The Virgin Conquest; A Contemporary Romance Novella
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Vol. 1 of Love Through the Ages
Harvey Holloway and Wanda McFalls were among life's social misfits. Both were high school seniors nearing their 19th birthday. Neither had ever had a date. Both were virgins.
For years, Wanda fantasized about being intimate with a boy. Harvey had similar fantasies about girls. Wanda finally got a chance to make her fantasy a reality when Harvey mustered his courage and asked her to be his date at their senior graduation dance and party. Wanda, to prove to herself she was a virgin heroine, gathered her courage and said yes.
Because neither Harvey nor Wanda could dance, and really had no interest in it anyway, they made an obligatory appearance at the dance, then headed straight for the party. More precisely, they headed for the back seat of Harvey's car, where, despite their fear of the unknown, things were heating up nicely until …
Shots were fired and the police swarmed the party venue, a wooded area just outside of town, and Harvey and Wanda's dreams were abruptly shattered.
It was only the first of a series of obstacles Harvey and Wanda ran into, but a funny thing happened on the way to their post-high-school, post-virginity world.
They started to fall in love.
Days after the shooting, the determined pair lost their virginity in a grassy clearing on the banks of the Missouri River. The brief hilarity that ensued – "jumping for joy" – ended badly when Harvey broke his ankle.
The broken ankle was bad enough in itself, but over the weeks and months it led to tragic consequences for the couple, and eventually they split up. But Harvey lost a lot more than the young woman he once loved. He was no longer the young man he used to be.
Could the couple repair the damage that had been done? Could Wanda once again muster her courage, as well as her strength and perseverance, in an effort to restore what once held such promise?
The Virgin Conquest is Vol. 1 of Love Through the Ages, a five-book bundle of contemporary romance fiction love novellas. Love Through the Ages is not an ordinary series. Each book is a stand-alone. The setting for each book is the same, the fictitious city of Neehawk, Nebraska. But the characters in each book are different, and they are older in each succeeding book – thus "love through the ages." The characters in The Virgin Conquest are 18-20 years old. The characters in Vol. 5 of the bundle are in their 70s.
But love is the same throughout.