Saturday, September 29, 2012
Mother of Pearl...Review
Barrie Graeber has two great kids, a loving husband, and a respected job as the high school counselor in her close-knit community. Without warning, everything unravels when her teenage daughter, Pearl, is betrayed by friends and lashes out.
Nothing prepares this mother for the helplessness that follows when her attempts to steer her daughter back on course fail and Pearl shuts her out . . . or when she discovers the unthinkable about her nemesis, the football coach. Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Mother of Pearl brings us into the heart of a mother bound by an incredible burden, who ultimately finds she must recognize her own vulnerability and learn to trust in something much bigger.
The premise of this book is compelling. A mother who grieves over her daughter and fights to right the wrongs committed against her. The story seemed well researched and there was a fair amount of suspense and tension, but I just couldn't get into it. Mine is only one of many other reviews, most of which I've found are positive.
Thanks to Rebeca at Glass Road for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Kellie Coates Gilbert here. You can purchase your own copy here.