Power Women of the Confederacy by @JinaBacarr #KindleScout

Please welcome author Jina Bacarr with a post about women in the Civil War.

Power Women of ConfederacyPower Women of the Confederacy

by Jina Bacarr

War is heartbreaking, especially for women.

The Civil War was no exception.

Women sent their husbands, sweethearts, sons, brothers and fathers off to fight while they were expected to sit home and wait. Sew uniforms, make jams, write letters.

Then something extraordinary happened. For the first time, women from both the North and South took up the cause, dusted off their schoolbooks and became teachers (a male dominated profession), became nurses, put on a uniform. Got into the fight.

The heroines in my time travel, LOVE ME FOREVER, are no exception. I call them the “Power Women of the Confederacy.”

Liberty Jordan is a Civil War re-enactor: disguised as a Confederate officer. She’s thrust back to the battle of Antietam in 1862 and takes it upon herself to challenge a handsome Union Army surgeon about the inhumane treatment of prisoners:

She squared her shoulders, though her lower lip trembled. “Since when is it your duty, sir, to condemn a soldier to harsh treatment and ghastly conditions?”

He was caught in a trap. How could he deny that?

“Are you questioning my authority?”

“Yes,” she said boldly, her eyes sparking. “I warn you, Major, more men will die from disease in this war than battle wounds.”

“I could have you shot for insubordination,” he said in a harsh tone, hoping to frighten the young officer into keeping her radical opinions to herself. No telling what would happen to her if she didn’t.

Damn female was getting under his skin.

“You wouldn’t dare.”

His gaze locked with green eyes that challenged him, made him wish he’d never sent for her. She did things to him no woman had a right to do, made him wonder if she was right about disease claiming more lives. That upset him more than he was willing to admit.

Aloud, he said, “Keep up that kind of dangerous talk, Lieutenant, and you’ll end up hanging from a tree.”


Pauletta Sue Buckingham, a Tennessee belle, lost her beloved Texas Ranger in the war and became a Confederate spy to avenge his death. Here she explains to Liberty what she’s fighting for:

“If you were a real Southerner, you would understand what we’re fighting for,” Pauletta Sue said, accepting the fact Liberty was a virtual stranger to her cause. “We women have been unable to express our feelings for too long, always protected and cared for like chickens in a hen house. Now it’s our turn to rise up and help our men in their time of need and prove we’re equal to them. That our brains are no less intelligent because of our gender, that we’re no less brave because we wear skirts. That whatever our skin color, we can and will fight to the death for our cause.”

Liberty’s jaw dropped. She was stunned but impressed when Pauletta Sue finished her speech. She cast a glance at Bedelia, silently mouthing every word. She, too, was part of the fight.

Now she understood the bond these two women shared. A sisterhood without the boundaries of race or color.

Love Me Forever coverLOVE ME FOREVER is on Kindle Scout — you can read the first 5,000 words on my campaign page. You’ll meet both my heroines and both my heroes in the excerpt. If you nominate my story and it’s published by Kindle Scout, then you’ll receive a free copy!

It’s a saga of love and romance and war. Believe me, I walked every road, fought every battle with my characters, even walked around in a hoop skirt to “get it right.”

author Jina Bacarr

Jina Bacarr

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Thank you for stopping by…………..


In Too Deep by @AnitaPhilmar #RockingSummerRomance

Anita Philmar is here today with #4FunFacts about her historical romances, In Too Deep and In Deep Water for another Rocking Summer Romance. Anita, please tell us a little about your books.

Summer4 Fun Facts about the Trinity River books:

1. I wrote this because I was born and raised in Texas. My father’s family lived in a little town not very far from what is called Naked Bluff.

2. There is no town in Texas called Naked Bluff. It is just a product of my imagination.

3. Both my parents picked their fair share of crops though I have never had to.

4. My ancestors fought in the Civil War.

In Too Deep coverIn Too Deep is the second half of In Deep Water. These two stories start with two women just trying to cool off on a hot summer day in Texas. They have no idea how hot things are going to get for them.

Blurb for In Too Deep

On the banks of the Trinity River, Sadie Pepperman is looking for a chance to escape the demands of her in-laws. With her husband’s dead, they want her to marry her brother-in-law so they can take control of her farm.

Suddenly, the peace of the day is shattered when her best friend steps too far into the river. Rushing to save her, Sadie meets a handsome stranger that ignites her dormant lust. She sees her friend rescued by a steamship and backs away from Logan Jansen, only to turn her ankle.

The agonizing pain leaves Sadie with the inability to walk. Needing help, she offers Logan a place to stay if he’ll help with the chores on her farm. With his agreement, Sadie adds another problem to her list. Now, not only does she have to worry about how to bring her crops in from the field and run her farm alone but she also has to fight her attraction to Logan.

Can Sadie end her in-laws’ interference in her life, run her farm alone, and give love another chance?

Purchase In Too Deep at Smashwords and Amazon.

In Deep Water coverBlurb for In Deep Water
Skinny-dipping to cool off in the Trinity River couldn’t cause any problem…could it?

Wading into the water, Carolyn Evans takes one step too far and finds herself neck¬deep in the river and fighting for her life.

After saving Carolyn from drowning, Zack Goodman is trapped in an awkward situation when they’re both rescued by a steamboat and hauled on deck.

Naked and embarrassed, Carolyn is quick to save them from humiliation and claims they are married.

Will Zack release her from her claim of matrimony? Or will he teach her once words are spoken…they are not so easily retracted?

Purchase In Deep Water at Amazon and Smashwords.

Have a wonderful day and I hope you enjoy my books,


Bio for Anita Philmar:

Anita Philmar likes to create stories that push the limit. A writer by day and a dreamer by night she wants her readers to see the world in a new way.

Influenced by sci-fi programs, she likes to develop places where anything can happen and where erotic moments come to life in a great read.

Naughty or Nice? Read her books and decide.

Connect with Anita online:

Website: http://www.anitaphilmar.com/

Email: [email protected]

Blog: http://www.anitaphilmar.blogspot.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anita.philmar

GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1329767.Anita_Philmar

Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaphilmar

We have something in common, Anita. I had ancestors who fought in the Civil War, too, only mine were on the Union side. Both were named John and both came from Pennsylvania, but one served in a West Virginia regiment. He was wounded at Gettysburg, and the other caught a bullet in the knee at the Wilderness. Both survived, married and had children.

Share a fun fact about yourself or your neck of the woods in the comments section and you’ll be entered in my monthly drawing for a $15 Starbucks e-gift card.

Linda / Lyndi