Saturday, August 6, 2011

Book Review: Where Do I Go? by Neta Jackson

Where Do I Go? (Yada Yada House of Hope Series, Book 1)
Summary from Goodreads:
Sometimes you find hope in the last place you look.
Gabrielle Fairbanks has nearly lost touch with the carefree, spirited young woman she was, when she married her husband sixteen years ago. But when the couple moves to Chicago to accommodate Phillip's ambition, Gabby longs for the chance to find real purpose in her own life.
A chance encounter with a homeless woman suddenly opens a door she never expected. The women of Manna House Women's Shelter need a Program Director--and she has the right credentials. Gabby's in her element, feeling God's call on her life at last, even though Philip doesn't like the changes he sees in her. But she never anticipated his ultimatum: quit your job at the shelter or risk divorce and losing custody of our sons.
In this moment, Gabby's entire foundation shifts. She must find refuge, as in the song they sing at Sunday worship: "Where do I go when there's no one else to turn to . . . I go to the Rock I know that's able, I go to the Rock."
For everyone who loves the best-selling Yada Yada Prayer Group novels comes a brand new series sprinkled with familiar faces and places from the Yada Yada world. It's the perfect novel to start with--or to meet friends from past Yada stories.

My Thoughts:
When I started reading the book, I didn't know if I could get into it because I read all of the Yada Yada books, but it got better and better as I started reading it, though.  It starts off with Gabby meeting her husband in France. Gabby seems so happy and carefree but she gets motion sick really easy. She was a like-able character. Her husband in the beginning came off as a smooth playboy, but he's somebody totally different after many years of marriage. I didn't like him. He made me mad. So, Gabby wants to be the person before she met Phillip and be her happy self. She meets the homeless woman, Lucy, in a funny way. Gabby literally bumps into her and begins her journey.  I was so glad when I saw some people from the Yada Yada Prayer Group Series. Edessa, Josh and Jodi Baxter make cameo appearances. My favorite character in the book was Gabby's doorman. He was funny.I didn't like how it ended which means I have to read book two. I was like "That's it!" 
Overall, this was a fabulous book. I would recommend it to anybody.

1 comment:

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