Bonanza Legacy


Ben:  "Today's story will be read by the Debbie."
Adam & Hoss:  Making themselves comfortable in their favorite chairs.
Little Joe:  Sitting with his feet on the table.


Debbie L.

Title:  The Return 
Rated:  PG
Summary:  What if Marie left Ben Cartwright early in their marriage? What if Joe Cartwright grew up running wild on the streets of New Orleans? What if, sixteen years later, he returned to the father and brothers he had never known?

Title:  Abide
Rated:  PG
Summary:  Sequel to "The Return." How does a man abide in a world he never knew? How does he make the choice to remain? How can a family show him the way?

Title:  Interlude
Rated:  PG
Summary:  A hunting trip turns into a different type of quest for Adam, Hoss, and Joe: a struggle to survive against an unknown gunman and the ominous arrival of winter. Refers to events portrayed in "The Return" and "Abide."

Title:  Gravity
Rated:  PG
Summary:  New threats and old scars come together to jeopardize the Cartwrights' future as a family. This story is part of a series and refers to events portrayed in "The Return", "Abide", and "Interlude".

Title:  Reckoning
Rated:  PG
Summary:  Adam tells a story of redemption and loss, while Little Joe struggles between life and death. A WHN story for the episode, "The Tin Badge."

Death, Defiance, And a Fine Day For a Swim
Rated:  PG
Summary:  Adam and Joe find their own way through grief, on a summer day at the lake. A "What Happens Next" story for the episode, "The Julia Bulette Story."

Rated:  PG
Summary:  When Joe disappears during a cattle drive, the Cartwrights must follow a disturbing trail to try to find him.

Title:  Cold
Rated:  PG
Summary:  Caught in a blizzard, Adam and Joe are forced to confront the rift that has grown between them.  A "What Happens Next" story for the episode "My Brother's Keeper".

Title:  Desert
Rated:  PG
Summary:  Joe learns that finding Adam in the desert was easier than saving him.  A "What Happens Next" story for the episode, "The Crucible".

Title:  Transgressions
Rated:  PG
Summary:  A "What Happens Instead" story for the episode "Vengeance". What if Adam never stopped Joe from killing Red Twilight? Joe's quest for vengeance has devastating consequences for himself and his family.

Title:  Thoughts While Riding Home at Dusk
Rated:  G
Summary:  A fast horse, a full heart, and a solitary ride throug hthe forest.

Title:  Given the Circumstances
Rated:  PG
Summary:  Trapped in a cabin with his family, Adam tells the story of a rockslide, an ambush, and the possibility that everything happens for a reason.

Title:  Passages
Rated:  PG
Summary:  From tragedy to laughter, a family's life is made up of many different passages.

Title:  Aftermath
Rated:  PG
Summary:  The Cartwright brothers struggle to put their lives together, after surviving a brutal Indian massacre.