What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert

Friday, August 5, 2016

Deeply Emotional Writing Highlights the Complexities of Human Relationships
Leta Breckenridge is forced to drop out of college to care for her dementia-ridden mother. After learning a severely delinquent account may force her mother into a less desirable facility, Leta steps out of her comfort zone and lands a high-paying job at an Austin public relations firm. But her dream job turns into a nightmare when she learns the firm is a front for a political opposition machine--and that the research she's been collecting will be used against her new love interest, Nathan Emerson.
Nathan is a rising political star being pressured to run a bid to unseat the current governor of Texas. He's already in a relationship with a woman much better suited to be a politician's wife, but he's never met anyone like Leta. Could this feisty, challenging woman hold the key to his heart?

I barely remember a time when I didn’t have a book in my hand. My tiny hometown of Carey, Idaho had no library, no bookstore. The bi-weekly bookmobile provided the only avenue to books . . . that, and my Gram, who spent a lot of her Social Security checks on books for her granddaughter with an insatiable appetite for stories.
I grew up on a sheep ranch in southern Idaho, a business my family had been in for generations, never dreaming I’d ever see my own name on a novel. I left home to attend Boise State University and spent most of my adult years pursuing a sensible legal career, raising two boys, and learning to be happily married.
But God heard the quiet prayers of a woman who dared to dream big and ask her Lord for the outrageous. In early 2011, I signed my first book contract. Today, I am living my fantasy. I live in Dallas with my husband. I work from home, writing novels. Often by the pool.
                                               Can life get any better?

My Take~

In Kellie's final installment of the Texas Gold series we are introduced to the political world. In this book Kellie peels back the layers of the electoral process, and what we see isn't very pretty. Not only do we get a front row seat to the political scene, we also see the heartbreak a child goes through in caring for her mother who has dementia. My heart broke for Leta who is doing everything she can to care for her mother, and Nathan is determined to run a campaign with integrity. Integrity is the main theme of this book and how we as believers live our lives with integrity even when things get tough.
I am sad to see this series come to a close, I have really enjoyed getting to travel to Texas with Kellie's characters.
Great book! Highly recommended!

  Kellie is from Idaho and she came to Boise to launch What Matter's Most and I got to see her and have her sign my copy. She is a great lady, full of fun, and loves meeting her readers.


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