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Journey's End

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  249 ratings  ·  24 reviews
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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Jul 16, 2010 Nova rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
Lame! unbelievable characters; no plot to speak of and long paragraphs describing the menu for dinner or afternoon tea. Didn't get much past half way till I started speed reading/skimming to get to the end
Somer Schaffer
Just long and boring at times, if shorter it would have been more entertaining, but it dragged on. I'd skip a few pages here and there because they were just descriptions...
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
How can I put this, this book was very boring I had to skip lines to come to the end and nothing was interesting until the end.It kept on rambling on and on with no content to many details for nothing.
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
Bronwyn Rykiert
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.
I just love her books. Hold your intrigue until the end.
great second novel
Janet Randon
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.
Sharon Reeves
You have to read this if you have read 'the Journey', as you want to know what happens. It was not as good, as the first book in my opinion. Still a good story, and easy read, which is what Josephine Cox books are all about.
As good as the prequel the journey - how ever just seems a little rushed, some of the scenario's needed to be developed more towards the end, it all seemed to finish a bit abruptly. otherwise a good read.
By the time I got about halfway through, I wanted to punch Barney in the d*ck for being "Mr. Perfect". The ending seemed tacked on as an afterthought, why they included Edward at all is beyond me.
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A gentle drama listened to audio book otherwise may not have finished it. Not really my genre but quite enjoyable in the end
Typical Josephine Cox fodder: a harmless, non-challenging read to give my mind a bit of a rest between the crime thrillers
A brilliant book, if your thinking of reading this one I'd read 'The Journey' first as the story corresponds with Journey's End.
Dhanu Amanda
Quite enjoyable in the end. Not the best books I have ever read but certainly not the worst either.
reat follow on to the book 'journey' a must read if you have read the first part.
Fran Piercey
Vicky Maitland returns to England to find closure on her husband's death.
See review for "The Journey". I read them one after the other - very good.
Good short story about trust and love good quick read
A great finish to this story.
You need to read it!!
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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 ...more
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