Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lucy Come Home: A Book Review and Blog Tour

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 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.

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My Review:

I am a huge fan of the Yada Yada Prayer Group books from Neta Jackson, and was very excited to read this new series, written by her and her husband, Dave. It was all that I expected and more.

The writing is fantastic, the characters were superb, with both new and old (from other series'), and the storyline compelling. As I read the book, it flipped from present day to past, and allowed me to really understand the character of Lucy and that God was with her each step of her life, even when she did not realize it,  just as He is with us. The book flowed nicely, and I felt as though I was right in the book with each page. I absolutely love it when a book does this! I really enjoyed the team effort from Dave and Neta, and cannot wait to see what is in store for them next. 

If you are already a fan of Neta Jackson, or Dave Jackson, you will love Lucy Come Home. If you have not read their books yet, I highly recommend all of them. You will not be disappointed!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

I am part of a Blog Tour for this novel, and you can check out the rest of the tour here.

BUY IT: You can purchase Lucy Come Home online through Amazon, as well as through your favorite local bookseller

***I received a complimentary e-copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. I loved the characters in this book and being with them as they overcame the many challenges in their lives. I think my favorite part was the part set in the 1940's because it was more of a love story and it showed how the seed of Cindy/Lucy's faith had been planted. Things certainly weren't easy for her in any part of the story.
    Lucy Come Home was written in an easy to read fashion, that was both engaging and fit the story perfectly. The parts that were about Lucy in the present were in first person, while the past was in third person. I liked the realistic-ness of the tale and how things weren't easy. I think that Cindy and Bo might have been a little overboard with their trying to keep their identities a secret, but then I could see that jail would be a terrifying option and Bo was trying to keep them safe. I liked the human-ness of the characters and how they felt real, because they weren't perfect. Bo wasn't perfect, but he was a good guy.