Lucy Come Home – Book Review

Lucy Come Home was a surprise. When I first looked at the book I wasn’t sure if I would like it. But….I really enjoyed this book! I love how the  story goes from past to present throughout the story. The story will keep you reading and wanting to  know what happens next. If your’re looking for something fresh to read, give Lucy Come Home a try!

It’s about a young girl, Cindy,  who  is the daughter of a migrant worker and whose family travels just to keep food on the table. She meets a young man, Bo,  who travels in the circus. She gets a job at the “boss” mans’ house and trouble follows. Bo and Cindy are on the run.

Cindy becomes Lucy and finds herself on the streets and separated from Bo. She finds Bo but tragically loses him again.

Lucy becomes old and will not give up living on the streets, where she knows the rules, until one day family comes looking for her.



From 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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I received a copy of this book to review through Litfuse. Opinions are my own.


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. Seems interesting.

  2. This sounds great I would totally love this book!

  3. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing!


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