Chapter 01 – The Begining
Pathfinding Women (Waxwood Series: Book 3)
Title: Pathfinding Women (Waxwood Series: Book 3)
Series: Waxwood Series #3
Published by: Dreambook Press
Release Date: September 2020
Contributors: Tam May
Genre: 19th Century Fiction, Family Drama/Saga, Gilded Age, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
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There are paths in life we have no choice but to follow.
At the close of the nineteenth century, Vivian Alderdice is twenty-six, unmarried, and has no prospective suitors. Now the heiress of the Alderdice fortune, she has yet to fulfill her duty to her family and to society: to marry well and produce heirs.
Her brother’s tragic plight the year before left her and her mother on shaky ground with the San Francisco blue bloods of Nob Hill, and the only way they can re-establish their social position is to win the heart of Monte Leblanc, a wealthy Canadian in search of a wife and looking to become a member of the exclusive Washington Street society.
But a young man on the train tells Vivian things about her grandmother that shake her to the core. Even as she is pursued by the debonair Monte Leblanc, Vivian can’t avoid ghosts from the past who send her on a journey she is reluctant to take.
Is there always light at the end of a dark and hellish path?
If you enjoy family dramas with a touch of romance and suspense, you’ll love the continuation of The Alderdice family saga set in America’s Gilded Age by the author of the bestseller LESSONS FROM MY MOTHER’S LIFE, which debuted at #1 in the Amazon Historical Short Stories category.
Get Pathfinding Women today to find out the final mysteries behind the Alderdice family that will change Vivian’s life forever!
THE WAXWOOD SERIES
The Specter (Waxwood Series: Book 1)
False Fathers (Waxwood Series: Book 2)
Dandelion Children (Waxwood Series: Book 4)
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Front Cover Photo Credit: Woman standing in forest, artist signed Dobrowloski, 1910/1919, John High Collection, Czechoslovakia: Fae/Wikimedia Commons/PD Old 70 expired
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“If the horses are his only vice,” said Mr. Leblanc with a chuckle, “I should say Miss Drysdell is very lucky indeed.”
"But it isn't." Cecily's eyes widened. "Elizabeth Cornwall told me it's all over England that his grandfather and great-great-grandfather both went mad of the drink. It was like poison to them."
“Well, my dear, all families have their skeletons,” said Mr. Leblanc.
“Oh, that’s all fine when they are ancient ones,” said Fern. “It’s the skeletons still rattling in the closets that one must be careful of.” Her eyes slid toward Vivian.
Vivian’s hands grew cold, even though the coffee Mrs. Tisher had given her was still warm. “Perhaps there would be no need for the skeletons to rattle if families told the truth from generation to generation.”
“Yes, you are a great believer in the truth, aren’t you, Vivian?” Amber asked. “No matter what the consequences.”
“‘Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.’” Vivian quoted.
“You made that up right now?” Bethel’s voice was sour.
“I didn’t,” said Vivian, smiling. “Henry David Thoreau did.”