Pound Foolish by Neta and Dave Jackson

Posted 10 November, 2014 by Paige in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Pound Foolish

Greg Singer coordinates consumer sports shows for powerboats, four wheelers, snowmobiles, and jet skis—macho toys for outdoor men like himself. But the job puts tremendous stress on his marriage with Nicole, who for the first time notices the handsome lawyer at the end of the block. “Greener pastures?” When the recession hits Greg’s industry, he thinks the crisis is merely an opportunity for God to bless him with unmatched prosperity, a promise he hears preached each Sunday, and he steps out in bold faith . . . But is he being “pound foolish”?

The fourth in the Windy City Neighbors series, Pound Foolish explores the economic upheaval and uncertainties challenging every family. Intersecting with Penny Wise (book three), the Jacksons employ the innovating storytelling technique of “parallel novels.” Though each book follows its own drama and story arc, the characters’ lives become intertwined and affect one another. Pound Foolish returns us to Beecham Street—a typical American neighborhood . . . where a growing friendship brings new meaning to prosperity.

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My Thoughts:

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for sharing my fair and honest opinion.*

This book was my first by the Jacksons, but I don’t think it will be my last. They have a very entertaining writing style, and do so so well together that I couldn’t  really tell who was writing what at any given time. The story itself was fun to read, kind of like a book with a bit of a deeper meaner, but also one that had an almost soap opera like quality to it.

This book is all about how a family handles an employment change, and how it affects their day to day lives. If you like a good, general fiction book then I recommend you give this a shot. It was just one of those really fun to read type novels that made me understand why this couple has so many books published – they’re good at what they do. I’ll definitely have to read more from them in the future!

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