A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was not expecting to relate to a character in a novel like I did in this one. Of course, one minor detail – she has tons of money! Claire Massey lives a high life and enjoys sharing with her friends and family. She gives lavish parties and dotes on her three grown children. One challenge has crept into her perfect life. Tuck, her husband spends an extraordinary amount of time in business meetings and calls. She’s not sure what to think until the horrible moment of his arrest occurs at the biggest dinner affair after he has pledged an enormous amount of money to their future son-in-law’s political campaign. Life changes drastically for everyone in her family as he is led out of the building.
You may be wondering how I relate to Claire. Well, let’s just say my first marriage was built on many lies that I believed until things started crashing around me. Embarassment, people treating you differently, talking about you behind your back, invitations no longer coming in the mail, church folks less interested in you and life as you knew it, gone.
Claire has two good assets: a devoted friend who does not mince her words. Jana Rae stands by her even when Claire’s children scatter. The other, determination to not let anything get her down through her faith.
Well, Kellie Coates Gilbert knows how to grab you and keep you reading until you discover every page. I recommend reading A Woman of Fortune.
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