Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Journey of Josephine Cain by Nancy Moser ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review

The Journey of Josephine Cain
  • Series: An American Tapestry
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Summerside Press, an imprint of Guideposts (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082493427X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824934279

This book is also available as an e-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.
My take on this book:
Historical fiction is one of my favorite genre's to read and Nancy Moser really brings history to life within the pages of "The Journey of Josephine Cain." The story is set during the time that the Transcontinental Railroad came to be,a historical undertaking that I really don't think I have ever read about before.  It was easy to see that Ms. Moser did her research where the historical aspects of this novel were concerned. I really enjoyed how she allowed us to "see" the work that went into the laying of the railroad, the rich details allows the reader to really glimpse the variety of workers that were involved and the many problems they encountered. She does a wonderful job of balancing history while also providing a nice, inspirational romance. The character of Josephine Cain really wasn't someone that I connected to right away, she was a bit spoiled,it was interesting to see her character mature as the story progresses. Overall, I enjoyed the inspirational romance with "The Journey of Josephine Cain" but it was the rich historical details that really kept me reading. I always enjoy reading fiction that allows me to get a bit of a history lesson and this book certainly does that. 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

Nancy Moser
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.

Welcome to the blog tour for the next American Tapestries book, The Journey of Josephine Cain by Nancy MoserIt 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 she put together for the book!
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  • The Journey of Josephine Cain by Nancy Moser
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