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Keeping Lucy

Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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The heartbreaking and uplifting 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.

Based on incredible true events, Keeping Lucy is the searing, heartfelt, and breathtaking story of just how far a mother’s love can take her.

©2019 T. Greenwood (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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A mother caught in the middle.

When a “retarded” baby girl is given away after a parent decides the child’s physically, mental and emotional needs can beat be handled by an institutional environment.
Yet, her young mother yearns for her daughter. When she goes to see her two years later, she in enraged to find the facility nasty, understaffed, unsafe and no place she would put a dog.

A weekend trip leads to a road trip to who knows where. Anywhere other than taking her daughter to that hell hole.

She finds there is a class action lawsuit against the agency and the law firm representing the institution is none other than her powerful father in law who does not take no for an answer.

Torn between the love of a daughter she does not know how to care for and a husband she loves (and works for his dad’s law firm) who can she trust and what will she do????

One of the best stories in a while. I simply love this narrator!

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Exceptional!

I don’t write to many reviews but felt this book needs to be acknowledged. This is a must read.