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?
Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (October 1, 2011)
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!