Thursday, February 3, 2011

Book Review ~ The Rhythm of Secrets

A Novel
By: Patti Lacy

Books can be the great escape...can't they?  They allow you to step outside your everyday life for a little while and open doors to your imagination.  Over the years I have grown to love Christian Fiction, which is really saying something because just six years ago I thought it was a complete waste of time.

No really...I did, but I am so grateful for my friends who insisted that I open that door to my heart and allow God to use the creative and gifted words of some truly amazing Christian Fiction writers.  Now I consider some of these books some of my greatest treasures that I am honored to share with you, my friends.

The Rhythm of Secrets is an adventure waiting for those looking to go on roller coaster of ups and downs.  The story is beautifully written and from the minute you open up the pages you are instantly drawn to the main character.  There's so many twists and turns throughout the book that you literally cling to the book waiting to see what's next.  I absolutely loved it and look forward to reading more books from Patti Lacy.  

If you are looking for a great getaway adventure from the comfort of your home, then The Rhythm of Secrets might be the book for you.


About the book: Since 1955, Sheila Franklin, a talented musician, has perfectly performed the role of devout pastor’s wife, locking away her past as Sheba Alexander and Sylvia Allen. Her carefully constructed façade crumbles with a single phone call from a young Marine named Samuel, the illegitimate son she secretly put up for adoption. Samuel begs Sheila to use her government contacts to get his fiancé, Mali, a Thai prostitute, into America. 

A dangerous mixture of love and guilt spurs her to help her only child even though it devastates her husband Edward and exposes her questionable past. After a quarrel with Edward, Sheila and Samuel board a C-130 for Thailand and then search Bangkok’s steamy streets for a Madonna-faced prostitute. The two whisk Mali from a brothel but are seized by a warlord who considers Mali his “number one girl.” In a teak “ghost house,” Sheila discovers God’s grace and gains the freedom she needs to find her own identity—Sheila, Sylvia, and Sheba. 

A framed story, this novel has roots in the bohemian 1940s New Orleans French Quarter and spans three decades, including the turbulent Vietnam era.

About Patti: 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. She has two grown children and a dog named Laura. She and her husband can be seen jog-walking the streets of Normal, Illinois, an amazing place to live for a woman born in a car. For more information, visit Patti's website at www.pattilacy.com, her blog at www.pattilacy.com/blog, and her Facebook daily Artbites.


Patti Lacy is celebrating the release of her latest book with a NOOK Giveaway, blog tour and Book Club Party!


Patti and her publisher, Kregel Publications, are giving away a NOOK prize package worth over $150 to one lucky winner!!!! 


Enter the Nook eReader Giveaway and you could win:
  • A brand new Nook eReader with Wi-Fi
  • $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form/s, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on February 16th at Patti's Rhythm of Secrets Facebook Party.

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Patti will be announcing the winner of The Rhythm of Secrets NOOK giveaway at her Party on Facebook  February 16th! 

She’ll be hosting a book club discussion of The Rhythm of Secrets and giving away other fun prizes! (signed copies of her books and gift certificates to Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, & iTunes!). Don’t miss the fun at Patti’s FB Author Page on February 16th at 5pm PST ( 6 pm MST, 7 pm CST, & 8 pm EST)!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Lit Fuse Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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