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The Journey of Josephine Cain

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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 undert
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Summerside Press
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Maureen Timerman
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. It had a lot of twists and turns, and a lot of true facts.
Josephine Cain's life, and a lot of others, was interrupted by the Civil War. Her Father was a General, and is now heading a major portion of building the new Transcontinental Railroad. She has grown up a product of a wealthy class family. All is about to change. She is now being pursued by Lewis Simmons, and all that she sees, is what she wants to see.
Follow her and her Lewis as they hea
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Kate (The Shelf Life)
The Journey of Josephine Cain was an interesting one. It didn't go the way I though that it would go, which isn't a bad thing. Nancy Moser was able to capture in her writing a true insight into a girl, Josephine, who since the Civil War broke out, has felt trapped. When Josephine was supposed to have her coming out celebration, the war broke out and changed everything. Instead of being courted by the young men of DC, she watched them all head to war, with her father in command of most of them.

As
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Vera Godley
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't recall reading one of Nancy Moser's book previously, but The Journey of Josephine Cain was a fine story to introduce me to her writing. She has taken a little know piece of American history and woven a tale that is interesting and entertaining. Characters:

Josephine Cain, daughter of a Union General
General Cain impeccable leader of Union forces during the Civil War and now leader of the railroad's task to lay track across America.
Lewis - Suitor of Josephine - His character comes across as
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Laura
Oct 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Title: THE JOURNEY OF JOSEPHINE CAIN
Author: Nancy Moser
Publisher: Summerside Press
September 2013
ISBN: 978-0824934279
Genre: Historical

A pampered socialite embarks on a journey to the Wild West where 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 from the nation's capital. But Josephine Cain is determined to visit her father, who supervises the day-to-day work involved in the grandest ambition of po
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ASC Book Reviews
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
A nice read. For me the Journey of Josephine Cain started with a bang, and then fell into a bit of a lull. The pace was slower than I usually like, and it didn't progress quit fast enough for me. But once it did progress boy it had me hooked! I love the actual journey that the characters (especially the main character) goes on not just physically, but the way she grows up and matures through out the book! Josephine changes from a some what selfish, anxious, discontent character; into a stronger, ...more
Margaret Chind
The An American Tapestry Series is an absolute hit in my opinion! I have missed only two books so far but they are on my wish and watch-lists for when I’m in the bookstore. The Queen of the Waves is a beautiful story for historical fans and all those currently in a Downton-Abbey-esque phase. A wonderfully vivid escape into the past from Janice Hanna Thompson. The author, Melanie Dobson, for The Courier of Caswell Hall has writing that grips me and forces me to abandon all sleep and immerse mysel ...more
Carey
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great book. I like the characters and the story about building railroads in the west.
Kathleen E.
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Journey of Josephine Cain, ©2013

Because Historical Fiction is my favorite genre, I enjoyed learning more about the building of the railroad from ocean to ocean. So many brave people going where they had never been, building our country from sea to shining sea. America the Beautiful.

Washington, DC, 1866.
Josephine Cain is waiting for her Papa to return from two months in Nebraska territory. Today is the day he is expected! She is prepared with her list of reasons to a
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
The latest novel from Nancy Moser in the American Tapestry Series, The Journey of Josephine Cain begins when Josephine Cain accompanies her father, General Cain and her mother to the Ford Theater as he has returned from the war. Only for Josephine, this day will become memorable in a way she never expected when she sees President Lincoln shot in the balcony. This will be a lasting reminder that the war will never truly be over in the hearts of some men.

As General Cain now transitions from being
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Taylor
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Having the Wild West as a backdrop to this novel enhanced its life leaving me captivated. Moser's talent for writing shined in this book and proves to be a great escape for readers alike.

Set in the late 1860's in the aftermath of the Civil War, reader's are given a glimpse into the life of Josephine Cain and her journey at a crucial time in her life. Being a young socialite and unmarried from Washington D.C. Josephine feels it is time for a change in her life. She is ready to be married, but she
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Lisa Johnson
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Journey of Josephine Cain
Author: Nancy Moser
Pages: 336
Year: 2013
Publisher: Summerside Press
Nancy Moser’s novel, The Journey of Josephine Cain, is exceptionally written and so much history, romance, action, adventure and much more that I couldn’t book the down! History is richly filled with events and people that provide plenty for writers to share tales for years to come. Here is a story that begins with the assassination of a president and ends with the east meeting the west via a lo
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Victoria Shuler
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
had read two of Nancy Moser's books before (Mozart's Sister and Just Jane) and thoroughly enjoyed both of them, so much so that I have been on the lookout for more of her work since then. So, I was excited to discover this book, The Journey of Josephine Cain. I read it over this past weekend, and I ended up really liking it. Ever since I was a little girl and absolutely obsessed with Little House on the Prairie, I've loved reading about the time of the Wild West (as evidenced by the stacks of b ...more
Deborah
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A pampered socialite embarks on a journey to the Wild West where 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 from the nation's capital. 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 u
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Maggie
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, historical
I love reading about the building of the railroad. Maybe it stems from my love of the Little House on the Prairie books and their mention of the railroad and its construction, but a book about the railroad that was set in that time period immediately called to me. I just adored this book. I loved all of the little details, like what the ladies in Washington wore, how the men building the railroad lived and ate, and even what the train rides out west were like. I think Moser did a wonderful job r ...more
Renee
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Journey of Josephine Cain is a must-read for fans of romance and historical fiction. Moser's works always have an authentic to the time period feel. As part of the American Tapestry series, Ms. Moser has once again brought the history of 19th century Midwest to life.

