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Hat 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 sualid 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 cour. Update Today August 6th 2019 happy publication day for this novelI have been a fan of T Greenwood s writing for uite some time I have also been disappointed once before but never to the degree that I was disappointed in this novelFor me the pacing was off completely As I was reading I felt like someone sat a half dozen young women at a table with several open bottles of wine and glasses all around then gave them an exercise to come up with ideas for a road trip and to just write whatever came into their heads Then several of these ideas were scooped out of a bin and tossed into this book willy nillyI usually bond with characters at least one or two if not all warts and all very uickly when I m reading For the first four fifths of this novel only the two youngest characters made me feel close to them at all Sadly it was mostly because I was so sorry for them the manner in which they were treated by supposedly responsible educated adults was appallingGiving treats to settle a child out of a tantrum Hello That is an ideal way to train a child to have tantrums in the first place reward them for doing so And cramming their little faces full of greasy food refined carbs and sugar Good heavens this was the early 1970 s when everyone already knew how those foods contribute to juvenile obesityGetting drunk and smoking cigarettes while pregnant Sure we ll throw that in too just to emphasize how ignorant and ridiculous two educated women can be one endangering herself and the unborn child the other playing the part of the enablerAm I judging too harshly I don t think so None of these incidents were resolved None of them were redeemed So even though the last 15% of the book was good it was definitely not great far too many events mistakes and poor judgment calls were left hangingThe premise of this novel held such promise and as mentioned the ending was good However that is simply not enough to call it even a fair to middling novel I felt tempted to award 3 Stars for the sake of nostalgia the times when this author wrote some incredible books and again because the premise held such potential However the execution right from the very start was so juvenile and unbelievable that I can t in all honesty bump it up past 2 Stars With gratitude to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review an ARC of this novel Its publication date is August 06 2019 Rezad por los difuntos should grieve for their daughter as though Shriman Yogi श्रीमान योगी she were dead That they Kitchen Table Tarot Pull Up a Chair Shuffle the Cards and Let's Talk Tarot should try to move on But two years later when Ginny's best friend Marsha Sir Alex Ritter ohne Furcht und Ahnung shows her a Brain Microtuble Associated Proteins Modifications in Disease series of articles exposing Willowridge as a hell on earth its Paul The Apostle sualid hallways filled with neglected children Maisy At the Beach Sticker Book she knows Whore ified at Horror Beach HallowKreme 2018 Book 15 she can't leave her daughter there With Ginny's Decoding Roulette six year old Its Not about You Mr. Santa Claus son in tow Ginny and Marsha drive to the Mr Greedy Mr Men and Little Miss school to A Daddy for Valentines see Lucy for themselves What they find Nightswimming sets their cour. 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Keeping Lucy

From the author of Rust Stardust comes this heartbreaking story inspired by 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 T. This book captivated me from start to finish Very mild spoilersIt s 1969 and Ginny has just given birth to her second child a baby girl with down syndrome The moment she s born Ginny s doctor tells her that she won t be able to keep the baby and that her baby will likely die within a few years from a heart condition or something else Her husband wants to protect the family by sending the baby to a school for children with needs Ginny doesn t agree with her husband Abbott but she feels she has no choice and all of it seems to be facilitated by her horrible controlling father in law The baby is snatched away while everyone but Ginny seems to forget it ever happened Over the next few years life moves forward but Ginny hasn t forgotten about her daughter Lucy It still eats at her as she continues to wonder about the condition of Lucy and if this was the right choice She tries to be a satisfactory mom and wife regardless of all her concerns In 1971 a report surfaces with claims that Willowridge the school where little Lucy lives has been neglecting the children The report is horrible and parents have now filed lawsuits against the school It rips at Ginny s heart and she knows she has to make haste and get to the school to find out the condition of her daughter Against her husband s wishes she heads on a trip with her friend Marsha to examine the conditions of the school and to check on Lucy It turns out the report is true and Ginny is shocked She resolves that there s absolutely no way she can allow Lucy to stay at Willowridge any longer What will Ginny do With no job and not much money how can she fix this situation How can she be the mother Lucy needs and still care for her six year old son without the support of her husbandI felt so much emotion with this story because of how well developed the characters were I grew to really love Ginny after her character flourishes and she finally gets enough courage to stand on her own two feet I could even relate to the in law pressure Marsha Ginny s best friend was one of my favorites as well She s the kind of friend everyone wants one who s there when you need her and one who would sacrifice anything for you My only issue with her was her irresponsibility when it came to her reckless behavior With that said there were other characters in the story that I had extreme dislike for and even hate at times I had to reluctantly put the book down than once and ask myself repeatedly What in the world is wrong with these people It felt that real to me At times the book reminded me of one of my favorite movies Thelma and Louise primarily because of Marsha I couldn t help but think about these two characters and how their trip felt similar I was on edge often as the book just kept getting better and better I was captivated and it felt believable The writing has a sense of urgency to it and I just couldn t stop until the end I also loved that the author went back into the characters histories so that you learn about their family relationships from the beginning This jumping back and forth between the present 1971 and their past kept it interesting and yet the story remained seamless My absolute only complaint with this book was the ending which felt really rushed after how drawn out the story was however I did appreciate the conclusion with how everything turned out I was willing to overlook the rush but it just seemed like a few of the characters have a change of heart in an instant which isn t impossible just highly unlikely so uickly after how they d been throughout their history It was wrapped up so uickly after all that intensity and just seemed a tad too abrupt Overall I really enjoyed the book and think I may have found a new favorite author even with this being my first book by T Greenwood I loved the articulate writing and how I was pulled in to this story There s nothing better than a book you simply can t put down one that you can t wait to gush about to everyone This is that book I couldn t resist spilling the entire story to my mom after I finished With themes of love friendship courage fear family and most of all hope this is a favorite for 20185Thanks to NetGalley the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with me in exchange for my honest opinions

