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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.
The Rhythm of Secrets by Patti Lacy is a beautiful story about forgiveness, righting wrongs,depending on God, and ultimately love. Shelia Franklin has worked very hard to keep her past as Sheba Alexander and Sylvia Allen locked far away, but one phone call brings it all crashing down. Shelia has to decide what is most important, her life with her husband, Edward, or helping her son. As Shelia makes these life changing choices she also has to face the past she has tried so hard to forget.
Patti Lacy draws you into the world of her characters. They are so real and their trials and triumps feel like you are right there to experience them yourself. This book truly takes you on the journey with Shelia through her life. This book has suspense, action, and romance. This haunting tale is beautiful. I highly recommend this book and this author. I look forward to reading more books by Patti Lacy.
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.
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