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The Rhythm of Secrets
  • Author: Patti Lacy
  • Published by Kregel Publications 2010
  • Updated November 2, 2010

                                      The Rhythm of Secrets 
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.


BOOKS
An Irishwoman's Tale
Author Patti Lacy
Published by Kregel Publications 2008
Two women, a impetuous Irishwoman and a gregarious Southerner, head back to the rocky cliffs of County Clare in a quest for healing.
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What the Bayou Saw
Author Patti Lacy
Published by Kregel Publications 2009
Sally Flowers, a middle-aged college instructor, grapples with sexual dysfunction, disturbing flashbacks, and past betrayals--including one of her own making--as she tries to help her student.
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The Rhythm of Secrets
Author Patti Lacy
Published by Kregel Publications 2010
Sheila Franklin loves a son she never knew and a husband who doesn’t know her. Then a young soldier comes knocking on her door and threatens to expose her deceptive ways. My Name is Sheba is my just-finished work in progress!
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Reclaiming Lily
Author Patti Lacy
Kai Wang, a Harvard-educated physician, battles an American pastor and his wife Gloria for custody of Lily, the sister wrenched from the Wang family during China’s Cultural Revolution.
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Jessie's Pearls
Author Patti Lacy/Sara Richardson
Published by Amazon 2014
A sharecropper's daughter claws at the constraints of poverty brought on by The Great Depression and World War II. Her secret? A jersey cow named Pearl and a aspirations higher than the Louisiana sky. Suddenly her possibilities seem limitless...but the tumultuous 60s cause her world to start crashing down.
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