Mother of Pearl is the debut novel by author Kellie Coates Gilbert. To see what the story's about, check out the following video...
I started reading this book and was completely drawn to the characters right away. It was a highly emotional and often difficult story to read, but I just could not put the book down. As a mom of a teenage daughter myself, I wondered what I would do in Barrie's situation. Could I be as strong as Barrie? I like to think so. I love that this mom fought so hard for her daughter even while some others were not willing to do so. At the expense of possibly losing everything, Barrie was fierce in her determination to stand up for her daughter, Pearl. I don't know when a book has touched me so much or made me cry so hard. A beautifully written, powerful story, for sure!
For more information, visit the Kellie Coates Gilbert website. You can also connect with the author on Twitter or Goodreads. Mother of Pearl is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Christianbook.com.
I received a free copy of this book from Glass Road MM. I was not obligated to write a positive review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own and may differ from others.