Dr. Kai Chang grew up in China and faced unspeakable horrors. She has a new, successful life in America, but her greatest desire is to find her youngest sister: the sister left on the steps of a Chinese orphanage. Kai is determined to find her sister, not only to reconnect, but also to share important medical information with her. When Kai finds Joy, living in Texas with her adoptive parents, she find a 17-year-old girl in the midst of an identity crisis and turmoil. As Kai and Joy’s family meet, tempers flare and cultures collide. But as Kai, Joy, and Joy’s adoptive mother Gloria deal with health issues and the pain from the past, they must learn to navigate the future together.
Reclaiming Lily is a touching and powerful novel. Patti Lacy’s story is based on the real experiences of several people who have touched her own life. With great respect for Chinese culture, and obvious care for the details surrounding international adoption and a devastating illness known as polycystic kidney disease, Patti Lacy crafts characters that are struggling with pain, dealing with insecuritues, and grappling with issues of faith.
For fans of Christian fiction, Reclaiming Lily is a beautifully written story of women learning to deal with the blessings and struggles of life, learning how to relate to one another, and learning to rely on God.
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Just finished Lisa See’s Dreams of Joy. Such tragedy in that poor country.
Pam Moore says
This sounds like a beautifully touching story!
Christine Jensen says
I enjoyed another of this author’s books and would love to read this one.
What a heart warming story, would love to read.
Would love to read this.
Carol Wong says
I haven’t heard of polycystic kidney disease before. But I know that all kidney disease is very scary. I would really love to read this poignant story.
Beth C says
I’d really enjoy this book. Thanks!
Sounds really intense and like something I would enjoy reading. Great review too!
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I would love to read this book! I’m quite interested in anything about adoption, particularly from China.
I have seen so many great reviews for this book and would really love to read it! Thanks for offering it as a giveaway!
Think that’s something I’d enjoy, thanks for offering it!
This sounds great! Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!
Linda Kish says
I would love to read this book.
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I would enjoy reading about her interesting
characters and I love this author’s writing
Many thanks, Cindi
Thank you for this and all giveaways!
A book that touches base with all the challenges some people go through in life. Sounds very interesting.
thanks for the chance to read patti’s latestn novel 🙂
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Please don’t enter me in the giveaway. But I do want to thank you for the interesting review, and for being so candid about the fact that this is “Christian Fiction.” I appreciate the acknowledgement that some of us might prefer to spend our time reading other things.
Melissa P. says
I love powerful stories. I’d love to read this book.
Lanna Buchanan says
Would like to read another involving Chinese
Very touching story!
Would like to win and read this book