Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Rhythm of Secrets by Patti Lacy

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.

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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 atwww.pattilacy.com/blog, and her Facebook daily Artbites. Patti's longer bio here.

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Enter to win your very own Nook eReader in Patti Lacy’s Rhythm of Secrets Giveaway! Enter at the link below and then be sure to attend The Rhythm of Secrets Book Club Party on February 16th to see if you won (and to chat about books and win one of the MANY other prizes Patti is giving away – including gift certificates to Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, & iTunes!) Enter to win here.

Thanks to LitFuse for this review copy.

1 comment:

Patti Lacy said...

Thanks for hosting my book info at your blog!
Patti Lacy