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?
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My Thoughts and Review:
Wow, wow, wow! This book is an awesome book about the joy of adoption for one family, yet how another family is left wondering and hoping to be reunited one day. I really appreciate that the story line is about an older child, as many times older children in orphanages are "unwanted". Gloria knew the moment she was told that there were no infants available and upon seeing Lily that God was directing her that Lily was meant to be a part of their family. As Lily grows into her teens, she becomes rebellious and has struggles. Her older sister, Kai, locates her to let her know about a potentially fatal genetic disease that Lily is at risk for. Kai and Gloria are both trying to help Lily with her struggles and try to help Lily try to make through the rough years. Lily is the one who finally has to make the decisions for herself.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The bringing together of 2 cultures and 2 families from across the globe is very fascinating. The heartaches and joys of this book, have you grabbing for that box of tissue. Adoption is a topic very near and dear to my heart. I am a Birth Mom(21 years on October 21st) and I know it is a joy to make a great sacrifice, but there is always that space in your heart longing for a reunion one day. I was very emotional reading this book, but most of it emotions of joy and comfort! THANK YOU Patti Lacy for writing such a great novel on Adoption. The story felt soo real even though it is a fiction book! Patti Lacy is a 'new to me" author, but I am going to be reading her other books as soon as possible. EXCELLENT Book and I highly recommend it for everyone!
Buy the Book: Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy
Patti Lacy is hosting a Facebook Party and Kindle Touch Giveaway:
Patti Lacy is celebrating the release of her latest book, Reclaiming Lily, with a KindleTouch Giveaway, blog tour and FB Book Chat Party!
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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!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book as part of my participation in the LitFuse Blog Tour Program. I was only required to give an honest review. I received no other form of compensation and my opinions are my own.