Journey West

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Period Piece - After Joanna is told her parents were killed in an accident she is left penniless and forced to go with her brother who has headed West to find adventure. With her luxurious lifestyle and friends ripped from her life Joanna struggles to start over in this new rugged land.

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Journey West

Submitted: January 01, 2010

Period Piece - After Joanna is told her parents were killed in an accident she is left penniless and forced to find her brother who has headed West to find adventure. With her luxurious lifestyle and friends ripped from her life Joanna struggles to start over in this new rugged land.
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Submitted: January 01, 2010

Chapter 2 When I thought I could not dance any more I kept Edward close to my side and walked about introducing him to any acquainta... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 01, 2010

Chapter 3 Thomas' POV I noticed how she clung to my arm as we walked away. “Joanna, are you okay?” I asked. “Yes, I'm f... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 03, 2010

Chapter 4 I looked down at Jeff's hand still on mine and I noticed how worn his skin was. It was scarred from daily labor and stained... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 03, 2010

Chapter 5 The following days floated by like a bad dream. Mayann's family took me in and cared for my every need. I never left the be... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 05, 2010

Sorry this chapter is so short. I'll try to update soon. Let me know what you think. Chapter 6 Again I'm completely in dept to my... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 05, 2010

Chapter 7 Jeff's POV Why did she pull away from me like that? I shouldn't have touched her the way I did. Oh hell, I've got to pu... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 07, 2010

Chapter 8 Joanna's POV I rolled over in my bed pushing my hair away from my face. “I wonder what time it is,” I said to mysel... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 11, 2010

Chapter 9 Joanna's POV It's been two week since Jeff so rudely left to see his sister. I'm absolutely bored out of my mind. Ma... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 16, 2010

I decided right away that I was going to pull my weight. When I was young I was on my horse every day, there would be nothing to this. Th... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 18, 2010

Two weeks passed and we were making great time. My legs were still sore but my back was the only real problem. My neck down to my lower b... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 23, 2010

The next morning I woke up to the smell of food. I stretched my arms high above my head and made a small groan before sitting up. Jeff wa... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 28, 2010

Joanna's POV Oouchh.. Ohhhh, my head! I laid in the bed awake keeping my eyes closed. My whole body felt like it had been b... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 14, 2010

Sorry it took me so long to post, we had a nasty storm that left us with no phones or internet. Hope you enjoy this chapter! Joanna's... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 15, 2010

“Joanna! Joanna! Please wake up.” I could hear my name being called from far away. As the room came back into focus my stomach turned... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 21, 2010

It’s been six weeks since I wrote Maryann, I hope to receive a response from her any day. We’ve had no news from the riders... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 22, 2010

Over the next few days I took care of Thomas day and night. Even though I was concerned that he was becoming depressed it seemed like his... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 28, 2010

I read the letter twice to make sure I had it right. Jeff came in from outside and saw my bewildered look. “Try not to let her letter u... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 14, 2010

"Why is it taking so long for her to get here?" I complained as I tossed my knitting onto the table next to me. "Maybe she didn't leave... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 21, 2010

As we walked towards the house Maryann stumbled not once but twice before Jeff pushed his body under her arm helping her the rest of th... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 27, 2010

Two days had passed and Maryann had definitely held up her end of the bargain. She tried to eat four meals a day and made sure to have ... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 30, 2010

Thomas' POV Oh, what have I done! Maryann looked so broken. This can't be the only way. I shook my head trying to clear my mind o... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 05, 2010

Maryann’s POV Two weeks passed and although Thomas and I have had a few brief moments, nothing came of them. Even Joanna has her do... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 10, 2010

Thomas' POV I had been siting in my room for over an hour sorting out my thoughts. I realized that I had been completely blind. ... Read Chapter

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