A gritty western saga and timeless love story that will leave you breathless and wanting more.
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 raid. Fiercely determined to rebuild, she seizes an opportunity meant for another. It’s a foolhardy, reckless scheme. Desperate, near penniless, 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.
In Hughes Levesque, Barleigh gains an unsought ally with dark secrets of his own. A hired gun, it becomes 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.
“Gritty, raw American history…I felt like I was there. LOVE that in a good novel.”—Gary
“Highly recommended! An exciting, breathless read with well-developed characters and a plot that keeps you guessing.”—Elizabeth
“T. K. Lukas’s writing reflects the kind of maturity that will shine more and more with each passing novel. Kudos to her!”—Grammar Dowager
Writers’ League of Texas 2015 Top Five Finalist—Historical Fiction
About the Author
T. K. Lukas, a native Texan and an award-winning author, writes both contemporary and historical fiction. Her debut novel, “Orphan Moon,” is a historical fiction based in 1860’s Texas and other western frontier locations. The book, published in 13 countries, has been on numerous Amazon Kindle bestseller lists. Additionally, “Orphan Moon” is a Writers’ League of Texas 2015 Top Five Finalist for Historical Fiction. Look for the release of books two and three of the Orphan Moon Trilogy in 2016.
T. K. is currently writing a contemporary suspense novel, “If the Devil had a Dog,” with a U.S. Marine turned CIA operative as the lead male character. While researching this fictional hero, an interview with a real-life retired Marine turned CIA operative led to a request from him for T. K. to write his biography.