Thursday, October 6, 2011

Litfuse Tour: Reclaiming Lily by Pattie Lacy

About Patti Lacy:
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

About 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?

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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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Blog Tour Schedule Here

My Thoughts:

I was shocked and ashamed of myself when I realized I must have had my head stuck in the sand to not know how bad things were in China.  The author took the blinders off of me and it was not a pretty sight.  It broke my heart to read about the things Kai Chang and her family had to endure.  The family was force to endure the unimaginable.  They were forced to put Lily, the fourth young daughter of the family in an orphanage.  Kai promised her family, especially her dying mother, that she would never stop searching for Lily in order to reclaim her for the Chang family. 

Lily Chang, now Joy Powell was adopted by Andrew and Gloria Powell from Fort Worth, Texas.  Kai finds Lily and her adoptive parents.  Joy has become a rebellious teen, almost uncontrollable for her parents.  All of this is so stressful for Lily's parents not knowing why Kai has chosen to come into Joy's life.  Then to top it off they all face some bad weather and I mean  a tornado barreling down on Fort Worth with one purpose, to destroy.

I could go on and on about this novel but then you wouldn't have to read book.  
The book was slow going the first couple of chapters but I am glad I stuck with it.  Because the words starting flying off the pages and I didn't want to put the book down.

I definitely recommend this book .

I rate this book a 4 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse.  This is my honest opinion and was in no way compensated for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Patricia, praise God you learned more about the Cultural Revolution as seen through the eyes of some of its victims. I'm so blessed to be here on your calming site. WOW! The music has eased me into this Thursday!!
    Have a great one!