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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 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 by T. Greenwood – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. 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 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 wit...

  2. 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, 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 that road less traveled, all of them put up by his father Now they live in a fancy house not far from her in law s fancy house Ginny is pregnant with her second child when her water breaks during her baby shower.After givi...

  3. 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 grab baby ...

  4. 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 treatment at Willowridge, Ginny knows she must do something, anything to protect her daughter Against her husband her father in law s wishes,...

  5. 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 scoo 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 bond with characters at least one or two i...

  6. 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 and the subject is never discussed in their household Two years later the school is the subject of an investigative article alleging abuse and neglect Ginny decides to go on a road trip with a friend to rescue...

  7. 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 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 But when an expose makes clear the squalid conditions there, she changes course A lot of things can tear a marriage apart But this must be one of the worst, the in...

  8. 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 A thoroughly enjoyable, unputdownable and fascinating read Would recommend Thank 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.Full review Norma s Stats to follow sho 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...

  9. After reading the synopsis for this book I thought YESSSSSS she s going to do with the story behind Willowbrook that she did with the Sally Horner story in Rust and Stardust.Yeahhhhhh that d be a big nope Instead, the most interesting aspect of this story, Willowbrook State School aka Willowridge in this story is barely explored Instead we get melodramatic unrelatable characters in predictable situations I want to know about Lucy I mean, her name is in the title after all The star After reading the synopsis for this book I thought YESSSSSS she s going to do with the story behind Willowbrook that she did with the Sally Horner story in Rust and Stardust.Yeahhhhhh that d be a big nope Instead, the most interesting aspect of this story, Willowbrook State School aka Willowridge in this story is barely explored Instead we get melodramatic unrelatable characters in predictable situations I want to know a...

  10. 2 stars In 1969, Ginny and Ab Richardson s second child, a daughter named Lucy, is born with Down Syndrome Explaining that she will have major health issues and need specialized care, Abs wealthy and powerful parents convince Ginny to send her daughter to live at Willowridge, a school for the feeble minded Ginny is tormented by this heart wrenching decision, aching for her daughter every single day Two years after giving Lucy up, Ginny s best friend, Marsha, stumbles across an article exp 2 stars In 1969, Ginny and Ab Richardson s second child, a daughter named Lucy, is born with Down Syndrome Explaining that she will have major health issues and need specialized care, Abs wealthy and powerful parents convince Ginny to send her daughter to live at Willowridge, a school for the feeble minded Ginny is tormented by this heart wrenching decision, aching for her daughter every single day Two years after giving Lucy up, Ginny s best friend, Marsha, stumbles across an article exposing Willowridge for neglect and hazardous living conditions After being kept apart from Lucy for two years, Ginny springs into action to rescue her young daughter.This story sounded fascinating I loved the author s previous novel, Rust Stardust, so I was sure this would be an enjoyable re...

  11. This heart warming tale of motherhood, families, and the female voice is so beautiful it captured my heart About the BookThis past week I finished reading T Greenwood s novel Keeping Lucy, which tells the story of a mother who is learning to rediscover her voice and follow her instincts Set in the 1970s, Ginny is advised to send her second child Lucy to a home for children born with downs syndrome She ll need special care, particularly because of a heart defect that likely means Lucy won t li This heart warming tale of motherhood, families, and the female voice is so beautiful it captured my heart About the BookThis past week I finished reading T Greenwood s novel Keeping Lucy, which tells the story of a mother who is learning to rediscover her voice and follow her instincts Set in the 1970s, Ginny is advised to send her second child Lucy to a home for children born with downs syndrome She ll need special care, particularly because of a heart defect that likely means Lucy won t live out of childhood.Two years later, Ginny reads a shocking news story about the home they sent Lucy to, speaking of unclean living conditions and poor care of the children there Ginny checks Lucy out for a weekend trip, and theshe discovers about Lucy s mistreatment, thecertain she is that she can t bring her daughter back But Ginny s husband Ab isn t exactly on the same page Ginny follows her instincts as a mother, crossing state lines and falling in love with the ...

  12. UNPUTDOWNABLE Heartbreaking horrifying Intense The first thing I did after reading KEEPING LUCY was Google Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, New York and was almost sorry I did Conditions of the so called school were appalling, the treatment and photos of the forgotten children sickening I was so glad T Greenwood s work of historical fiction kept the horrors to a minimum while still bringing to light the unimaginable history of this institution. As the story begins, it s 1969 whe UNPUTDOWNABLE Heartbreaking horrifying Intense The first thing I did after reading KEEPING LUCY was Google Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, New York and was almost sorry I did Conditions of the so called school were appalling, the treatment and photos of the forgotten children sickening I was so glad T Greenwood s work of historical fiction kept the horrors to a minimum while still bringing to light the unimaginable history of this institution. As the story begins, it s 1969 when an unbelievably naive young mother, Ginny has her second child that is virtually ripped away from h...

  13. When I saw that this author had a new book, I hurried to request it, as I am a fan of a couple of her previous books.This one was just mediocre for me.A young married couple, quite well off, have a young son and the second child, Lucy, is born with Down s Syndrome and at this time in history, 1969 many were institutionalized This is NOT what Ginny, the mother wanted. her husband signed the child over to the state, under pressure from his own father.This story is about a mother s quest to ge When I saw that this author had a new book, I hurried to request it, as I am a fan of a couple of her previous books.This one was just mediocre for me.A young married couple, quite well off, have a young son and the second child, Lucy, is born with Down s Syndrome and at this time in history, 1969 many were institutionalized This is NOT what Ginny, the mother wanted. her husband signed the child over to the state, un...

  14. Let me preface my review by saying I have loved everything this author has written From her Bodies of Water to Rust and Stardust, she has managed to ensnare me into a web of excellent reading, writing, and story telling So, you can imagine my disappointment when reading this book and finding it came up quite short in my expectations.The background of the story is traumatic From the early fifties to the late seventies, children and people with mental disabilities were shunted into institutions Let me preface my review by saying I have loved everything this author has written From her Bodies of Water to Rust and Stardust, she has managed to ensnare me into a web of excellent reading, writing, and story telling So, you can imagine my disappointment when reading this book and finding it came up quite short in my expectations.The background of the story is traumatic From the early fifties to the late seventies, children and people with mental disabilities were shunted into institutions that were oftentimes vile and inhumane The living conditions were deplorable and the people were ultimately abandoned and left to the wiles of the administrato...

  15. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel, received in exchange for an honest reviewAfter devouring Rust and Stardustand being both infatuated and disturbed by it , I was excited to get the chance to read T Greenwood s newest novel, Keeping Lucy It s 1969 and Ginny Richardson is living the life she always dreamed of She has a loving, wealthy husband, a happy and elegant home, and a young son she adores When she gets pregnant again, her happiness Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel, received in exchange for an honest reviewAfter devouring Rust and Stardustand being both infatuated and disturbed by it , I was excited to get the chance to read T Greenwood s newest novel, Keeping Lucy It s 1969 and Ginny Richardson is living the life she always dreamed of She has a loving, wealthy husband, a happy and elegant home, and a young son she adores When she gets pregnant again, her happiness only continues to grow However, when the child is born she is given devastating news her daughter, Lucy, was born with Down s syndrome Her husband, Ab, suggests that they put Lucy into the care of Willowridge, a local school for the retarded , encouraging Ginny that it s for the best Two years later, Ginny starts to hear about atrocities bei...