Monday, October 17, 2011

Reclaiming Lily {blog tour and review}

Title: Reclaiming Lily
Author:  Patti Lacy
Publisher:  Bethany House
Available:  Now
Source:  LitFuse Blog Tour (pub)
To Buy:  Amazon

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?

My Take:
Patti Lacy once again takes an amazing hard subject to talk about and not only talks about it, but brings it to life in a story that will bring tears to your eyes.  I met Patti Lacy when she was on tour with The Rhythm of Secrets and she is as full of energy as her books!  The journey to China for many Americans is a lesson in patience and trial and joys and sadness and this aspect of a mother and daughter and biological families is one I haven't seen addressed before.   The view from two main characters was easier to follow that I thought it would be..and I can only say I'd love to see it more from Lily/Joy point of view.  This is a book that will most definitely make you take some time to think about things because she has a lot of Christian views on various scenes throughout the book.  If you are looking for a deeper read in this fall season I'd recommend you pick up this book!
Click here to read some other reviews!

About the Author:
 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

Win a KindleTouch

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

Blog Post:
Title: 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!

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
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, 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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I received this book in exchange of a fair review.  No other compensation was given and I was not required to provide a favorable review.

1 comment:

  1. Jacque, WOW! This blog blows me away! I LOVE abstract and your color choice is stunning!! So unusual!

    Thank you for investing your time and energy into my latest release! Great suggestion about more time or even POV from Joy. Maybe another book???!!!

    I'm gathering, from this blog backsplash, that you love art! Would LOVE to connect at Facebook, where I post daily Artbites and lyric snippets! Also slices from an author's life in Normal, Illinois!!!