A truly moving story...
Another moving story from Kellie Coates Gilbert. A Reason To Stay starts out with a bang and takes readers on an emotional journey with Faith Marin as she tries to navigate a new marriage and tragic events that change her life.
I started following Kellie Coates Gilbert's writing a few years back after reading her story Mother Of Pearl. I have sincerely enjoyed each of her Texas Gold Novels, eagerly awaiting the release of each new title. She has such a way of writing that immerses the reader, even when the characters lives are very different, into the story and emotionally involving them in every way.
In the author's note she mentions how this story was personal for her and I completely understood that. After the traumatic event that changes Faith's life she has a long road to healing, one that was somewhat familiar to me.
One of the things I have appreciated about Kellie Coates Gilbert's novels is her portrayal of women in such different times in life. In A Reason To Stay Faith is a young career woman, newly married, and trying to balance it all. This book deals with the deeper issues of a floundering marriage and ambition at all costs.
A Reason To Stay is a story will resonate with women, one that will stick with the reader long after last page is turned.
(I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)