July 23, 2014

Reviewing "Penny Wise" by Neta and Dave Jackson

"Penny Wise" by Neta and Dave Jackson is the third book in the "Windy City Neighbors" series.  I haven't read the first two, but I will definitely be picking those up after reading this one! The "Windy City Neighbors" series is written in a parallel novel style where each book can be read individually but some of the same characters lives are intertwined.
The main characters in this book are Michelle Jasper, her husband Jared, and their 3 teenage children.  Michelle is a social worker and Jared is an air traffic controller, both very demanding jobs. Juggling all the "good things" that life has brought them along with the demands of raising teenagers proves to be quit a challenge.  When things start getting out of control a series of crises begins to affect the entire family.
 The charming characters feel very real and draw the reader in right off the bat. It feels like you are reading a story about a family you might meet at church or live next door to, and that makes reading the book even more pleasurable. This shouldn't be surprising considering how much success the Jacksons have found in writing novels, and if you are a fan of the Yada Yada Prayer Group series, I would highly recommend this book.
With faith being a prominent theme in this book. it encourages the reader to be persistent in prayer and to live a life focused on serving God and serving others. It's always refreshing to read a novel in which the characters can be role models for your real life.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review. 

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