Michelle Jasper doesn’t have much time to hang out with her neighbors—not with thirteen-year-old twins, another teen with hoop dreams, a full-time job as a caseworker, volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center, and heading up the women’s ministry at Northside Baptist. Her husband’s constantly changing shifts as an air traffic controller at the world’s busiest airport—Chicago’s O’Hare International—and responsibilities as a trusted deacon at Northside only add to the juggling act at the Jasper household.
Her new neighbors, Harry and Estelle Bentley, mean well with their friendly efforts to bring people together, but how can she deal with neighborhood concerns—like Greg Singer, who lost his job and is now trying to recruit sales reps from the neighborhood for his new venture—when she’s confronted with tragic family situations daily in her job? Like little Candy and her baby brother Pookey, victims of neglect . . .
With the “tyranny of the urgent” crowding out the important, Michelle is blindsided by danger involving her own kids—and a personal crisis that calls into question the very values she holds dear. How could this happen? Does God even care?
As her life unravels, a missing penny—and a “penny from heaven”—give her a shred of hope. But will God just laugh at her penny test?
About The Authors:
Dave and Neta Jackson are award-winning authors living in the Chicago area where their parallel novels from the Yada Yada House of Hope and Harry Bentley series are set. As a husband/wife writing team, Dave and Neta Jackson are enthusiastic about books, kids, walking with God, gospel music, and each other! Together they are the authors or coauthors of over 100 books.
I have been a fan of Neta Jackson ever since reading her very first book in the Yada Yada Series, and have read each of her books! This most recent series, Windy Cindy Neighbors, has really fun to read, and the most recent Penny Wise, brings together well loved characters and a few new ones to love on like your best friend.
With humor, and a few serious moments, the Jacksons, write with a style that makes you feel like you are right in each scene experiencing what each character does. I love that! The one thing that I LOVE about Jackson's characters is that they are portrayed as real people with real problems. Anyone who reads this series, as well as others from Neta, will relate to at least one character. I know I did (and do). Not only are the characters real-to-life, but the emphasis that the Jackson's put on trusting in God, and the importance of prayer life, is so wonderfully refreshing! A great book that allows us to meet a new family in the neighborhood, The Jaspers, and see how they interact with the rest of the Jackson's beloved book characters. I truly enjoyed this book and read it quickly, as it was written in a great style and had a great pace to it.
A new book, a parallel to this one, entitled Pound Foolish, is set to release in October 2014, and I look forward to reading it!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase a copy of Penny Wise here, through Dave and Neta's Website.
***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***