The Loyal Heart
by By Shelley Shepard Gray
Book DescriptionRobert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places.
Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham. If anything happened to Phillip, Robert would look after his beloved wife, Miranda. She was his life, his world, his everything.
After the war, Robert is left to pick up the pieces and fulfill his pact. When he arrives at Miranda's home in Galveston, Texas, things are worse than he imagined. Phillip's name has been dragged through the mud, everyone in town believes him to be a traitor, and his widow is treated as an outcast. Even more disturbing is her emotional well-being. Miranda seems hopeless, lost, and so very alone.
Robert had thought his duty would be simple. He would help Miranda as quickly as possible in order to honor a promise. But the moment Robert laid eyes on her, his plans changed. He's mesmerized by her beauty and yearns to help her in any way he can.
He makes it his duty to protect Miranda, turn her reputation around, and to find some way to help her smile again. But it doesn't prove to be an easy task—Robert knows something about Phillip that could shake Miranda to the core and alter her view of the man she thought she knew so well.
A prison cell in Lake Erie became the home of Confederate soldiers. Growing as close as brothers in this prison, a group of these soldiers made promises to care for one another, no matter what happened. When Phillip Markham lost his life in the prison, Robert Truax knew he had to fulfill that promise and take care of Phillip's wife Marinda. As tough as the situation with Marinda turned out to be, Robert wanted to do the job he came to do and get on with his life. But there were many unexpected bumps in the road that changed those plans.
Shelley Shepard Gray starts another series off with a bang! This beautiful story of love and redemption with capture your hearts. When everything seemed lost and thought there was no hope, Marinda finds out that God does give second chances in life. Robert and Marinda's story is such a sweet heartwarming story. The main characters, as well as the supporting characters will quickly find their way into your heart. I enjoyed the Civil War and post war historical facts and settings. This is a great story for those who enjoy stories with Civil War settings.
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