A WOMAN OF FORTUNE BY KELLIE COATES GILBERT
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.
MY REVIEW-This author was very new to me. I had never heard of her or her books but when I saw the plot, it sounded quite interesting. Enough for me to review it:) And I am soo glad I did!! The story pulls you into it and I couldn't put it down if I wanted to. Yes, I read it in one day it was that interesting. I just had to know what happened next. If it would turn out the way I thought it would or if a twist would be put in there somewhere. And while twists and curves were thrown in, I am glad with the way it turned out. Even if I wish there was more to the ending.
Claire is the wife and mother who thinks life is going along great until the day her husband is arrested on fraud charges. For a while I expected him to get off somehow and walk away totally free. But nope, the author doesn't paint things all rosy and gloss over the troubles. Definitely something I admired with the writing. We see things up close and personal. And the struggles that Claire and her family go through are so pertinent to the trials of today. Her fight to save her family even in the midst of great loss really made her a hero in my eyes. I went through varying emotions with her husband. Which we see in her struggle as well. He committed all these crimes and yet Kellie makes you see why he did it and that in reality, many of us have some of the same choices to make, we just have to decide right.
This is not a book I would give to a teenager unless they are mature. We see a young woman move in with a man old enough to be her father. Partly to hurt her ex but also because this man has money enough to help her when she loses everything. There are also a couple times dealing with intimacy between husband and wife that were borderline in my opinion. Just giving a heads up for those who don't like stuff like that. Overall though an excellent book that I liked because it was different. A different plot and it seemed like the author wasn't afraid to pull punches. Loved it!!
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