Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Journey of Josephine Cain Book Review

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About the Book
An East-coast socialite embarks on a journey to the Wild West, and her life will never be the same.

A setting populated by hundreds of common 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 accompany her father as he oversees the day-to-day work involved in the greatest undertaking 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 West and the East; between her privileged upbringing and the dangers of a new frontier; between the pull of the suitable beau her parents chose for her 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 the love of her life. (Goodreads)

My Review
I am a huge fan of the history surrounding the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. I group up in a railroad "ghost town" and it has always been of interest to me. 
That being said, this book was not really what I was expecting from reading the back cover. Josephine comes from a very wealthy family and after tragedy strikes she wants to go with her father West to get away from her current life. I was expecting her to go with him and have her adventures, this is not the case, she only visits a few times. The love triangle in this book was confusing to me and I didn't really like the characters and how they were portrayed. 
I did enjoy how Josephine dealt with mourning and how she grew throughout the book. 
Fiction lovers will enjoy, though it's not as expected. 

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

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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