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reader ✓ Keeping Lucy ☆ Hardcover Þ johnscyclingdiary Ð ➤ [Epub] ➞ Keeping Lucy By T. Greenwood ➮ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk 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 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 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 But then Ginny's friend Marsha find a newspaper article detailing neglected children despicable living conditions and poor treatment at Willowridge Ginny knows she must do something anything to protect her daughter Against her husband her father in law's wishes Ginny decides to actI really enjoyed this book which felt as if it were set in the 1950's and not the early 1970's to me Ginny is very passive in the beginning of the book She does not drive she pretty much does as her husband and her father in law want She really does not appear to have a voice But kudos to her for finding her voice when she knew her daughter was in a horrible situation The reader is right there with Ginny and Marsha as the two women go on a journey with Ginny's six year old son and Lucy in tow I really liked the character of Marsha but did take issue with the choices she made in this book Entertaining and captivating This book pulled at the heartstrings in many ways Ginny as I previously mentioned did not seem to have a voice at the beginning of this book By the end of the book she grew a backbone and was almost a totally different woman She still wasn't tough as nails but she found some inner strength and stood up for herself and fought for what she thought was right Her confidence blossomed as she advocated for her daughter Lucy alone and without love at Willowridge met her mother and older brother and was able to bond with themI found this book to be a fast read and enjoyed how the story is told mainly in the present time but also in the past showing how Ginny and Ab met and fell in love It was nice to see Ab in a different light He is a man who loves his wife and son It was a different time then Was he acting on information he was given was he embarrassed by Lucy or was he bowing to his father's pressure? Decide for yourselfAn enjoyable read which sucked me in and had me turning the pages There were some situations which seemed a little implausible but I was able to overlook them as I was enjoying the story and the epic carroad trip of the women and children The abuse and neglect of the children is deplorable and the reader will root for Lucy and Ginny Thank you to St Martins Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own

reader ð Keeping Lucy ✓ T. Greenwood

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 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 fell in love with little Lucy and truly cared about her and her mom Ginny I had to see the story through to the endIt was 1969 and Ginny's baby girl Lucy was born with Down's Syndrome Ginny was  tricked  by her high and mighty family into committing Lucy to an institution named  Willowridge Oh the horrors that come out about what has been taking place at Willowbridge prompt Ginny and her bestie Martha who I also loved to grab baby Lucy and take off on a Thelma and Louise inspired road trip I found myself cheering these ladies on and wanting to cuddle Lucy myselfI teared up I took deep breaths and I delighted in everything LucyOkay  I Loved Lucy  xoxoxoHighly recommend you read it and fall in love tooThanks to St Martin's Press for my ARC to readreview

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Keeping LucySe 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 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 for their newborn baby Lucy to be cared for in a full time live in school He insists it’s best to put Lucy behind them and move forward for the sake of their existing family How can you do that? Certainly Ginny can’t“A body forgets but the heart remembers”This is a story of a mother’s unbreakable love for her child A love so boundless she’s willing to risk her own freedom to do what’s right for her daughterT Greenwood composes a beautiful and captivating story that will tug deeply on your heartstrings There are eye opening moments that will shock you and leave you horrified at how cruelly society treated those who were born with ailments that they deemed unacceptable A wonderful buddy read with Susanne that will certainly stay with us both💜Thank you NetGalley Jordan Hanley at St Martin’s Press and T Greenwood for this amazing book