Friday, February 20, 2015

Where Rivers Part (Texas Gold #2)

  • Series: Texas Gold Collection
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (February 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800722736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800722739

About the Book: 
Following in her estranged father's footsteps, Dr. Juliet Ryan has devoted her scientific acumen to corporate America, providing safe drinking water for millions--and affording her plenty of perks along the way. Then, without warning, a fast-moving disaster sweeps Juliet into a whirlpool of corporate scandal and puts lives at risk. As she scrambles to find answers, Juliet must face her deepest wounds and join forces with her father to expose a far-reaching conspiracy. Underneath it all, she struggles to forgive those who betrayed her trust--not least of all her own father.

My Impressions: 

This is the second book in the Texas Gold series by Kellie. If you have not read the first one yet, A Woman of Fortune, don't worry the author does a wonderful job of making sure you stay up to speed.

I admit it I am a sucker for books that God at the center of them and a person’s struggle with that relationship. Its life. Real life. Seeking God, needing forgiveness is something we all can relate to and desperately need. As with most families there is that one person who it is so difficult to get along with that it threatens the very fabric that is barely holding the relationship together to begin with. This is Juliet and her dad. Juliet struggles to overcome the constant criticism she feels from her dad. When they have to learn to lean on each other to get through the hand life is dealing them, struggle peruses and emotions run high. Christians know during these times we lean on God. He guides us through life’s never ending obstacle course as our strength and defender. What never ceases to amaze me though is what and who God will use to lead another’s heart towards Him.  

I think what I love about this book the most was that although it is a work of fiction, the story that inspired this book is true. The author borrowed from a food poisoning case at Jack in the Box that she experienced and used it to fuel the story. What we ended up with were mutli-layered characters in a plot that twists and turns and leaves you wondering what is going to happen next. With no shortage of drama and emotions we are left with showing, once again, that truth is always stranger than fiction.

I received this book through Revell’s Blogger’s Book Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.

About the Author:  

As a former legal professional, Kellie Coates Gilbert spent nearly twenty-five years working in courtrooms and behind the scenes of some of the largest and most well-known cases in America. She was one of the lead paralegals in the Jack-in-the-Box litigation, where uncooked hamburger resulted in the deaths of several toddlers and made many more critically ill, which is now the subplot of her soon-to-be released WHERE RIVERS PART, the second novel in a collection of contemporary women's fiction stories all set in Texas. Her books not only explore the heart issues that matter most to women, but often allow readers an inside peek into her former legal world.

Kellie currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a very spoiled 2.7 lb. Yorkie named Emmie Sweetpea. Please visit her online at

I received a free copy of this book from revell books in exchange for my opinion.
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