Every young man needs a father figure. Jake has just lost his.
Waxwood, 1898: At the age of nineteen, Jake Alderdice loses his grandfather, the only paternal figure he ever knew. His mother expects him to take his place as the new head of the family but Jake has few of the qualities of a Gilded Age patriarch. He is contemplative when he should be aggressive, hesitant when he should be ambitious, and artistic when he should be materialistic. The one man who could have guided him is now gone.
The family fulfills one of Malcolm Alderdice’s last requests — to visit Waxwood, the coastal town where he wooed and won Penelope Alderdice. Jake finds no shortage of role models there, including a rambunctious young man and his older but more elusive cousin. But are his new mentors all they claim to be? Or are they wolves in sheep’s clothing bent on leading Jake into a version of Gilded Age manhood he’s not ready for?
Jake must choose his new father figure wisely or risk failure and family disgrace.
Book 2 of the Waxwood Series is a touching coming-of-age story set in the unsettling years of America’s late nineteenth century.
Get False Fathers today and find out who will guide Jake on his road to maturity.
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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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