Sunday, July 31, 2016

Review: What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert

What Matters Most

In Kellie Coates Gilbert’s newest novel, What Matters Most, we are introduced to a young brilliant woman, Leta, who has sacrificed her education and career to care for her mother who has dementia.  She is working two part time jobs, one as a florist and the other as a waitress just to keep her mother in her current nursing facility.  Barely able to make ends meet, she begins to look for a better job so that her mother will not have to end up in a state facility.  She lands her dream job, or so she thinks with a publicity firm that is paying her a six figure salary.  Throughout all of this she has been quietly falling in love with a senator who is now considering running for the governor of Texas.  However, as the back cover states, “but when things seem too good to be true, they often are” proves to be a very humbling experience.

I really enjoyed this book and the author gives us a glimpse of how underhanded politics and political opposition groups can be.  Especially during the election season we are now in, that was very enlightening.  This story also emphasized that you need to do the right thing no matter how hard, and as Leta’s mother said God will do the rest.  Expect to be carried away in a political race for Texas governor with a Cinderella like romance.  I received a copy of the book for an honest review from Revell Publishing and the opinions are my own.  

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