A Woman of Fortune is a thought-provoking, entertaining book. One day the Massey family goes from riches to being in the poor-house because Tuck Massey participated in a Ponzi scheme and bilked millions out of people. Tucks family has to give up the beautiful houses, expensive cars, expensive clothes and jewelry and paid help. The book was full of romance, intrigue, inspiration, families and friendships. I look forward to another Texas Gold novel.
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This book was impossible to put down!! I was hooked from the start and it is definitely a new favorite. If you are looking for a spoiler...I'm not going to give it away.
A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert is filled to the brim with romance, inspiration, intrigue...you become deeply invested and will not want the story to end - I know I didn't!
Ms. Gilbert's realistic writing style makes you feel like you know the characters personally, that you are watching them grow before you. This is a powerfully emotional story that reminds you of what is most important in life...not material things...but faith, love of God, and your family!
I am looking forward to Ms. Gilbert's next book! I would highly recommend this book to everyone, it is wonderful!
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This book takes the reader into the lifestyle of a pampered socialite whose dream life comes crashing down when her cattle baron husband is arrested for fraud. The story delves into the family and friends whose lives are shattered by greed and broken trust. I found the story to be inspiring as Claire struggles to keep her family intact and struggles to survive the challenges she is forced to face.
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A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert isn't what you think. Claire Massey has lived a life of wealth, a good family, serves on committees, does charitable events and her world crashes. At a political fund raiser for their future son-in-law, after her husband has donated over a million dollar donation and while still on stage her husband is arrested for fraud. Her daughter and sons are heart broken, Claire is in a state of shock. The more she learns the worse it gets. Follow Claire has she tries to put her family back together, decides what she has to do with the rest of her life. The story sounds like something straight from the Headlines of any newspaper in the past few years.
This is the first book I've read by Kellie Coates Gilbert but it won't be the last. By the time I read the first chapter I was totally engrossed in this book. When things start looking up for this family suddenly something else comes crashing down.
Woman of Fortune by Kelly Coates Gilbert is a story about some serious family issues. Even though this deals with a very rich family, the book held some truths most of us could take away from. At first I didnt know how I felt about Claire Massey. She seemed like the typical married woman of fortune and I didnt really like how after 30 years of marriage she could have been so clueless about her husbands business dealings and her 3 adult children. However, as the story progresses and she is popped out of her protective bubble, she takes a real hard look at her life. I began to feel for her and the fact that her entire way of life was being ripped from her. Her husband is taken away from her and two of her children are angry and withdraw. However, one child does step up, the one that always seemed to be the black sheep. Through it all though, she realizes just what is important and what love really means. I really liked this book even though it was like watching a train wreck. This does not have your happily ever after ending, but it does have the right ending. I really liked how the author made marriage very important. I already have the second book in this series on my wish list. I received this book from the The Book Club Network, Inc. (TBCN) and the opinions are my own.