Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rhythm of Secrets Blog Tour

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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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, her blog at, and her Facebook daily Artbites. Patti's longer bio here.

About the Rhythm of Secrets NOOK Giveaway & Facebook Party (Please use attached html button code and html blog post)

Enter the Rhythm of Secrets NOOK eReader Giveaway:

Patti and her publisher, Kregel, 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 here ( ) to enter, 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.

But, wait there’s more! Come to the Rhythm of Secrets Facebook Party on December 16th!

Patti will be announcing the winner of The Rhythm of Secrets NOOK giveaway at her Party on FB 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)!

MY THOUGHTS-Rhythm of Secrets is the first book I have ever read by Patti Lacy. I was interested in it as it is a mystery, I love mysteries:) And I am always looking for new authors who I can become a fan of. So I had high hopes for this book. But I have to say, the style of writing was not my favorite. I had to really push myself to finish the book. I guess it was just the style. I had times of reading where I really liked it, but then other times I had to just keep plodding on while reading through. I also did not care for some of the statements in the book. Or some things that were implied, I guess would be the better thing to say. I don't know, maybe I am being too picky, but there were things in this book, I did not like reading. Not just because it was harsh or something I don't like reading, but because I don't think it was appropriate for a Christian book. I am not trying to be harsh and there were parts I liked, but I don't think I will pick up another of this author's books. Now, I am not saying someone else won't enjoy it, but it is definitely not my style of book.


jacque said...

Hey Charity,
I actually got to meet this author on Saturday at B&N. Super nice.. but she said that this book wouldn't be for everyone...she even had some difficulty in adding some of the scenes she added. But....great lady! I have another of her books...I'll let you know!

mamabunny13 said...

I hate when I have to push myself to finish a book!

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