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 review: This is a very interesting and exciting story! I really liked Josephine for her determination to do the right thing, even if she didn't always think through the consequences or the best way to go about it. I could relate to her wanting to go on an adventure, too, instead of being stuck at home. I really liked Maguire and Frieda and little Nelly. Her aunt grew on me, too. Her mother, however, was very hard to take. There's some danger, too, as Josephine gets involved with a man who hates her father, though she doesn't know that, not to mention traveling to the wild west. I learned a lot about the railroad and what it was like for the workers building it as they dealt with long work days, friendly and unfriendly Indians, and lawlessness. I like that this series puts more history into their stories and that each one is a stand-alone. I recommend if you like historical romance.
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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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