Last week we did heroes. Today we’ll show off our heroines. Please post the first page of your heroine’s POV from your latest release, a next release, or your WIP!!
Here is mine from Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret.
Miss Eugénie Villaret de Joyeuse followed Gunna, an old black slave, down a narrow back street lined with long houses in Crown Prince’s Quarter. Her maid, Marisole, stood watch as Eugénie and the woman entered the building.
“He be here, miss.”
A baby, not older than one year, sat in the corner of the room playing with a rag doll. His only clothing was a clout, which, by the strong scent of urine, needed to be changed.
She and Gunna and the boy were the only occupants of the cramped, dark room. She crouched down next to the child. “What happened to his mother?”
Naturally; why did she even bother to ask? It was cruel to separate a mother and child, but there was no law against it here.
“A few days ago.” Gunna glanced at the child. “He be gone to a plantation soon.”
Even worse. He’d likely die before he was grown. Eugénie placed the small bag she carried on the floor. “Help me change him. He can’t go outside like this.”
A few minutes later the baby’s face and hands were clean, his linen was changed, and he wore a fresh gown.
She handed the woman two gold coins. “Thank you for calling me.” Gunna tried to give the money back, but Eugénie shook her head. “Use it to help someone else. Our fight is not finished until everyone is free.”
One tear made its way down the woman’s withered cheek. “You go now, before the wrong person sees you.”
Eugénie pulled a thin blanket around the babe’s head, thankful her wide-brimmed hat would help hide his face as well as hers, and stepped out into the bright sunshine.
“That’s her!” a male voice shouted.
She shoved the babe at Marisole. “Take him and run! I’ll catch up.”
Now it’s your turn!! I can’t wait to read them!