Stages of life give way to change who we are, we learn and grow from our experiences as we walk through life much like Sheila Franklin in Patti Lacy’s latest book.
Sheila Franklin, the wife of a pastor, receives the phone call she’d been waiting for over 20 years. As Sheila accepts the phone call, she realizes that her secret past could be unveiled, and may risk the career of her husband, as well as the future of her marriage. As Sheila’s story unwinds her tangled past of her life in the South during 1940s, and her move to the Mid-Western state of Minnesota, as it intertwines through the present during the Vietnam Era showing how she became the person known as Sheila Franklin, a women of music, faith, love, and God. With knowledge of struggles that she faced through with her life, Sheila steps up to help someone she loves and a stranger, even at the cost of her own marriage, or maybe even her life.
When I first signed up for this book review, I thought for sure that it would be a cheesy Christian romance novel, which I really don’t care for, but to my surprise it was a fascinating story of how a girl grew up in times of war in the South. Mistakes that were made and hardships peppered her life in ways that transformed her into beautiful women. Sheila’s story also shows struggles with her faith of Christianity and how she longs to know the loving Jesus that her mother’s friend, and that her mother had talked about. I really enjoyed this historical fiction book and found that it was a bit difficult to set down, however I felt that the ending of the book was a bit stretched, and less like that memoir style that I tend to enjoy.
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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 www.pattilacy.com, her blog at www.pattilacy.com/blog, and her Facebook daily Artbites. Want to know more about Patti, check her out here.
About the Rhythm of Secrets NOOK Giveaway & Facebook Party
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 February 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)!