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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (673 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neta Jackson Narrator: Martha Manning Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Yada Yada House of Hope Novels Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781595549518
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You can only walk forward when you learn how to lean

Just months after her husband threw her out of their penthouse and sent their two sons away, Gabrielle Fairbanks is finally getting back on her feet. She has a job she loves at the homeless shelter, an apartment for her and the boys, caring friends, and even a new love interest. Best of all, an unexpected windfall has given her a brand-new dream—a House of Hope for homeless mothers and their children.

Piece by piece, Gabby’s new life is coming together—but the old one keeps dragging her back. First her husband Philip hints at a reconciliation…then hits her up for a loan to pay his gambling debts. And when Gabby tells him no, he makes a desperate move that puts them all in harm’s way. How can she even think of embarking on a new venture when so much is up in the air?

Gabby is realizing that she needs something far greater than her own strength or even that of her friends. That to move forward, she must first lean on the only One who knows what the future holds.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jackson uses the Chicago setting to good effect in building on previous titles from this and her Yada Yada Prayer Group series, offering an unblinkered Christian perspective on family, friendship, and personal obligations while allowing the reader to vicariously experience the remarkable range of experiences shared by those living in shelters, with not so much as a closet to call their own.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/19/2014

    " I really like this series. As usual, I get bothered because it's so long til the next book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 2/17/2014

    " I really enjoyed this second book in Neta Jackson's House of Hope Series. Read it this past winter. Thought I better add it to my books read list. I highly recommend it as a fiction read that also inspires hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa Gassler | 2/15/2014

    " Another great Neta Jackson book. Can't wait to read the finale of Gabby and the House. Then on to Harry Bentley. Love these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Holifield | 2/13/2014

    " Now I have to wait until March 2011 to see what happens next! I love the characters in this series, and I will be sad when the series ends with the next book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mom Taxi Julie | 2/4/2014

    " I'm not sure how I ended up with this on my to read list. The story itself is good. I didn't read the other books in the series so I'm guessing I probably would have liked the story more if I had. It just seemed kind of slow to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/1/2014

    " REally like this series, Yada Yada House of hope. I sure hope Neta keeps writing, I only have one more book to go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Peninger | 1/30/2014

    " I think one of the reasons I like this series so much is because Neta Jackson doesn't sugar coat the believers life. She also doesn't make believing in God seem easy. She portrays characters in real life as they work through real life with God. I don't know if this is the last in the series or not but it ended well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Bennett | 1/19/2014

    " This was a good book. I love to see God working in people's lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/7/2014

    " Very enjoyable addition to the House of Hope series. For those familiar with the Yada Yada prayer group series, the House of Hope is a nice spin off. I particularly enjoy the way Gabby is portrayed in her struggle with separation and single parenthood. I would very much recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 12/24/2013

    " Love this series - it just keeps getting better - this one is about Gabby having a vision of opening a housing place for homeless moms with kids and about her struggling marriage with her husband - can't wait for the next one - next SPRING!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 11/30/2013

    " I have read all of the Yada Yada books and I have to say they all are wonderful. Once you start they're hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Krueger | 11/27/2013

    " This series gets even better with the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leigh Ann | 11/20/2013

    " OK, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 11/6/2013

    " The story line dragged a bit in the middle but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 10/6/2013

    " Too predictable. Seems like have read one in the series you have read them all. Very disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 9/4/2013

    " I love this series. It took me awhile to finish this one, but I'm excited about the next one! I like books where you get to know a rather large group of people... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 6/22/2013

    " Can't wait for the next one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis Rogers | 1/23/2013

    " I believe every married woman should read the series it teaches you about forgiveness, compassion, care and hope for a better and brighter future in a difficult situation. Awesome!! I Just Love them "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/14/2012

    " Gabby can be so aggravating! But she is having to face up to the kind of person she is. She is also coming to terms with it and working on doing better. Now if Phillip can do the same and we can find a better choice for Lee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/30/2012

