Historical Novels

This Yankee Tigress graphic ©2020 by Dakota Orlando and drawn by Nancy Niharika. Click her name to see her art.


Now available on Amazon’s Vella! Click on “Attorney” pic to read free sample chapters in book 1.

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.

Yankee Tigress: Attorney At Law Book 1 (1862)

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 from a plantation-owning family, her ambitions in jurisprudence are interrupted by the Civil War. 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 transgender man 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)

This Yankee Tigress graphic ©2020 by Dakota Orlando. Rebecca Howard is drawn by Alexandra S. Click her name to see her art.

“Whenever I hear an discussion 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.


This Victorian Newspaper Princess graphic ©2022 by Dakota Orlando. Annie Adams is drawn by Juliasej. Click her name to see her art.

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

Now published on Amazon’s Vella. Click pic to read the first three chapters for free.


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


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

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