Roderick “Rod” Owen

Roderick Owen, universally known as Rod, was born in the Shenandoah Valley. A widely respected horse breeder, he served in the War with Mexico and in the American Civil War on the Confederate side. He is a character in the novels Gone for a Soldier, The Man from Shenandoah, and Spinster’s Folly.

That Tender Light is the very romantic story of how Rod met Julia Helm, and how he wooed and won her.