Victory's Gate












Page Count: 61
Word Count: 0


(MSRP: 3.0000)

Left standing at the altar, Victoria Hamill decides to spend her honeymoon trip in Bury, Lancashire alone. However, when she finds a hidden gateway in the garden she’s transported in time to war torn Antebellum Charleston, SC. Going against convention and her assumed families wishes, Tori nurses an injured Union Captain back to health and finds her heart nurtured as well. Unsure of how she’d gotten there or when she’d return to present day, Tori decides to live for the moment and follow her heart on this path to new love.

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Excerpt:

"How do you find the view?"

Tori jumped at the captain's voice, but the surprise faded and warmth flowed through her. She turned and smiled, glad for the distraction. "The Union flag is flying high over Fort Sumter."

"You don't sound devastated by it."

"Why should I? I can't stop it." She joined him at the bedside. "How are you feeling now?"

"I ache, but I'm not complaining. I'm glad to be alive."

"Do you think you could eat?"

"I'm not hungry."

"Maybe some broth later?"

He nodded.

A brief silence fell between them and Tori straightened the covers. She felt his intense gaze follow her as she moved around the bed.

"What's your name?" His voice sounded soft, yet rugged. Perhaps that is what made her feel at ease around him. It didn't matter in the least that he was a Union soldier instead of Confederate. For her the war had been over for more than a century. He wasn't the enemy, but a virile man that made her heart beat a little faster every time he looked at her.

"Victoria."

His gaze wandered down to her breasts. He touched her arm and the flash of heat took her breath away. She straightened and their eyes met.

"I never expected to find kindness at the hands of the enemy."

"The enemy?" Tori backed away from his words. Is that how he really saw her? Of course he did. He was a Union Captain after all. To him, she was no better than the swine. How could she have so fool-heartedly romanticized the situation?

"What did you expect? That I'd bash your head in at the first opportunity, or let you die? There may be a war going on, Captain, and we might be on opposing sides, but that doesn't mean we are different. We're both humans. We both have feelings, needs. You're no better than me."




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