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There’s James Reed …a visionary with the strength of will – and the bull-headedness - to make his dreams come true
Margaret, who learns self-reliance when she is abandoned on the journey without her husband to care for her.
Tamsen, a strong-willed woman whose actions are based in logic, who in the end abandons reason to listen to her heart.
George Donner, well-loved by all, a man whose hard work and big heart are matched only by his inability to make a decision.
Running from an unknown past, Keseberg is a highly-educated man who has experienced nothing but discrimination and hard times.
Lovely Mary Ann, unhappy to leave her comfortable home, who finds her true self while experiencing the most uncomfortable misery imaginable.
There’s Charlie, who dreams of writing a novel, but who finds relationships with people more important than the words in his journal.
The unlucky Patrick, who sees only the good in the midst of misery.
Terminally-ill Luke, ever the optimist, not willing to die without first trying to live.
13-year-old Virginia, coming of age while coming to grips with the failings of the father she idolized.
John, young and strong, whose dreams of a new life in California are cut short by the knife of a friend.
Peggy, hard-working mother of six (and pregnant with another), whose deep faith is tested when she finds herself powerless to provide for her children.
PATTY - TOMMY - FRANCES
Patty, Tommy, and Frances, too young to make their own decisions, their futures depend on the choices made by others.
And feisty Sarah … who won’t let anything stop her – not even death – from looking out for her daughter’s family.