Monday, July 22, 2013
GROUNDED by Neta Jackson
Grace's fiance 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.
I've read all Neta's series...The Yada Yada Prayer Group; The House of Hope; Harry Bentley and Lucy Come Home; and Souled Out Sister. All are fabulous!
When I first heard about "Grounded" I could hardly wait to get my hands on a copy. I finished it this week and am sad to say I didn't find it interesting. It was slow moving, the storyline didn't hook me. I wasn't even excited to see Estelle as one of Grace's neighbors but most of all I didn't care for Grace's character. She doesn't seem to "fit" with all the other characters in previous novels.
I do plan to read book two and I'm keeping my fingers crossed it will be as good as the author's other novels!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.