Historical Western Romance
Short Story/7500 words
Originally published by The Wild Rose Press
Oklahoma Territory 1892
Addie McKenna finished digging the grave at sundown. She had to get Mattie in the ground tonight; tomorrow would be another scorcher. The dog barked as Addie climbed from the grave. A stranger driving a buckboard loomed from the shadows. As he came closer, Addie’s breath caught. Roan McLeod! She kept her face blank. He was a married man.
Roan McLeod looked at Addie McKenna, alone beside the open grave. Four months since he’d seen her. His nights had been haunted by this red-haired girl, haunted by forbidden images of them together as he opened his mouth on Addie’s and removed her clothes. Those were shameful thoughts for a man who had buried his wife and daughter only ten days ago.
Roan’s Redemption is the first romance in a series called “The Orphan Train Legacy.”