'Everyone who has signed the roster to go to Oregon or California has their own reasons and dreams for doing so. Let us hope that your dreams, reasons, and ambitions for this treacherous trip are worth the hardships and sufferings you'll go through to reach your destination. But let me be first to tell you that not all of you who start this weary pilgrimage will complete it.'
These words from a wagon train leader begin the long trek to a new land ripe with opportunity. For Marcy, the change is thrilling. A brave, spirited young pioneer, she feels prepared for all that might befall her family as they travel from Minnesota. But little does she comprehend the cost of such a trip.
When Marcy's family changes course for California, they soon realize they've made a mistake that will separate them forever. Marcy must suddenly lay aside her grief and call upon all the survival skills she has to get through the harsh winter and find a safe place to call home.
Take an unforgettable journey with Marcy.