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Journey's End

Journey s End Having grown up on the mean streets of nineteenth century London Caroline St James is used to fighting to survive So when her beloved mother abandoned and ignored by her wealthy family suddenly dies

  • Title: Journey's End
  • Author: Renee Ryan
  • ISBN: 9781503950528
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • Having grown up on the mean streets of nineteenth century London, Caroline St James is used to fighting to survive.So when her beloved mother abandoned and ignored by her wealthy family suddenly dies, the scrappy twenty two year old devises a plan to right this terrible wrong With nothing to lose, she sails to New York to find the man who turned a cold shoulder to her moHaving grown up on the mean streets of nineteenth century London, Caroline St James is used to fighting to survive.So when her beloved mother abandoned and ignored by her wealthy family suddenly dies, the scrappy twenty two year old devises a plan to right this terrible wrong With nothing to lose, she sails to New York to find the man who turned a cold shoulder to her mother s suffering Caroline s grandfather To settle the family score, Caroline infiltrates her grandfather s privileged world, hoping to sabotage his business from the inside But as she sets her plot in motion, she meets Jackson Montgomery, a virtuous man who is struggling to recover from a family scandal of his own As their friendship grows, and Caroline begins to piece together the motives that led her family to turn its back, she is forced to make a decision Should she risk everything in the name of justice Or can she look toward the future and let love and forgiveness guide her instead

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    1. Emma on said:

      Ugh. I went into this book with a (mostly) open mind. I tend to be a little wary of inspirational romances since they are often hit-you-over-the-head preachy, but I love well-done historical fiction and sweet, clean romances, so I figured I’d give this one a try. Nope. The more I think about this book, the more I don’t like it. And I’ve thought a lot about it over the past three days I’ve spent picking it up and putting it down and picking it up again with a groan. And here’s what I’ [...]

    2. Rebecca (agirlirlblog, bekkilyn) on said:

      So the beginning of the month happened again and the new Kindle First choices appeared and I chose this one based on the description of it taking place in the early 20th century (1901 if I remember correctly) and I was in the mood for a light romance. Yes, it's formulaic with predictable characters as are all good fairy-tale romances in this genre, but I did like the characters, particularly Caroline who grew up in the worst of London's east side before her arrival at Ellis Island and revenge in [...]

    3. Gina Burgess on said:

      MY THOUGHTSTrue reading pleasure for the most part. One thing this book has that is deeply annoying is the rehashing of territory already covered. There is a difference between discussion for solutions, and discussion to remind of what's gone before. That is okay for a serial in a monthly magazine, but not okay in a novel length book that one might read in an evening or Saturday afternoon.Introspection of characters is good and necessary for story flow, but rehashing the same thing over and over [...]

    4. Shaun on said:

      This was really good for an audiobook that I only decided to listen to because it's so cheap. The romance was a wee bit cheesy but this was more than just a romance. It was kind of a mystery too. The story had just the right amount of depth to it it was deep enough to be engaging but not so deep that it became convoluted. The characters were fleshed out enough to be relatable and realistic. (view spoiler)[ One point of criticism what was up with Mary? She was introduced early in the book, brough [...]

    5. Stacy Goodworth on said:

      I almost hated it. The characters were okay, but it felt like we were reading the same words over and over. The ending really angered me, too. I felt like I invested a lot of time to a weak story only to have all the good things about it snatched away in the end. It was a disappointment.

    6. Jennifer on said:

      2.25 stars. This story had a good message and decent characterization, but the plot was a little thin. The premise was interesting and I’m glad that the big SECRET wasn’t dragged out for too long, but after the reveal, thing started to to fizzle out. The self loathing was also a bit much. I like characters who are able to see themselves with clarity but being repetitively down on themselves isn’t really fun to read. And boy were the Debbie Downisms plentiful. All in all, this was a decent [...]

    7. Veda on said:

      Caroline St. James from London is a survivor, after her mother died unexpectedly, Caroline is out to seek revenge on the wealthy family in NYC that abandoned her mother in her time of need. Caroline makes her way to NYC; finding a friend named Mary on the ship. Caroline is planning on finding her mother's family and even the score. Jackson Montgomery; works for Richard St. James; Caroline's grandfather. Jackson first meets Caroline in the tenements; he oversees for Mr. St. James. Jackson is stru [...]

    8. Joy H. on said:

      Added 6/25/16. (Published July 1st 2016 by Waterfall Press)This Kindle edition was offered free from in June 2016. I accepted the free offer. It's a "Kindle First" book. This means that ""Each month, Prime members can download and keep one free book from our "Kindle First" selection of six pre-released picks.")8/2/16 - So far, I'm enjoying this book. Fingers crossed that I will keep enjoying it.11/16/16 - I'm almost finished reading the book on my Fire Tablet. I found it pleasant enough but it [...]

    9. Brigette on said:

      I don't usually read books that are purely romance, but this was the only one that really interested me out of the recent Kindle First books, so I decided to give it a shot. And I think it proves that these kinds of books just aren't for me.Granted, it wasn't terrible. I was able to finish it without feeling like I was forcing myself to do so, since it was a pretty light, easy read. But it didn't impress me too much beyond that. Some of it got pretty repetitive after awhile (the amount of times [...]

    10. Lisa(Bookworm Lisa) on said:

      Injustice and revenge are how this book begins. Caroline travels from England to New York to make the grandfather that would not forgive pay for the impoverished life she and her mother lead.Caroline feels abandoned. Her mother abandoned her as a child when she let despair rule her life. Her grandfather abandoned them when he refused to help his daughter. God abandoned her when her mother's faith wasn't enough and he didn't answer prayers. To me this was a book about turning your heart to God an [...]

