Posted by Jina Bacarr
Women in every era have struggled for equality.
Especially during the Civil War when women bound their breasts and cut their hair and fought as men in both the Union and Confederate Armies.
Like my heroine.
In Love Me Forever.
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.
Would his nurse give her away? Or was she waiting for him to say something? He couldn’t. He felt a stirring within him, something he didn’t want to admit, that brought a hardness between his loins. Did he dare imagine that a beautiful woman existed under all that blood and dirt? He’d heard stories about women enlisting in the army, both North and South, and fighting as men. A good set of teeth to rip open a bullet cartridge, a trigger finger that worked, and a firm handshake was all that was required to join up. It was no secret the promise of a steady paycheck was often the reason behind such reckless female behavior.
That didn’t solve his immediate problem.
Flynt couldn’t see her face under the broad-brimmed hat, but the fullness of her breasts was quite evident when she fell against him. She was tall, making her charade as a man believable, with a leanness about her uncommon to most women he knew. Too often they bound their bodies with boned corsets and rounded hip pads.
He released her, though not willingly. Her lean figure added to her appeal. She was strong and lithe, like the mountain cats he’d hunted west of the Mississippi, but she was no country girl. Her manner of speaking, though strange to his ears, told him she was well educated.
An adventuress? Or was she a female physician? That would explain her disguise since women in the medical field were rare.
Her presence put him off balance, but he couldn’t stop a smile from curving over his lips.
Who is she? he wanted to know.
More important, what was he going to do with her?
Meet Liberty Jordan:
Let’s celebrate the acts of courage of women throughout the centuries on International Women’s Day!
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She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
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