Keeping Lucy

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. 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.

Title:Keeping Lucy
ISBN:9781250164223
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    Keeping Lucy Reviews

  • Mischenko

    This book captivated me from start to finish!Very mild spoiler(s)It'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 tel...

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...Once again T. Greenwood has written a story that kept me riveted as I flew through the pages. Ginny Richardson had always wanted...

  • Holly  B

    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 bec...

  • Debra

    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 tha...

  • Jaline

    Update: Today, August 6th 2019 - happy publication day for this novel.I have been a fan of T. Greenwood’s writing for quite some time. I have also been disappointed once before, but never to the deg...

  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*

    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 ...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    Enjoyable, unputdownable, fascinating!Oh 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 h...

  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)

    3.5 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 Do...

  • Liz

    For those of us of a certain age, 1969 can seem like forever ago and recent history. But a lot has changed in the last fifty years, especially when it comes to the treatment of Down’s Syndrome child...

  • JanB

    I very much enjoyed Rust and Stardust, the author’s last book, so I was excited at the opportunity to read this one. When Ginny’s second child is born, a daughter with Down Syndrome, the baby is w...