Maybe it was because it came the same day as two other books I was looking forward to... Or maybe it was because I couldn't relate to what I read on the back cover of the book... Whatever the reason, I can honestly say that this wasn't a book I was excited to read. I opened the cover and began to half-heartedly work my way thru the first few pages...and then realized I was completely wrong. Reclaiming Lily is a book that tears straight to the heart of anyone who is a mother...anyone who has had an unforeseen storm blow into their life...or anyone who has struggled to love outside their comfort zone.
The story opens on a couple who has traveled to China to adopt a baby only to find that the baby they so waited for isn't available...but a "substitute" child is offered and accepted by open hearts. A joyous setting...until the viewpoint shifts and we see the process of a child meeting new parents thru the eyes of the blood sister, come moments too late to reclaim her sister from the orphanage. From the opening to the end, I found myself captured by the thoughts, heartbreak and situations Patti paints in this book.
A storm the size of Texas brews when Gloria Powell and Kai Chang meet in a Ft. Worth hotel. They have come to discuss the future of Lily, the daughter Gloria adopted from China and the sister Kai hopes to reclaim. Kai is a doctor who had to give up her little sister during the Cultural Revolution and has since discovered that an inherited genetic defect may be waiting to fatally strike Lily.
Gloria's relationship with her daughter is tattered and strained, and the arrival of Kai, despite the woman's apparent good intentions, makes Gloria fearful. Gloria longs to restore her relationship with Lily, but in the wake of this potentially devastating diagnosis, is Kai an answer to prayer--or will her arrival force Gloria to sacrifice more than she ever imagined?
Kindle Giveaway Information:
Patti Lacy is celebrating the release of her latest book, Reclaiming Lily, with a KindleTouch Giveaway, blog tour and FB Book Chat Party!
Follow the blog tour and read the reviews!
Patti and her publisher, Bethany House, are giving away a Reclaiming Lily prize package worth over $150 to one lucky winner!!!!
Enter the Reclaiming Lily Giveaway and you could win:
- A brand new just released KindleTouch with Wi-Fi
- $25 gift cetificate to Amazon.com
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. Giveaway ends on 10/19! Patti will be announcing the winner of the Reclaiming Lily Giveaway at her Party on Facebook October 20th! She’ll be hosting a book club chat of Reclaiming Lily (it's okay if you haven't read it - you could win a copy!) and giving away other fun prizes! (signed copies of her books and gift certificates to Amazon.com, Starbucks, & iTunes!). Don’t miss the fun at Patti’s FB Author Page on 10/20/11 at 5pm PST ( 6 pm MST, 7 pm CST, & 8 pm EST)! RSVP today!
**Litfuse Publicity Group provided me this book for review purposes & is allowing me to keep this title once finished. I get no other compensation...other than the chance to fill my heart and soul with an excellent read. :) **