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?
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.
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Reclaiming Lily is a fascinating story of an international adoption, teenage rebellion, and a serious genetic illness passed from one generation to the next.
Gloria and Andrew, Lily's adoptive parents, are desperate to connect with their daughter, but her rebellion is driving a wedge through their family. Lily is a very troubled teenager who felt she never fit in with her adoptive parents and their circle of friends. While in police custody after a shoplifting incident, Lily's older sister walks into her life, and pieces of the puzzle finally begin to fit together.
Lily's sister Kai wants to establish a relationship with her sister, but her main focus is to have her tested for a genetic disease that could be life threatening if not treated.
At a very tumultuous time in their own family, Gloria and Andrew find the grace and compassion to open their hearts and their home to Lily's sister. Crossing cultural and religious differences, this story is a true inspiration.
I have enjoyed other books by Patti Lacy, and Reclaiming Lily is definitely my favourite so far. I highly recommend this book!
Disclosure: Review copy received courtesy of Litfuse Publicity Group, in exchange for my honest review.