Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Reason to Stay by Kellie Coates Gilbert

A Reason to Stay (Texas Gold, #3)Book Description:
As the host of her own television news show, Faith Marin works to expose the truth for her viewers. But in her personal life, she's anchored her world with firm boundaries in order to hide a family history she'd like to forget. Her pro bass fisherman husband Geary's life is an open book, and unfortunately his busybody family doesn't know the meaning of boundaries. Deception and crippling differences soon derail their tender relationship, leading Faith to believe her only option is to end the marriage. But while divorce papers sit on her desk waiting to be signed, tragedy strikes and her heartrending decision is interrupted. With her life in the balance, Faith finds that the one she has been shutting out may be the very one she cannot bear to lose.

Kellie Coates Gilbert takes readers on an emotional roller coaster as she weaves themes of unexpected trial, self-discovery, and forgiveness in this profoundly honest portrait of the tensions that can break a marriage--and the ultimate healing power of love.

My Thoughts:
This is a good book that will make you think.  Faith is a tv host who hides from the world behind a facade that no one is to get through.  Geary is Faith's knight in shining armor.  He is a family man and his family can be a bit too close for Faith's comfort.  Their differences couldn't be more pronounced and Faith pushes everyone away, but things have a way of changing quickly and in unexpected ways.
I didn't really like Faith in the beginning but I did enjoy how her character grew through the story.  The author did a great job of making the characters flawed and realistic.  Most of the story could truely happen.  It was also an awesome way to show how God can work through any difference you have in a marriage as long as you include Him.
This was a 4/5 for me, and I have enjoyed this series!

Thank you to Revell for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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