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 love God. She was married to a weak, cowardly man. She hoped that ... more »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 Orleans 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 the 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 incredible, so devastating that it would change the lives of every one of them.« less