"The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride" is, of course, about the terrible fate that befell some members of the Donner Party - half of them died before they got to California and some of them were indeed eaten by other members of their wagon train. However, the book is an excellent reflection on man's arrogance in the face of nature. The leaders of the Donner Party were sure they could push on to California even though it was late in the year, they had very little food left and they didn't really know how to get where they were going. The hardships were just unbelievable and the folks who did make it, in several cases, died before their time from the extreme deprivations they suffered. "The Indifference Stars Above..." is very good reading.
This book was an uplifting light read. The plot was believable and the characters were easily liked or disliked depending on the character. Emily and Luke were fun to read about. I enjoyed their light sparring as it seemed understandable in both their situations.