Following the Civil War, America was expanding westward making a railroad connecting both the East and West Coasts a necessity. Josephine, desperate to escape the bleak sitting rooms of Washington D.C., follows her father to Omah
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Betty
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Josephine Cain is the daughter of a Union General who fought in the Civil War. When the war was over he was offered a position with the railroad. It was his job to see that the rails that were being built heading west hooked up with the rails that began on the west coast heading east. Right before he left his home for his new job he gave his blessing for a betrothal between his daughter and Lewis Simmons. Josephine, being a strong willed young woman did not want to wait at home while her father ...more
Shantelle
The Journey of Josephine Cain was an interesting story of post-Civil War times and the consequences the battle between the States had brought on.

Josephine has lost a brother and a cousin; her mother and aunt are seemingly incapable of rising out of their grief; and her beloved father is often away working on a railroad. A charming man named Lewis comes into her life, and seems to be the answer for everything... but is he who he seems?

This novel had some deep faith moments, sweet scenes, and als
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Jodie Wolfe
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Josephine Cain longs to move on and break free of the binds that have tied her to the grief of post-Civil War. She has missed out on a social life and desires to join her father in the Wild West as he supervises the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Hudson Maquire, an Irish railroad worker, is far beneath her social standing but yet he has a charm and zeal for life that intrigues Josephine. Even though he has a girl back in Pennsylvania that is waiting for him, the General's daughter spu
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Elaine Atkins
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Elaine by: I like this author!
This book captured my interest because it told about building the transcontinential railroad. At the end of the book, the author told about all the events that were actual true events. The story was very well written, but a little predictable which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I read the book quickly since I was caught up in the story. I enjoyed it very much!
Mary Ann
Oct 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-read-books
I won a First-reads copy of this, and have no affiliation with Guideposts. This is a well done story about a spoiled young lady, who found the courage and adventurous spirit to pursue her ambitions. A great historic description about the railroads expansion from East to West.
Kim
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was different from the other books I have read by Nancy Moser. Her other novels I have read dealt with a character from history and she wrote about them. This was good, but I liked her others better.
Linda B.D.
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a good easy read with great characters. Love, revenge, hate all wrapped up in the old west, during the time of the first cross-country rail was built. A great romance based on true facts. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because I predicted the ending. Still a great read.
Judith Lott
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read - couldn't put it down! I'd love to find other books by this author. Thanks to Goodreads ans Ms Moser for allowing me to enjoy the book! ...more
Lisa at Farm Fresh Adventures
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another excellent book by Nancy Moser. It was interesting from beginning to end! I loved the way it also followed the railroad construction across the nation during the late 1800's! ...more
Elizabeth
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
A sweet story. First book I've read by Nancy Moser. I look forward to reading additional books!

I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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Amy
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great book!!
Elisa53
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this story with a bit if history woven in

This was very interesting to read. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Stayed up late nights to read what would happen next. Encourages me to look for and read more facts about this time in the building of the railroad across our country.
eleisha
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and couldn't set it down. Read it cover to cover in a few days. ...more
Victor Gentile
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nancy Moser in her new book, “The Journey of Josephine Cain” Book Six in the An American Tapestry series published by Summerside Press takes us into the life of Josephine Cain.

From the back cover: 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 from the nation’s capital. But Josephine Cain is determined to visit her fa
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Sally
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The AMC series Hell on Wheels has shown us that the developing railroad was no place for a lady. Each end of the line location became a temporary town of rough and ready amenities for men far away from home with pay burning a hole in their pockets. Saloons and brothels were the main source of entertainment, although occasionally some plucky preacher would attempt to ‘civilize’ the settlement. It’s no wonder, therefore, that General Cain refuses his daughter’s request to accompany him when he tra ...more
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Nancy Moser is the author of over forty books. Her award-winning stories will inspire you to discover your unique God-given purpose. Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories, inspirational humor, and children's books.

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