JFF

Helping Hands -- Helen Adams -- WF

The Hero -- Susan Grote -- WF

Hop Sing's Twig -- K.K. Shaulis -- HS

Hostage series -- The Tahoe Ladies -- AS, HS, WF

Hostage: Trade for Peace

Hostage: Trade for Survival

Hostage: Trade for Compassion


Infatuated -- Kate M-T. -- WF

Jeb Carter's Ghost -- Jules -- WF

Journey West -- Lois B. -- AS, AR
[Listed as alternate reality due to the addition of major characters to the family.]

Judgment -- The Tahoe Ladies -- SC, PTL

July, 1898 -- The Tahoe Ladies -- BS, PTL

Just Between Brothers -- P.T. Dutcher -- AS, WF

Kinship -- Kate M-Teal

Lavender & Lace -- Julie Jurkovich -- Holiday

A Lesson for Miss Sprigg -- Kate Pitts -- YC

Last Request -- Tahoe Ladies -- AS, PT, DF

Lost & Found -- Laura Brodie

Lost Marbles -- Charlee Ann Baker -- YC, HS

Luck of the Draw -- Karen F.

The Measure of a Man -- Jenny Guttridge -- WF, AR

Miss David Returns -- Kate M-Teal

The Murder of Joe Cartwright -- Karen F./Randy S. -- SC

New Orleans -- Libby Armstrong/Jerri Barrett

Night Visitor -- Helen Adams -- BS,  YC

No Greater Love -- Susan Grote -- WF

One in One Hundred Thirty -- Kate Pitts -- WF

One of Those Days -- Helen Adams -- CO

The Palace -- Helen Adams

 Paid in Full -- The Tahoe Ladies -- AS, PTL

Paradise -- The Tahoe Ladies

Passages: Testing the Bonds of Brotherhood -- Irish, Lady Tahoe -- AU, AS

A Passion Rekindled -- Ella -- AS, YC

Paying the Price -- Susan Grote -- WF

A Penny for Your Problems -- Kate M-Teal --  WF

Phoenix Chained -- Tahoe Ladies -- WF

Phoenix Freed -- The Tahoe Ladies -- WF

Phoenix Rising -- Tahoe Ladies -- WF

Picnic Day -- Helen Adams -- AS, HS, WF

The Pleasure of Their Company -- Karen F./Randy S. -- SC

The Plunge -- Lily of the West -- AS, HS, JFF, PTL

The Price You Pay -- Linda Bristow -- AS, YC

Promises -- Becky S. -- AS,  WF

Promises 2 -- Becky S. -- AS, WF

A Question of Doubt -- Kate Pitts

The Red Stallion -- Jenny Guttridge -- AS

Restitution -- Kate M-Teal -- WF

Revenge: A Dish Best Served Cold -- Laura Brodie -- WF

Ringgold -- Kate M-Teal -- BS

San Francisco -- Susan Grote -- WF

Sanctuary -- The Tahoe Ladies -- BS

Shadow on the Mountain -- Jenny Guttridge -- AS

Sins of the Father -- Susan Grote --  AS, WF

The Snipe Hunt -- Susan Grote -- WF

The Song -- Becky S. -- AS

Southwest of Nevada -- Kate M-T. -- X-over

Spanish Gold -- Susan Grote -- WF

Spirits of the Dead -- Jenny Guttridge -- AS, HS, WF

Stars in the Sky -- Susan Lynch/Liz S.-- YC, AS

Stay Out of Trouble -- Jenny Guttridge -- AS, HS, WF

Steps Forward and Back -- Tahoe Ladies -- AS, PTL, WF

The Story of Ruth  -- Tahoe Ladies
(sequel to Takin’ Charge )

Summer Vacation -- Helen Adams -- AS, YC

Sunrise -- BeckyS -- AS

Takin’ Charge -- Tahoe Ladies -- WF

Tara -- Debpet  

There are More Things . . .  -- Kate Pitts -- WF

The Threshold -- Kate M-Teal  [Author's Favorite]

A Tiny Tale of Penury -- Puchi Ann -- YC, AS, Vignette

To Be or Not To Be -- Susan Grote -- WF

Treasure -- Susan Grote -- WF

The Wanted Poster -- Helen Adams -- YC

The Way it Wasn't -- Julie H. -- AS, WF, AR

When Little Boys Grow Up -- The Tahoe Ladies -- PTL

When We All Grow Up (Exp. Rev.) -- Charlee Ann Baker -- AS, HS, YC

Witch Wind -- Kate M-T.


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