The 13 very different women in the Yada Yada Prayer Group come from different races, economic statuses and backgrounds. They have two things in common: their love for Jesus and for each other. It's summer in Chicago, and the women enter another season of growth.

A high-risk pregnancy, a wayward son, a breast cancer diagnosis and a church merger are some of the situations the Yada Yadas will encounter over the coming months. As they take their struggles to God and to each other, hearts and families are affected.

Jackson's fifth book featuring these incredible women is as fresh and insightful as the first. Although those new to the series would benefit from starting at the beginning, the list of characters never seems unwieldy. Each woman becomes like the reader's own sister in Christ. God's love and mercy are uniquely and boldly displayed throughout this exquisite novel. (Aug., 400 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel