Monday, November 26, 2012

Review: Mother of Pearl - Kellie Coates Gilbert

Do you have a hankering to read an Edgy Christian fiction novel ?
Prepare to be surprised when you read Kellie Coates Gilbert's book "Mother of Pearl".
Review: Mother of Pearl - Kellie Coates Gilbert - September 2012
Have you ever judged a book by it's cover and thought hmm that looks like a good book but then once you get into you realise that you are in for a ride because the content of the story is far grittier than you ever imagined ? That's what happened to me with Mother of Pearl, from the cover it looks like quite a posh- upperclassmen novel as we see a mother in a suit and the greens of a field and a rugby ball to the side. Mother of Pearl first introduces us to school guidance counsellor Barrie and her family including daughter Pearl and son Aaron , we then read as Pearl is becoming more and more rebellious, acting out etc and coming home drunk. One night which should have been the happiest day of her life, Barrie is presented with the news that her shining star and daughter Pearl has been killed in a car crash and soon Barrie's straight and narrow life comes crashing down and she lashes out to find someone to blame . It turns out though that Pearl was hiding a dark secret, she was pregnant and then what happens next is one mums race to find out not only the truth and what her daughter went through but also to bring her daughter's lover to justice as he turns out to be an authority and school figure. Can Barrie keep up the trials that she brings to discover the truth or will fighting for the truth, pull her husband and son away for good ?
Mother of Pearl encountered a twist I never imagined but in saying that it was a great twist as it made me want to keep reading the book and also ended up being a story that pulled at your invisible heartstrings causing emotions to be stirred up. I do advise that if you have or no someone that has been involved in a Student/Teacher relationship that has gone to trial etc this book may be a bit too close for comfort.

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