Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On My Nightstand - Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy

Gloria Powell's life comes to a standstill when what she's feared comes to pass. Someone wants to reclaim her precious adoptive daughter. Will she be able to keep the rebellious teenager from abandoning her and gravitating to her biological sister?

Dr. Kai Chang crossed the ocean to America, got her degree, and citizenship all for the purpose of finding the child her parents gave up during China's Cultural Revolution. She's racing the clock because a hereditary disease stalks their bloodline. Will she find Lily in time to save her life?

Wow! Even when I couldn't pick up this book because I was work or engaged in one of life's many activities, it engaged my mind. Patti Lacy's storytelling gets better with every book.

The author went to China as part of her research and came back with a clear understanding of how people think and their motivations. Kai's personality is painted with masterful brushstrokes, while Joy/Lily is the epitome of a confused, rebellious teenager.

Let's not forget the story. The development of life events flowed as naturally as a mountain stream. I never saw the ending coming, and it delighted me. Have those tissues ready for both sad and happy tears throughout this stellar book. I hope Patti gets an award for this one.

Disclaimer: Neither the publisher or author furnished this book or requested a review. I purchased it, and the opinions expressed are mine.


Loree Huebner said...

The book sounds good.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. I'll put it on my TBR list.

Jessica Nelson said...

It sounds very interesting. If I run across it, I'll be reading it. Hope you're doing well, Susan!

Terri Tiffany said...

I have read another of her books and love her style! I remember when she went to China and wow what a story it sounds like!

Jaime Wright said...

This book sounds AMAZING!! So many on my TBR pile and it just gets bigger! Hug for today, dear heart :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Everyone -

Blogger just ate my first comment. Let's try again.

I apologize for the messy post. Rushing to beat the computer shutdown has its downside. Hopefully, my new computer will be up and running within a few days.

Thank you for being so faithful. I'll be back soon.

Susan :)