Pathfinding Women (Waxwood Series: Book 3)

historical fiction, women's fiction, family saga, family drama, Gilded Age, 19th century, US History, seriesTitle: Pathfinding Women (Waxwood Series: Book 3)
Series: Waxwood Series #3
Published by: Dreambook Press
Release Date: September 2020
Contributors: Tam May
Genre: , , , ,
Pages: 376

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!

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THE WAXWOOD SERIES

The Specter (Waxwood Series: Book 1)

False Fathers (Waxwood Series: Book 2)

Dandelion Children (Waxwood Series: Book 4) - coming in December 2020

 

To learn more about the Waxwood series, check out this site.

 

 

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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.”

 

historical fiction, women's fiction, family drama, family saga, Gilded Age, series, 19th Century, 1890s, US history, suffragism

Author: tammayauthor

Tam May grew up in the United States and earned her B.A. and M.A in English. She worked as an English college instructor and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher before she became a full-time writer. She started writing when she was 14, and writing became her voice. She writes characters who examine their past in order to move into their future and are influenced by the time in which they live. Her first book, a collection of contemporary short stories titled Gnarled Bones And Other Stories, was nominated for a 2017 Summer Indie Book Award. She is currently working on a Gilded Age family saga. The first book, The Specter, is now available, and the second book will be out in December, 2019. She is also working on a historical mystery series featuring a turn-of-the-century New Woman sleuth. Both series take place in Northern California. She lives in Texas but calls San Francisco and the Bay Area “home”. When she’s not writing, she’s reading classic literature and historical fiction, watching classic films, or cooking up awesome vegetarian dishes.