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Posted October 28, 2013
Josephine Cain is ready to be rid of her mourning clothes and start wearing something lively. Her mother and aunt sit around like they themselves have left this world since the death of their sons in the horrible war between the North and the South. Josephine thinks like her father and wants to start rebuilding this country and mending relationships in this time of new beginnings. Her father was an important man during the war and has been assigned to head up the building of the Transcontinental Railroad extending from the east coast meeting up with the builders starting up at the same time on west coast. This is where Josephine wishes to be and will stop at nothing to make sure she is by her father during this important time in history.
There is many dangers to face on such an excursion into the wild west. There are the Indians that have been attacking not to mention the outlaws and other unsavory characters that will cross their paths. But she will not be detoured. She has the protection of not only her father but of two other men that are vying for her heart.
I so enjoy historical fiction! The author has written a story that I did not wish to put down. I learned many historical facts and some exciting fictional that add to the story within the pages of this book.. The character Josephine is strong willed or lets say hard headed and used to getting her way when it comes to her father. But she changes into a valuable asset on the journey even while subjecting herself to all the dangers. The author also writes of how God leads the characters to follow through with one of his ultimate plans for this country and within the lives of those involved in this endeavor.
Thanks for a great lesson in our American Tapestry!
I highly recommend this book.
I rated this book a 5 our of 5.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Summerside Press/Litfuse Publicity Group for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.
Posted October 18, 2013
Josephine Cain longs to move on and break free of the binds that have tied her to the grief of post-Civil War. She has missed out on a social life and desires to join her father in the Wild West as he supervises the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Hudson Maquire, an Irish railroad worker, is far beneath her social standing but yet he has a charm and zeal for life that intrigues Josephine. Even though he has a girl back in Pennsylvania that is waiting for him, the General's daughter spurs something deep inside him that he can't deny.
I found this novel fascinating as it dealt with an interesting part of our Nation's history. Nancy Moser created an exquisite tale about this event, one you will enjoy reading.
This book was provided free for review by Summerside Press.
Posted October 17, 2013
I don't recall reading one of Nancy Moser's book previously, but The Journey of Josephine Cain was a fine story to introduce me to her writing. She has taken a little know piece of American history and woven a tale that is interesting and entertaining. Characters:
Josephine Cain, daughter of a Union General
General Cain impeccable leader of Union forces during the Civil War and now leader of the railroad's task to lay track across America.
Lewis - Suitor of Josephine - His character comes across as flawed early in the story, but unbeknownst to Josephine.
Hudson - Union soldier under General Cain and now trusted worker under General Cain in the railroad's push to lay track
Mrs. Cain - bitter, grieving mother of Josephine who can not reconcile her grief and live a normal life.
The story begins just at the end of the Civil War when Josephine is attending a theater production in Ford Theater. She sits in a box and has a clear view of President Lincoln and his party. She also witnesses first hand the assignation of Lincoln.
The story moves on and being a real "daddy's girl," Josephine wants to leave her home in D.C. and go west where she can be near her father - really so she can escape the restrictions and confines of her mother's grief. So she journeys with Lewis west to find her father. Once she arrives she meets Hudson who is the epitome of a strong gentleman, gracious in his actions, and respected by his leaders and the men with whom he works.
Historically, the book brings to light the still raw relationship between white men adventuring westward and the native Indians. But it also shows how they are trying to get along. The story also brings to light the fact that America is a melting pot when it refers to the men working the rail line - Irish, Italian, Chinese, black, white, Southern, Northern. How they survived the Civil War and how they must now try to pull the country together and their own personal lives as well.
I found the story interesting and a nice read. The plot was somewhat predictable and I wondered why the vilan was so slow to be recognized. "The Journey" was not just a westward trek for Josephine, it was a journey of discovery as to just who she is and what her place in life is to be. It is in discovering that she can achieve and she can make wise choices.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse on behalf of the author and publisher for the purpose of this review. No compensation was received and all opinions expressed are solely my own.
Posted October 14, 2013
I think Josephine was a strong woman to leave her city to head into the Wild West and a place that is just starting to develop. One thing that interested me about this book was that is was centered around the building of the railroad. I have been interested in that part of history for a long time. The relationship between Josephine and her father was very strong which was nice to read about. The author did a good job in making the characters in this book seem like real people. In this book you will read about action, adventure and romance all rolled together what a better mixture. I suggest this book to fans of historical fiction and light romance alike.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 11, 2013
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.”
Posted October 6, 2013
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.