An Unsuitable Girl by Maria Ling
Approx. 8,170 words.
Published on May 6, 2011.
Parlourmaid Annis Jones falls in love with handsome cornet William Dean, though she knows a young officer with a career to make can't marry a penniless servant. But when his colonel rapes her and leaves her pregnant and disgraced, the young couple must find a way to build a life together - somehow. Historical romance short story set in York during the Napoleonic War.