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It has been more than twenty years since Vicky Maitland last set foot on English soil. Two decades ago she left the city of Liverpool with her three children—leaving behind the husband she dearly loved, who had cruelly and inexplicably turned against them all—to begin a new life in America. Now nervous and apprehensive, with a fateful letter burning a hole in her pocket, V ...more
Unknown Binding, 320 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by HarperTorch
(first published January 1st 2006)
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Maybe 3 and 1/2 stars is better. I don't think I was in the mood for this story of deception with over tones of evil at the end. A man who had a fatal disease pretended to be a drunk and womanizer to chase his family away so they could go to America and have a 'good life' and not have to watch him die. 20 years later Lucy, his care giver and "wife" decided that the wife and children needed to know the truth which she had been sworn to keep secret. She wrote to the wife and let her know of Barney ...more
I finished reading Journey's End and I had previously read Journey. Both books deal with the same story line and the same characters. Journey's End of course is the conclusion to the story. I would not say either of them were compelling or particularly exciting reading but I found both to be just a nice pleasant read. Sometimes we all just need to relax and read something easy like listening to easy listening music sometimes soothes the soul. Not the best books I have ever read but certainly not ...more
Just an ordinary story, nothing really special about it. I still don't understand why they thought Barney was wonderful. We never really got to know him and I will not truly understand why Vicki and his children could be believe he had changed so much that they would just leave him and that no-one suspected that he was very ill. To send them away with what seems without a real thought as to how they would fare.
Well just finished the Sequel to The Journey and really enjoyed. Although the characters don't seem real as we all know most fiction books are escapism and not to be taken too seriously as are the story lines. This being taken into account both books well worth the read.
Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at university but was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home. Instead, she went into teaching – and started to write her first full-length n ...moreMore about Josephine Cox...