Monday, October 28, 2013

The Journey of Josephine Cain, An American Tapestry by Nancy Moser ~ Litfuse Group Tour & Giveaway

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.

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  • SBN-13: 9780824934279
  • Publisher: Summerside Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 320

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Meet Nancy: 

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.

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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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  Five winners will receive:
  • The Journey of Josephine Cain by Nancy Moser
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 26th. All winners will be announced October 28th at the Litfuse blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit the Litfuse blog on the 28th to see if you won one of the books!

My Thoughts:

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.

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