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The Rhythm of Secrets: A Novel Paperback – December 22, 2010
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Currently Patti's juggling three projects: a friend's memoir, an 1860s historical romance, and a series set in Patti's home town, Normal, Illinois. Patti soothes her itch to teach by leading seminars, facilitating writing classes, and speaking at women's events. Patti and her husband Alan, a college professor, have two grown children and a dog named Laura.
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This is a book that you need to have a LOT of uninterrupted reading time with, because as the jazz music flows, the history comes to life and Sheila Franklin guards her secrets so carefully, that when her son, the baby she gave up for adoption long ago , comes to her in desperate need, she risks those moments of jazz, those moments of living her life as a pastor's wife, to do what ever she can to win back her son. Reading Shelia's story, I felt every emotional struggle that she dealt with, I could sit there and hear all the music and the thoughts that she thought....they were mine. I felt so much for Shelia's character. I wanted to wrap my arms around her and hug many times over, and to pray with her.
There were other issues woven into this beautiful story,like having a son that is bi-racial, prejudice, trust, God's amazing grace, yet Patti Lacy captures them all in a way that they flow beautifully together and really hit home with the reader. Secrets are brought to life, issues are dealt with and readers become the characters. The pages of this book will be turning long in to the night as, with each page turn, the reader is wanting more and more of this amazing writing from Patti Lacy.
So, please. If you are like me and have NEVER read a Patti Lacy novel, grab a copy of The Rhythm of Secrets now. It's beyond a 5 star rating, and you will never be the same.Read more ›
In The Rhythm of Secrets, we meet Sheila Franklin, a woman who has lived more lives than most of us could imagine. Tragic circumstances have taken away just about everyone she ever loved. Finally, in her role as wife to Edward, a conservative pastor, Sheila has found a sliver of peace. That is, until an unexpected phone threatens to tear down her carefully constructed facade.
From the streets of 1940's New Orleans to the jungles of Vietnam, Lacy delivers a story of God's undeniable grace, love and mercy. And she shows that sometimes, the only way to be delivered from your past is to embrace it. I highly recommend this moving novel.
This is a story of a woman who has lived three very different lifestyles in her forty-some-odd years. And now, at the juncture of these very different life experiences yet a fourth and final episode lies ahead. Traveling half-way around the world with a son she is just getting to know, and to save a life of a woman living in the hell of sexual slavery, Sheila discovers that God is ever-present in all of her circumstances - that indeed, He has been by her side for many years. And now that all of her past secrets are laid bare to the world, she discovers that God has redeemed those as well.
What an amazing story. Somewhere, in some scene or in the words of some character, every reader is going to recognize a part of their spiritual journey. They are going to recognize God's sovereignty in every event of their life. The Rhythm of Secrets is a virtual symphony that honors all that is Holy and Righteous about our Heavenly Father. It strips the mask of human judgment from every heart and shines the light of truth and Christ's love into the darkest human conditions.
I encourage you to experience this story. Your heart will be touched and challenged by the truth you will find there. Patti Lacy has done an excellent job with this story, and I know God will touch many with its message!
The tale roils with instances of prejudice, hatred, revenge and immorality, but it is not graphic. The reader is introduced to the violent and unseemly side of the story in character dialogue and remembrances, rather than being being pulled into actual sordid scenes. If you're a fan of epic tales and God's unfailing love, you will enjoy reading this book. I couldn't put it down.
I have read both of Patti Lacy's previous books (An Irishwoman's Tale and What The Bayou Saw) and thought she couldn't write a better book. I was so wrong. Mrs. Lacy is an amazing example of what is truly meant by Christian fiction. This book not only touches your heart, but draws you in an intimate way. When I finished, I immediately began reading it again because there was so much depth to this book. I am ordering extra copies for friends because I can't bear to give my copy away!
I wish I had the words to truly express how much I loved this book, but Mrs. Lacy is the one with the gift for writing, not me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love all the sagas that this author has written. She can capture the essence of the main character and keep the pace of the novel until the end.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good read. Kept my interest the whole time. I was intrigued to find out how the tale would unfold. I would recommend this book to anyone.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
The author, Pattti Lacy is an accomplished musician . . . isn't she? This work is an autobiography . . .isn't it? I resented every interuption of my reading this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by karen j chism
This book does an excellent job of showing how God is able and willing to overcome the hurts and wounds we receive in life and more than that, give grace to transform those... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gene Oborny
I actually wished I had stopped reading this book after the first few chapters. I am bothered by portraying life in all it's horrors resulting from the devastation of cruelty and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Cmc
Unputdownable. Totally realistic. Highly recommended. Unputdownable. Totally realistic. Highly recommended. Unputdownable. Totally realistic. Highly recommended.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had a really hard time getting into this book for the first 100 pages. If I hadn’t committed to review it for a blog tour I probably would have set it aside and quit reading. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kathy Habel
The Rhythm of Secrets drew me in at the beginning and didn't let go until I read the last page! I love Patti Lacy's take on real-life, the ways she shows how judgmental we can be... Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Patricia