    11. Marguerite Gray on said:

      I really enjoyed this new author to me. I hope there is another Gilded Promises book. Journey's End presents characters with flawed lives and personalities who face opportunities to forgive or seek revenge, love or hate, live in the past or seek the future.

    12. Angela on said:

      This was my first Renee Ryan book and while I enjoyed it immensely I was also disappointed in a few aspects.While predictable, which is exactly what I wanted in a Christian romance, the Christian aspect of bible verses seemed forced. Almost as an after thought. I would read for pages and pages and no bible verses were mentioned or a true Godly thought and then BAM something would appear. I was very disappointed how the character of Mary seemed to be pushed aside very quickly. For someone who was [...]

    13. Tifani on said:

      This book is cheesy, very predictable, but what else would you expect from a book self-described as a faith-based romance? It was a fun quick read, and maybe my mind has been saturated by Hallmark Movies, but who can't appreciate a bit of cheese now and again? This isn't great literature, but it is good for what it is.

    14. Megan on said:

      GoodI enjoyed the story but it was very formulaic. I had the entire plot figured out by the second chapter. If your in the mood for something light with a predictable ending I'd say go for it. Just the right fit for my mood. Entertaining.

    15. Elisa on said:

      Great light read, I couldn't put down the book.The story is captivating: revenge, cunning and brooding characters, family drama. The writing is fast paced and engrossing. All in all a great rainy day read.

    16. Crystal Barnes on said:

      A wonderfully enjoyable page-turner full of mystery and romance. Definite recommend!

    17. Judy on said:

      I loved this Christian fiction romantic read set in the Gilded Age. In 1901, Caroline St. James sets sail for America to avenge her mother's death with the wealthy and entitled family that turned their back on her and her destitute mother living in London. Caroline set out to ruin her grandfather, Richard St. James, who she believed had ignored her mother's pleas for help. She came to find out that it wasn't her grandfather that betrayed them, but an aunt who had returned her mother's letters un [...]

    18. Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading) on said:

      see my full review at: joyofreadingweb.wordpress (date of posting 6/12/17)With plucky, intriguing characters and a hint of mystery, this story is a great light read for the young adult reader.I appreciated the faith thread woven through the story and the focus on forgiveness. The character that seemed to have the most growth was Jackson as he learned what true forgiveness looked like.(I purchased a copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts and opinions expres [...]

    19. Yolanda Klingler on said:

      What I liked: The story line is intriguing and captivating. Drama and passion are wrapped in descriptive terms that draw the reader into the story wanting to learn what comes next but without offending moral sensitivities. I wish this was book #1 about "Caroline" and "Jackson." Please, Renee Ryan, share more about this couple and their fascinating extended family. What I did not like: Author's writing style uses excessively descriptive details that overload the scene being described. She could d [...]

    20. Victoria Bylin on said:

      Fabulous read! What I liked the most--the romantic tension between the hero and heroine, the depth of the characters, and a mystery that kept me guessing. Caroline and Jackson are well matched. They spar and kiss, fight and fall in love, battle their own doubts and face their individual foibles. The story is full twists that kept me turning the pages into the wee hours of the night. Highly recommended :)

    21. AlmaRamos-McDermott on said:

      Set in 1901 New York, “Journey’s end” is the story of Caroline St. James, a young woman who grew up poor and hungry on the streets of London. After her mother died, Caroline gambled to get the money to come to America where she planned to confront her wealthy grandfather to find out why he allowed her mother to die in poverty. Read the rest of the review on my blog: shouldireaditornot.wordpress.

    22. Beverly on said:

      I am glad that I decided to try this series by an author new to me, although I understand that Renee Ryan is an award winner. This book was a fairly easy read, but it was a good story. I enjoyed the growth in the characters as they were challenged and encouraged by the good character they saw in one another. Looking forward to the rest of this series.

    23. Marsha Shoemake on said:

      Very enjoyableThe storyline was very good. It contained something for everyone; trials, life, death, romance, vengeance, forgiveness, faith, survival, love, and family. I couldn't put it down. A wonderful read.

    24. Ted on said:

      Journey'sEndI enjoyed the characters in this book, especially Caroline. She is a strong woman who is willing to fight for those she loves and compassionate enough to change her mind. This is a worthwhile read.

    25. Vanessa on said:

      Absolutely DreamyThis is most definitely a girl's book. I got so swept up in the story, I couldn't put it down for too long. Even though the fairy tale doesn't end as we would have it to end. Loved, loved, loved Give it a try, I'm almost certain you won't regret this purchase.

    26. Lani on said:

      Loved!The beginning abbot slow, but I've come to love the characters and storyline. I feel the story could have elaborated in some areas towards the end, but this book is entertaining to read regardless. I would recommend this read for any romantic.

    27. Carolhenry on said:

      Good story about good faith.I enjoyed the book. I liked the story. I liked the faith the joy, how they brought the characters together.

    28. Nicole on said:

      I liked this book, but thought what the aunt did at the end was overkill.

    29. Sandy on said:

      Although I found the story line good, there were too many repetitive words describing characteristics of the main persons. It became a bit tiresome.

    30. Julie Humphrey on said:

      I received this book through a giveaway. I enjoyed the story. The characters are well developed and likeable.

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