About the Author: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 currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas.
Her latest book is the Christian fiction, Mother of Pearl.
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About the Book:Barrie Graeber has two great kids, a loving husband, and a respected job as the high school counselor in her close-knit community. Then, without warning, everything unravels when her teenage daughter, Pearl, is betrayed by friends and lashes out.
Barrie’s attempts to steer her daughter back on course fail. Nothing prepares this mother for the helplessness that follows when Pearl shuts her out . . . or when the unthinkable comes to light about her nemesis, the football coach.
MOTHER OF PEARL is a story that puts absolute truths and convictions to the test. It’s the emotionally riveting tale of a woman who finds she must recognize her own vulnerability and learn to trust in something much bigger.
My Take: Being a mother of a teenage girl I really could relate to Barrie. You only want to do what is right for your children even if that means to do the hard thing and fight for them no matter what. It is a book about trusting in God and giving things over to him. Sometimes all our intentions won't do any good so we just have to let God take over. This is a great book by a new to me author and I will be looking for more books by her. Great Book.
I received a review copy of this book from Pump Up You book in exchange for my honest opinion.