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Is a false father better than no father at all?
Jake has none of the virtues of the Gilded Age masculine ideal. Where he should be aggressive, he is contemplative. Where he should be ambitious, he is wayward. Where he should be money-driven, he is artistic.
Two years after his grandfather’s death, twenty-one-year-old Jake takes up the role of family patriarch and heir to the Alderdice family businesses. But he’s not sure he’s cut out to be a businessman.
Jake plans to decide his future during his family’s summer trip to Waxwood, a small coastal town turned luxurious resort for Nob Hill’s elite. While there, he befriends a man who becomes a father figure, promising to mold him into the Teddy Roosevelt ideal, shaping him into the man he’s meant to be.
But danger and heartache are lurking in Jake’s path, and his father figure may turn out to be more hindrance than help.
Book 2 of the Waxwood Series is a touching coming-of-age story from one of America’s most chaotic times by the author of the bestseller LESSONS FROM MY MOTHER’S LIFE, which debuted at #1 in the Amazon Historical Short Stories category.
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