Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lucy Come Home by Dave and Neta Jackson

About the book:


Lucy Come Home
| Dave and Neta Jackson

Fifteen-year-old Cindy worked long days beside her migrant worker family in Michigan's sugar beet fields in the early 1940s -- the "war years" -- until she met a dashing young man from a traveling carnival, bringing some joy and fun into her hard-scrabble life. But a tragic twist of fate -- and a dead field boss-- sent the two young people on the run, leaving behind family and everything she'd ever known.

Lucy Tucker, the crotchety old bag lady from the popular Yada Yada House of Hope series, is a veteran of Chicago streets and not about to give up her independence, even as she approaches her 80th birthday.

Until, that is, a young displaced woman with her gentle aging mother and a dog named Dandy seem to need her -- unsettling the secretive Lucy, who doesn't let anyone get too close. But just when it seems her past is catching up with her to bring her in out of the cold... Lucy disappears again. How these two tales intersect and intertwine between past and present gradually shines light into the dark corners of Lucy's murky past. But... why won't Lucy come home?

About Dave and Neta: 

LitfuseDave and Neta Jackson are award-winning authors living in the Chicago area where their parallel novels from the Yada Yada House of Hope and Harry Bentley series are set.

As a husband/wife writing team, Dave and Neta Jackson are enthusiastic about books, kids, walking with God, gospel music, and each other! Together they are the authors or coauthors of over 100 books.

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My Take:  This book reminded me alot of an old tv movie starring Lucille Ball called Stone Pillow.  I think statistics show that alot of Americans are very close to being homeless.  Just one or two paychecks away.  Every person has a story and the Jacksons do an excellent job of telling Lucy's.  Although I haven't read any of the Ya Ya Hope series I have read the first in the Ya ya prayer group series and really enjoyed it. So I was hoping for a wonderful ride with this book which I was given.  This isn't a everything is rainbows and candy story but one that grabs you and holds on until the end.  Great book.

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