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But a midnight intruder brings unwanted media attention to the shelter and threatens to undermine Gabby's chances of getting her sons back. Still hoping to put her family together again, Gabby puzzles over what to do with the warm attentions of a sympathetic lawyer who rebuilds her confidence and soothes her wounded spirit.
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
Series: Yada Yada House of Hope
Who Do I Lean On?, Yada Yada House of Hope Series #3Neta JacksonThomas Nelson / 2010 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 25 Reviews
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Who Is My Shelter?, Yada Yada House of Hope Series #4Neta JacksonThomas Nelson / 2011 / Trade Paperback$10.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 30 Reviews
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Gabrielle Fairbanks knew her husband was upset with her. But she never expected him to change the locks on their Chicago penthouse, cancel her credit cards, and disappear with their two boys. Now she's literally on the streets with her elderly mother, her mom's dog...and $220 to her name.
Thank goodness she has somewhere to go--Manna House, the women's shelter where she works. But even in the bustling shelter--surrounded by residents and the Yada Yada Prayer Group--Gabby feels more alone than ever. She longs for someone she can really talk to, someone to help mend together the pieces of her broken life. Her warm-hearted lawyer seems ready to offer more than legal counsel...but is he the answer to prayer or just a pleasant distraction?
As her fragile plans fall apart, Gabby hits on a possibility so wild and wonderful it has to be one of those "God things." Something she's only seen happen to other Christians. Until now.
For everyone who loves the best-selling Yada Yada Prayer Group novels...The Yada Yada House of Hope series features familiar faces and places, with a fresh new life all its own.
The author formats the novel in a way wherein the reader feel like the main characters best friend, becoming part of her story. Intensity increases in the strained relationship between Gabby and her husband, Philip, as well as the quality of the other relationships Gabby has with other characters, some of whom become strong and supportive. Gabby relies on Isaiah 49: 17, as a promise for her situation.
Gabby displays much strength through her work ethic and many weaknesses in her spirituality. Gabby has a heart for the women who reside in Manna House (the womens shelter where she lives and works), and as a result makes a huge decision that can benefit some of the women in the shelter. Her spirituality often depends on the other characters prayers and advice, but she only gradually makes a personal effort to grow deeper in her walk with God.
My opinion of this novel is very positive, and I would particularly recommend it to female readers. I cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out! Bria Adderly, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
FLO GirlNew Athens, ILAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Once you read one Yada, you have to have them all!February 4, 2012FLO GirlNew Athens, ILAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5You have to have #2 after reading 1st House of Hope series! #1 is a cliff-hanger! Thank you Neta for all the YaDa
YaDa books. They encourage us to not just be pew sitters, but to reach out to others and be everything God's called us to be!
Evelyn CotnerHuntington ArAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 15, 2011Evelyn CotnerHuntington ArAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Yada Yada House of Hope series is one of the best there is. It makes you want to keep reading when you are through with the book. Also, all of the yada yada Prayer Group Series are so wonderful too. I was happy that the Yada yada house of Hope, included all the "sisters" you get to know in the former books.
Suzanne WestOro Grande, CaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Delightful readMarch 7, 2011Suzanne WestOro Grande, CaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read all the Yada Yada books and this one does not disappoint. I am always sad when the books end as these characters have become friends.
The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5February 18, 2011The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Gabrielle Fairbanks knew that after the phone call she had left at her husband's work, she would have pushed his buttons. But she didn't realise exactly how upset her husband was with her. Coming home, she is faced with the reality of becoming homeless as her husband has changed the locks on their house, cancelled her credit cards and up and left with her two sons. Now Gabrielle, her elderly mother and their dog Dandy are living in Manna House - a homeless shelter where Gabrielle has worked for the past two months. Can Gabrielle regain her confidence and with the assistance of her boss Mabel and Legal Aid lawyer Lee get back what she has lost? Another book in the Yada Yada House of Hope series, this is a story about the value of friendship and family. In the last place she ever imagined she'd be, Gabby will discover what she's made of
Nancy Williams5 Stars Out Of 5July 9, 2010Nancy WilliamsThe House of Hope series has been up-lifting to me in seeing how God works in our worst situations. I've read the first three and can hardly wait until the last and final book in this series.