Sunday, November 15, 2009

What The Bayou Saw by Patti Lacy

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

What The Bayou Saw

Kregel Publications (March 24, 2009)


Patti Lacy


Though Patti's only been writing since 2005, she thinks her latest profession of capturing stories on paper (or computer files) will stick awhile.

The Still, Small Voice encouraged Patti to write after a brave Irish friend shared memories of betrayal and her decision to forgive. In 2008, An Irishwoman’s Tale was published by Kregel Publications. Patti’s second novel, What the Bayou Saw, draws on the memories of two young girls who refused to let segregation, a chain link fence, and a brutal rape come between them.

The secrets women keep and why they keep them continue to enliven Patti's gray matter. A third book, My Name is Sheba, has been completed. Patti's WIP, Recapturing Lily, documents a tug-of-war between a Harvard-educated doctor and an American pastor and his wife for a precious child and explores adoption issues, China's "One Child" policy, and both Christian and secular views of sacrifice.

Patti also facilitates writing seminars in schools, libraries, and at conferences and has been called to present her testimony, "All the Broken Pieces," at women's retreats. She also leads a Beth Moore Bible study at her beloved Grace Church.

Patti and her husband Alan, an Illinois State faculty member, live in Normal with their handsome son Thomas, who attends Heartland Community College. On sunny evenings, you can catch the three strolling the streets of Normal with their dog Laura, whom they've dubbed a "Worchestershire Terrier" for her "little dab of this breed, a little dab of that breed.


Segregation and a chain link fence separated twelve-year-old Sally Flowers from her best friend, Ella Ward. Yet a brutal assault bound them together. Forever. Thirty-eight years later, Sally, a middle-aged Midwestern instructor, dredges up childhood secrets long buried beneath the waters of a Louisiana bayou in order to help her student, who has also been raped. Fragments of spirituals, gospel songs, and images of a Katrina-ravaged New Orleans are woven into the story.

The past can't stay buried forever Rising author Patti Lacy's second novel exposes the life of Sally, set amid the shadows of prejudice in Louisiana.

Since leaving her home in the South, Sally Stevens has held the secrets of her past at bay, smothering them in a sunny disposition and sugar-coated lies. No one, not even her husband, has heard the truth about her childhood.

But when one of her students is violently raped, Sally's memories quickly bubble to the surface unbidden, like a dead body in a bayou. As Sally's story comes to light, the lies she's told begin to catch up with her. And as her web of deceit unravels, she resolves to face the truth at last, whatever the consequences.

If you would like to read the first chapter of What The Bayou Saw, go HERE

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Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Dineen at Kittens Come From Eggs
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Jane at Mozi Esmé
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jennifer at My Not So Hurried Life
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jessica at Praise, Prayers and Observations
Kate at A Simple Walk
Keiki at The Vessel Project
Linda at GodSonggrace
Loren at The Magoos News
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at Real Heart Prints
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Pam at A Writer's Journey
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Sally at Welcome To Sally
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World


CherryBlossomMJ said...

scheduled to post. have not received the book.

Deanna said...

This was an AMAZING book. I received it just a few days ago, but once I started reading I could not put it down.

Rulan said...

Have posted. Haven't received the book.

April Erwin said...

Mine posts on Tuesday.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Scheduled to post right after midnight, with a review. Bravo, Patti!

Keiki Hendrix said...

Just received the book last Thursday. Posting the html today.

Loren said...

Will be posting on Tuesday

Linda Clare said...

My info-post of What the Bayou Saw is up. Just got book, will review asap. Linda

Andi said...

Posted and pinged

Tarasview said...

posted- book hasn't arrived yet but I'm sure it is on it's way.

Mel said...

Posted....and pinged.

Kim said...

I'm up!

Window To My World

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with a short review at

carla stewart said...

Sceduled to post tomorrow w/ a review and a giveawy.

Jim Thompson said...


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Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up. No review.

Cara Putman said...

Goes up on Tuesday with a giveaway - no review.

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Going up Tuesday with no review--only just received it a couple of days ago.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Georgiana said...

I'm up but haven't gotten it yet.

Ausjenny said...

posting read this earlier and enjoyed it.

Brittanie said...

Posted no review yet.

CeeCee said...

Review up shortly. Excellent story!

Cheryl Klarich said...


Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review to come. I'll see Patti next week when we're in Normal for Thanksgiving. :) I'll also include an interview with the review.

Sally Bradley said...

I'm up with a review.

Sean said...

posted. Review to come soon.

MoziEsmé said...

Posted with review: