Monday, March 9, 2015

Where Rivers Part by Kellie Coates-Gilbert (Review)

  • Series: Texas Gold Collection
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (February 17, 2015)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800722739

Following in her estranged father's footsteps, Dr. Juliet Ryan has devoted her scientific acumen to corporate America, providing safe drinking water for millions--and affording her plenty of perks along the way. Then, without warning, a fast-moving disaster sweeps Juliet into a whirlpool of corporate scandal and puts lives at risk. As she scrambles to find answers, Juliet must face her deepest wounds and join forces with her father to expose a far-reaching conspiracy. Underneath it all, she struggles to forgive those who betrayed her trust--not least of all her own father.

Kellie Coates Gilbert's emotionally complex and gripping novel fearlessly explores the seduction of success, the fear of giving up control, and the redemptive power of learning to forgive those who have hurt us most. Like a mighty river with twists and turns and hidden rocks, this story will sweep readers relentlessly along until the satisfying conclusion.

My Review:
Dr. Juliet Ryan is a scientist who works to provide safe drinking water by overseeing quality control at a bottled water company. Her dad does not see eye to eye with her. He opposes her choice of career working for a corporation. He also is in quality of food and water control. They do not get along that great anyway. He cheated on her mother growing up and she knew about it. She holds it against him. Her mother is the peace maker until she dies suddenly which throws Juliet off. She is also dealing with a crisis at work. Children are getting sick and dying  possibly from some of the bottled water her company sells. She also has a love affair going on with one of her coworkers. This is an edgy Christian fiction book. I was uncomfortable with the relationship. The plot did keep me reading though. I wanted to see how the bottled water mystery played out. The characters are flawed and realistic and the plot well developed. Recommended to fans of the genre.

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.

Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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