What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert


What Matters Most is a Texas Gold Novel written by Kellie Coates Gilbert. Leta Breckenridge is working two jobs and still not making enough to keep up with the cost of her mothers care. She is forced to either place her mom in a less desirable facility or look for a better paying job.

One day while leaving work, she hits the car driven by Nathan Emerson, a handsome senator. Leta’s mother suffers from dementia and she learns about Nathan’s interest in patients suffering from brain illnesses and their care, Leta and Nathan develop a friendship. Nathan is in a relationship with another woman and his mother is pushing him to propose to her and run for Governor of Texas.

Leta is offered a full time position with Ladd Agency and a much higher salary and is excited that she can finally do fun things with friends but this excitement is short lived. Leta is put in the position of having to research Nathan to get negative things for the Governor of Texas. Leta has to make the choice between her job, that provides the money she needs to care for her mother and her friendship with Nathan.

This book is a contemporary Christian Romance. I especially like the past of Leta and her caring personality. She puts her mother’s care before her having fun and fashionable clothing and she puts her friendship with Nathan above the financial stability of her job with the Ladd Agency. Leta often goes back to the saying her mother uses, “If you did what was right, God would do the rest” I think this is a very timely book with the political story. I like that the author uses Nathan’s character to not use negative campaigning against his opponent. This is a great story, there are a lot of twists within the story to go along with the romance.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing for an honest review.

Series: Texas Gold Collection

320 pages

ISBN-10: 0800722752

ISBN-13: 978-0800722753

Publisher: Revell


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