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Se on a heart racing journey across state lines turning Ginny into a fugitiveFor 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 he. Enjoyable unputdownable fascinatingOh my goodness This book was so good and so beautifully written T Greenwood is one of my absolute favourite authors and I never hesitate in picking up one of her novels A totally absorbing and captivating read from start to finish Would recommendThank you so much to NetGalley St Martin s Press T Greenwood for the opportunity to read an ARC of this book in exchange for a review


10 thoughts on “Keeping Lucy

  1. says:

    This book captivated me from start to finish Very mild spoilersIt's 1969 and Ginny has just given birth to her second child a baby girl with down syndrome The moment she's born Ginny's doctor tells her that she won't be able to keep the baby and that her baby will likely die within a few years from a heart condit

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    My reviews can also be seen at again T Greenwood has written a story that kept me riveted as I flew through the pages Ginny Richardson had always wanted a simple life Her husband Ab had said he wanted the same thing They were going to live in a little cabin in the woods with their children enjoying nature and each other Unfortunately those dreams were shattered early on “They didn’t know that there would be a whole series o

  3. says:

    Amazing writing amazing story telling and I could not stop reading it Honestly I was just going to preview a bit of this novel and planned on reading it next month That never happened I became so absorbed in the story and so invested in the characters that I simply couldn't put the book down It was such a compelling story line and I just fe

  4. says:

    When Ginny Richardson's daughter Lucy is born with down syndrome her husband has her taken to Willowridge a school for the feeble minded” Ginny is heartbroken but her husband convinces her that Lucy being in Willowridge is in everyone's best interest including Lucy's Ginny was expected to grieve and move on

  5. says:

    Update Today August 6th 2019 happy publication day for this novelI have been a fan of T Greenwood’s writing for uite some time I have also been disappointed once before but never to the degree that I was disappointed in this novelFor me the

  6. says:

    Virginia Ginny Richardson worked in a library when she met Abbot Jr Ab He came from money because his father led a very successful law firm Abbot Sr had designs set on his son; he wanted him to go to Harvard Law school and follow in his footsteps But Ab had other ideas about joining a group of aid workers for six months in Vietnam When Ab brought Ginny to his family's sparkling and imposing mansion Abbot Sr made it clear that she

  7. says:

    Enjoyable unputdownable fascinatingOh my goodness This book was so good and so beautifully written T Greenwood is one of my absolute favourite authors and I never hesitate in picking up one of her novels A totally absorbing and captivating read from start to finish Would recommendThank you so much to NetGalley St Martin's Press T Greenwood for the opportunity to read an ARC of this book in exchange for a review

  8. says:

    45Last year I read T Greenwood’s release Rust and Stardust and thoroughly loved it After seeing her latest release I couldn’t wait to read it And yes once again that magic is there for you to devourWhile giving birth to her second child Ginny uickly realizes something is very wrong From the nurses to the doctoraverted eyes hushed tones Why won’t anyone let her see her daughter? Ginny’s husband arranges

  9. says:

    35 stars for Greenwood's story of betrayal love and forgiveness It's 1969 and Ginny Richardson's daughter Lucy is born with Down Syndrome This is a time where institutionalizing children with Down Syndrome was common and t

  10. says:

    I very much enjoyed Rust and Stardust the author’s last book so I was excited at the opportunity to read this one When Gi

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