Every young man needs a father figure, and Jake has just lost his.
At the age of nineteen, Jake Alderdice’s grandfather, the only paternal figure he ever knew, dies. His mother expects him to take his place as head of the family but Jake has few of the qualities that make a successful patriarch in the Gilded Age. He is contemplative when he should be aggressive, hesitant when he should be ambitious, and artistic when he should be money-driven. And now he has no one to guide him.
Spending the summer in Waxwood, Jake finds no shortage of role models, including a rambunctious young man and his older but more elusive cousin. But a mentor can be true or he can be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Jake must choose wisely or risk failure and family disgrace.
Get False Fathers today and find out who will guide Jake on his road to maturity.
What reviewers are saying:
This is historical fiction at its best – Whispering Stories Book Blog
Tam May knows her stuff, and skillfully weaves a tale of, by today’s standards, a coming-of-age story near the early days of the twentieth century in America. – Lisa Lickel, author and blogger, Living our Faith Out Loud
I enjoyed this story. I had a hard time putting it down. – Amazon reader
It kept me guessing from the start. – Amazon reader
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