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The Loyal Heart

Shelley Shepard Gray

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Devon O'Day

Length:

8h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

14:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

41:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:06