This one came perilously close to making me cry. I absolutely loved it. Gabby Fairbanks is a likeable, sympathetic character, and I have to admit to liking her a lot more than Jodi Baxter, even after Jodi "grew up." Gabby's free-spirited, sanguine nature made me smile in many places, and her interactions with the Manna House women are all wonderful. She reminds me of myself and how I feel about my current job, in that we feel we have purpose, we love what we're doing, and we're passionate about our work. In the face of that, the fact that Gabby's husband is a complete jerk, and the fact that her kids often acted like spoiled brats, got even more of my sympathy. I ached for her, but on the other hand, I appreciate how Neta used the trials in Gabby's life to bring her closer to her faith. And the ending--oh, I wish I could reveal it, but since I can't--it's my favorite part. I can hardly wait for the next one, Neta! Read it--I know you'll love it!
Wow, I am so impressed by Neta Jackson's work with Yada Yada and Yada-Yada House of Hope.It is easy to pick up this 2nd series if you haven't read the 1st. This book introduces some new colorful characters and finally Neta's husband,Dave, gets the Yada Yada guys going too!My husband has read both the Yada Yada series and is starting "House of Hope" now.This is a beginning of another wonderful series...(I can't give anything away!)But I'm already enjoying every minute of it!
Although this book is one of a series, it is a stand-alone read. I have not read any of the Yada Yada books, and yet I read this one without having any missing pieces. The protagonist, Gabby, is a likeable mother-of-two whose successful husband lands her in a high-rise luxury apartment in Chicago, right on Lake Shore Drive. Gabby's a free spirit--someone who thinks that Lake Michigan is made for her to dance in. She enjoys the simple things in life. Unfortunately, her husband wants a corporate wife--someone who will help him move to the upper crust of society. They seem to be polar opposites.And that's where there's conflict. Gabby's perfect world begins to crumble, and the reader witnesses her scrambling to keep it together. Does she succeed? I needed a tissue for this one. The end does not conclude as I thought it would. Oh, you must buy this xbook and find out!
This another excellent read in the "Yada Yada" series. There is a slight change in the story line making it a great continuation for those who have read the series, yet also making it fresh and new for those who have not read the series.
Mrs. Neta brings issues we face as christian women to life. In the yada yada series I found myself relating to Jodie on so many levels. I laughed with Jodie cried with Jodie and grew stronger in Christ with all the women in the group. In this series I found myself relating to Gabby. Mrs Jackson forces us to look at issues I never thought about before. I enjoyed seeing old friends from yada and meeting new friends. Thank You Mrs Jackson for letting the Lord use you to change my life. I enjoyed every moment of the new book and can't wait for the next one.