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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reclaiming Lily

Book Description
Publication Date: October 1, 2011

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?


Product Details
Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (October 1, 2011)
Language: English

My Review-
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for the purposes of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.I am also doing a giveaway for this book as well.Good Luck and happy reading.

The book focuses on a Texan family who adopted a ten year old girl from China and her Chinese sister (who is working as a doctor in the USA). The Chinese doctor, Kai, desperately searches for her youngest sister Lily who was adopted by an American couple. She fears that Lily may have a deadly disease which killed their mother. Lily (who was renamed Joy by her adoptive parents) is a rebellious teen whose parents are at their wits end, but who wish to continue protecting her and loving her. They are hesitant to meet with Kai when she contacts them, but they do and all their lives are changed.

Kai speaks of her family's tragic history in China's cultural revolution and her memories from childhood. She gains the family's trust (including Lily/Joy's) and their drama continues together. Throughout it all, Kai struggles with/seeks for God.

I don't want to give more away, but I will say that I was entranced by the story. It is a very intense story, one I hated to put down. I would strongly recommend this book!It's a dramatic book, but an easy read. Very nice!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

40 Ways To Get Closer To GOD

Author- Jerry MacGregor

Sent By- Bethany House Publishers


Summary-
Forty days of practical exercises for Christians to enhance their love of GOD and put their faith into action.

My Review-
I was sent this book free of charge for review by Bethany House Publishers I am not being compensated for any of this all opinions are all mine weather good or bad.I was a little skeptical about reading this book since we are not big on going to church and such but we do strongly believe in the LORD,every chapter is about finding ways to get closer to GOD.Every chapter has a unique way of explaining to you on how you can actually do this without it being to forward,at the end of the chapters it gives you "test"or challenge to complete,they are not hard at all.I'm not gonna lie I didnt do every single one of them but the ones I did have helped me understand some things.The task are very easy and practical,I highly recommend this book to anyone who want to get closer to GOD or to anyone who needs that extra push to start.

I will give this book away to anyone who would be interested in reading it.Plain and simple leave your comments with your email.

New

So this is my Book Review Blog,I have received books to review since the beginning of October but you know since I do have 4 very active boys I can get side tracked from my reading.I currently have 2 books to review and will do that today if not tomorrow,so bear with me and this new journey of book reviewing.