Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lacy's Best Book Yet: The Rhythm of Secrets and a Giveaway!

Would you like to read a book that:


1. Overflows with suspenseful, palpable tension;

2. Employs a musical theme, woven into the plot;

3. Has a satisfy-your-heart ending;

4. Is written in a gutsy, courageous, bold style;

5. Shows that secrets separate, but truth unites;

6. Reveals the redemptive work of God over evil;

7. All of the above?

Then you will love The Rhythm of Secrets by my friend and stellar author, Patti Lacy.

I know a book is a winner when I find myself praying for the characters as I read. I prayed my way through Rhythm, Patti’s third novel and finest work yet. First, I wept and prayed for the young girl Sheba, raised by unconventional but loving parents in jazzed-filled New Orleans. Then, I railed and prayed for love-thirsty teenager, Sheila—a name change forced by her cruel grandmother--when she must give her illegitimate son away. Finally, I held my breath and prayed for the mature Sheila Franklin, as she chooses to reveal her secret past and help her son, risking the love of her husband.


Because Patti is a people person who considers writing a ministry, the human element is a bright star in all her stories. She loves to shine the light of redemption into darkened lives, proving that no pit is too deep for God’s love. Rhythm of Secrets is a tremendous example of Lacy’s passion to minister to deep places in a women’s hearts—places that hold secrets only God can heal.


If you would like to enter to win a free copy of Rhythm of Secrets, please leave a comment below, with your email address. Contest ends at noon on Wednesday, March 16th. I will announce the winner on Friday, March 18th.

29 comments:

  1. Wow, what an intro!! You are so sweet to feature my third literary baby here! I look forward to chatting with your peeps!

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  2. I would LOVE to win this book!! What a great interview. Been waiting for it to come out on kindle. If I won it, I would not need to wait. Less stress. LOL

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  3. Wonderful review. I'm excited to write mine up soon! She really is a people person--she has a way of making others feel very loved.
    ~ Wendy

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  4. This book sounds incredible I can hardly wait to read it.Please enter me into the draw if Canadians are included in your giveaway God bless

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  5. This book sounds awesome. I would LOVE to win it, and not just for myself! My daughter is a dancer, guitar player and singer who weaves music in every area of her life. But she's not a huge reader. A book like this would grab her, I'm sure.

    panzica(dot)susan(at)gmail(dot)com

    Blessings to you and yours,
    Susan

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  6. Karla, I'm tired of the Kindle delay as well. Think I remember this with my other literary babies as well:) Thanks for stopping by!

    Wendy, thanks!! I know! You just want another Mexican feast:)

    Kellie, I sure HOPE Canadians are included!! Just love our north-of-the-border sisters!!!

    Susan, oooh, that would be soooo cool. I must warn you, tho', depending on her age, it is definitely a "mature audience only" read.

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  7. LOL I SO relate! I prayed for Jack Bauer in 24 more times than I want to admit! :)
    This book sounds fantastic! :)

    jaimejosundsmo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Thanks for a great response so far, dear friends. Please remember to include your email addy, so I'll have a way to contact you when you win. And yes, Canadians are welcome to enter!!

    Hugs,
    Jen

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  9. I already have this book and am into it:) I LOVE her voice!

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  10. Saying hi, Jaime! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jeanette, way to go!!! Blessings to our friends from Canada!!

    Terri, whew. Thank you. Since we are writer friends, it would be hard if it went the other way!!
    Now define voice for me next time we talk, okay????

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  11. What a bang-up review, J! Seriously! Now since I really believe in the power of prayer, I should ask Patti if you changed the outcome of the story at all. (grinning)

    This is one I would definitely read, especially if you sent me a message at rschrockmt@yahoo.com and told me I had won it!

    Waving and smiling,

    Rhonda

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  12. This is a great review! I cannot wait to read this one. Patti is a sweet and supportive friend; we're blessed to know her, that's for sure!

    Thanks a bunch!

    Blessings to you, Patti, and your readers,
    Karen
    klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I love the sound of this book. I am in Aus if this is open to all.
    mich01372 (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au

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  14. Sounds like another great book. I can't remember ever actually praying for characters in a book, but if that is what you had to do in this one it definitely sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

    Blessings~

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

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  15. I'd love to win Patty's book!
    Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  16. I haven't read any of Patty's books, but I really like that she likes writing with 'secrets' in her books. Her books are gonna be must reads for me!!
    Would love to have this book, and thanks for offering it her Patty.
    Blessings.....Joy
    ibjoy1953[at]yahoo]dot]com

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  17. Hi Jen & Patti -

    I've already read this book and loved it. Hey Patti, great pic!

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  18. Rhonda, what a bang-up post! Nice to read after a looooooong day that started with hubby's CT scans at 7:45! For once we were thrilled that his results came back: unremarkable!!!! Praise God!!

    Karen, thanks, sweetie!

    Michelle! Thanks for spanning seas and secrets (literally at least one, in your Aussie case:)) to get here!

    Well, we've got a joyful chaos and splashes of joy!! Let's just jump up and shout!!! (Actually, there is a character named Joy in my fourth literary baby, out in October!)

    Ann, hey!!! Good to see ya at Jen's!!!

    Susan, I so appreciate your prayer newsletter. Thank you!!!

    Patti

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  19. Patti, is a gift from above! I can't wait to lay hold of this book.

    tamika(dot)eason(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Tamika!!!! Hi!!! I have missed chatting, what with an ailing hubby and deadlines and commitments.

    I pray that God provides time for you to capture His stories on your files.

    Thanks for the kind words.
    P

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  21. Nice to meet you...... I enjoyed reading some of your blog..... Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment....... As for the new house.. it is not mine, it is a rent house that we just finished with and renting out... My mom and dad lived there for years right beside me for me to care for..... We lost them bout just 6 months ago 72 days apart.. I am still so very broken over that........but we have the hope in Christ...... and the promise of tomorrow....

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  22. Taio, glad you stopped by.

    Denise, I am so sorry for your pain. Thank you for reminder of OUR hope.

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  23. Sorry I forgot to leave my email, k_hanns@yahoo.com. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the lovely comment. Hope I win this book. It sounds wonderful.

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  24. Sounds like an excellent read! Count me in!

    sanctifiedtogether(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Karla, you are welcome!!!
    Faith Imagined, I LOVE your e-mail address. WOW!!!

    Blessings, y'all.
    Patti

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  26. I can't wait to read this book, but my book budget is low right now....I would love to win it! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  27. Martha, you doll! You have been a good influencer in the past! Thanks! As for that book, I'm pulling for you, for him, for her--sigh. For EVERYONE!

    Preethi, THANKS!!!! I needed that:)

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