Gabby knows God is the God of second chances.

She just isn’t sure she can give one to the man who betrayed her.

When she was thrown out of the penthouse she shared with her husband and their sons, Gabby didn’t know if she’d ever find a soft place to land. But after finding shelter at Manna House and being reintroduced to God, extraordinary things began to happen.

From the ashes of her marriage came the House of Hope-a safe haven for homeless moms and their children.

But now those ashes of her destroyed marriage are being stirred again . . . what is God up to? When her long-gone husband’s life hits rock bottom, he reappears and asks for one more chance. And Gabby faces what feels like an impossible choice. Take him back. Or keep moving forward without him. Toward someone new who hasn’t betrayed her.

Is God redeeming what Gabby thought was gone forever? Or is He leading her down a new path and giving her something-and someone-new? Where will she find the rock-solid shelter to fill the empty spaces in her heart?

My Comments: I have read each of Neta Jackson’s Yada Yada books and now this series.  I love them.  The characters are people you want to know.  The whole concept of working in the inner city with single moms and the homeless is so amazing to me since I have worked in schools not quite in the inner city, but the families still face some of the same challenges.  The other concept of a totally biracial church is also appealing, since I’ve never really been to one.  My old church is getting very close, however and I love to visit there occasionally (we moved too far to go regularly).

I also love the concept of a multicultural prayer group of women.  We have so much to learn from each other!  I enjoy attending the meetings vicariously through these books.  In this series, the main character, Gabby Fairbanks grows monumentally through each circumstance.

The book ends (as far as I’m concerned) with a cliff-hanger.  I don’t know if Ms. Jackson will continue the series, but I hope so.  There are many unanswered questions in my mind and I felt like the story ended suddenly.

One idea I gleaned from the book as a teacher is to find out what each of my students’ names means and pray a blessing for each of them – cool and great idea.  I just wish I would have saved those baby name books!

Thank you NetGalley for the e-review copy!

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