Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"the rhythm of secrets" by patti lacy

Sheila Franklin, the wife of an influential Chicago pastor, has kept her past buried for half her life. Her childhood in New Orleans, the son she gave up for adoption, and even her true identity remain hidden from everyone, including her husband ... until her son finds her. A Marine, Samuel seeks Sheila's help in rescuing the Thai girl he loves. As Sheila opens her heart to the son she's yearned to know, she risks losing the husband who never really knew her.

In The Rhythm of Secrets, Patti Lacy weaves a captivating tale of love, heartache, racism, and forgiveness. After reading the first page, I honestly wasn't sure if I'd enjoy the book, but I kept going ... and before I knew it, I'd read 50 pages! I love how Lacy intertwines Sheila's past with the present. Her writing is so vivid that I felt like I was watching a movie--and this book would make an excellent film! The plot takes turns I didn't anticipate, and I loved the resolution. (I even cried a little, but you didn't hear that from me!) I also loved the description of Chicago. I didn't attend Moody, but I visited several times, and I could picture many of the places Sheila went.

I can honestly say this is one of the most intriguing books I've read in a long time. I highly recommend it!

You can buy the book here or read other reviewers' thoughts here.

There's also a contest you can enter to win a Nook prize package:

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.

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

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)!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. 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."

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely review! Thank you for making a writer's day!


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