I am loving Lacy’s literary style fiction. The Rhythm of Secrets didn’t disappoint this reader. Where other writers may have fallen short with this surprising tale Lacy’s unique twist of descriptive phrases brought this tale to life.
The story itself is unusual, inspired by a true story that begins in New Orleans, 1940 with a teenager as the heroine. We follow her through the mistakes made in a flash of false love, life changes and finally the facing of who she really is.
The Rhythm of Secrets is the perfect title. Lies are woven with the measure of beats until they become the main character’s musical score.
Lacy has even included the music of the book on her website, www.pattilacy.com This is a book to read and savor and yet not put down. I stayed up until 2 a.m. to finish it because the last third of the book would not let me go to bed.
Back cover copy:
Sheila Franklin has masqueraded as the precocious daughter of an avant-garde parents in colorful 1940s New Orleans, a teen desperate for love and acceptance, and an unwed mother sent North with her shame.
After marring Edward, Shelia artfully masks her secrets, allowing Edward to gain prominence as a conservative pastor. When one phone call from a disillusioned Vietnam veteran destroys her cover, Shelia faces an impossible choice: save her son and his beloved…or imperil Edward’s ambitions.
Inspired by a true story, The Rhythm of Secrets intermingles jazz, classical, and sacred music in a symphony trumpeting God’s grace.