What Matters Most
series: Texas Gold Collection
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 www.kelliecoatesgilbert.com.
"Kellie Coates Gilbert offers up another blockbuster in What Matters Most. Strong characters, political intrigue, and romance keep you on the edge of your seat until the end."
Ane Mulligan, author of Home to Chapel Springs
Praise for the Texas Gold Collection
"This tale of family and faith brings to light what truly matters in life."--RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
"Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers emotionally gripping plots and authentic characters."--LifeIsStory.com
"Well-drawn, sympathetic characters and graceful language make this an engaging choice for readers."--Library Journal
"Once again Gilbert's seasoned pen paints a heart-tugging, emotional landscape as unpredictable and stunning as a Texas spring. Kellie gathers the broken shards of a woman's life and with masterful precision pieces together a poignant and victorious story of committed love."--Lynne Gentry, author of The Carthage Chronicles
"When I want a powerful read full of emotion and angst, my go-to author is Kellie Coates Gilbert. A Reason to Stay delivers on all counts. I cheered, I cried, I fell in love. An excellent read."--Deeanne Gist, bestselling author of Tiffany Girl
"A fast-paced, emotionally poignant read. With a strong premise, clever characterization, and a heroine you'll root for until the very last page, Gilbert is sure to win the hearts of her readers with A Reason to Stay."--Nicole Deese, bestselling author of the Letting Go series and A Cliché Christmas
"A deeply honest portrayal of one woman's battle for her life and marriage. A Reason to Stay is an absolute must-read for anyone who has ever doubted the power of love. Kellie Coates Gilbert has given readers another unforgettable story."--Tina Ann Forkner, author of Waking Up Joy
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