    " I love this series...easy quick reads with good afterthoughts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Journell-Hoch | 6/12/2012

    " So happy House of Hope is a reality; glad that Gabby is showing God's love through her to Phillip; worried about her going back to him for the wrong reasons and hoping that Phillip finds God and that Gabby is still able to do her work that she is clearly meant to do! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tia | 5/20/2012

    " I have really enjoyed this series. It is good to still see the mix of the Yada Yada Prayer group still going strong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priscilla Perez | 12/5/2011

    " Loved the book, going to read the last in the series. Only God can transform people and give them strength to carry on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 11/21/2011

    " Although I enjoyed this book, as I tend to enjoy all of Neta Jackson's book, I wasn't nearly as drawn in to this one. Maybe it was just timing and I should give it another shot (which I will) but I don't consider it a must read unless your read the first two books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla Still | 10/9/2011

    " I am sad that this series is coming to a close. This has been one of the best character transformations I have ever read. The author does a great job weaving together the stories and character lives. She makes it seem real and pulls you into the experiences of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie Wolfred | 10/6/2011

    " I haven't read any of the Yada Yada books in a couple of years, and just like seeing a close friend after a long absence, we picked up right where we left off. I could so relate to this story, and it was well written. On to the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 8/1/2011

    " I loved this book!! Im reading the last book of the series! I would def tell anyone to read this series cuz its easy to understand and enjoyable! It doesnt hurt to mention that its by a christian author. (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 5/22/2011

    " A continuing story of one woman's overcoming adversity of suddenly becoming homeless, destitute, alone, and how she worked through her challenges with grace, dignity and humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 4/17/2011

    " I picked this one up first, so now I'm going to listen to the others on CD, but it's another good one - I like a good Christian book with "life stories". This one is like other Yada Yada books - funny, believable, and entertaining... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lila | 4/7/2011

    " didn't know it was a prayer group series....interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 3/22/2011

    " I have read all of the Yada Yada books and I have to say they all are wonderful. Once you start they're hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 11/11/2010

    " Although I enjoyed this book, as I tend to enjoy all of Neta Jackson's book, I wasn't nearly as drawn in to this one. Maybe it was just timing and I should give it another shot (which I will) but I don't consider it a must read unless your read the first two books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 10/2/2010

    " Now I have to wait until March 2011 to see what happens next! I love the characters in this series, and I will be sad when the series ends with the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenifer | 8/19/2010

    " This is not great Christian literature but I started the series so I am compelled to finish it. These are quick- read books with likable characters (well except Phillip). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 7/21/2010

    " I love this series...easy quick reads with good afterthoughts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 7/13/2010

    " I really like this series. As usual, I get bothered because it's so long til the next book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 7/3/2010

    " Love this series - it just keeps getting better - this one is about Gabby having a vision of opening a housing place for homeless moms with kids and about her struggling marriage with her husband - can't wait for the next one - next SPRING!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 6/28/2010

    " I love this series. It took me awhile to finish this one, but I'm excited about the next one! I like books where you get to know a rather large group of people... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 6/26/2010

    " Very enjoyable addition to the House of Hope series. For those familiar with the Yada Yada prayer group series, the House of Hope is a nice spin off. I particularly enjoy the way Gabby is portrayed in her struggle with separation and single parenthood. I would very much recommend this book. "

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About the Author
Author Neta Jackson

Neta Jackson and her husband Dave have won numerous awards for the books they have written together. Born in Winchester, Kentucky in 1944, Neta Jackson is the daughter of a Christian-school principal father and a school librarian mother. Her childhood took her from Boston, Massachusetts, to Longview, Texas, to Seattle, Washington. She barely noticed because she always had her nose in a book—when she wasn’t drawing pictures of horses. Her love of perfectly placed words never wavered. As a high school senior, she took the winnings from a Scholastic Magazine First Place Award for story writing and bought a typewriter. She hasn’t quit writing since.