Try to Catch the Water

A Novel

by Marguerite Archie-Hudson


Book Details

Three couples—the Jaspers, the Johnstons, and the Raines—are living the American dream. They have been close friends since college and now in their late forties are enjoying the benefits of their success. Corbin Johnston is a successful LA attorney, and his wife is on track to become superintendent of the local school district. Their only daughter, Cyndi, a brilliant young lawyer, is engaged to the mayor’s son, and the wedding is scheduled for Christmas Eve. It will be a highlight of the Los Angeles holiday season.

But four weeks before her wedding, Cyndi is gravely injured when, trying to help a client escape with her life, she is caught in the middle of a violent domestic incident. Not only is Cyndi’s life in peril, but the crisis threatens to reveal a dangerous secret—one that could destroy all that these friends have built together over the past 25 years.

Try to Catch the Water explores the challenges the couples face as they wrestle with shocking revelations and emotional crises that force them to examine the meaning of friendship, the strength of forgiveness, and the ability to regain trust and loyalty once lost.


About the Author

Marguerite Archie-Hudson

Marguerite Archie-Hudson grew up in the small rural community of Yonges Island, South Carolina, but spent nearly half of her adult life in California, where she was a member of the State Legislature and active in public affairs. She is a former college president and currently teaches political science at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. Try to Catch the Water is her debut novel.