About the Author
Patti Lacy graduated from Baylor University in 1977 with a BS in education. She taught at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, until she retired in 2006 to pursue writing full time. She and her husband, Alan, have two grown children. Visit Patti’s Web site at www.pattilacy.com
About the Book
Sheila Franklin has lived three separate lives. Now a conservative pastor’s wife in Chicago, she is skilled at hiding secrets—a talent birthed during childhood romps through the music-filled streets of New Orleans. But when the son she bore at the age of eighteen comes back looking for answers and desperate for help, her greatest secret—and greatest regret—is revealed.
Eager to right past wrongs, Sheila’s heart floods with memories of lyrical jazz music and a worn-out Bible. But when her husband learns of her shady history, Sheila is suddenly faced with an impossible decision: embrace the dream—and son—she abandoned against her will or give in to the demands of her safe but stifled life. As she struggles to reclaim both her son and her identity, Sheila soon realizes that God’s grace spans both seas and secrets and that He is all she really needs. With dynamic writing that makes the reader feel the heartache of a teenage mother, struggle with the disillusionment of an abandoned boy, and revel in the idea of grace despite flaws, rising star Patti Lacy takes her fans on a journey they won’t want to end—and won’t soon forget.
Book Review by Linda Fegins
The Rhythm of Secrets is a moving story about a young girl growing up in the jazz filled life of New Orleans discovering secrets about her family, and experiencing loss, heartbreak and bigotry which leads her to artfully masks her secrets. It is a stirring story of God’s grace, discovering the true love of God, endurance and overcoming a past of shame and loss. Patti Lacy’s, colorful yet real life characters, and the elegance of her language and the rhythm of the words captivated me . I kept turning the pages to discover where this young girl, now woman who was stripped of her original name and given two other names, next journey will lead her. It lead her to faith, love and spiritual freedom.
For More Information
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