Where Do I Go? (Yada Yada House of Hope Series #1)

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Sometimes you find hope in the last place you look.

Gabrielle Fairbanks has nearly lost touch with the carefree, spirited young woman she was shen she married her husband sixteen years ago. But when the couple moves to Chicago to accommodate Philip's ambition, Gabby longs for the chance to find real purpose in her own life.

A chance encounter with a homeless woman suddenly opens a dooor she never expected. The women of Manna House Women's ...

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Overview

Sometimes you find hope in the last place you look.

Gabrielle Fairbanks has nearly lost touch with the carefree, spirited young woman she was shen she married her husband sixteen years ago. But when the couple moves to Chicago to accommodate Philip's ambition, Gabby longs for the chance to find real purpose in her own life.

A chance encounter with a homeless woman suddenly opens a dooor she never expected. The women of Manna House Women's Shelter need a Program Director—and she has the right credentials. Gabby's in her element, feeling God's call on her life at last, even though Philip doesn't like the changes he sees in her. But she never anticipated his ultimatum: quit your job at the shelter or risk divorce and losing custody of our sons.

In this moment, Gabby's entire foundation shifts. She must find refuge, as in the song they sing at Sunday worship: "Where do I go when there's no one else to turn to . . . I go to the Rock I know that's able, I go to the Rock."

For everyone who loves the best-selling Yada Yada Prayer Group novels comes a brand new series sprinkled with familiar faces and places from the Yada Yada world. It's the perfect novel to start with—or to meet friends from past Yada stories.

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Publishers Weekly

Jackson's Yada Yada series has sold half a million copies, and this new offshoot series-the Yada Yada House of Hope-promises the same. Gabrielle Fairbanks moves to Chicago with her businessman husband, Philip, leaving their sons behind at boarding school in Virginia. She literally stumbles over a homeless woman, an event that changes Gabby's life. She looks her up at Manna House, a homeless shelter, and first finds welcome and eventually a job. But her husband is hostile toward both Gabby and her job. Can she juggle her angry husband and his new business, her sons when they come home for the summer, her ill mother, her job and her growing interest in God? While the plot certainly generates interest, readers may become weary of Gabby's lack of grit when it comes to Philip, as well as his selfishness and anger toward his wife. But the book's dramatic ending highlights both, leaving readers eager for the next installment in the series. (Dec.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595545237
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Series: Yada Yada House of Hope Series , #1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 282,341
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Neta Jackson's award-winning Yada books have sold more than 800,000 copies and are spawning prayer groups across the country. Neta and her husband, Dave, are an award-winning writing team, best known for the Trailblazer Books—a 40-volume series of historical fiction with 1.5 million in sales—and Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes (vols 1-4). They live in the Chicago area. Twitter: @ DaveNetaJackson Facebook: DaveNetaJackson

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  • Posted July 28, 2012

    A must read..especially for today's women!

    Although a piece of fiction, those of us sitting comfortably need to read this! Great characters which will compel you to read the whole series! A fantastic read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

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    I truly recommend this book!

    I absolutely loved this book. I found myself emotionally involved with the characters and their experiences throughout the book. I definately want to complete the series! This would be a great book for a book club. It is just good, clean reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    Great story line

    As a christian woman I was able to relate with alot in this story. Is an amazing story of a woman with her roles as wife, mother, daughter, employer and friend as she juggles all that life throws at her. You see that only thru God's love, mercy and grace she is able to withstand. The title says it all; Where do I go? Only to Jesus who sustains us. Can wait to get part 2!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    Great series!

    Loved the series Yada Yada prayer group, it was really good and the two books in this series promise to be just as good!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2010

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    Awesome read!!

    If you love the Yada Yada series you'll love this one even more. Even though it's a new series (House of Hope) some of the Yada Yada sisters are in this book also. It's like a continuation of that series with new characters. I've already read all three books in this series and am anxiously awaiting book 4. You just can't put this one down without finishing it.

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  • Posted March 6, 2009

    Inspiring..

