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.
Lately I've been reading romance, romance and more romance novels which means I've certainly been enjoying reading this summer! :)
The Loyal Heart by Shelley Sheppard Gray is historical, Christian fiction at it's best! The characters as well as the story pulled me in and wouldn't let me go. The pace of the story was steady with a few twists and turns that kept me on my toes.
Overall, I found this novel to be captivating, engaging and a true pleasure to read! I most definitely will be reading more of Ms. Gray's books in the future.
Thank you to Zondervan and Netgalley for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.