Polly Cote’s Newly Released “Rising Water: Our Life Along the Souhegan” is an Illuminating Historical Record of a Young Woman’s Life in Nineteenth-Century Milford.

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“Rising Water: Our Life Along the Souhegan” from Christian Faith Publishing author Polly Cote is an intricately detailed historical work, book two of the “They Called Her Cate” series, that presents the extensive diaries of a young woman called Cate, following her through twenty-one years of her life starting in 1885 with a marriage and a move to Milford, a life of endless chores, moving homes, and tracking the rising water level of the Souhegan River.

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“Rising Water: Our Life Along the Souhegan”: the second volume of a captivating collection of historical diaries set in nineteenth-century Milford, New Hampshire. “Rising Water: Our Life Along the Souhegan” is the creation of published author Polly Cote, an award-winning historian and author of “The Cary House Chronicles” with a passion for local history, currently based in Milford, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband and attends the Burns Hill Christian Fellowship.

“1885—JANUARY 1 ANOTHER YEAR HAS ‘come with its cares and joys and sorrows and may we improve each shining hour.’
It is Thursday and we have all been about or near home this New Year’s Day. We are very comfortable living at Judge Wadleigh’s house. January started out cold for several days, 4 degrees below in the morning. I did a large ironing in the morning. Zaph has been over to see Aunt Irene Hutchinson several times at her farm on Amherst Street and finds her comfortable. The three boys have been out to lectures and donation parties most of the day. Friday I made 8 pies and then mixed bread. Zaph has been up to the King’s Quarry Ledge with Mr. Perham and put up some of his wood in the afternoon. George went to his writing school in the evening.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Polly Cote’s new book is a fascinating and detailed account of Cate’s difficult and often mundane life between 1885 and 1899, her arduous journeys, family milestones, and through it all her sustaining faith in God.

As a continuing point of interest from book one, book two includes population information from the “Old Farmer’s Almanac” for the time period, as well as the diary of Cyrus Porter Colby, an interesting man who joined Cate’s family through the marriage of his daughter to Cate’s son.

View a synopsis of “Rising Water: Our Life Along the Souhegan” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Rising Water: Our Life Along the Souhegan” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Rising Water: Our Life Along the Souhegan”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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