Orphan Moon (The Orphan Moon Trilogy Book 1) by T. K. Lukas
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A gritty western saga and timeless love story, Orphan Moon gallops across the bleeding edge of the American frontier.
PRAISE FOR ORPHAN MOON:
A thrill ride from go. I am an admirer of facts and a lover of history. When an author can bring me back in time and not only deliver the scenes and the senses of a time period but also deliver facts, interesting and funny, then I become an instant fan.
Marni – Amazon Verified Purchase – Kindle Edition
This is a sensitively told story of a young woman who loses everything, yet finds the ingenuity and courage to win her life back. The characters are real, the western setting rich and authentically described, and it’s just a darn good story.
Steve K. – Amazon Verified Purchase – Kindle Edition
1860 – Palo Pinto, Texas: Under the spectacular glow of a Comanche moon, a family is slaughtered, their homestead torched. Nineteen-year-old Barleigh Flanders survives the terrifying midnight raid. Fiercely determined to rebuild, she seizes an opportunity meant for another. Desperate, near penniless, her foolhardy, reckless scheme could prove calamitous or miraculous, yet it’s her only hope.
Her grueling physical journey stretches from Texas, to Missouri, and into the rugged Utah Territory. However, it’s her emotional journey that takes her to places of uncharted darkness, discovery, and redemption when old family secrets are revealed. What she accepted as her past turns out to be a convoluted lie that reaches across generations, reshaping her memories of the Grandfather she despised, the father she adored, and the mother she never knew.
Along her journey she encounters a mysterious stranger. In Hughes Levesque, Barleigh gains an unsought ally with dark secrets of his own. A Texas Ranger turned hired gun, Hughes makes it his personal mission to keep Barleigh safe. Doing so may cost him his life, his job, and his heart, none of which he’s keen to lose.
Orphan Moon is a heart-wrenching saga of family love, loss, and betrayal. Both a gripping adventure and a timeless love story, it gallops across the bleeding edge of the western frontier.
Genre: Historical Romance, Western