Book Review: Lucy Come Home

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Lucy Come Home
Dave and Neta Jackson

I’ve been a fan of Neta Jackson’s books for quite a while; I think I’ve read each of her books starting with the Yada Yada Prayer Group, as well as the spin-off series generated. I love the characters in the books and I love that you are able to “check in” with some of the characters from other series even they aren’t the focus of the book you’re reading, it gives you a more in depth look at the characters. Imagine my delight when I was given the chance to review Dave and Neta Jackson’s newest novel, Lucy Come Home. I was thrilled at have the chance to get to know Lucy a little better, even if her character ended up being completely different than what I had expected.

I’m really glad that Dave and Neta chose to tell Lucy’s story since she’s always been one of my favorites. This book was super interested and really kept me wanting more as I turned each page. I really loved getting to know Lucy a little better and being better able to understand her character. Her story was so much different than I expected it to be, from running away as a teenager to becoming a widow, there was so much to her story that I’d never even imagined. The closure she received at the end of the book was just the icing on the cake.  I really thought that Lucy’s story ended at the end of Lucy Come Home, but from what I understand there’s another book about Lucy coming out in a while and I’m curious to see where they’ll take her story next.

About the Book (from

Lucy Tucker has been on the streets of Chicago for 50 years. Why won’t she 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 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 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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Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.

Buy the Book:

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as many other retailers.


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