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)!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The grand prize winner will win a "go on safari" kit complete with:
1.A child-size tent
2.Sleeping bags (2)
4.Essential safari tools (a compass, a flashlight, and a spy glass)
6.Copies of The Dragon and the Turtle and The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari
Two runner-up winners: will receive a copy of The Dragon and the Turtle and The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari and a stuffed animal.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
|Valentine's Day is coming up, or how about a great wedding gift.|
These Guys would surely be great gifts for those you love on Valentine's Day, young and old.
So lets celebrate, come on over to my party.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thank you all who participated in my CSN giveaway. I'm happy to announce the winner today.
...and the winner is... Laura Franklin from A Place For Every-Thing!
* An email has been sent out to the winner. The winner has 48hrs to respond, or a new winner will be selected.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Teenager and ex-convict and possible terrorist, Charlie West is on the run, in book three of The HomeLanders Series by Andrew Klavan, and not remembering a whole lot from the past year. With a bit of help from a police officer who told him to find someone by the name of Watermen he escapes. Watermen, maybe his only hope to regain his memory, and find out who he truly is. Once he finds Watermen, the action just doesn't stop!
The youth based book, The Truth of the Matter, seems like a good book for those who like action adventure. It has a good message of perseverance that is intertwined within the pages of the book, along with the theme of patriotism and loyalty.
Although this book was action packed a fast paced, I found it easy to guess what would happen next, which took out the element of suspense for me because of this I found that I really didn’t have a desire to read it. I did try to keep in mind that this was a book geared toward a young male audience, which I’m not, with that said I think that it is worthy of suggesting this book to others such as teenage boys, or someone who likes action adventure books. With three sons of my own and one that likes stories of adventure, I know just whom I’m passing this book onto, Royce.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com
When the book came in the mail, I allowed him to open the package. His eyes lit up in delight, as he asked, "Is this book for me?" I said, "Well, yes. Would you like to read it with me?" Giovonnie bounced up and down in delight, and then headed toward the living room couch saying, "Come on." I took a seat next to him and we began to read, me reading one page then him the next page. Soon he was reading every page forgetting to give me a turn. I smiled knowing that he was enjoying the story of Padraig the dragon as he helped his friend Roger the turtle.
|Giovonnie later reading the book on his own.|
*Disclaimer: Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.