Lucy Come Home~Dave & Neta Jackson~LitFuse Publicity Book Review

by adustyframe ~ June 25th, 2012

 

Several years ago, I discovered the Yada Yada Prayer Group books by Neta Jackson. I’ve enjoyed all of them and I’m always happy when she writes a new book. I’ve enjoyed her spin off series featuring the stories of people who were only small characters in the original books.

Lucy is the grouchy rough bag lady from the House of Hope Series–still characters from the original books but some new ones too.

I couldn’t wait to read this book and like all the other books by Neta Jackson, this one is enjoyable. Lucy’s story is written by Neta and her husband Dave and is a little different than the other Yada Yada book. This one goes back in time to tell Lucy’s story, but then moves to present day to tell what’s going on with Lucy currently.

They did this very well and I enjoyed finding out more about Lucy. Actually, I just wanted to give her a hug and say, “Oh Lucy! I’m so sorry!” The circumstances that led Lucy to the streets are heartbreaking and if you’ve read any of the House of Hope books, you would never guess what Lucy’s been through.

I think you will enjoy this book whether or not you’ve read any of the other Yada Yada books. If you’ve not read them you should find them!

 

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: 
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 their website for more info.

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Disclosure:I received a free copy of Lucy Come Home in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own.

Lizzie

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