Saturday, June 26, 2010

Who Do I Lean On?

Author: Neta Jackson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
June 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59554-525-1
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

Gabby Fairbanks is finally getting back on her feet after her husband kicked her out of their highrise apartment on the shores of Lake Michigan. Gabby is still working at the homeless shelter where she had to take temporary residency at, and balancing being a single mom to her two boys.

When Gabby receives a substantial inheritance from her deceased mother, she comes up with the idea to buy the building she’s living in and make it into a transit home for families trying to get back on their feet after being in a shelter. The shelter is behind Gabby’s idea, but then Gabby’s husband, Philip, comes to her asking for a large loan to help him get back on his feet after he suffered huge losses at the casinos. Gabby refuses.

But then Philip makes a desperate move that puts everyone and everything that Gabby holds dear at risk. Including Gabby’s dreams for the future. Gabby is forced to make a decision that will alter the course of her life—but for better—or for worse?

WHO DO I LEAN ON? is book three in Ms. Jackson’s A Yada Yada House of Hope series, and I was so looking forward to reading this book. Now, unfortunately, I have read it all and have to start waiting for the fourth book in this series.

Having read Ms. Jackson’s previous series, The Yada Yada Prayer Group I have fallen in love with most all the characters so reading this new series is like meeting up with a bunch of old friends. Gabby wasn’t in the previous series, but all the original cast of characters are to some level. Gabby is a realistic heroine and I’ve enjoyed watching her come out of her corporate wife shell and refinding herself. If you haven’t read any of Ms. Jackson’s books, you don’t want to miss this series. Pick up Who Do I Talk To? and Where Do I Go? and start getting to know the characters before reading WHO DO I LEAN ON? This book does not stand alone. $14.99. 400 pages.

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