Thursday, August 11, 2016
Litfuse Review: The Loyal Heart by:Shelley Shepard Gray
About the Book:
Robert 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.
Miranda Markham lost her husband in the Civil War just weeks before it ended. As if that wasn't bad enough, it seems all of Galveston, Texas is against her. They all believe that her dear husband was a traitor to the Confederates. And no matter how much she tries they all seem to hate her, they all try to make her life horrible and so far they have succeeded.
Robert Truax promised his friend; Phillip Markham, he would watch over his wife; Miranda, if he were to die. So with the war ended and his promise to fulfill he heads to Galveston, where he finds a town full of people against a Mrs. Miranda Markham. He knows that there is nothing right about this and he vows to do everything in his power to fix her reputation. But it seems the damage to her emotions is a lot worse than it appears and he may have a little more work ahead of him than he first expected.
In his duty to protect her, Robert holds a very dark secret about Miranda's husband, one that will that will disrupt her view of the man she loved so much.
The Loyal Heart is book one in the Lone Star Hero's Love Story series. This book was an amazing read and I loved every aspect of it. I love this author's work and I hope to read many more works from this author real soon.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.