Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mother of Pearl: A Book Review

About The Book:


Barrie Graeber has two great kids, a loving husband, and a respected job as the high school counselor in her close-knit community. Without warning, everything unravels when her teenage daughter, Pearl, is betrayed by friends and lashes out.
Nothing prepares this mother for the helplessness that follows when her attempts to steer her daughter back on course fail and Pearl shuts her out . . . or when she discovers the unthinkable about her nemesis, the football coach.

Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Mother of Pearl brings us into the heart of a mother bound by an incredible burden, who ultimately finds she must recognize her own vulnerability and learn to trust in something much bigger.


About The Author:

A former legal investigator and trial paralegal, Kellie Coates Gilbert writes with a sympathetic, intimate knowledge of how people react under pressure.  She is a Pacific Northwest native, and now calls Dallas home.

My Review:

While dealing with delicate and deep subject matters such as the occult, death, teen pregnancy and more, author Kellie Gilbert has successfully released an absolutely stunning debut novel! It is very obvious that she has done extensive research to make each scene and life experience credible, with amazing detail and well-developed story lines and characters. This book allowed me to laugh and cry and really connect with the characters! Love that when a book does that to me. 

I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Mother of Pearl at your favorite bookseller from Abingdon Press

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of Abingdon Press and NetGalley, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***




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