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.
I thought that the Loyal Heart by Shelley Sheppard Grey was pretty good. It shows what life was like after the Civil War. I always find that the civil war and it’s aftermath to be an interesting history. I personally found that the story line was going slow for me in the middle of the book. It made it difficult for me to ntinue the story. I did finish the story and it turned out to be just fine. Shelley Grey wrote about a very difficult time and she protrayed it well. Although, I didn’t like this story as well, I’m sure that others will enjoy it.
I recommend this book to others.
I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.