Friday, June 22, 2012

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?


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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I have read all the "Yaya" books and they have always been wonderful, funny, inspiring, and exciting. I was very excited to read this latest installment to the series. This book was good, however, it was not up to the standard of the other books in the series.  I actually had a hard time getting through the book where in the past Yaya books, I could barely put them down.

I think it was because this was a sadder story and the heroine of the story was not as likable as the past characters. There was also some inconsistencies to the story, as far as I was concerned. For instance, why did Lucy not go by her married name when she loved her husband so much? That didn't make any sense to me at all, other than it had to be written that way to make the story come together. There were other things like this that made me question the story. Although the story was good in many ways, it wasn't great like the past Yaya books, in my humble opinion. If you like the Yaya books, you will still want to read this book because it is a Yaya book, but be prepared that it will not be the same as the other books.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity

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God bless you - Julie

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