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Litfuse Tour: Lucy Come Home by Dave and Neta Jackson

on June 18, 2012

 

About the Book:

 

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 Jackson:

 

Dave 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.

Visit http://www.daveneta.com for more info.

 

My Opinion:

 

I got hooked on Neta’s books when I read the Yada Yada series and while some authors fail to keep their audiences entertained and wrapped up in the story, Dave and Neta do not fail.  In Lucy Come Home I was wrapped up in the book until I finished it, there were some surprising twists at the end and even a moment when I wanted to wring Lucy’s neck to get her to come to her senses, and that is what makes a good book.  I felt like I knew the Sisters in the book, like they were old friends, although they aren’t the focus of the book this time, Lucy is.

 

Lucy has quite a story and at first I was confused when I read the intro and it takes place in a migrant worker farm during the dust bowl and how this could possibly tie into the rest of the book.  I really should have just kept reading and quit thinking – because in true Jackson style – it all wrapped in together and there was no stale plot lines.  I really enjoyed how we flip in between Lucy’s reminiscing of her story in the past to what is going on in her life today – it wasn’t confusing nor did it take away from the story line, in fact it added to it.  That said I have not read the books that come before this one and I seek to remedy that very soon.

 

**Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of this e-book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.

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