A Reason to Stay Kellie Gilbert


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 Faith considers whether divorce is the only answer to their issues, 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 Review:

This book was solidly written. However, the twists of going back and forth between past and present was slightly irritating. I would have liked a bit less of the back and forth. The story was good, but I felt her husband, while demonstrated as this amazing guy, was… well, I don’t want to spoil it for you. I felt like that it demonstrated well, the conflict between husband’s and wives that happen, even when they love each other very much. It would be a good one to read with older teens that are considering marriage and discuss communication, in law relationships and issues that could have been prevented before the marriage and after the fact.

This book also discussed a traumatic brain injury and the issues that can cause long term as well as adoption. I enjoyed it!

This book was provided for me for review by the publisher and NetGalley. The opinions contained herein are my own.

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