Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy

I do have a giveaway copy of this exciting new book. Leave a comment at the end of the post for a chance to win!

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.



patti lacy said...

Woo-hoo! A giveaway...and the first poster!!!
Thanks, Jill, for featuring my fourth baby at your place!


jewels67 said...

I am the second poster... drats lol congrats Patti for winning this

AJ said...

I love Patti's books! It would be great to win one.

margie said...

Would love a chance to win Reclaiming Lily!! I have been looking at my local stores and haven't found it yet and am fairly drooling for a copy! Please enter me to win:) Thanks!! margie at mijares dot net

Jackie S. said...

So anxious to read this!! Please enter me. Thanks!!

patti said...

Jewels, you are still in the running, girl. I have a boxful of author copies and don't need another :)

AJ, you doll! THANKS!!! Love that runnin' photo! Just got back from "speed work" myself. Yep, anything under 10:00 miles is speedwork for me!

Margie, you surely are one of inspirational fiction's best readers!!! Thanks for hunting down this opportunity!!!

Jackie, THANKS!!! Hope you like it!!!

Nancy said...

Reclaiming Lily sounds like my kind of book! I'd love to win a copy.

Deetje Wildes said...

Patti, I missed you last year at Green Lake Christian Writers Conference because I couldn't attend (Clarence was having surgery around that time) and I missed you this year because you weren't there. But I have read my copy of your third book - not autographed - and can't believe how quickly you were able to do all the research it must have involved. So now I'd love to win a copy of "Lily."
Hope to see you at Green Lake again some time. As Anne would say, we are kindred spirits. Also hoping to get more of my poetry published.

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read patti's latest novel ;)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

patti lacy said...

Nancy, I think it IS your kind of book (an author's wishful thinking)!!!

Deetje, OF COURSE I remember you! We ARE kindred spirits, or what I call writer soulmates!!!

Karen, THANK YOU for stopping by!!!
We writers love happy face readers!!!

Tattie said...

Am I too late? Enter me! My email is tattiem (at) ymail (dot) com

Charity said...

I would love to be entered in this one! I thought I had signed up for the review tour but must not have. Thanks!


Jill said...

Congratulations, Nancy. You won the book!