Author: Kellie Coates Gilbert
paperback: 336 pages
Series: Texas Gold Collection
Publisher: Revell (February 17, 2015)
Back Cover Description:
Success too often comes with a price. Juliet never imagined it 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. It’s not the path her estranged father would have her take, but then Juliet finds it 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 when 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 fearlessly explores the seduction of success, the fear of giving up control, and the redemptive power of learning to forgive.
What Others Are saying:
“Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers emotionally gripping plots and authentic characters.”–LifeIsStory.com
“This tale of family and faith brings to light what truly matters in life and the desperate struggle to hold on to it.”–RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
“Well-drawn, sympathetic characters and graceful language make this an engaging choice for readers.”–Library Journal
Meet the Author:
As a former legal professional, Kellie Coates Gilbert spent nearly twenty-five years working in courtrooms and behind the scenes of some of the largest and most well-known cases in America. She was one of the lead paralegals in the Jack-in-the-Box litigation, where uncooked hamburger resulted in the deaths of several toddlers and made many more critically ill, which is now the subplot of her soon-to-be released WHERE RIVERS PART, the second novel in a collection of contemporary women’s fiction stories all set in Texas. Her books not only explore the heart issues that matter most to women, but often allow readers an inside peek into her former legal world.
Kellie currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a very spoiled 2.7 lb. Yorkie named Emmie Sweetpea.
Kellie Coates Gilbert knows how to keep a reader moving through her novel. This book was really heart wrenching and I definitely recommend a box of tissues for this one! All of the characters were well developed and easy to visualize throughout the story. It’s also easy to emphasize with the main character, Dr. Juliet Ryan, throughout the novel. All of her struggles are all very real issues in the world today. If you are looking for a sweet romance then you should save this one for later. A special book but nothing romantic about it! If you’re looking for something much deeper, with maybe a little more meaning then this is the book for you.
I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.