6/02/2014

A Woman of Fortune Review

My Thoughts:
This is a hard one to review. Kellie's writing skills are superb, she took characters that were not likeable and turned them into a story that entertains you. I enjoyed reading this book, it was a quick read that I didn't put down until I was finished. For me the biggest disappointment in the whole book was the fact there was not a strong faith element, yes the husband was an elder in a church, and yes they attended church. However, the faith element seemed to be an afterthought. So that disappointed me. The ending wrapped up too quickly also, and there was some other things that made me pause. My afterthoughts about the storyline, give me pause and reason to give this book 3.5 stars. The writing skills of this author are extraordinary, and I loved her first book, this book was not a favorite but the skills are still there. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.  

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About the Book 

A Woman of Fortune 

You never know what you're really made of until you lose everything.

Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream--designer clothes, luxury cars, stunning homes. But everything 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 face incredible odds to save her family--and discover a life worth living.

Author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers a story both poignant and emotionally gripping that celebrates the kind of fortune that lasts.


"Gilbert's writing is smooth and engaging, and she explores emotional issues with grace."--Julie Kibler, international bestselling author of Calling Me Home

"With a unique feel for one woman's struggle to heal the wounds of broken trust, A Woman of Fortune delves deftly into the meaning of family, the bonds of love, and the healing power of faith."--Lisa Wingate, national bestselling author of Wildwood Creek and The Prayer Box

"I couldn't look away . . . Kellie Coates Gilbert takes an engrossing, all-too-real story of crime and greed and surprises us with a tribute to the overcoming power of true love."--Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, The Belle of All Things Southern and author of Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy

"An emotionally complex story . . . [that] inspires us to explore our own hearts and our ability to survive painful challenges with our souls intact."--Julie CantrellNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Into the Free and When Mountains Move


Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who investigated the largest cattle fraud case in US history, giving her an insider's view into how people react under pressure. The author of Mother of Pearl, she currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband. Learn more at www.kelliecoatesgilbert.com.

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