Behind every skyline there are neighborhoods, relationships, people, and stories …
By Neta Jackson
Sometimes you find hope in the last place you look.
Gabrielle Fairbanks has nearly lost touch with the carefree, spirited young woman she was when she married her husband fifteen years ago. But when the couple moves to Chicago to accommodate Philip’s ambition, Gabby longs for the chance to find real purpose in her own life.
A chance encounter with a homeless woman suddenly opens a door she never expected. The women of Manna House Women’s Shelter need a Program Director—and she has the right credentials. Gabby’s in her element, feeling God’s call on her life at last, even though Philip doesn’t like the changes he sees in her. But she never anticipated his ultimatum: quit your job at the shelter or risk divorce and losing custody of our sons.
In this moment, Gabby’s entire foundation shifts. She must find refuge, as in the song they sing at Sunday worship: “Where do I go when there’s no one else to turn to … I go to the Rock I know that’s able, I go to the Rock.”
Romantic Times Book Reviews says, “Exquisite characters coupled with God's mercy and love emanate from each page.”
Publisher's Weekly adds, “Jackson's Yada Yada series has sold half a million copies, and this new offshoot series ... promises the same.... The book's dramatic ending ... leav[es] readers eager for the next installment in the series.”
But you don't have to wait until September 2009 for more Yada Yada. Be sure to order Dave's parallel novel, Harry Bentley's Second Chance, A Yada Yada Brothers Novel
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From the beginning, Harry Bentley was a friend to Gabby Fairbanks, the main character in Neta's House of Hope novels, but you’ve seen Harry only through Gabby’s eyes and may not realize he is a retired Chicago cop who put himself on the line by blowing the whistle on a corrupt and dangerous colleague.
He and Estelle are “an item,” but have you been on a date with them?
He’s raising his grandson, but why?
He saves Gabby’s estranged husband from being shot, but how?
He’s found faith through the Yada Yada brothers’ Bible study group, but can it carry him through the most frightening experience of his life?
The Yada Yada Brothers novels by Dave Jackson parallel Neta’s House of Hope novels and represent a different kind of reading enjoyment, three-dimensional literature, if you will. It’s something that only a husband and wife writing team could pull off. Each novel stands alone but takes place in the same time frame, same neighborhood, involving some of the same characters living through their own dramas and crises but interacting with and affecting one another … just the way it happens in real life.
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