A Woman of Fortune

Title:  A Woman of Fortune (A Texas Gold Collection #1)
Author:  Kellie Coates Gilbert
Pages:  317
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Revell
Claire Massey is living a life of wealth, the privileges that wealth gives her and her position in society.  Her daughter is engaged to an up-and-coming, soon-to-be senator.  Her oldest son is married to a former beauty queen.  Her youngest son…well, he is only 20 and still has some growing up to do.  Claire loves her husband, Tuck, and trusts him to take care of her.  She relies on him.  Then, her world comes crashing down on her when Tuck is accused, arrested and sent to jail.  Tuck admits his guilt.  Now, Claire is left picking up the pieces of broken friendships, her children’s jagged emotions and what her husband has done to her trust.  Can Claire make a new life for herself?  How is she going to move forward after this devastating event?  Can she hold her family together under this tremendous strain?
Positives:  The chapters are short and very easy to read.  I had no trouble at all following the storyline.  I thought the author depicted very well how many in our society base their value on what they possess be it wealth, position or status.  She also showed very tragically the way sin effects not just the sinner, but all those connected with him/her.  The author definitely has skill in crafting a well-written story.
Negatives:  I just couldn’t relate to the characters lifestyles, having so much earthly wealth with all the high-end, name brand stuff from shoes to the type of tile on the floor as well as having a personal shopper at the beck-and-call.
My rating is 4 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/.  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
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