Penny Wise

July 22nd, 2014. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

Penny Wise


By Neta & Dave Jackson

Penny Wise introduces us to yet another family in “the neighborhood”—the Jaspers, busy with demanding jobs, busy with church, busy volunteering, parents of three active teenagers, juggling sometimes crazy schedules. All good things. Until all those “good things” feed into a series of crises that affects the whole family. Something’s gotta change!

The third in the Windy City Neighbors series, Penny Wise is a contemporary peek at an urban family wrestling with the spiritual and practical challenges of real life. The series employs the innovating storytelling technique of “parallel novels,” each with its own drama and story arc, but whose characters’ lives become intertwined with their neighbors and affect one another. Welcome to Beecham Street—a typical, isolated American neighborhood that is beginning to come out of its shell . . . for better or worse.


It took me awhile to really get into this book – like about twenty chapters. Even though I got off to a slow start, I really got caught up in it.

I think I was so into the Souled Out Sisters series that I just needed time to change gears. I was glad to see the Bentleys again.

Now I can hardly wait for Pound Foolish, the next book in the Windy City Neighbors series. I’m going to have to go back and read the first two books in this series. I’m liking these neighbors. Thank you Neta and Dave for so many good books.

***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***


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.

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