Heartwarming women’s fiction filled with family, friendships, and places you’d like to call home.

About me

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a USA Today Bestselling Author who has won readers’ hearts with her compelling and highly emotional stories about women and the relationships that define their lives. A former legal investigator, she is especially known for keeping readers turning pages and creating nuanced characters who seem real.

In addition to garnering hundreds of five-star reader reviews on Amazon and other retail sites, Kellie has been described by RT Book Reviews as a “deft, crisp storyteller.” Her books were featured as Barnes & Noble Top Shelf Picks and were included on Library Journal’s Best Book List of 2014.

Born and raised near Sun Valley, Idaho, Kellie now lives with her husband of over thirty-five years in Dallas, where she spends most days by her pool drinking sweet tea and writing the stories of her heart.

What others are saying:


"...deft, crisp storytelling."

RT Book Reviews

"...well-drawn, sympathetic characters."

Library Journal

"...I devoured the book in one sitting."

Chick Lit Central

"...Gilbert's heartfelt fiction is always a pleasure to read."

Buzzing About Books

"I laughed, I cried, I wanted to throw my book against the wall, but I couldn't quit reading."

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Kellie Coates Gilbert

The Maui Island Series

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