Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy

Reclaiming Lily
Author: Patti Lacy
Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (October 1, 2011)
ISBN: 9780764209413
Available at Amazon

Two Women. Two Cultures. A Troubled Teen

About the Book

A storm the size of Texas brews when Gloria Powell and Kai Chang meet in a Dallas 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:

A beautiful and well written story full of emotions that is guaranteed to tug at you heart and possibly even make you shed some tears. This story is one that every mother and sister will be able to understand and at the same time never want to have to face the difficulties that the main characters deal with.

This is not a story that you can quickly read through, but instead, you'll want to take some time and sit and just enjoy it. It is powerful and makes one understand the power of love and God. Patti Lacy does justice to handling such difficult subjects as adoption, left-behind family members, different cultures and disease.

This is such a beautiful story that I just can't seem to do it justice with a review. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book, find a quiet spot and just let this unforgettable story spin it's mesmerizing magic over you (and keep a box of tissues handy...)

About the Author:

Patti Lacy graduated from Baylor University in 1977 with a BS in education. She taught at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, until she retired in 2006 to pursue writing full time. She and her husband, Alan, have two grown children. Visit Patti at


A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for me to honestly review.


  1. Tweezle, WOW! Thank you for the Kleenex-box review! I always love those. This is a COOL blog, especially the colors, the header, and the FONT!! Amazing. Thank you for spreading the word about my book.

    Blessings, Patti

  2. Sounds like a winner! This is the second great review I read of this book.



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