Once again Kellie Coates Gilbert given her readers an inside peek at the story behind the story. In “Where Rivers Part” Dr. Juliet Ryan is in charge of quality control for a water bottling company, a job that is important to her because of her dedication to food safety. A success in her field, Juliet nevertheless still feels she has something to prove to her estranged father who is also involved in the oversight of food safety. When an ecoli outbreak spreads through San Antonio, Juliet soon finds herself and her father on opposing sides.
The plot of “Where Rivers Part” moves along at a good pace and is filled with strong characters, drama, love and betrayal, emotional scenes, grief, forgiveness, and redemption. There were times I wanted to tell Juliet that she was being played and used by a certain character. For an intelligent lady, she was often a bit naive. My frustration with some of her choices is probably because I connected with her character and wanted things to work out for her. I was happy with the ending and was glad that her relationship with her father was finally restored.
Kellie Coates Gilbert has written a strong story that grew out of her personal experience as a legal investigator. “Where Rivers Part” rings true on every level. If you enjoy contemporary Christian fiction with a nod to actual events, you should enjoy “Where Rivers Part” and her previous novel from the Texas Gold series, “A Woman of Fortune”.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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 from “Where Rivers Part” HERE.
Praise for A Woman of Fortune
“Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers emotionally gripping plots and authentic characters.”–LifeIsStory.com
“This tale of family and faith brings to light what truly matters in life and the desperate struggle to hold on to it.”–RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
“Well-drawn, sympathetic characters and graceful language make this an engaging choice for readers.”–Library Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 www.kelliecoatesgilbert.com.