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THE MORRISONS - Ezra, the proud patriarch; Prudence; Tolerance; and the beautiful Susannah - a woman bound to her elders by duty and forbidden love. They left New York to follow the charismatic Sam Brannan on a periolous journey around Cape Horn, seeking refuge in California, lured by the vision of a New Zion.

THE McKAYS - Forced from their Illinois farm, Sean, Mary, and th
Mass Market Paperback, 494 pages
Published August 1st 1984 by Dell Pub Co
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I know, I know, this cheesy 80s cover just reeks of bodice ripping romance doesn't it? Wrong, and boy am I glad I took a chance - especially with no reviews anywhere nor much in the way of plot description. I would consider this a genre-bender book, too much history for mainline romance readers but perhaps a tad bit too much romance for those wanting a *serious* historical novel. Me, I love a good romance as well as stories set in old California so I waded right in.

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Tawdry romance about... Mormons. ...One the one hand; on the other, folks wagon-training out to California, forming into what became the Donner Party. Very interesting. A romance novel about... Mormons. And the Donner Party.
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