Bonanza Legacy


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


Tessa Hinerman

Title:    The Unforgiving Past
Rated:   PG (mile violence and discovery of a murder at the beginning)
Summary:   Can Roy Coffee solve the biggest mystery of his career when the foreman of the jury is found murdered?  Is Joe's safety in jeopardy as he serves on the jury and knows the first victim?  Can Adam use his logic and intelligence to help Roy solve the case while keeping his emotions in check in looking out for Joe?  All of the answers are in the story.
Title:   The Imperfect Sons
Rated:   PG
Summary: The theme of the story is imperfections within ourselves and the people we love. All families deal with this, especially the Cartwrights, as they are four  men who have contrasting characteristics. The story is like a wheel with each son spinning around in a conflict and Ben as the connecting hub that brings them all  together again.
Title:  The Illegitimate Son
Rated:  PG, because the word "sex" is used, but there are no details of sex or anyone going to bed.  It's used in the context of being illegitimate.
Summary:  My first attempt at a comedy.  Involves the entire family in trying to help Adam solve two problems.  His father died and he's identified as being illegitimate.

Title:  Dancing Moon
Rated:  G    Although it has mild violence and the suggestion of a child that dies.
Summary:  On his way home, Adam encounters the challenge of helping some Indian children.  He no more has that duty under control when a young Indian girl needs his help.  But the values that Ben has taught his sons has obviously been embraced by Adam.

Title:  Between Bread and Brothers
Rated:  G
Summary:  Light-hearted tale of what can happen when brothers try to do something about their boredom when they are snowed in.

Title:   The Gift to Charity
Rated:  G
Summary:  Light-hearted scene about an 11-year old Joe getting his money to give to Adam's charity.

Title:  Eat Hardy-But Feed No Fool
Rated:  G
Summary:  Light-hearted story of Joe's worst's his turn to cook for the family.

Title:  Stop the Press
Rated:  PG 13 Comedy/Lighthearted. One brawl and one threatened brawl all in the context of humor.
Summary:  Ben is attacked in articles by a tramp newspaper in town. Joe thinks up an idea to try and stop the attacks. He wrangles Hoss into his scheme. What will brother Adam do? He stays a cautious distance as he tells his brothers, "If you two are involved, then just by nature, it's going to go wrong."
Lenght: For those who print stories, this is a long one (62 pages).

Title:  A Pair of Golden Earrings
Rated:  PG (mild violence)
Summary:  Sometimes things aren't always what they seem. That's what Adam tells Emily Hampton who believes her world has been destroyed by a simple pair of golden earrings. In her attempt to start a new life in Virginia City, she is bothered by her growing interest in Adam. Is he what he seems to be or will she find out he's a lot like Phillip?