Monday, October 31, 2011

Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy

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?

About the Author:

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

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My Review:

What a beautiful story! A story of loss, redemption, reunion, healing and sacrifice. This is the type of story that you don't just read and move on, it is one that you think about for days if not even longer. It is a very powerful story and Patti Lacy does a great job at telling it and making the story come alive. She had the ability to transport you to China and to feel the pain, joy, and healing that the characters face.

This book has easily become one of my favorites and plan to re read it many times in the future. A true 5 star book! I would highly recommend this book to everyone who loves China, adoption stories, or who love a high quality book that you won't ever forget.

*I received this book from the publisher through Tywebbin Creations for the purpose of this review. All I was asked was to give my honest opinion.



  1. Oh, Jen, I am just thrilled that you connected with this book! Thank you for allowing me to plop down awhile at this beautiful spot!!!

    Ty does such marvelous tours!!!

  2. Patti, do you happen to have any other books I could review?