Winter Harvest Author:Norah Lofts In 1846 The Donner Party Set out for the "Promised Land"... They were leaving the hot, arid country of Utah and Nevada behind. They were heading for California, land of opportunity - beautiful, green, and rich. And they were all going together. There was Mahitabel Smith, who loved God. She was married to a weak, cowardly man. She hoped tha... more »t California would change her family's luck. There was Cordy Warren, who loved his friends. He had come from England. California would mean a new life...and a second chance. There was Nancy Jurer, who loved herself. She was a New Oleans madam gone broke. She hoped California would make her and her talented girls rich. And there was Dave Glenny, who loved no one. He was a mean, brawny Welshman who thought he could make a fortune in wide-open West - even if he had to kill to get it.
This is the story of the infamous Donner Party incident - a strange crew of people on an even stranger journey. A journey that was to end in a horrifying decision. A decision so devastating that it would change the lives of every one of them.« less