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False Fathers (Waxwood Series: Book 2)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Sometimes no father is better than a false father.

At nineteen, Jake Alderdice is shy, contemplative, and passionate about art. With the death of his grandfather, shipping magistrate Malcolm Alderdice, he becomes the new family patriarch and heir to Alderdice Shipping and Alderdice Luxury Liner. After two years of mourning, he is ready to add to the family honor just as all
ebook, 310 pages
Published December 28th 2019 by Dreambook Press
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Whispering Stories
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Family expectations hang heavy on Jake Alderdice, raised in late nineteenth century San Francisco by his domineering grandfather he is headed for a career in the family business. This conflicts with his ambition to achieve greatness in his own right as an artist.

Following his grandfather’s death and the expected period of mourning Jake, his mother and his sister move to the resort town of Waxwood for the summer. Here he falls under the influence of
Jamie Brydone-Jack
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: p-2019, historical
The Gilded Age, West Coast Style

This is the second book in the Waxwood series; I’ve now read both. The Gilded Age is not a very popular timeframe in historical fiction, and even in the books of that era that I've read, none have taken place on the west coast except for this series. As a transplanted Californian living in Oregon, I find myself intrigued by this time and place. I enjoyed the brief glimpses of the San Francisco of that era. It was a bit of a grand old lady back in the day.

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Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Engaging summer in a belated coming-of-age tale in which a young man at the turn of the twentieth century must choose his own destiny. Will he allow others to lead him or step up and take responsibility for his family, and for his actions? Once he learns the family secrets, how will that knowledge play into his decisions? Intriguing tale of the Gilded Age in American western societal history.
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unbelievable story. A shy Jake becomes the family matriarch and in charge of the family business. Fabulous, impossible to put down.
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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 fiction characters who examine their past in order to move into their future and are influenced by the time in ...more