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Gilding the Waters: A Novel of Lost Causes and Found Love

By Catherine Richmond


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 stubbornness or his heart?

Book Takeaway:

The world tries to box us in, to classify us according to our jobs or our appearance, but in Christ we're set free to become our best selves.

Why the author wrote this book:

The twentieth century's dawn brought the end of the mineral springs resorts, but opened more professions to women. Two people whose lives are in flux, a hotelier struggling to keep his resort going and the first female chemist hired at the prestigious Geophysical Institute, journey through a state on the threshold of great change, Virginia. The heroine thinks her exceptional height will keep her from finding love, but the hero will show her a new appreciation for the way God made her.


"One of the most delightful novels I’ve read in a long, long time. Totally unique, refreshingly entertaining, a change-of-pace romance to quench your thirst for a love story unlike any other."
- Julie on February 13, 2016

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