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The Loyal Heart #1, A Lone Star Hero’s Love Story series by Shelley Shepard Gray
It was a favor Robert Truax owed his friend – to care for the widow Phillip Markham had left behind when the war claimed his life. Now Robert is determined to fulfill his promise and then put his own life back together. But things quickly become complicated when he meets Miranda. Shunned by her neighbors because of rumors about Phillip, Miranda seems to be only a shadow. Robert is determined to help her live again, despite the secret he knows about Phillip.
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Publication Date: 2016
Series: Lone Star Hero's Love Story
Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didnt 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 taskRobert knows something about Phillip that could shake Miranda to the core and alter her view of the man she thought she knew so well.
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New 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. Find Shelley on her website: ShelleyShepardGray.com; on Facebook: ShelleyShepardGray; Twitter: @ShelleySGray.