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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pound Foolish: Windy City Neighbors by Neta and Dave Jackson - Book Review

Pound Foolish

About The Book:

Pound Foolish | Book Four in the Windy City Neighbors series (Castle Rock Creative, October 2014)

Greg Singer coordinates consumer sports shows for powerboats, four wheelers, snowmobiles, and jet skis-macho toys for outdoor men like himself. But the job puts tremendous stress on his marriage with Nicole, who for the first time notices the handsome lawyer at the end of the block. “Greener pastures?” When the recession hits Greg’s industry, he thinks the crisis is merely an opportunity for God to bless him with unmatched prosperity, a promise he hears preached each Sunday, and he steps out in bold faith . . . But is he being “pound foolish”?

The fourth in the Windy City Neighbors series, Pound Foolish explores the economic upheaval and uncertainties challenging every family. Intersecting with Penny Wise (book three), the Jacksons employ the innovating storytelling technique of “parallel novels.” Though each book follows its own drama and story arc, the characters’ lives become intertwined and affect one another. Pound Foolish returns us to Beecham Street-a typical American neighborhood . . . where a growing friendship brings new meaning to prosperity.

Learn more and purchase a copy here.

My Thoughts:

Coming into this series at Book 4, I had a little difficulty getting into the swing of the personalities of the characters - ok, frankly, I didn't like them one bit!  But then again, when an author (or authors in this case) can pull this kind of emotion from a reader, then they have done a good job of creating a realistic and meaningful work.

Pulling from their strong faith-based backgrounds and drawing inspiration from the dramas of the world around us today, the Jacksons once again prove why they are such popular writing team with this novel.  I would recommend reading the previous novels in this series, but "Pound Foolish" can be read as a stand-alone with some ease.

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.

Check out their website at www.daveneta.com

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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