Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert (Texas Gold Collection)

Claire Massey is beyond rich. Her husband, Tuck, is into cattle and has made it so lucrative that they lack nothing that money can buy. Think past millions, into the billions and beyond. Huge party extravaganzas are just another fun party for these people and their circle. Her daughter, Lainie, is about to marry the up and coming new Senator from Texas. Both Lainie and Claire are secretly dreaming of Lainie being in the White House one day. She has one son doing great, and is his Dad's "favorite. That is Garrett. Then Max is the son that that needs some help. He is more prone to feel like a failure and drink too much, and cause embarrassments to the family.

When in the middle of their posh party, the police arrive, make accusations haul Tuck off in handcuffs,it leaves the perfect life that Claire has always know in total upheaval! Claire refuses to think that Tuck is guilty of what he is accused of, but if their mass fortune is stripped away, what does she really have left?

So is this wealthy beyond words woman going to pick her self up and follow her dreams, or just shrivel up in a pile when her life is stripped bare and the tides of fortune are turned against her? Claire has a "fortune" in her best friend, Jana Rae, but is that and God going to be enough for her to work through this?  Enough to heal her broken life, and help her children who's lives are now broken also from this horrible scandal and turn of events?

Written by an author who is a former legal investigator, and a paralegal, the legal aspects of this real life based story are not neglected at all, and only add to the depth of the situation these folks are going through.
I thought this book was very interesting, and it was my first book by Kellie Coates Gilbert.

Carol :)

Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream. Her world is filled with designer clothes, luxury cars, and stunning homes. But her Neiman-Marcus lifestyle comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. Suddenly, she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Betrayed and humiliated, Claire must start over against incredible odds to save her family--and discover a life worth living.

Poignant and emotionally gripping, A Woman of Fortune reveals the many ways we deceive ourselves and how resilience of the heart is essential to authentic living. Drawing on her experiences as a legal investigator, author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers emotionally gripping plots and authentic characters. Readers will love Claire's unbending determination as she strives to keep her family from falling apart and learns to embrace the kind of fortune that lasts.


Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who writes with a sympathetic, intimate knowledge of how people react under pressure. Kellie's books tell emotionally poignant stories about women in life-changing circumstances. She writes about messy lives . . . and eternal hope.

Kellie currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a very spoiled 2.7 lb. Yorkie named Emmie Sweetpea.

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