Blog Tour for Lucy Come Home by Dave and Neta Jackson


Back of 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 a 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 the 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 ageing 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.

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My thoughts:

For fans of the Yada Yada series and its spin offs you are in for a complete treat with this one! If you’ve not read that series don’t worry, you can still enjoy this story as a stand-alone.  You won’t have all the background that will make the story richer, but it will still be an excellent read. If I could make the decision for you I’d say read them all in order. Dave and Neta Jackson are master storytellers and you won’t be disappointed you took the time to meet all of the characters.

We met Lucy for the first time in Where Do I Go? She shows up as a homeless bag lady that is ill and in need of attention. She’s feisty, fearless and determined. From that time on I began to wonder just how she wound up on the streets. The answer to that is found in the pages of Lucy Come Home.

Lucy starts out as Lucinda Tucker, the daughter of migrant workers. While her family is in Michigan picking sugar beets she meets James Bodeen, also known as Bo. A sudden death changes her world completely. At fifteen years of age she is on the run with Bo just trying to eke out a meager existence.

Lucy’s story flashes back and forth from the present day to the past. It is a story full of lessons about faith, love and hope. We also learn about the cost of carrying burdens that are too big for us to bear. Through Lucy we are taught that the Truth really can set you free.

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