Monday, October 10, 2011

"Reclaiming Lily" by Patti Lacy

I just recently finished ready a novel by Patti Lacy entitled Reclaiming Lily. I must say that out of the gate I was not sure that I would like this particular book. I had read a previous work by Patti Lacy and liked it well enough but was not sure that I would be able to get through this book by my deadline. I was SO wrong! This book was wonderful and I could not put it down. From the time I finished the first chapter until I turned the last page I was fully engulfed in this book. I even spoke to my wife about it many times and raved about how well-written this book is. I count myself very privileged to have read this book.  I found myself thinking about the characters and what choices they would make and how the story would unfold. It has been quite some time since I was so engaged by a novel. I hope that Patti will continue to write many more of this nature and even write a sequel to this one. I would like to see how the story really ends. I will have to say, in all fairness, that the last couple of chapters really seemed to go quickly. Events seemed to happen much quicker near the end of the story than at the beginning. This could merely have been my interest in the book but I wanted to make sure that I was being completely honest. I do not like to spoil a book by sharing what happens in it. I will say that you will NOT be disappointed in this book, nor will you be sorry you read it. I think that Patti has a great talent for writing and I hope I get the privilege of reading her works for many years to come. This book gets a definite 10 of 10!






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.


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


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 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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Link 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


Please visit the blog tour stops! Thanks!


10/10

Laurie's School Days http://www.lauriegauger.blogspot.com/       


Michele at My Blessings From Above http://koreamom.blogspot.com

Sundi Jo at Lead. Love. Laugh. http://sundijo.com 

Caroline at Happy Four http://happyfour.blogspot.com


Stacie at Hobbit Door http://hobbitdoor.blogspot.com       

10/11

Elizabeth at Count It All Joy http://texasjoy.blogspot.com

Janet at Along the Way http://a-long-the-way.blogspot.com         

Lori's Book Reviews http://lorisbookreviews.com/

Ruth at Thoughts from a princess http://ruthkaup.wordpress.com/

Scott at LaVigne's Blog http://lavignesblog.com    

Whitney at Rambles of a SAHM http://ramblesahm.blogspot.com

Lydia at Overweight Bookshelf http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot.com

10/12

Katie at Legacy of a Writer http://katie-mccurdy.blogspot.com


Lauri at Knits, Reads and Reviews http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Kendra at Happily Managing a Household of Boys http://familymgrkendra.blogspot.com/

Joan at Book Reviews from an Avid Reader http://bookwomanjoan.blogspot.com

Michelle at Beyond The Silver and The Gold http://beyondsilverandgold.blogspot.com/

Jill at Frugal Plus http://www.frugalplus.com/       

10/13

Jettie Ramblings http://jettiesramblings.blogspot.com      

Vera at Luxury Reading http://www.luxuryreading.com    

Linda's Lunacy http://lindaslunacy.com      

Tina at GivingNSharing http://GivingNSharing.blogspot.com

Paula at The Phantom Paragrapher http://www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

Tammy at Tammy Is Blessed http://tammyisblessed.blogspot.com

Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy http://www.lovingheartmommy.com

10/14

Becky at Christian Chick's Thoughts http://christianchicksthoughts.blogspot.com

Jennifer at Mrs Q Book Addict http://www.mrsqbookaddict.net   

Donna at Books and such http://bookworm56.blogspot.com/

Staci at 7 on a Shoestring http://7onashoestring.com         

Melanie at So many Books.. So Little Time http://www.melanieski.blogspot.com

10/15

Krista at Pitching Pencils http://pitchingpencils.blogspot.com/


Dusty at To the Moon and Back http://reachtothemoonandback.blogspot.com

JHS at Colloquium http://www.jhsiess.com

Kelli at The Zen of Motherhood http://www.thezenofmotherhood.blogspot.com


10/17

Jacque at Good Family Reads http://familyreads.blogspot.com

Lisa at Book Nook Club http://booknookclub.blogspot.com/         

Megan at The Joys of Life http://www.raunandmegan.blogspot.com

Tracy's Nook http://www.tracysnook.com  

Michelle at Life in Review http://lifeinreviewblog.com/

Linda at Christian Book Reviews http://www.onedesertrose.wordpress.com

10/18

Suzanne at Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between http://cowsandlasersandeverythinginbetween.blogspot.com/         

Preslaysa at The Literary Mama http://www.preslaysa.com

Ariel at The Librarian's Bookshelf http://thelibrariansbookshelf.blogspot.com/

Patty at Broken Teepee http://brokenteepee.com    

Lisa at Life Full of Laughter http://lifefulloflaughter.blogspot.com

Brooks at Victorious CafĂ© http://victoriouscafe.com      

3 comments:

  1. Scott, a ten out of ten? Wow! Manna to an author's Wednesday!!! Which of my other books have you read? I hope all of them!
    Blessings, Patti

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  2. I have also read Rhythm of Secrets. I would love to read your other ones though!

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  3. I love the story about mother and daughter,the up's and down of a parent relationship. No one can take place of a mother care to his children.


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