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. Read Keeping Lucy – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Keeping Lucy
  • T. Greenwood
  • 22 November 2017
  • 1250164222

10 thoughts on “Keeping Lucy

  1. Mischenko says:

    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 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 s 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 tells her that she won t be able...

  2. Deanna says:

    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 of roadblocks on th 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, enj...

  3. Holly B 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 fell in love with little Lucy and truly cared about her and her mom, Ginny I had to see the story through to the end.It was 1969 and Ginny s baby 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 end.It 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 gr...

  4. Debra 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 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 somethi 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 tre...

  5. Jaline says:

    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 degree that I was disappointed in this novel.For 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 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 degree that I was disappointed in this novel.For 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 nilly.I usually b...

  6. *TUDOR^QUEEN* 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 wasn t an ideal candidate for his son s future wife 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 wasn t an ideal candidate for his son s future wife But, Ab had already secreted his grandmother s 3 carat diamond engagement ring out of the family safe and proposed to Ginny, which she accepted Then Ginny got pregnant, which helped decide how things were going to go Despite the less than ideal timing, Ab was elated when he learned Ginny was pregnantso much so that he began dancing with Ginny s mother in celebration upon hearing the news Now compromises were to be made with Ab s family Ab would indeed go to law school, Ab s family would provide a hi...

  7. Norma * Traveling Sister says:

    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 her novels A totally absorbing and captivating read from start to finish Would recommend...

  8. BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas) says:

    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 Down Syndrome was common and the genetic disorder was stigmatized and widely misunderstood Lucy is taken from her mother at birth and left at Willowridge School where unbeknownst to her mother she and all the other children are living in horrific conditions, being mistreated and ill cared for When t 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 Down Syndrome was common and the genetic disorder was stigmatized and widely misunderstood Lucy is taken from her mother at birth and left at Willowridge School where unbeknownst to her mother she and all the other children are living in horrific conditions, being mistreated and i...

  9. Liz says:

    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 children Even the name I remember when they were called Mongoloids and that shunting them away was the normal practice This gripping book deals with Ginny, who gives birth to such a child Initially, she goes along with her husband and his family, who insist the child be placed in a special school Bu 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 children Even the name I remember when they were called Mongoloids and that shunting them ...

  10. JanB 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 Ginny s second child is born, a daughter with Down Syndrome, the baby is whisked away by her husband and sent to a residential home, Willowbrook Ginny never laid eyes on her daughter or held her She grieves the baby she never met but is subservient to her husband to a fault and the subject is never discussed in their household Two years later the school is the subject of a 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 whisked away by her husband and sent to a residential home, Willowbrook Ginny never laid eyes on her daughter or held her She grieves the baby she never met but is subservient to her husband to a fault ...

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