Book Review : Lucy Come Home

I love some great fun, fiction!  While I have read the Yada Yada Prayer group ages ago, I knew that Dave and Neta Jackson never disappoint!!


My latest read is Lucy Come Home – A Yada Yada Journey of Hope book, written by Dave and Neta Jackson.

I welcomed the chance to jump into a good, clean, fun fiction story!  This book is unlike the other book I have read in this series – it tells the story of a lady named Lucy, but it tells her story as a young girl and then bounces back to her current story.  I enjoyed this switching from early years to later years. 

The story is about a young girl, who after a terrible accident, runs away from her migrant family, decades ago.   The current time character is an older woman on the streets, moving from park bench to park bench, occasionally stopping in at the local shelter.  I loved how the Jacksons intertwined both stories and do not reveal, the entire story until the very end when both stories “meet.”

I really enjoyed the first three quarters, but the last quarter, I admit, I was balling.  It was a bit heart wrenching – but in a good way!

This would be a great summer read.  It is one that is easy to pick up and dive right into.  If you know anything about the Jacksons, you know they love history because they write historical fiction storied for kids too.  So there are many elements from Lucy’s past that are quite educational, how the migrant workers lived, what carny life entailed, and many aspects of WWII.

I highly recommend this sweet story.  You will not be disappointed!!

To read what others are saying about this book check out the Review Schedule!

About the authors:

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. (You can see the list by clicking on Publication Record at the right.) In addition to writing several books about Christian community, the Jacksons have coauthored numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs.

Note: I did receive this book, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review, by Lifuse.

1 thought on “Book Review : Lucy Come Home

  1. Written in a parallel story form, we get a first-person look into Lucinda Tucker's life. From her childhood as the oldest of a large family of migrant farmers, to her older years on the streets and everything in between, Lucinda is an honest, vulnerable person that quickly captured my heart.

    The authors did a remarkable job of painting the numerous settings of the story, from the whimsical carnival grounds to the dusty migrant camps and cramped, rented apartments, I felt as if I was following along with Lucinda and her “romeo”, Bo. As much as I love to read, I often struggle with the first few chapters until I become acquainted with the characters. However, this was not the case with Lucy Come Home. From the opening lines, I was drawn into the story.

    Everything in my being was hoping for the very best for Bo and Cindy. When Bo left for war, I felt as if I was waiting for his next letter alongside Cindy. Their young love was so innocent and pure, and my heart broke for them as their relationship was strained.

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