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Yankee Maiden: – A series about female soldiers in the Civil War – and females trying to get into a man’s profession, namely that of the law.
“It’s very difficult for a woman in 1862 to achieve anything beyond motherhood … but not impossible.”
Samantha Lee apprentices to take the Maryland Bar exam to become the first female lawyer in the country. A staunch abolitionist, she is interrupted by the war through the disintegration of her relationship with her pro-slavery, plantation-owning family. She is torn between the decisions to practice law and one of a more violent nature.
Yankee Maiden 2: Tiger Burning Bright (1862-63)
“The difference between Hell and war is that Hell is a bit friendlier.”
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. 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 military court as well as on the battlefield.
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.
Marilyn Monroe and the Red Panties Fable – Coming of age during the Kennedy Era 1963 (Camelot)
Victorian Newspaper Princess – A female journalist sent by the Baltimore Sun to report on the Potato Famine in 1846 Ireland. (First in a series)
Feather in a Brook – Identity crisis in Jane Austen’s England. Can an adopted daughter of an English nobleman find her impoverished roots? (1806)
A Spitfire Girl in Queen Victoria’s Court – Coming of age in Queen Victoria’s London while meeting Charles Dickens as he releases A Christmas Carol (1843).
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