This book is the next book in the Windy City Neighbors series and I must say that it is a wonderful companion book to the first book Grounded. You can always count on Neta and Dave to make sure that you see the whole picture and what's going on with all the characters. I love how this book parallels Grounded right away with the story of the Bentley's and how they actually came to be part of the neighborhood. I have been a fan of Neta and Dave since the first Yada Yada series book, and I tell all my friends that if they want to read a good book to get one of the Jackson's books. For a great read, and a great story pick up Grounded and Derailed.
So thankful that I found the Yada Yada series by Dave and Neta Jackson several years ago. I have loved getting to stay in touch with all of those characters and getting to meet new ones in the spin-off series.
"Derailed" is the next book in the Windy City Neighbors series. It's a great book filled with characters who grab hold of your heart. They make me wish I lived on their street! If you love books driven by great characters, these books are for you. You will be drawn in and won't be able to put the book down. Enjoy!
Derailed is another excellent Christian novel by Neta and Dave Jackson. I have enjoyed reading the Yada Yada books, and now I am still spellbound by the characters in the new Windy City Series. The characters become like friends to me. I am glad to read more about Harry and Estelle Bentley. Their lives in this book are examples of becoming the kind of men and women who show God's love.
I have read all the Yada Yada books and the following series and enjoyed them all. I enjoyed this book as well. It's part of the new Windy Cities Series but really feels like it's a continuation from the Harry Bentley books. If you liked those you will probably like this one as well. This book is a parallel book to Grounded. I was expecting it to take off from where that ended and go forward from another point of view. However, this was the same time period as the first book. I found it enough different that it didn't feel repetitive though. I really enjoyed continuing with Harry and Estelle's story and catching a few glimpses of my old favorite characters.
I liked the action in this one with Harry having gone back to police work, this time for Amtrak, mixed in with sensitivity with Harry's mom and Mattie.
I found myself trying to guess which characters might be the subject of the next books and looking forward to finding out about them. I really liked the feeling I can see building of "neighborhood" the kind that rarely exists anymore.
I was given an advance copy of this book in return for my impartial review
I loved the Yada Yada books and all that came after. It's great to see those original characters pop up from time to time as this story continues. The fact that this book centered around Harry Bentley was great for me because he's one of those characters that I've come to love. :) I actually liked this book better than Grounded, the first book in this series, because it had more of the characters that I'm familiar with.
I'm still intrigued with the Parallel Novel technique that these two are using in this series. Usually you only get to see one part of the story. Here, you're seeing all of the different pieces and how they fit together. I can't wait to see what's coming up next!
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by Wynn-Wynn Media in return for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I received no monetary compensation for this review.