The Rebel prisoner is a female…”Love Me Forever” Day 6

Love_Me_Forever_500x798 A woman serving her country is nothing new…but if you wanted to join the fight on the front lines during the Civil War, you had to do it disguised as a man.

The number of women who proudly wore blue and gray 150 years ago number anywhere from 400 to around 750. Some women spent the entire time undetected unless they were wounded or sick.

So when the heroine in my family saga, LOVE ME FOREVER, decides to join a modern re-enactment as a Confederate officer at the Battle of Antietam, she has no idea she’s about to discover first hand what the female soldiers endured…

In this excerpt, her uncanny medical knowledge brings her to the attention of handsome Union Army surgeon, Major Flynt Stephens. He wants “him” to help him in the operating tent until he makes a startling discovery…

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He’d be of great use to me in the operating room.

That gave Flynt an idea. Why not have the prisoner conscripted into the Union Army?

A practice common to both sides regarding medical personnel.

“I’d bet a Yankee dollar, Major, there’s something mighty strange about that young Rebel,” the nurse whispered, twisting her mouth.

“I’m of the same mind, Nurse, but we need him.”

“Him is it?” she said, raising up her bosom. “I’m not so sure about that, Major.”

Flynt frowned. “What are you talking about?”

Pursing her lips, she cast him a wary smile. “You’ll find out.”

She mumbled a few choice words about what was the world coming to, and then eyed the young lieutenant with distaste as she picked up the bedpan and—

“Excuse me, sir,” the nurse said to the Confederate and, before he knew what happened, she spilled the contents, causing him to lose his balance and stumble against him.

Flynt grabbed the young officer and a flash of heat shot through him, a sensation so unexpected it shook his senses to the core.

My God, what’s this?

A woman’s breasts?

He drew back, puzzled then disturbed. Warm nights…silken sheets…perfume.

He couldn’t speak. He was dumbfounded, his entire being shaken. He couldn’t move and he could barely breathe. He struggled to keep from blurting out his discovery.

The Rebel prisoner was a female.

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LOVE ME FOREVER on Kindle Scout — you can read the first 5,000 words HERE. You’ll meet both my heroines and both my heroes in the excerpt. If you nominate my story and it’s published by Kindle Scout, then you’ll receive a free copy! It’s a saga of love and romance and war of more than 500 pages. Believe me, I walked every road, fought every battle with my characters, even walked around in a hoop skirt to “get it right.” This is a book of the heart…any questions? Please ask!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more about LOVE ME FOREVER and the Civil War…

Thank you for stopping by…………..
~Jina

BONUS graphic: at a point in the story, Liberty and the major write letters to each other…

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Posted on April 3, 2015, in Amazon, Antietam, author, Civil War, drama, heroine, Kindle, kindle scout, military hero, romance, sexy, soldier, spy, time travel, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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