Josephine by Beverly Jenkins

By Beverly Jenkins

Josephine top has all of it discovered. simply seventeen, she's been to varsity, she has her personal hairdressing store and he or she refuses to be distracted from her targets. not less than till good-looking George Brooks starts to pursue her. Jojo isn't really searching for romance, yet she allows George to name on her.Adam Morgan has constantly been a Casanova, and no lady is resistant to his allure. but if he comes domestic wounded from the battle among the States, it is a lady he used to name "Pest" who is turning his head. All grown up, Jojo is being courted by means of one other soldier, and Adam is aware it'd be silly to play together with her center. on the other hand, he simply cannot get the headstrong girl off his mind.For her half, Jojo cannot deny her transforming into emotions for Adam. yet he is constantly been this kind of flirt—he cannot in all probability be fascinated by her. in addition to, she has George falling all over the place himself to delight her. because the struggle rages on, Adam's emotions for Jojo develop improved, yet Jojo's decision to withstand him does, too. something is apparent, even though: Jojo is a woman who regularly will get what she wishes, occasionally inspite of herself.

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I feel as if I’m marrying her, not him. ” Jo shook her head. ” Trudy asked. Jo could, but kept silent. She’d had serious misgivings about the engagement from the beginning; Bert wouldn’t tie his shoes without consulting his mother first, but, wanting to support her friend, Jo hadn’t offered her opinion. ” Having never been in love, Jo didn’t respond. After observing Trudy these past few months though, Jo wasn’t sure she wanted anything to do with Cupid and his arrows, especially if being struck addled your brain and made you willing to marry a man who would probably want to take his mama on the honeymoon.

Jo thought Trudy might swoon from the compliment. Dred reminded Jo of Daniel’s childhood friends, Adam and Jeremiah Morgan. The Morgan brothers were born flirts and had never met a young lady whose head they couldn’t turn. Dred was definitely turning Trudy’s. At the rate Trudy was becoming enamored, Jo guessed that by the time this visit ended Trudy’s head would be spinning on her neck like a plate turned on end. Trudy began telling the soldiers about the years she and Jo spent at Oberlin. Jo pretended to listen but was more interested in taking peeks at George without him noticing her interest.

Jo knew all about the Road. ” He appeared surprised. ” “Yes. ” “Never met a conductor’s daughter before. ” Jo felt heat creep over her cheeks again. ” George dried a saucer, then shook his head with wonder. ” Jo didn’t know how to respond to that, so she smiled. They spent some time talking about the war. Jo told him about Dani and her father. ” George told her reassuringly, “I’m sure they’re well. Last I heard, the Rebs were on the run. Lincoln was smart to let the black men enlist. ” Jo agreed.

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