The Loyal Heart is book one in the Lone Star Hero’s Love Story Series. It is a powerfully written story of love that extends beyond distance and time. Phillip Markham’s concern for his wife, Miranda and the loyalty of friendship between Phillip and Robert Truax are portrayed in a way that draws the reader into the world. Shelley Shepard Gray always does a great job of incorporating suspense into her stories and The Loyal Heart definitely had intrigue. The Calvary men exemplify loyalty even when it means public humiliation. Ms. Gray does a great job of transporting us back in time and making her characters relatable as well as engaging. I highly recommend The Loyal Heart and cannot wait to read the second book, An Uncommon Protector.