10/21/13

Journey of Josephine Cain

When a socialite from the nation’s capital embarks on a journey to the Wild West, her life is changed forever.
I have really been enjoying historical fiction lately, and Nancy Moser is a well-loved author.  Consequently, I was excited to receive this book for review.  I was not disappointed.  Josephine is a spirited and determined young woman, and the growth in her character is notable.  The historical details add depth and interest to the story, which is fast-paced and full of adventure and relationship.  I would definitely recommend The Journey of Josephine Cain.

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.

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