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Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy: a review

 Reclaiming Lily has to be the best book Patti Lacy has written yet.
This story touched my heart as a mom. The love we have for our children cannot be described easily and yet Lacy did it in Reclaiming Lily.

The fear of having an adopted child reject you because a blood relative has found that child is not something I have experienced except in literature. Lacy writes these scenes so well I felt that experience.

Many parts of this book show China, yes, show not tell about China. The descriptions made me see the place where Kai lived, where Lily should have grown up if things had been different.

While this book was given to me by the publisher for review I will be buying copies for Christmas gifts.

About the 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?

About Patti:

Patti Lacy graduated from Baylor University with a BS in education and completed master's-level courses in English at Indiana State University. She taught at Heartland Community College until May 2006, when she resigned to pursue her passion of writing. The author of three previous novels, Patti is the mother of two grown children and lives with her husband in Normal, Illinois.

For more about Patti and her other books, visit her website at www.pattilacy.com.ink to buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0764209418/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=sprightly-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0764209418&adid=1MB65JFDXDHGZD977R7D

Title: Win a KindleTouch

Enter 10/5-10/19. Winner announced at Patti's Facebook Party on 10/20!

Blog tour schedule: http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13431458

Win a KindleTouch from Patti Lacy!

Patti Lacy is celebrating the release of her latest book, Reclaiming Lily,  with a KindleTouch Giveaway, blog tour and FB Book Chat Party!

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

But, wait there’s more!

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!

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posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

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  1. Thank you for being a writer and a reader out there for me! I just envision your sweet smile and encouraging comments!!!

    At next year's ACFW, if God gets us both to Texas, we need to have more one-on-one time!


  2. I'm still thinking of grabbing Ms. Julie and heading your way for lunch one day. :)