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But over the years the we have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people! This includes our award-winning TRAILBLAZER series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume HERO TALES: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians, and the companion book, Heroes in Black History.
Somewhere along the way, our own children grew up! Son Julian is Director of Experience Design for the Alder Planetarium in Chicago where he “provides the experience of exploring space” for visitors. He has two sons, Liam Isaac and Elijah David. Daughter Rachel graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and after working in the field of rape-crisis prevention went on to earn a Masters Degree in counseling from the University of Illinois. She is now a counselor at “Uni High School” in Champaign, Illinois. She is the loving mother of Havah Noelle (our first grandchild!) and Noah Zion, our youngest grandchild. The Jackson family also includes a Cambodian foster daughter, Samen Sang, who has four children.
We live in Evanston, Illinois, where for twenty-seven years we were part of Reba Place Church, a Christian church community. We are now members of a multi-racial congregation in the Chicago area.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of Derailed, go HERE.
Harry and Estelle are enjoying the retired life, when Harry gets a call from the captain of his old police department. The captain has a job for him, but Harry says no immediately. Harry has enough problems to deal with like plans for his mom to move in and his son in prison.
But tragedy strikes when his mom has a stroke and passes away quickly, leaving the room for her empty. And that's where his son comes in, being released from prison that leaves his son in need of food and a place to stay. This defiantly causes him to want to get out of the house so he calls up the captain and takes the job. Posing as a blind man, he rides the Amtrak railway daily with his guide dog, a.k.a drug-detection dog. He finds the pleasure of this job when he nabs his first criminal.
This is the second book in the Windy City Neighbors series. Here is a link to the first book in the series that I reviewed entitled, Grounded.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.