Joy – a teenager in rebellion, Gloria – her insecure adoptive mother, and Kia – a mysterious birth sister come together for a emotional story in Reclaiming Lily. The themes of the book revolve around China, adoption, cutting, rebellion, trust, and PKD (polycystic kidney disease). Also, some questions are continually asked/implied, such as, “Who is this Christian God and what does He want with me?” (as Kia might say).
To say I “enjoyed” Reclaiming Lily seems inappropriate. This book is not an “easy, feel good” read. It is a serious story, hitting serious life and death issues. The book was written well, but did have a rhythm that I had to get use to, like following the story in and out of flashbacks. The characters felt real and full with changes as life happened. God was a big part of the story, but intertwined in their lives, actions, and thoughts, as He should be. Oh, and are you confused who the Lily is that is mentioned in the title, well… read the book! 🙂
This was my first book by Patti Lacy, but it will not be the last! I would encourage you to check out this book, Reclaiming Lily.
Disclosure: I received book free from Bethany House Book Reviewers’ program. The opinions I have expressed are my own.