Friday, July 22, 2016

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
A Texas Gold Novel
Kellie Coates Gilbert
ISBN: 978-0800722753
July 2016/320 pages/$14.99

Just when she can't take it anymore, Leta finally catches a break. But when things seem too good to be true, they often are.

Finding her dream job went right out the window when Leta Breckenridge had to quit school to help care for her mother suffering from dementia. When a delinquent account may force her mother into a less desirable facility, Leta is thrilled to land a high-paying job at an Austin public relations firm. But her seemingly ideal job turns into a nightmare when she learns the firm is a front for a political opposition organization--and that the research she's been collecting will be used against Nathan Emerson, the handsome senator she's swiftly falling in love with.

Nathan is a rising political star being pressured to run a bid to unseat the current governor of Texas. He's already in a relationship with a woman much better suited to be a politician's wife, but he's never met anyone like Leta. Could this feisty woman hold the key to his heart--and his future?

With emotional depth and keen insight into what drives us, Kellie Coates Gilbert offers a salient story that calls us to consider what we value most in this life.

Read an excerpt.


Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal and the author of A Woman of Fortune, Where Rivers Part, and A Reason to Stay. Gilbert crafts her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances in Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband. Learn more at


Kellie Coates Gilbert quickly became a must-read author for me with her debut release in 2012, and her Texas Gold series is phenomenal. Perfectly timed for this election year, What Matters Most offers a fascinating, albeit rather disturbing, look at the world of political opposition and the measures some will take to win an election and discredit the rival candidate. As with her previous books, Gilbert crafts a thought-provoking story with believable characters who must make difficult choices with significant consequences. Leta's dedication to her mother and the responsibility she shoulders warms the heart, even as the increasing financial burden adds stress as she wrestles with questions of ethics and personal integrity. What Matters Most is a must-read. Don't miss it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book free from Baker/Revell Publishing. 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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