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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lucy Come Home Book Review

Lucy Come Home...

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?

Authors 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 Thoughts about Lucy Come Home...
Every person has a story.  Lucy Tucker, a grouchy bag lady on the streets of Chicago, is no exception.  Beneath her tough exterior are memories and secrets just waiting to be told.  In the pages of Lucy Come Home we travel back in time to the years of the Dust Bowl.  Lucy was just 15 years old and she and her family were migrant workers from Arkansas.  Times were tough and life was hard for many people.  I really enjoyed reading about Lucy's early years and it helped explain why she was such a tough nut to crack!  There is romance, adventure, plenty of drama- and secrets.  It's now present day and Lucy wanders the streets of Chicago.  She is an enigma to all who know her as she keeps people at a distance.  Why is she like that?  What is she hiding?  One day a wealthy lady and her elderly mother wander into Lucy's life.  They need her help.  Past and present come together and create quite a story!

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*I was given a copy of Lucy Come Home from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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