Book Review-Rarity from the Hollow (Lacy Dawn Adventure, # 1)-Robert Eggleton | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Rarity from the Hollow (Lacy Dawn Adventure, # 1)-Robert Eggleton

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Hollow, where Lacy Dawn lives with her family is one of the poorest areas going. Her father beats her, her Mom is just down trodden. Somehow Lacy is able to converse with trees and does so often. Her best friend is beaten to death by her father. Lucy is bound and determined to keep going to school and to making her parents better. Then she meets up with an android in a rock in the woods--and with his help--all their lives change!

At the beginning I wondered whether all this imagining was a young girls escape from reality--but then this is science fiction! I really had to laugh at some parts and came close to crying at others--

Will Lucy Dawn save the universe? Read this book it is quite enjoyable and may open your eyes to child abuse and the welfare system.

Half of author proceeds are donated to Children’s Home Society of West Virginia for the prevention of child maltreatment. A listing of services that are supported can be found here:

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Lacy Dawn's father relives the never-ending Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend gets murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage - an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. He wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy, and satire -- a children's story for adults.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. He is best known for his investigative reports about children's programs, most of which were published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from 1982 through 1997, and which also included publication of models of serving disadvantaged and homeless children in the community instead of in large institutions, research into foster care drift involving children bouncing from one home to the next -- never finding a permanent loving family, and statistical reports on the occurrence and correlates of child abuse and delinquency. Today, he is a recently retired children's psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome physical and sexual abuse, and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel and its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines: Wingspan Quarterly, Beyond Centauri, and Atomjack Science Fiction. Author proceeds have been donated to a child abuse prevention program operated by Children's Home Society of West Virginia. Robert continues to write fiction with new adventures based on a protagonist that is a composite character of children that he met when delivering group therapy services. The overall theme of his stories remains victimization to empowerment.

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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a very well written book. What I find intriguing is the issue of mental illness.I am so sad for Lacy Dawn

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