Monday, September 24, 2012

Mother of Pearl by Kellie Coates Gilbert Book Review

Mother of Pearl by Kellie Coates Gilbert is the story of Barrie Graeber, a successful high school counselor, mother of two and in love with her entrepreneurial husband.  She and her daughter Pearl are close-knit.  Pearl is on the dance team and is headed toward a bright future.  When her daughter is betrayed and begins to act out, Barrie is helpless.  She never imagines the tragedy that occurs and how it connects her to the most hated person in her life.  She must learn to stand up for what's right, be strong and fight to save others from being victimized.   She feels weak, but battles against lies, loses support from her husband, but gains a new confidence with the help of her competent lawyer.  Barrie pursues a path any mother would who is desperate to make wrongs right.

Kellie's writing is sensational.  Her flow and rhythm create an intimacy of storytelling at its finest.  She draws the reader in by writing in  first person so the reader experiences all the main character's faults, weaknesses and successes.  Her blend of descriptive details and personal thoughts of the protagonist keep the reader suspended in page-turning pursuit.  Mother of Pearl is riveting, heartbreaking, hopeful and a must-read for Christian fiction lovers.

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*I was given a complimentary copy of this book for my review.  All opinions are my own.*

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