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.
I did enjoy this book but to be honest it left a little to be desired. I can't go into to too much detail without spoiling things but one of the big problems I had was the fact that the hero and the heroine really didn't spend much time at all with each other until the second half. Though to be fair at that time they both were in relationships with other people but I still wanted a little more.
I really enjoyed the historical aspect of the laying of the railroad and also the look into what it must have been like for those who were in the theater when Lincoln was assassinated. Both were things that I hadn't given much thought to so it was cool to learn about them.
Both Hudson and Josephine were great characters though Josephine was a little spoiled and selfish at the beginning. Thankfully though it wasn't to an annoying extent and not enough to make you not like her.
All in all it was a good book that made for a great one time read.
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.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
The Journey of Josephine Cain by Nancy Moser follows the adventures of a D.C. socialite as she gets involved with the building of the Transcontinental Railroad right after the Civil War. Be sure to check out Nancy's fun Pinterest board for the book!
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