Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who writes with a sympathetic, intimate knowledge of how people react under pressure. Kellie's books tell emotionally poignant stories about women in life-changing circumstances. She writes about messy lives . . . and eternal hope.
Kellie barely remembers a time when she didn’t have a book in her hand. Her tiny hometown of Carey, Idaho had no library and no bookstore. The bi-weekly bookmobile provided the only avenue to books . . . that, and her grandmother, who spent a lot of her Social Security checks on books for her granddaughter with an insatiable appetite for stories.
Kellie grew up on a sheep ranch in southern Idaho, a business her family had been in for generations, never dreaming she’d ever see her own name on a novel. She left home to attend Boise State University and spent most of her 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, Kellie signed her first book contract. Today, she is living her fantasy. Kellie lives in Dallas with her husband, working from home, writing novels. Often by the pool.
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A Reason to Stay
(Texas Gold #3)
by Kellie Coates Gilbert
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Sometimes the thing that keeps us from making the wrong choice is the one thing we can't control
As an investigative reporter and the host of her own TV talk show, Faith Marin works to expose the truth for her viewers. But in her personal life, she's anchored her world with firm boundaries in order to hide a family history she'd like to forget. By contrast, her husband Geary's life is an open book. An easygoing pro bass fisherman, Geary is the ultimate family man--and his overbearing relatives don't know the meaning of boundaries.
Faith and Geary haven't been married long when their differences start to derail their tender relationship. Surely love shouldn't be this hard. While Faith considers whether divorce is the only answer to their issues, tragedy strikes. With her life in the balance, she finds that the one she has been shutting out may be the very one she cannot bear to lose.
Kellie Coates Gilbert takes you on an emotional roller coaster as she weaves together unexpected trial, self-discovery, and forgiveness in this profoundly honest portrait of the tensions that can break a marriage--and the ultimate healing power of love.
Praise for A WOMAN OF FORTUNE
"With a unique feel for one woman's struggle to heal the wounds of broken trust, A Woman of Fortune delves deftly into the meaning of family, the bonds of love, and the healing power of faith."--Lisa Wingate, national bestselling author of Wildwood Creek and The Prayer Box
"An emotionally complex story . . . [that] inspires us to explore our own hearts and our ability to survive painful challenges with our souls intact."--Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Into the Free and When Mountains Move