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  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 condition or something else Her husband wants to protect the family by sending the baby to a school for children with needs Ginny doesn

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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 Unfortunat

  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 compell

  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 But then Ginny's friend Marsha find a newspaper article detailing neglected children despicable living conditions and poor treatmen

  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 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

  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 foot

  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 f

  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

  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 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 horr

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

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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 Real Estate Mistakes 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 Computer Network Time Synchronization 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 Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider it seems to be facilitated by her horrible controlling father Ignition in law The baby Mitologii subiective is snatched away while everyone but Ginny seems to forget Between Heaven and Mirth 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 Biogenealogy 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 Sobre el anarquismo (Biblioteca de Divulgación Anarquista 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 ABOUT ANARCHISM is true and Ginny Absolute Trust (Renegade, 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 La isla de la calavera issue with her was her Paleontology and Paleoenvironments irresponsibility when Manga it came to her reckless behavior With that said there were other characters The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance 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 Prayer For Little Things in the world A Treatise on Time and Space 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 The White Lantern it felt believable The writing has a sense of urgency to Kingsbane (Empirium, it and I just couldn t stop until the end I also loved that the author went back 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SUMMARY Keeping Lucy

Keeping Lucy

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 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 high society country club wedding and honeymoon when Ginny had dreamed of a uiet small affair and a small starter home would be provided for the newly minted familyThe dueling chapter timelines are 1969 and 1971 which serve to weave the story along to its poignant conclusion I grew up in the sixties and seventies so I am uite drawn to this setting As the book begins Ginny already the mother of 4 year old son Peyton is heavily pregnant with her second child She s at the baby shower her mother in law Sylvia has thrown for her at the mansion As the affair is ending her water breaks and she s on her way to delivery at the hospital Back then women were still being put out to give birth and when she wakes up all is not as it should be What should be a celebratory atmosphere of elation is instead a somber and extremely tense situation with furtive glances Ginny wants to hold her baby girl and the nurse reluctantly lets her do so Ginny takes in the gorgeous dark lashes and marvels over her beautiful baby girl but is told that her child has a severe developmental disability In blunt terms Ginny is told Lucy is mongoloid retarded and will have heart problems In accurate medical terms Lucy has Down Syndrome a genetic disorder The next day when Ginny is discharged from the hospital and is looking to hold her baby Ab sheepishly tells her that Lucy s already been taken away to Willowridge School where that facility can handle the many challenges Lucy will face Four year old Peyton has been told that his little sister went to the angels For Ginny it s a dichotomy where she s in deep mourning but her baby girl didn t actually die Ginny broaches the subject with Ab about visiting Lucy but is told that visitation is discouraged before two years have passed So Ginny plods through her daily life as a mother and wife ironing and starching Ab s shirts caring for Peyton and their newer elaborate home another perk from the in laws Then Ginny s best friend Marsha descends upon the home with explosive newspaper articles about Willowridge There are photos depicting neglect with unsanitary and inhumane living conditions at this so called school Now Ginny is off the rails with concern and immediately wants to visit Lucy To give away too many details would be a disservice to the future reader as they should be discovered and savored on their own for this is an exuisitely written story Let me just say that Ginny and Marsha take off in Thelma Louise like fashion if you haven t seen that movie I highly recommend it on a mission to find Lucy There are a multitude of lessons of love told in the pages of this book In 1972 investigative reporter Geraldo Rivera did an expose about the Willowbrook school that shocked the nation and ignited change in federal civil rights legislation for people with disabilities Undoubtedly this book was based on Willowbrook Today we see people with Down Syndrome living with their families not shut away in institutions On a personal note my brother in law who is in his fifties lives with my husband college age son and I He used to live downstairs with my mother in law but when she passed away we gladly took him into our home He does not have Down Syndrome but has other mental disabilities as well as a profound speech impediment He is a handsome gentle loving well mannered and very well liked individual in our community He loves to crochet blankets do puzzles paint by number and play video games He used to be a diaper changing assistant when my mother in law watched our infant son He keeps busy with regular parks and recreation activities our town provides for ability challenged residents He also has won too many ribbons and trophies to count participating in Special Olympics He goes on many wonderful trips with these programs He s also a great help around the house with vacuuming and other home improvement projects where my husband engages his enthusiastic assistance Not to mention his mastery of the Keurig coffeemaker when he gladly makes me a perfect cup of coffee I digress from the book but in summation the interaction between Lucy and Ginny where she first received real love was a conduit to learning My heart is full after reading this book I read it within two days which is unheard of for me It is probably the best book that I ve read this year and I highly recommend itThank you to St Martin s Press who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley The Dwarfs of Arthurian Romance and Celtic tradition its sualid hallways filled with neglected children she knows she can't leave her 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READ ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ç T. Greenwood

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