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Trigger Warnings for Surrendering to the Duke

This section will detail all trigger warnings for Surrendering to the Duke. I've attempted to make this list as exhaustive as possible; however, if you find anything in the book that you think should be on the list and currently isn't, please let me know and I'll gladly add it.

War As this book takes place in the wake of the Great War, war is a prominent theme throughout the book. Particular reference to battles, including the Battle of Passchendaele, is made in Chapters 2 and 14.

Childhood abuse, including rape The heroine in this book, Emmeline, has suffered CSA at her uncle's hand. As a CSA survivor myself, I understand that this can be a distressing subject. There is no rape on the page in the book, only reference to in memory. Unsurprisingly, Emmeline also exhibits symptoms of PTSD. This is a recurring theme, and so it occurs throughout the book. Additionally, Emmeline also has a nightmare about her abuse. However, the chapter fades to black before anything occurs.

War horses A brief mention of war horses and the injuries they suffered is made in Chapter 12.

Pregnancy Chapters 8, 14, 20, 22, 23, and 24 either reference or describe pregnancy.

Maternal death Chapters 8, 14, and 19 all mention the death of a side character in childbirth.

Physical abuse Physical abuse of a woman by a man occurs in Chapters 9 and 17. Physical abuse of a man by another man occurs in Chapter 14.

Injuries by weapons or objects Physical injury as a result of a falling tree occurs in Chapter 12. Physical injury as a result of a gunshot wound occurs in Chapter 17. A gunshot wound is also mentioned in Chapters 3, 18, 19, 20, 22, and 23. Mention of physical injury as a result of a bayonet wound occurs in Chapters 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7.

Injuries by animal A sheep kicks a character in the face in Chapter 3.

Mercy killing A mercy killing is mentioned in Chapter 4.

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