What Matters Most, by Kellie Coates Gilbert

Why yes, as a matter of fact I did prop the book up on my desk and take a picture. Don’t judge.

I just finished reading Kellie Coates Gilbert’s What Matters Most. It’s a novel in her “Texas Gold” collection and I couldn’t wait to tell you about it.

This Great Weekend Read features Leta Breckenridge, a smart, capable young woman living in Austin, Texas. She struggles with an income deficit (been there!) and a parent suffering from dementia (done that!).

At her most financially desperate time, Leta catches a break: she gets an almost-too-good-to-be-true job for a public relations firm. Meanwhile, a chance meeting with a handsome and principled young senator has made her mundane life more interesting.

But maybe that job really is too good to be true? Before long, Leta finds herself drawn into a dilemma between her much-needed paycheck, the senator, and her integrity.

No cardboard cutouts, Gilbert’s characters come to life, with all their good and bad, their strengths and weaknesses.

Thanks for reading,

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