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  1. The Journey of Josephine Cain - eBookeBOOK
    The Journey of Josephine Cain - eBook
    Nancy Moser
    Summerside Press / 2013 / ePub
    $7.59 Retail: $9.99 Save 24% ($2.40)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
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  1. Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 15, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A pampered socialite embarks on a journey to the Wild West where her life is changed forever.

    A setting populated by hundreds of laborers, outlaws, and Indians is hardly the place for a wealthy general's daughter from the nation's capital. But Josephine Cain is determined to visit her father, who supervises the day-to-day work involved in the grandest ambition of post-Civil War America: the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

    Life with the railroad is far from the proper life Josephine is used to, and she faces deadly gunfights, harsh weather, and vigilante uprisings. She is torn between the West and the East; between her privileged upbringing and the challenges of a new frontier; between the pull of the suitable beau her parents approve of and an attraction to a rough but charming Irish railroad worker. But if Josephine is willing, and courageous, she just might find a new life, a unique purpose . . . and true love.

    My Review:

    While the post Civil War backdrop is not the most original backdrop and setting, the cast of characters and the depth of historical detail makes this a memorable novel. It was chock full of history; from how the railroad men lived and ate, to what women's fashions were like in Washington after the war and exactly what it was like to travel west by train. This book didn't really center around romance; it was more about Josephine's journey of faith as she learns more about herself and finds her way in the world. The element that drew me to this novel was how Josephine must decide between two futures, even as she struggled against the realities of her present. She had some tough decisions to make, and the course we travel with her to get there is worth the read.

    This book was provided by the publisher through Litfuse Nest for free in exchange for an honest review.
  2. Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 15, 2013
    lcjohnson1988
    Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Nancy Moser's novel, The Journey of Josephine Cain, is exceptionally written and so much history, romance, action, adventure and much more that I couldn't book the down! History is richly filled with events and people that provide plenty for writers to share tales for years to come. Here is a story that begins with the assassination of a president and ends with the east meeting the west via a locomotive.

    After war, emotions still ran high as the nation needed to heal and bind up the wounds that were still raw and bleeding. Many lives were lost during our Civil War. Families were torn asunder and some remained torn apart. Josephine Cain was the only daughter of a Union General who lived in Washington, D.C. in a society that placed station as the utmost requirement for seeking marriage. Yet, when the railroad was being built, the general was hired to see the job done that changed him. Josephine went out to visit him as her mother was mourning the loss of her son. After a year of it, all Josie wanted was freedom.

    If you have ever read a historical novel set in the past, you know America was a melting pot of many people from many nations. As such, some places in our nation had a hierarchy within society based on wealth. Other places were wild and what mattered more was the character of the man or woman. Living out in the West took courage and fortitude and definitely was not for the faint of heart!

    In the pages of the book are many different characters that capture the attention and interest of readers. I simply couldn't put it down as many different plots were coming together to weave a tale that simply wouldn't let go; it just begged me to finish. I felt as if I had been transported to a time so different from today, and like I was experiencing the action through the eyes of the characters, mainly the female lead who was nicknamed Josie.

    What fun it was to get lost and enjoy the book, and I hope you take time to read it as well! Don't miss out on this story!
  3. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Transcontinental Railroad, Adventure & Romance
    October 11, 2013
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Nancy Moser in her new book, "The Journey of Josephine Cain" Book Six in the An American Tapestry series published by Summerside Press takes us into the life of Josephine Cain.

    From the back cover: When a socialite from the nation's capital embarks on a journey to the Wild West her life is changed forever.

    A setting populated by hundreds of laborers, outlaws, and Indians is hardly the place for a wealthy general's daughter from the nation's capital. But Josephine Cain is determined to visit her father, who supervises the day-to-day work involved in the grandest ambition of post-Civil War America: the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

    Life with the railroad is far from the proper life Josephine is used to, and she faces deadly gunfights, harsh weather, and vigilante uprisings. She is torn between the West and the East; between her privileged upbringing and the challenges of a new frontier; between the pull of the suitable beau her parents approve of and an attraction to a rough but charming Irish railroad worker. But if Josephine is willing, and courageous, she just might find a new life, a unique purpose . . . and true love.

    The Transcontinental Railroad, gunfights, vigilantes and The Wild West! This is the recipe that Nancy Moser has created for us in "The Journey of Josephine Cain". Sometimes journeys take a physical dimension as Josephine has to travel from the East out West. Other times journeys take a personal dimension as Josephine has to change from a socialite to a frontier woman with purpose and responsibility. Josephine Cain is an incredible woman who overcomes some really difficult situations mostly without help from anybody but at the same time helping others. Danger, action and adventure are all rolled up in a very exciting read. On top of all of this there is the romance. Ms. Moser has given us a story that belongs up there with the terrific movies that have come before. These are wonderful characters that live and breathe on the pages and you care deeply for them. This book does not disappoint at all. I enjoyed it and I am sure you will also.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  4. Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The journey out west is far from boring!!!
    October 6, 2013
    Heart2Heart
    Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The latest novel from Nancy Moser in the American Tapestry Series, The Journey of Josephine Cain begins when Josephine Cain accompanies her father, General Cain and her mother to the Ford Theater as he has returned from the war. Only for Josephine, this day will become memorable in a way she never expected when she sees President Lincoln shot in the balcony. This will be a lasting reminder that the war will never truly be over in the hearts of some men.

    As General Cain now transitions from being a General in the war to heading up the efforts to join the building of the Transcontinental Railroad in a competition to see if the East can build their connection faster than the west can. Josephine is tired of spending the last year with her mother and Aunt Beatrice mourning the loss of her brother, Thomas and her cousin in the war. She only wishes she can convince her father to allow her to accompany him while he works on the construction of the railroad, but with the development of unsavory types springing up wherever the railroad stops, her father isn't about to put her welfare at risk.

    When Lewis Simmons joins her father before he leaves to begin his work, she suddenly sees her prospects in staying at home becoming a bit more appealing since most the single men have died in the war. However Lewis has other motives in his plans to marry Josephine and gain the approval of her parents in doing so. What he doesn't expect is to head west in his efforts to sway Josephine to fall in love with him, nor does he expect another man to turn her eye, one that does not have the influence of a suitable background and instead is merely an Irish worker on the railroad. Will Josephine learn the true intentions of the man she is slowly falling in love with or is she merely falling in love with the idea of being married?

    I received The Journey of Josephine Cain by Nancy Moser compliments of Litfuse Publicity and Summerside Press for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. This is the sixth book in the American Tapestry Series and a truly MUST READ for those of you that love a bit of real life history as the backdrop for your romance novels. In this one the Transcontinental Railroad makes its debut and the author includes a reference for readers of what really happened along the way at the end of the novel along with a great discussion guide that book clubs will LOVE! Once again the strong determined female character is what really keep me glued to this one. Josephine is willing to take the needed risks to do the right thing even if it means stepping on a few toes to get there. I love where Nancy Moser took this story amid the turmoil surrounding the disgruntled Lewis and the chivalrous actions of Hudson Maguire. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and once again another Nancy Moser novel has found its way into my permanent personal library.
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