Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lucy Come Home

Today marks the release of Lucy Come Home by Dave and Neta Jackson. If you ever wanted to know more about the back story of Lucy, here's your chance!


Lucy Tucker, the feisty old bag lady we all loved from Neta Jackson's House of Hope series, has confounded everyone. Why won't she come off the streets of Chicago? How did she ever end up there in the first place? Why did she disappear again? We didn't mean to leave you hanging, but now we can tell the whole story.
It all started back in the summer of 1942 when she and a dashing young man from a traveling carnival ran away together to escape a murder charge... Oh, but you'll want to read the whole book yourself about carnivals, migrant camps, the war, and true love lost and found.

{More about 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?

{More 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.

Visit http://www.daveneta.com for more info.

2 comments:

Netherland said...

This is the first book I've read by Dave and Neta Jackson, but it won't be the last. I read a lot of fiction, both Christian and otherwise. Christian fiction is often tepid and disappointing. Lucy Come Home is not tepid or disappointing. It's well-written, yet easy to read and had me hooked from the beginning.. I loved it.

It wouldn't be easy to create a believable story about the life of a feisty woman who makes it on the streets as a homeless person, and still keep her likeable. This book does that. I particularly liked the tension created with the back and forth from an elderly woman today to who she was in her youth. It is well done.

Thomas said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!