Grace’s fiancé, bothered by her outspoken stance on purity and her near-constant travel, has broken off their relationship. Exhausted and unwilling to continue her current tour, she books a flight home. Traumatic events result in a paralyzing fear of flying. Stuck at home due to a major snowstorm, Grace begins, for the first time, to connect with the residents of Beecham Street. Will she recover her faith and overcome her fears, or will she give up her career? Grounded is an uplifting, contemporary tale in an urban setting featuring characters courageously wrestling with the real spiritual and practical issues of average people. THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERIES: It’s not often that something genuinely new and exciting comes along in Christian fiction. With “The Neighborhood,” Dave and Neta will introduce a new storytelling technique called Parallel Novels—each with its own drama and story arc, but with characters whose lives become intertwined. The Jacksons will also continue to draw on their proven strengths for multi-ethnic, relationally driven stories as they welcome readers to Beecham Street, a typical isolated and distrustful American neighborhood—until a tragic near-death accident.
Grounded is the first book in this Windy City Neighbor series. If you are looking for a fresh storyline and new characters that are ready to grab your heart strings, along with a very familiar couple from the House of Hope Series, then get your cup of coffee and a comfy couch and set your heart and mind to allow God to minister to you about His unmerited grace.
In Grounded, Neta and Dave once again opened up the storyline to allow us to see where we are in our lives, as well as to relay a message on how to get to that place where God desires we be in Him.
The characters are unique created and molded into people that could be our next door neighbors. The neighborhood is just an ordinary neighborhood, or is it?
To find our what happens to the main character, Grace Meredith, and how God teaches her how much He loves her, then by all means, this is a book you don’t want to miss reading.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.*
Sandra W. Titus