Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream. Her world is filled with designer clothes, luxury cars, and stunning homes. But her Neiman-Marcus lifestyle 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 start over against incredible odds to save her family–and discover a life worth living.
Poignant and emotionally gripping, A Woman of Fortune reveals the many ways we deceive ourselves and how resilience of the heart is essential to authentic living. Drawing on her experiences as a legal investigator, author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers emotionally gripping plots and authentic characters. Readers will love Claire’s unbending determination as she strives to keep her family from falling apart and learns to embrace the kind of fortune that lasts.
Cafe Lily's review:
I am so excited that Kellie has a new Texas Gold collection and cannot wait to read the second book.
The first book, A Woman of Fortune, was fantastic and I enjoyed every minute of it.
This story revolves around a very wealthy Texas ranching family who lose everything and the trials they face both personally and as a family.
Claire Massey has to figure out how to start all over again when life as she knows it is suddenly over. With her husband facing prison, Claire has to try and hold her family together and maintain her sanity.
Kellie's books offer heartwarming stories, yet also show the strength and resolve of her characters -usually women in crisis, who need to pull together. Her characters are not sticky sweet, but believable "real" women in tough situations that readers can relate to.
I also enjoyed Kellie's debut novel, Mother of Pearl. You can read that review here:I highly recommend getting this author's books if you have yet to read them.