About the Book:
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. 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, she just might find a new life, a unique purpose . . . and true love.
About the Author:
Nancy Moser is the best-selling author of more than twenty novels. She is a winner and two-time nominee of the Christy Award, and her latest novel was named to Booklist's "Top 10 Romance Novels of 2011." Nancy and her husband have three grown children and three grandchildren, and they live in the Midwest.
My Thoughts and Review:
The Journey of Josephine Cain is another book in the American Tapestry Series, the second one that I have read.
The Journey of Josephine Cain is set during the Transcontinental Railroad times. I have always been intrigued by the Railroad system and how it began, so I was immediately drawn into the book. Nancy Moser did a WONDERFUL job at keeping the storyline "REAL" of the times yet "FICTION", as the book is based on actual events. Josephine comes from a "privilaged life", so at first her journey toward the Wild West is a struggle for her. The journey that Josephine goes on is one that helps her discover "HER" and the direction her life is heading. The book is one of Faith, Hope, Trust, and LOVE!
The book drew me in from the second I picked it up and I finished it in less then 6hrs. I am truly enjoying the American Tapestry series! I have read a few of Nancy Moser's book before, but I think this is my favorite!
The Journey of Josephine Cain gets 5 out of 5 stars! EXCELLENT READ!