Monday, January 17, 2011
On My Nightstand - The Rhythm of Secrets by Patti Lacy - Recommendation/Giveaway!
Sheila Franklin knows how to adapt to changing situations. She's a survivor...at least on the outside. Married to a minister, she's built a life, but one telephone call marks the end of her chameleon existence.
Not only are her secrets revealed, but she must also choose between the man she loves and the son she longs to help. Will she stop running from her past and face it no matter what the cost or once again hide behind her mask?
This is the first book I've read by Patti Lacy, the first of many I hope. (Keep writing, Patti!) She captures the 1940's - 1960's time period from the settings to the attitudes and culture.
Sheila's growth from childhood to 40-something gives an accurate portrayal of a child coping with tragedy, learning, making mistakes, and ultimately getting her life on track. Her speech and thought patterns are always age appropriate.
I read this book in a few days. The story kept drawing me back to see what would happen. The grand finale exploded across the pages, making my heart pound as if I were the character. You don't want to miss this riveting story.
Want an opportunity to win, "The Rhythm of Secrets?" Well, you've come to the right place. :)
1. The giveaway is open to existing Followers and new Followers. Due to various laws, only U.S. residents are eligible. The giveaway is void where prohibited.
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4. Deadline: Saturday, January 22, 2011, at midnight. The winner will be chosen by random drawing on Sunday, January 23, 2011 and notified via email. A notice will be posted on the blog sometime Sunday.
Disclaimer: The publisher provided me with a copy of this book, but the opinions expressed here are my own. The book is being given away in this contest.
For the reader: Have you ever thought of the 1940's - 1960's as a historical time period? It seems strange to me since I've lived through some of those years. Writers: If you write historicals, is this an era you'd consider?