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Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Reason To Stay

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal and the author of A Woman of Fortune and Where Rivers Part, the first two books in the Texas Gold series.  Kellie writes with a sympathetic, intimate knowledge of how people react under pressure and she tells emotionally poignant stories about messy lives and eternal hope.

You can connect with Kellie and join her Reader's Club through her website found at

Sometimes the thing that keeps us from making the wrong choice is the one thing we can't control...

As an investigative reporter and the host of her own TV talk show, Faith Martin works to expose the truth for her viewers.  But in her personal life, she's anchored her world with firm boundaries in order to hide a family history she'd like to forget. By contrast, her husband Geary's life is an open book.  An easygoing pro bass fisherman, Geary is the ultimate family man - and his overbearing relatives don't know the meaning of boundaries.

Faith and Geary haven't been married long when their differences start to derail their tender relationship.  Surely love shouldn't be this hard.  While Faith considers whether divorce is the only answer to their issues, tragedy strikes.  With her life in the balance, she finds that the one she has been shutting out may be the very one she cannot bear to lose.

Kellie Coates Gilbert takes you on an emotional roller coaster as she weaves together unexpected trial, self-discovery, and forgiveness in this profoundly honest portrait of the tensions that can break a marriage - and the ultimate healing power of love.

My Thoughts:
When I read Gilbert's Mother of Pearl a while back, I knew then that I would read everything she would write.  Gilbert has a special gift in her writing of conveying the tension and emotion that comes in life.  A Reason to Stay was a roller coaster ride!  I struggled with these characters.  I experienced anger, sadness, sympathy and laughed my head off; sometimes all in just a few paragraphs.  Gilbert's scenarios are believable and her characters are genuine.  Her stories read like situations ripped from the headlines of the evening news.  They are current and her characterization and plot development keeps you turning pages.  Gilbert expertly weaves a strand of hope throughout her stories.  She has done this so well in Faith and Geary's story.  By the end of the book, I was weeping from the sheer beauty of their journey.  Don't miss this book from Gilbert!

*I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Happy Reading Ya'll,