"MOTHER OF PEARL
kept me turning pages and on the edge of my seat. Wonderful, richly-drawn characters who drew me to their hearts despite their flaws."
~Deborah Raney, bestselling author of the Hanover Falls Novels series
"A cautionary tale for our times, MOTHER OF PEARL is a compelling journey through loss and longing, grief and redemption, crime and justice. Kellie Coates Gilbert unfolds her story with the sensitivity of a skilled writer."
~Lisa Wingate, national bestselling, award-winning author of Dandelion Summer and Blue Moon Bay
"A story that could have come from today's headlines, MOTHER OF PEARL is a compelling, thought-provoking debut. With impeccable prose, Kellie Coates Gilbert kept me turning pages in this high-stakes story of one mother's quest for healing and justice."
~Carla Stewart, award-winning author of Chasing Lilacs and Stardust
From the Author
I don't think a novelist can be an effective storyteller without laying parts of herself all over the pages of her book. People who know me best will see some of my characteristics in Barrie Graeber, particularly in her tenacious spirit. Some of my marriage struggles show up in Barrie and Steve's relationship. Certainly, the trial reflects my earlier professional life.
I love crafting poignant and emotionally compelling stories about women in life changing situations. Please visit me at kelliecoatesgilbert.com and join my Reader's Club. At my core, I am a girlfriend and I love a good time. So, join the party!