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2.14.2015

Where Rivers Part ~ Review

Where Rivers Part
A Texas Gold Novel 2
By Kellie Coates Gilbert

Juliet Ryan is an up-and-coming star in her field.  Quality assurance is the promise of product safety and Juliet is determined that her company will never be one of those companies that let's consumer safety fall to the god of corporate profit.

But in the midst of personal tragedy, Juliet finds her personal and professional life spiraling out of her control when a deadly bacterial outbreak occurs.  As everyone scrambles to locate the source, tensions rise throughout the city as the victims multiply. 

Where Rivers Part is contemporary fiction at its best with a timely and meaningful story.  Drawing on true events Kellie weaves a powerful story that may be the best she has written to date.

The dollar is the driving force in business all too often, resulting in short cuts that in the long run are much more costly in the end.  Lives lost or debilitated are one of the potential costs.

There is a second story that runs throughout and that is Juliet's relationship with her father.  For years Juliet has been holding onto the hurt she carries, allowing it to fester.  As a result time to together seems inconceivable.  But sometimes the wolf in sheep's clothing is the easiest enemy to spot, rather than the one before us.  Trust is something that needs to be earned, but forgiveness is a gift that we can give.

Where Rivers Part is a book that has wide appeal and if you are unfamiliar with Kellie Coates Gilbert's work would be an excellent introduction to her writing.  And before you ask, No you don't need to read the previous Texas Gold novel to enjoy this book.  These books can stand-alone.    
                                                                                                                                                                    I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell, through their blogger program in exchange for my honest review.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
About the book:
Success too often comes with a price. Juliet never imagined it could be so high.

Dr. Juliet Ryan has devoted her considerable scientific acumen to corporate America, providing safe drinking water for millions--and affording her plenty of perks along the way. It's not the path her estranged father would have her take, but then Juliet finds it difficult to maintain respect for a man she cannot trust. She's on her way up in the world, and she's not going to let anything drag her down.

But when a fast-moving disaster sweeps Juliet into a whirlpool of corporate scandal, lives are at risk--including those of some of the people closest to her. As she scrambles to find answers, Juliet must face her deepest wounds and join forces with the one who has hurt her most in order to expose a far-reaching conspiracy.

Like a mighty river with twists and turns and hidden rocks, this engrossing story will sweep you relentlessly along as it fearlessly explores the seduction of success, the fear of giving up control, and the redemptive power of learning to forgive.

About the author:
Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal and the author of A Woman of Fortune. Gilbert crafts her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances in Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband.