Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert August 2, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 1:09 am
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what matters most


Just when she can’t take it anymore, Leta finally catches a break. But when things seem too good to be true, they often are.

Finding her dream job went right out the window when Leta Breckenridge had to quit school to help care for her mother suffering from dementia. When a delinquent account may force her mother into a less desirable facility, Leta is thrilled to land a high-paying job at an Austin public relations firm. But her seemingly ideal job turns into a nightmare when she learns the firm is a front for a political opposition organization–and that the research she’s been collecting will be used against Nathan Emerson, the handsome senator she’s swiftly falling in love with.

Nathan is a rising political star being pressured to run a bid to unseat the current governor of Texas. He’s already in a relationship with a woman much better suited to be a politician’s wife, but he’s never met anyone like Leta. Could this feisty woman hold the key to his heart–and his future?

With emotional depth and keen insight into what drives us, Kellie Coates Gilbert offers a salient story that calls us to consider what we value most in this life.

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal and the author of A Woman of Fortune, Where Rivers Part, and A Reason to Stay. Gilbert crafts her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances in Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband. Learn more at

My thoughts and giveaway:

I have really enjoyed this series. They are all stand-alone books but they each deal with big issues.

This book is very timely, dealing with political issues and what goes on behind the scenes. I found it very interesting.

Leta is a very likeable and real character. She’s like anyone of us, just a normal girl dealing with life and some tough things. Reading about her mother really made me reflect on my own parents and what will happen as they get older.

This is sort of like a Cinderella story, a regular girl gets the prince kind of thing. Nate is a wonderful character and someone I wish I could vote for.

As much as I loved the first three books this one didn’t grab me as much. I didn’t really feel a sense of urgency. Don’t get me wrong, I did like this book I just didn’t love it as much as the others in this series.

Visit Kellie here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 


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