Sunday, March 27, 2011

Who Is My Shelter? by Neta Jackson

Who Is My Shelter? by Neta Jackson is the story of Gabby Fairbanks. A middle-aged woman going through a difficult separation from her husband Phillip, after being thrown out of her own home. Gabby is making a new life for herself, raising her two teenage boys, and working at a job that gives her life meaning... running the House of Hope for homeless single moms and their kids. Gabby is a christian who let the promise of romance and a better future distract her from God. But the trials in her life prove to be the very thing that leads her back to Him. And He shows her that He is the only Rock she can lean on.

I absolutely loved this book. It was so much like real-life, I didn't have to imagine that this could happen. I felt as if it was happening and I was just an on-looker. The characters are wonderful and very easy to follow. I admit that at the very beginning of the book, I thought I had figured out the ending. I was disappointed. And while I was somewhat right... the story really took me by surprise. It never got too complicated, but it never failed to keep me interested. I was sad to be done with it. I wanted to read more...

I enjoyed this book so much that I have already bought several books in this series and the one that precedes it. The author began with a series called "The Yada Yada Prayer Group", and in it begins the story of some of the wonderful characters that carry over to the "House Of Hope" series. Neta Jackson's husband, Dave Jackson, also wrote a parallel series to this one that looks amazing. Check it out.

I have certainly found another favorite author... she has me hooked! I'm ready to read every book in the series, and the ones by her husband. Neta Jackson is a great writer and her books are very well written. Easy to read and keeps you coming back for more. I recommend this series highly. It's great fun!

Thanks for reading and God bless!
Mary Ann :)

*Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.-Thanks Thomas Nelson! :)


Lori Heyd said...

Mary Ann, thank you so, so much for the beautiful prayer for my friend (and me too) It means so very much to me and I know it will to my friend when I show her. What a blessing it is to be a part of the family of God, and we will also remember you in my prayers :-) Again, it meant so very much!

BYW, I love the Yada Yada series and I can't wait to read this one! Lori

Mary Ann said...

You're welcome Lori! It's a priviledge to pray for others as I've had many prayers sent on my behalf over the years. And prayer is powerful! It is a blessing to be a part of the family of God! What could be greater!

And I am loving the Yada Yada series myself. I just bought the first one so I can read the whole series!

God bless,
Mary Ann :)


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