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.
About the Author
Shelley Shepard Gray is aNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.
Readers will be thrilled with Shelley Shepard Gray’s book one in the Lone Star Hero Series, The Loyal Heart. A beautifully written novel that is full of historic incites, loveable characters, and a love story that includes a passion and fierce loyalty not only to love but to protect. A huge fan of historical fiction, I immediately fell in love with this delightful story and its characters. Shelley’s research of the historical background of the story also shines through, bringing this novel to life. I would recommend this story to readers that enjoy books written by Shelley Shepard Gray, as well as fans of historical romance.
Series: Lone Star Hero
Genre: historical, romance, Christian
Publication date: July 12, 2016
Number of pages: 320
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
Other books in the series:
2-An Uncommon Protector (coming February 2017)
A review copy of this book was provided by LitFuse.
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