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Yankee Tigress: – A series about women treading in areas of a society where men dared them to walk.
White supremacy in America started with the importation of the first African slave.
Where it’s Roots meets To Kill a Mockingbird and “Me Too” meets “Black Lives Matter”
“It’s challenging for a woman in 1862 to achieve anything beyond motherhood … but not impossible.” Sam 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.
Yankee Tigress: Tiger Burning Bright Book 2 (1862-63)
“The difference between Hell and war is that Hell is a bit friendlier.” Yankee Tigress
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 the law in a civilian court to discourage other women from doing the same. Explosions dominate in the courtroom as well as on the battlefield.
Yankee Tigress: The Action of the Tiger Book 3 (1863-65)
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“Whenever I hear an argument in favor of slavery, I imagine the participants being sold on the slave auction block.” General Samantha Lee
Abraham Lincoln gives Samantha Lee command of a small army of several divisions to locate and reinforce General Sherman’s army after it burns Atlanta and heads deep into Georgia. She joins the inadequate Union force already planted in Florida and disrupts supply lines coming up from that state. At war’s end, she returns to her father’s plantation to try to re-establish herself as a successful attorney. Her prime directive is to protect the newfound rights of freed slaves.
Camelot, Marilyn Monroe, and the Red Panties – Coming of age during the Kennedy Era 1963
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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