Thursday, January 15, 2015

Book: Pound Foolish

This is Book Four in the Windy City Neighbors series.

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.

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.


As mentioned, this is the fourth book in the series so really should be read as such.

It took me a long time to get around to reading this one, partly because of the holidays, but partly because as Greg Singer was introduced in the last book I just didn't like him and wasn't sure I wanted to read his story.  In some ways that feeling persisted through most of this book.  He is consumed with himself and financial success to the exclusion of all the people around him that I couldn't really empathize with him, a major point for me to get into any novel.

That being said, this was probably my least favorite of the series, but it was in some ways redeemed and I did appreciate some of the themes and messages in the book.


Read other reviews or purchase your own copy here.

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 received this book from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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