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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Where Rivers Part and a Giveaway!

Kellie's life motto is:  Prone to wander, Chained to grace.

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal and the author of A Woman of Fortune and Mother of Pearl.  Gilbert crafts her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances in Dallas, TX where she lives with her husband.

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Success too often comes with a price.

Juliet never imagined that cost could be so high.

Dr. Juliet Ryan has devoted her considerable scientific acumen to corporate America, providing safe drinking water for millions - and affording her plenty of perks along the way.  Her career choice is not the path her estranged father would have her take, but then Juliet finds at difficult to maintain respect for a man she cannot trust.  She's on her way up in the world, and she's not going to let anything drag her down.

But wen a fast-moving disaster sweeps Juliet into a whirlpool of corporate scandal, lives are at risk - including those of some of the people closest to her.  As she scrambles to find answers, Juliet must face her deepest wounds and join forces with the one who has hurt her most in order to expose a far-reaching conspiracy.

Like a mighty river with twists and turns and hidden rocks, this engrossing story will sweep you relentlessly along as it explores the seduction of success, the fear of giving up control, and the redemptive power of learning to forgive.

My Thoughts:
I became a huge fan of Kellie's writing when I read Mother of Pearl.   So, I knew I would be reading her Texas Gold novels.  Where Rivers Part is the second book in this series with A Woman of Fortune being the first.  While parts of a series, the books serve as stand-alone reads.
Where Rivers Part is an emotionally gripping read.  The subject matter is loosely patterned after a legal matter Kellie was assigned in the midnineties related to the Jack in the Box E-Coli outbreak. Kellie's characters are genuine and carry a depth that propels the story right off the page.  Kellie shares the back stories of her characters throughout the book at appropriate places that carry the book along and engages the reader at deeper and deeper levels.  The subject matter of corporate greed is timely and culturally relevant.
Dr. Juliet Ryan's story has twists and turns that keep the reader turning pages.  There were parts of her story that brought me to tears and parts that made me want to throw the book across the room.  In the end, Where Rivers Part was placed on my keeper shelf right beside A Woman of Fortune and Mother of Pearl.

I have a copy of Where Rivers Part to share with one of you!
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Happy Reading Ya'll,