2. Winter Harvest by Norah Lofts (1955)
(Originally Published as: The Road to Revelation) (1941)
Length: 288 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 6 January 2012
Finished: 8 January 2012
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 14 March 2011
Why do I have it? I like Norah Lofts as an author and have read and enjoyed several other books by this author in the past.
In 1846 the Donner Party set out for the "Promised Land" - leaving hot, arid Utah and Nevada behind for the greener pastures and burgeoning opportunities of California. They were all making the journey together; God-fearing people, immigrants as well as down-on-their-luck entrepreneurs. The good and the brave as well as the weak-willed are thrown together during the strangest journey of their lives. A journey that ends in a horrifying decision which would change all their lives.
I truly enjoyed this book. I had read a non-fiction book on the Donner Party incident last year and found that this novel was factually accurate. It is a sad book about a particularly heart-breaking time in history. I give this book an A+!
A+! - (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight