Revell Presents….A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert

A Woman of Fortune

by Kellie Coates Gilbert

 a woman of fortune

You never know what you’re really made of until you lose everything.

Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream–designer clothes, luxury cars, stunning homes. But everything comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. Suddenly she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Betrayed and humiliated, Claire must face incredible odds to save her family–and discover a life worth living.

Author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers a story both poignant and emotionally gripping that celebrates the kind of fortune that lasts.



This was a really interesting story! This Texas Massey family was beyond wealthy, and living the life that told of their wealth. Their three children never wanted for anything when it came to material possessions because they had it all. But just as Tuck Massey announces that he is giving his future son in law a whopping 2 million dollars to help in funding his campaign, Tuck was arrested and charged with swindling thousands of innocent victims out of billions of dollars, in the largest cattle scam in the country. But Tuck couldn’t be guilty of anything could he? At first his wife Claire didn’t think so, but then as truths begin to surface, this Massey family would face the most devastating heartbreak a family could ever face. Including loosing everything they had, big house, fancy cars, frills, and thrills, it was all gone. What would happen to them all now that life had been jerked out from under them?

I loved this story, I felt sorry for all of the victims that lost their money, but in this book author Kelly  Gilbert gives readers another side of the story, and that is the family that were victims because of their husband/dad’s actions. I had to grieve with this family as I read the story because they were just as innocent as the victims that lost their money. Little did they know that the leader of their family was taking them down a road of destruction. But that is not all to this powerful story. And since I don’t like giving away the plot, you need to read this awesome story for yourself!

I received this book from Revell Publishers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


MORE PRAISE FOR A Women of Fortune

“Gilbert’s writing is smooth and engaging, and she explores emotional issues with grace.”–Julie Kibler, international bestselling author of Calling Me Home

“With a unique feel for one woman’s struggle to heal the wounds of broken trust, A Woman of Fortune delves deftly into the meaning of family, the bonds of love, and the healing power of faith.”–Lisa Wingate, national bestselling author of Wildwood Creek and The Prayer Box

“I couldn’t look away . . . Kellie Coates Gilbert takes an engrossing, all-too-real story of crime and greed and surprises us with a tribute to the overcoming power of true love.”–Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, The Belle of All Things Southern and author of Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy

“An emotionally complex story . . . [that] inspires us to explore our own hearts and our ability to survive painful challenges with our souls intact.”–Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Into the Free and When Mountains Move

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who investigated the largest cattle fraud case in US history, giving her an insider’s view into how people react under pressure. The author of Mother of Pearl, she currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband. Learn more at


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