    Where Do I Go?
    Neta Jackson
    Thomas Nelson, 2009
    ISBN: 9781595545237
    Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 02/09
    5 stars
    Inspiring..
    This is the first book in the Yada Yada House of Hope series. Fans will notice some differences in this new series compared with Yada Yada Prayer. However, they will also notice some familiar characters.
    Gabby is a great mother, but she is a depressed person. Her husband is controlling. She finds meaning to her life when she begins working at a shelter for the homeless. He gives her ultimatums to quit her job, give up her friends, and get over the God thing or he would divorce her and take their children away from her.
    Neta Jackson does an excellent job breathing life into her characters. I did not like Gabby at first, but as the book progressed and her husband's true character became known, I felt sorry for her. The ending of this book is abrupt. It is a cliffhanger, and I hope it will be resolved in the next installment. The moral of this story is that God is always there for us if we will turn to him and seek His presence. It is unfortunate that the next book in this series is not due out for almost a year. How can we wait that long to discover what happens to Gabby?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2010

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    Great book

    I really enjoyed the yada yada series and I was very excited to see Neta Jackson write a new series. This is definitely a great book and I just could not put it down. I wanted to find out what will happen next. I strongly recommendly this book and the next one which is Who do I talk to?

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Where Do I Go?

    A wonderful, heartwarming book. Should be required reading everywhere!

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  • Posted March 26, 2009

    READ ME

    Was a very good book.A good follow-up of the YaYa books.Has alot of the same characters. The only bad thing - you get to the end and wonder what is gonna happen next.Then you find out the new book won't be out til September. I want to know what happens now.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    I wanted to read the next book in the series RIGHT AWAY!

    I loved the Yada Yada Prayer Group series and was just waiting for the next series to come out. I love the way Mrs. Jackson writes and the way her books relate to God's Word. Keep them coming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2009

    AWESOME

    NETA JACKSON HAS OUT DONE HERSELF! THE WAIT FOR THIS WAS WELL WORTH IT, THE ONLY THING THAT BOTHERS ME IS THAT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2009 FOR THE NEXT BOOK IN THIS NEW SERIES. I ENJOYED THE NEW AND OLD CHARACTERS COMING TOGETHER. AS ALWAYS I LOVE THE WAY PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT WALKS IN LIFE ARE SHOWN TO BE THE SAME,GODS CHILD. GET YOUR BIBLES OUT TO USE THE BIBLE VERSES THAT ARE USED, AWESOME!!! I FOUND MYSELF SINGING THE PRAISE OF HIS LOVE TO MYSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2008

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    Loved it!

    I've read all seven books in the Ya Da Ya Da Prayer Group series and so looked forward to the next series. I was not disappointed. Others have given an overview of the plot, so I won't do that. This book was different from the first series, but I loved it just the same. I am reading Harry Bentley's Second Chance by Dave Jackson which is the parallel novel to Where Do I Go? While you can read this book without reading any of the others . . . don't. If you do, you are depriving yourself of a wonderful faith journey.

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  • Posted December 15, 2008

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    Difficult Husband

    Although this book is one of a series, it is a stand-alone read. I have not read any of the Yada Yada books, and yet I read this one without having any missing pieces. The protagonist, Gabby, is a likeable mother-of-two whose successful husband lands her in a high-rise luxury apartment in Chicago, right on Lake Shore Drive. Gabby's a free spirit--someone who thinks that Lake Michigan is made for her to dance in. She enjoys the simple things in life. Unfortunately, her husband wants a corporate wife--someone who will help him move to the upper crust of society. They seem to be polar opposites.<BR/><BR/>And that's where there's conflict. Gabby's perfect world begins to crumble, and the reader witnesses her scrambling to keep it together. Does she succeed? I needed a tissue for this one. The end does not conclude as I thought it would. Oh, you must buy this xbook and find out!<BR/>¿

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  • Posted October 31, 2008

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    Fans of Neta Jackson will rejoice with the opening of her new series.

    Gabrielle Fairbanks has been a supermom to their sons and very supportive of her husband¿s career at a cost to her own identity. When Gabby and her spouse relocate to Chicago for his job, they agree to leave the kids at boarding school.<BR/><BR/>However, with the children away at school, Gabby suffers from empty nest syndrome, but is unsure what she wants to do. When she meets a homeless person, Gabby finds a calling and obtains work at Manna House Women¿s Shelter. However to her chagrin her husband opposes her work and the new friends she has made; he even has issues with her finding God in her life.<BR/><BR/>This direct sequel to the recently completed Yada Yada saga includes some of the cast and the beginnings of the same inspirational "House of Hope" messages of ¿to thine own self be true¿ by getting involved to help others through God¿s forgiveness. The spousal war over who Gabby should be and her asking herself the title question is well designed, but those needing closure will have to wait for the next novel. Fans of Neta Jackson will rejoice with the opening of her new series.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

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