Monday, February 9, 2015

Where Rivers Part

Where Rivers Part
A Texas Gold Novel
Kellie Coates Gilbert
ISBN: 978-0800722739
February 2015/336 pages/$14.99

Success too often comes with a price. Juliet never imagined it could be so high.

Dr. Juliet Ryan has devoted her considerable scientific acumen to corporate America, providing safe drinking water for millions--and affording her plenty of perks along the way. It's not the path her estranged father would have her take, but then Juliet finds it difficult to maintain respect for a man she cannot trust. She's on her way up in the world, and she's not going to let anything drag her down.

But when a fast-moving disaster sweeps Juliet into a whirlpool of corporate scandal, lives are at risk--including those of some of the people closest to her. As she scrambles to find answers, Juliet must face her deepest wounds and join forces with the one who has hurt her most in order to expose a far-reaching conspiracy.

Like a mighty river with twists and turns and hidden rocks, this engrossing story will sweep you relentlessly along as it fearlessly explores the seduction of success, the fear of giving up control, and the redemptive power of learning to forgive.

Read an excerpt.


Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who investigated the largest cattle fraud case in US history. Her legal experience gives her an insider's view into how people react under pressure. Gilbert explores the complexity of relationships in her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances. The author of Mother of Pearl, she currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband. Learn more at her website,


Kellie Coates Gilbert quickly became a must-read author for me with the release of her debut novel, Mother of Pearl (reviewed here, and she further cemented that with the first book in the Texas Gold series, A Woman of Fortune. (My review of that novel is here.) Once again, she has created a compelling story that kept me rapidly turning pages, and it's not just because it is set in Texas! Authentic characters and an all-too-believable corporate setting bring this book to life and sadly, it is easy to imagine it as a non-fiction rather than a tale woven from Gilbert's imagination, albeit informed by her background as a legal investigator. Thoughts and emotions are expertly portrayed, making the tension palpable not only in the boardroom but in the scenes between Juliet and her father. I wondered at times if the resolution would leave anyone standing. Whether it did or not is a question I will leave for you to discover! Don't miss this captivating story. I'm already eager to see what Kellie Coates Gilbert comes up with for her next novel!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Revell Publishers as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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