11/8/11

Reclaiming Lily, by Patti Lacy (Review and Giveaway)

4 Stars!
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0941-3
Price: $14.99
Format: Paperback
Publication date: Oct. 11 | Division: Bethany House
ABOUT THE BOOK - A storm the size of Texas brews when Gloria Powell and Kai Chang meet in a Dallas 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 REVIEW - I really liked this book alot. I thought it was going to be slow, but it really wasn't. It wasn't really exciting but it was just enough to keep you wanting to read more.  The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars was I did not feel the connection to the characters. There was very good character development, I just didn't like any of them! I liked the Mom - Gloria, at first, then didn't like her at all then kinda liked her again. Kai I didn't really care for the whole time. The Author gave you insight as to what the people were thinking and Kai came off as selfish, snooty, and had a bad attitude. I know that she had been through a lot, I got that part, but still didn't really like her. And Lily/Joy was a bratty teenager! BUT... she was suppose to be! So that was OK, but I still didn't like her, LOL. There are a lot of feelings from all the different characters all coming together and the Author did this very well.
I loved the storyline though, it was a great idea for a book and flowed very nicely and was interesting. I especially liked the parts about China. I have read a couple books that took place in Chine before and found them all to be interesting. I love reading about different countries.
This is a nice Christian Fiction book with no swearing (even with Lily's bad mouth, the Author bleeps it out!) so this book is a nice read for anybody!

Thank you Bethany House Publishers for sending me this wonderful book to review!

THE GIVEAWAY - I am giving away my beautiful PB copy of this book.
* Please either comment here or email me at (forevereading at gmail dot com) with your email address!!
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* Winner will be chosen and announced via random.org on Nov. 18th
* Winner will then have 48 hrs to respond with their mailing address before a new winner is chosen.

**Please be aware that I do not have any rules on how many of my contests you enter or how many times you win! So good luck everyone!

14 comments:

  1. I think this one sounds great and like something that I would like to read. Though some of the characters sound a little annoying, the story behind them is very intriguing. I would love to enter your giveaway, and think that it's very generous for you to host it!

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  2. Sounds good! Please put my name in for the drawing.
    Diane

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  3. Please enter me....sounds great.
    RJB
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  4. Sounds like a good book! Thanks!

    Margaret
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  5. Would love to win!

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  6. I'd love a chance to read this book! Thanks.

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  7. I'm intrigued! Would love to win it!

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  9. I would love to read this book.

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  10. Lady DragonKeeperNovember 15, 2011 4:11 AM

    Sounds interesting --I like that I'm starting to see more Asian characters in inspirational fiction. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. Looks like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  12. thanks for the opportuity to read patti's latest novel ;)

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  13. I'd like to win this--thanks!

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