“You lied to me the whole time,” she said, disbelief marring her delicate features.
He exhaled the breath he’d held. “I had no choice.”
“If I’d known you to be a Yankee, I’d have shot you the first chance I got.” Her eyes glittered in the light of the fire. “You touched me…pretended to care fer me. And all the while, you lied to me.”
The raw hurt on her face broke his heart. He’d deceived her. He couldn’t deny it. “What do you intend to do?” he asked again.
She shook her head slowly. “I’m sorry, Alex, but ’tis me
duty to turn you in.”
I love writing stories of Victorian heroines who represent the women who lived during this innovative era. After the Civil War, technological and social advances that began as a result of necessary innovations during the war such as, better weaponry, better transportation and communication methods, advances in photography… as well as changes in the status of women, who left their homes to serve as nurses, fight as soldiers and run charitable functions to aid the soldiers and the war.
My newest work in progress takes place five years after the war. My heroine, who’d served as a nurse during the war, is now in the fight of her life to earn respect as a female physician. Though women practiced medicine in that time period, it was rare, although not impossible, for a woman to attend medical school.
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