Keeping Lucy

Keeping Lucy

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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PopSugar's 30 Must-Read Books of 2019 Good Housekeeping's 25 Best New Books for Summer 2019 Better Homes & Gardens 13 New Books We Can't Wait to Read This Summer The heartbreaking and uplifting story, inspired by incredible true events, of how far one mother must go to protect her daughter. Dover, Massachusetts, 1969. Ginny Richardson's heart was torn open when her baby girl, Lucy, born with Down Syndrome, was taken from her. Under pressure from his powerful family, her husband, Ab, sent Lucy away to Willowridge, a special school for the “feeble-minded." Ab tried to convince Ginny it was for the best. That they should grieve for their daughter as though she were dead. That they should try to move on. But two years later, when Ginny's best friend, Marsha, shows her a series of articles exposing Willowridge as a hell-on-earth--its squalid hallways filled with neglected children--she knows she can't leave her daughter there. With Ginny's six-year-old son in tow, Ginny and Marsha drive to the school to see Lucy for themselves. What they find sets their course on a heart-racing journey across state lines—turning Ginny into a fugitive. For the first time, Ginny must test her own strength and face the world head-on as she fights Ab and his domineering father for the right to keep Lucy. Racing from Massachusetts to the beaches of Atlantic City, through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to a roadside mermaid show in Florida, Keeping Lucy is a searing portrait of just how far a mother’s love can take her. "A heartfelt tale of true friendship, a mother’s unstoppable love, and the immeasurable fortitude of women." - Booklist
Publisher: [S.l.]: St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2019.
ISBN: 9781250164247
Characteristics: 304 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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darladoodles
Jul 26, 2019

There are so many decisions being made by two adult women in this book that are putting two small children in danger. It was a good decision to check Lucy out of the "school" where she was being abused. After that, there was total chaos for about 2/3 of the book. I don't want to add any spoilers, but my favorite character was at about 85% and without that person's contributions to the plot I think this would have been a two-star review. Definitely chock full of good intentions -- the execution leaves much to be desired.

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