A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert ~ A Contemporary Fiction Review

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

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Texas Gold Collection
Kellie Coates Gilbert
Contemporary Fiction

You never know what you're really made of until

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 Thoughts

What does it profit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his own soul in the process? Unbeknownst to the Massey family, they are about to experience this first hand. The Massey's are a larger than life family living the good life in the heart of Dallas society. Tuck Massey has built a cattle trading dynasty and his wife Claire is part of all the elite society groups. Their son Garrett is being groomed to take over the family business. Their daughter Lainie is set to marry a future senator with aspirations of the White House. Even the black sheep of the family, Max, is doing well at his reporting job.

But one day in the most humiliating and confusing of circumstances all the walls come tumbling down. Life as they knew it ended in that moment. When you fall from such great heights how do you pick yourself up and begin again? How do you hold a fractured family together when the wounds go so deep? Claire is faced with these situations and must find the inner strength to carry on.

This glaringly honest portrayal of a family in turmoil could be ripped from the headlines. Kellie Coates Gilbert has created fictional characters that allow us to examine the true cost of fame and fortune. Through their story we're allowed to ponder what lengths we'd go to get what we desired. While this is a book filled with scandal it is also a story of forgiveness and the power of the marital bond. My favorite line of the book comes towards the end:
". . . the Masseys were a family who knew how one day could shift your course and catapult you into a series of events never intended to be lived. She'd explain that they'd all stumbled and lost their footing, but in the end they found their way--together."
For an uplifting read about the power of family, love, forgiveness and enduring commitment, pick this book up. It is sure to make you appreciate your family and hold them a little tighter.

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