Historical Novels

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Yankee Maiden: A series about women treading in a society where men dared them to walk.

White supremacy in America started with the importation of the first African slave.

Yankee Maiden 1: Attorney-At-Law (1862)

Where it’s Roots meets Clarence Darrow and “Me Too” meets “Black Lives Matter”

“It’s very difficult for a woman in 1862 to achieve anything beyond motherhood … but not impossible.” Samantha Lee Esquire, Attorney-at-Law

Samantha Lee apprentices to take the Maryland Bar exam to become the first female lawyer in the country. A staunch abolitionist, her ambitions in jurisprudence are interrupted by the Civil War through the disintegration of her relationship with her pro-slavery, plantation-owning family. She is torn between the decision to practice law and one of a more violent nature.

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Yankee Maiden 2: Tiger Burning Bright (1862-63)

“The difference between Hell and war is that Hell is a bit friendlier.” Colonel Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee trains for and goes to war as Union Captain Samuel Lee, a company commander in the Old-Line Regiment. Also an attorney, she is assigned a military case concerning a woman caught impersonating a soldier on three occasions. The army wants to prosecute the imposter to the fullest extent of military law to discourage other women from doing the same. Explosions dominate in the courtroom as well as on the battlefield.

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Yankee Maiden 3: The Action of the Tiger (1863-65)

“Whenever I hear an argument in favor of slavery, I imagine the participants being sold on the slave auction block.” General Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee, as a brigadier general, leads brigades against the South’s cause. After joining the Atlanta Campaign with General Sherman, she returns home at war’s end to try to re-establish herself as a successful attorney. Her prime directive is to protect the newfound rights of freed slaves.

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Camelot, Marilyn Monroe, and the Red PantiesComing of age during the Kennedy Era 1963

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Victorian Newspaper PrincessA female journalist sent by the Baltimore Sun to report on the Potato Famine in 1846 Ireland. (First in a series)

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Feather in a BrookIdentity crisis in Jane Austen’s  England. Can an adopted daughter of an English nobleman find her impoverished roots? (1806)

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A Spitfire Girl in Queen Victoria’s CourtComing of age in Queen Victoria’s  London while meeting Charles Dickens as he releases A Christmas Carol (1843).

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