Friday, October 14, 2011


I always enjoy settling down with a Patti Lacy book, and this one is by far my favorite! So many elements to dig in to--love, fear, sacrifice--all woven together to make an unforgettable story. What amazes me is how distinct the voices of the POV characters are, allowing the reader to be completely immersed. Highly recommend for those of you who enjoy a more literary style, and books about families, international adoption, and relationships.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Reclaiming Lily
Bethany House (October 1, 2011)
Patti Lacy


Patti Lacy, Baylor graduate, taught community college humanities until God called her to span seas and secrets in her novels, An Irishwoman's Tale and What the Bayou Saw.

The secrets women keep and why they keep them continue to enliven Patti's gray matter. A third book, The Rhythm of Secrets, released in January of 2011. Patti's, Reclaiming Lily, documents a tug-of-war between a Harvard-educated doctor and an American pastor and his wife for a precious child and explores adoption issues, China's "One Child" policy, and both Christian and secular views of sacrifice.

Patti also facilitates writing seminars in schools, libraries, and at conferences and has been called to present her testimony, "All the Broken Pieces," at women's retreats. She also leads a Beth Moore Bible study at her beloved Grace Church and has had a blast planning the September 2009 wedding of her firstborn, Sarah.

Patti and her husband Alan, an Illinois State faculty member, live in Normal with their handsome son Thomas, who attends Heartland Community College. On sunny evenings, you can catch the three strolling the streets of Normal with their dog Laura, whom they've dubbed a "Worchestershire Terrier" for her "little dab of this breed, a little dab of that breed."


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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of reclaiming Lily, go HERE.


Erica Vetsch said...

I loved this one!

patti lacy said...

Georgiana, thank you for investing time and energy on my fourth baby. I sure miss visiting this great blog and so many others. What a blessing to have the opportunity today to connect!

Erica, thank you for saying hi! I so admire your professionalism, personification of faith, and...

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Georgiana said...

I miss you, too, Patti! Wish I could've seen you at conference. Love your 4th baby :D

Anita said...

There are so many little American girls who were adopted from China. Four families that I personally know, come to my mind. Each of them have two or three daughters.

The plight of Chinese girls is giving authors some really good stories. I'll bet this one is too; it sounds like it.

Good author profile and review. Best wishes to you all.

Georgiana said...

Anita, I think it's so wonderful when families can make that connection! I do hope to see more stories about international adoption.

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