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Cole's Promise

By: Susan Macatee | Other books by Susan Macatee
Published By: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Published: Apr 19, 2012
ISBN # 9781612171128
Word Count: 21,082
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Categories: Romance>Historical America Romance>Short Stories Romance>Romantic Literature

Description
Cole Manning, a Union lieutenant serving during the height of the American Civil War, expects a letter from his best girl who promised to wait for him. But her post contains an unwelcome surprise. Heartbroken, he vows no woman will ever fool him again.

Claire Hirsch's fiancé died in battle during the first year of the war. Scarred by his death, she realizes loving a soldier can only lead to heartache. Not wanting to sit home and mourn, she volunteers to assist doctors in the camps.

As the war rages around them, Cole and Claire find solace in each other's arms. But is their love strong enough to overcome the fear of losing the one they love?
 
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Excerpt:
Claire’s heart fluttered at the thought of being alone with him. But he obviously wanted to speak about the private out of his earshot. “Of course, Lieutenant.”

He reached for her arm and escorted her from the tent. She followed his glance. Men milled around conversing and sipping coffee. The lieutenant bit his lip.

“How about back here?” He gestured toward the rear of the hospital tent where it abutted the forest line.

Claire hesitated. “I-I suppose so.”

His gaze slid over her. “I promise to do you no harm, ma’am.”

His boyish smile reassured her. Of course he wouldn’t dare accost her in camp.

She allowed him to lead her to the rear. Great oak and hickory trees cooled the spot. A boulder sat just a few feet behind the rear of the tent. She turned toward him, thinking he’d meant for her to sit on the smooth top of the rock, but instead, he reached his good arm around her back and drew her close.

Her pulse raced. “Lieu—” Her question was cut short by his lips pressed against hers. His kiss was soft and sweet, not demanding. He pulled away, his gaze dancing over her, a small smile on his lips.

“I must apologize, Miss Hirsch, but after being in your company, I couldn’t resist tasting. I hope you don’t think me a complete scoundrel.”

Cole's Promise

By: Susan Macatee
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