Saturday, June 30, 2012
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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 the authors:
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 Thoughts on Lucy Come Home:
This is the first book that I have had the pleasure of reading by Dave and Neta Jackson. Growing up I remember watching movies and I would see homeless people in them, but I had never seen someone who actually lived and slept on the streets. In my early 20's I visited a larger city and I have to admit that I was in shock to see homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks. I honestly did not think that us Canadians had them as I have never seen someone who was growing up. This brought the reality of the problem to the forefront for myself and came to the realization that just because I don't see something it doesn't excuse my ignorance on it.
Lucy Come Home I find it brings a face to homeless people. We get to meet Lucy and we are able to see her as more then just a person on the streets. We get to learn about Lucy, her story, her life. This book without a doubt opens the readers eyes to the homeless and we can no longer pretend that they are out there or judge them for their situation.
I really enjoyed this book and I do recommend it to everyone. The story is very touching and a great reminder for us all that it is never too late to change the course your life is taking. We always have our free will to make our own choices and no matter what obsticles are thrown in our way we will always be able to find our way back home.
I received a book for review purposes. All views expressed are 100% mine and were no way influenced.