Thursday, February 12, 2015
Where Rivers Part by Kellie Coates Gilbert
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.
MY REVIEW-I was very impressed with my first read by Kellie Coates Gilbert and I was anxious to see how the next one was. Sometimes I like a series start but not the finish and vice versa. Needless to say, Kellie writes a captivating story that I found myself plunging into last week. And I had to struggle to put it down and do my other daily chores:)
Juliet is one of those characters that you like but at times you want to shake her and ask her what her problem is. She is a mature adult but there were areas that she still acted like a child. I think it made me like her more as I see that in myself and while it is a shortcoming, it endeared her to me. Her father kind of threw me off. We see that he wants to become close to his daughter but yet when they are around each other, they are like oil and water. Mainly him irritating her.
One aspect that Kellie includes in her books is the spirituality. It is getting harder and harder to find fiction novels that still teach lessons and give Gospel. Carol, Juliet's mother, is the real backbone in her family. I loved her presence and though something happens about halfway through that I definitely did not see coming, her faith is strong and yet sweet. Some great sections are found in this book but one of my favorites would be when Carol is talking to her husband about God. He doesn't understand how the Gospel can be scientifically sound but wow, the lessons are straight on. An intense look into a hard subject but an excellent novel. Now comes the hard part of waiting for the next installment:)
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**