The Journey of Josephine Cain: A Litfuse Review

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Journey of Josephine Cain (American Tapestries)The Journey of Josephine Cain by Nancy Moser

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve very much enjoyed all of the American Tapestries books that I have read so far.

I think this era appealed to me less than the other eras however that is my own personal preferences.

However, the era is not why I gave this book a four star rating.

To be honest, I felt that it wrapped up entirely too fast. It felt rushed and I felt a bit cheated. Otherwise the book was pretty good and I would definitely read more by this author!

Josephine Cain is disheartened by her mother and aunt’s depression. Though she herself grieves the loss of her brother and cousin; she longs to put sadness behind her and start to live anew.

She longs to go out west where her father is in charge of laying the railroad. She wants to have adventures—see the world.
Honestly though, I felt there were a lot of times when she acted very spoiled and entitled. That character flaw kind of annoyed me a bit. She always seemed to get what she wanted even if she had to pout and throw a tantrum for it.

I started to notice a bit of a change in her towards the end of the story. She seemed to mature and become a little less whiny and a bit more self-sufficient rather than demanding and entitled.

It was with the changes that I noticed in her that I began to appreciate the story a bit more but just as I became interested the story wrapped up. That was disappointing to me. I felt like there was a huge leading up to this major event and it just blew over.

I wish less time had been spent with Josephine’s dillydallying about with random things and more character building with her love interest(s) and I wish the conclusion had been played out a bit more satisfactorily.

Overall this was a pretty good book. I just think it needed a more satisfying ending
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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.

I received this book free from the publisher through a fantastic program called Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts and opinions I have expressed are my own. To view other reviews and learn more about this tour please visit the Litfuse group by clicking here

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