Today I am reviewing Gilding the Waters, A Novel of Lost Causes and Found Love, by Catherine Richmond.
Here is a brief synopsis:
He’s trying to stay in business.
She’s trying to shut him down.
Only Teddy Roosevelt can bring them together.
Wade Hampton Alexander spiffed up his resort hoping investors will build a fashionable new hotel.
He surely doesn’t need some city girl, even a glowing specimen of womanhood, casting aspersions on his spring water.
Delighted with Miss Easterly’s investigation, President Roosevelt commissions Wade as her bodyguard on her travels through Virginia. Who will win… her stubborness or his heart?
A Novel of Lost Causes and Found Love…
Gilding the Waters is filled with history during Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency. Catherine Richmond has done her research well, and the book represents the time period with amazing accuracy. She created characters that fit perfectly, and gives the reader a unique perspective of Teddy Roosevelt and others from our past.
This is not my first choice of genre . . . but if you enjoy reading historical fiction, you’re probably going to LOVE this book!
As far as love stories go, Mable and Wade could have been born anytime, as the dynamics of their relationship are timeless. Please don’t ask me which one is more stubborn . . .
This is the first book I’ve read by Catherine, but it won’t be the last… If you enjoy historical fiction, let me encourage you to read this story.
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt